Last term, the String Ensemble and Chamber Strings both participated in their annual workshops with Ms Averi. These workshops are vital for team-building, as well as developing the students' ensemble and sight-reading skills.
The String Ensemble Workshop included preparation of five performance pieces. The students then performed their pieces to the parents, and the workshop concluded with the traditional "Stringies Awards".
The Chamber Strings Workshop was a chance for the students to sight-read most of the pieces that the ensemble will be rehearsing in closer detail during the year. Not only is this an excellent 'safe' way for the students to practise their sight-reading skills, but it also shows them in advance where the learning challenges will be in each piece.