ELLSO: London-based teaching orchestras for amateur musicians and late starter string players (adults only).
If you already play a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello or double bass) or would like to learn (even as a complete beginner), we can provide the opportunity you’re looking for - you don’t need to audition.
Some members have never played a stringed instrument before, some can’t read music at the start, whilst others have previous musical knowledge and expertise.
Such an incredible atmosphere
Founded 30 years ago, ELLSO has a basic philosophy - that music-making is within everyone’s ability.
We provide a genuinely supportive and non-competitive environment allowing even complete beginners to join in orchestral playing from day one.
This has been a life-changing experience
There’s no experience quite like playing music with other like-minded people; it’s a very special feeling.
The ethos of ELLSO is that it’s never too late to learn music and take part in this liberating and fun experience.
'You know, you really ought to try it'. The Times Saturday Magazine
ELLSO is something special. Come and join us.