London String School - A Violin School in London for Adult Learners of All Ages and Levels

Updated: January 7, 2024

London String School - A Violin School in London for Adult Learners of All Ages and Levels

London String School is a violin school in the heart of London that offers lessons to adult learners of all ages and levels. The school is dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing environment for adult learners who are passionate about playing the violin.

Formerly known as the 'London' branch of, the London String School has evolved into a specialised education centre catering exclusively to adult learners.

With a renewed focus on violin, viola, cello, and double bass, the school now has its own identity, operating independently with a dedicated website at

The school offers a range of classes, courses, and ensembles to suit adults of all ages and levels, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Learners range in age from 16 to 80+, including many busy professionals who work in London and love playing the violin when not at work. People come from a wide range of backgrounds and experience levels - it’s a diverse community of passionate musicians, where everyone is welcome!

All tuition is carefully designed to cater to the needs of adult learners, regardless of their prior musical experience. The school’s experienced teachers provide personalised instruction to each student, ensuring that they receive the guidance and support they need to achieve their goals.

A Supportive Musical Community

At London String School, the emphasis is not only on individual growth but also on fostering a sense of community among adult learners. The school boasts world-class tutors and provides a friendly environment where musicians of all levels can come together.

From group settings to ensembles and performance groups, the school creates opportunities for like-minded individuals to connect, make friends, and share the joy of making music.

Specialist Education for Adult Learners

The tutors at London String School are experienced at understanding the unique challenges faced by adult learners.

This can include issues as diverse as muscle flexibility, busy lifestyles, preferred learning styles, differences in primary music knowledge (such as do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-doh versus a-b-c-d-e-f-g!), and much more.

Whether you are taking your first steps into the world of music or seeking new challenges as an advanced player, the school understands the subtle differences that high quality adult learning requires, and builds these principles into their well-established curriculum.

World-Class Tuition

London String School is built on a long legacy of high quality instrumental tuition, dating back to 2008 when it started as 'London Violin Studio' and later became 'ViolinSchool London.' In 2023, it evolved into London String School and deepened its focus on adult learners.

The school offers a range of tuition formats, including private lessons, group courses, and ensembles. The renowned 10-week courses provide a structured curriculum, based on curricular research that originated at the Royal Academy of Music.

Passionate About String Instruments

The school encourages students to tap into their deepest motivations, guiding them through repertoire that aligns with their musical interests. London String School believes in the power of a vibrant community, where students can connect with knowledgeable experts and fellow enthusiasts. As a result, music becomes a tool for bringing people together, allowing students to explore their creativity and musicianship.

Learning in London

Acknowledging the busy life in London, the school offers flexible scheduling, convenient central locations, and world-class resources. Students have control over their musical development, with the flexibility to practice sheet music and class activities at their own pace. Learning an instrument becomes a therapeutic antidote to the stress of city life, providing a unique way to relax and meet like-minded people.

Tuition Formats to Suit Busy London Lifestyles

The academic year consists of three 10-week terms, starting in September, January, and April. The school offers a variety of learning formats, including classes, courses, ensembles, one-to-one lessons, and concerts. This ensures continuous opportunities for growth and a well-rounded musical experience. The options include:

Classes - one-off group tuition sessions

Courses - a series of group tuition sessions, usually as part of a 10-week course

Ensembles - group performance opportunities, where learners work together to prepare for a performance

Lessons - one to one personal coaching, organised privately between learner and tutor

Concerns and Events - opportunities to perform in front of a real, live audience!

You can browse the full list of tuition options, including all classes and course types, on the ‘Tuition’ section of the LSS website:

First-Time Beginners and Restarters

In addition to a full program of sequenced courses through to intermediate and advanced levels, London String School offers a popular Introductory ‘Fundamentals’ Class which is an ideal way for adults to try the violin for the first time.

The class is ideal for:

  • people who want to try the violin for the first time, but haven’t yet fully committed
  • committed learners who want to revise the fundamental principles of good violin playing before embarking on a full course
  • restarters who used to play the violin and would like to start playing again

You don’t need a violin, as there are violins available in the studio for this introductory class. You also don’t need to read music, as the whole session is taught by ear - no experience is needed!

The Introductory ‘Fundamentals’ class runs regularly throughout the year. You can find a list of upcoming dates, and book the class online here:

Get in Touch with London String School Today

If you’re an adult who would like to develop your violin playing to the next level, then you can get in touch with London String School via email, website livechat, or phone (+44 (0) 20 3051 0080) for an informal chat about the available tuition options, and how LSS can help you reach your learning goals.

Browse the full range of Classes and Courses on the website:


41 Whitcomb Street
London, WC2H 7DT

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3051 0080
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