"This was not with a view to getting something going among us adults," said one of the parents, "it was just to give us a better understanding of what the children were doing. But we went in there, and for me that was it. I had a preliminary lesson on the cello and I thought "This is amazing!" I could learn to play these instruments! It was just such an incredible moment"
A group of parents then went on to set up ELLSO and over 35 years later, hundreds of adults have felt the same thrill at handling these wonderful stringed instruments, many of them for the first time in their lives.
For most it comes as a revelation that they, too, can learn to play, that it's never too late and there is nothing, apart from their own inhibitions, to prevent them. ELLSO wants to break down barriers to music-making. Come and join us!