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At Arco we believe that every child can learn to play the violin,

when it's taught with love and dedication. 

Parents and caretakers are encouraged to participate in the child's musical development, by attending lessons and/or being the child's practice buddy. 

A big part of our repertoire follows the Suzuki method, topped up with a variety of others violin methods, as not one method suits all! 

Learning in a group is not only more fun than learning one to one,

it also has a range of other benefits. From learning ensemble skills to positive communication.

Group learning helps children to strive for their full musical potential,

by encouraging others and being inspired by one another.

term dates 2023/2024

Autumn term

09/09/2023 - 09/12/2024
No lessons on 21 & 28 October due to half term.

Spring term*

06/01/2024 - 23/03/2024

No lessons on 17 February due to half term.

*11 weeks only, in line with school terms

Summer term

20/04/2024 - 13/07/2024

No lessons on 1 June due to half term.

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Our lessons are held at Lift Islington, a vibrant venue in central London. It is easy to reach by public transport and wheelchair/pram friendly.

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Learners with special needs and/or disabilities are given additional support where needed. 


Full fee: £10,00* per child per lesson

50% and 100% bursaries available supported by Islington Council’s Community Chest: funded by Islington Council, in partnership with Cripplegate Foundation.


*this includes the loan of a violin and any additional material the learner might need

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