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An investment for your future


The String Academy is currently operating successfully online for all individual lessons, group lessons, playtogethers, and theory lessons. Lessons will remain online for the foreseeable future, and

students are being taught from all over the UK, Europe and the US. 

There are currently some limited online daytime vacancies. Please Contact for further details.

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The 'Violin with Helen' String Academy is based in North Reading, Berkshire, UK, and provides adults and children age 4+ with a comprehensive and exceptional music education. Teaching is based around the Suzuki philosophy, and students are encouraged to reach their potential in a warm and nurturing environment.

Students of Violin with Helen have performed for a number of high profile events, including private performances for well-known celebrities and artists from the film, television and music industries, as well as festivals, competitions and charity performances. A number of students have also been members of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, regional youth orchestras, the Royal Academy of Music, and the Royal College of Music. They also hold a number of music scholarships, regularly place highly in regional and national competitions, and routinely achieve the highest results in their ABRSM, LCM and Trinity music exams.

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Online Christmas Recital

Concert 2020

Our Christmas Recital Concert will be help online in December, and will be accessible via a private live stream.

Students, family and friends will be able to take part in this year's end of term celebration concert by accessing the performance via their favourite device from home.

Graduates Holding Diplomas

Sunflower Competition 2020

Our competition is well underway! All our students have been growing socially distant sunflowers from home.

See how we are getting on!


Lockdown Exam Success!

Learning has not stopped because of lockdown! Our students have been exceedingly busy and have earned themselves a whole range of exam qualifications.

All Distinctions!!!

4 x ABRSM Grade 5 Theory

2 x ABRSM Grade 8

 3 x ABRSM Grades 5-6

6 x LCM Grades 1-5

 3 x Trinity Grades 1-6