magdalen farm


holistic music course for young string players

Course details for 2018


Magdalen Farm



TA20 4PA


2nd to 8th April 2018


9 to 16 years

musical standard 

between Grade 2 and Grade 8



Magdalen Farm Strings is a well-established annual course for promising and enthusiastic young string players aged 9 - 16, who come together for a week of music making and fun during the Easter holidays.

We are very fortunate to have the distinguished composer Colin Matthews as our patron. He composes a new piece especially for Magdalen Farm Strings each year. Colin Matthews was a judge at the 2010 final of Young Musician of the Year. 

As a relatively small group with a family atmosphere, we are in a good position to take on board any suggestions for improvement and we introduce new aspects each year. We always have an outside visiting musician on one day during the course.

Several children have grown up with the course and are completely dedicated 'Magdalen Farm Stringers': but there are always plenty of new participants, who can be sure of a tremendous welcome from children and staff alike.

Please explore our website, which will we hope give you a good idea of what Magdalen Farm Strings is all about. We look forward to hearing from you!


Sarah Gleadell 

Course Administrator

Magdalen Farm Strings