Celebrating Women in Music at
Festival of the Girl 22
Did you know no women were allowed to play in Orchestras in the UK until 1913? Vienna took this a step further and did not allow women to participate until 1997.
There is an abundance of beautiful music written by women, however only 7.7% of classical music performed in 2021-2022 was by female composers.
At Arco we work hard to represent a diversity of composers and music to all our young musicians. Beethoven wrote fantastic music, but so did Florence Price.
On the 9th of October we celebrated our female musicians and a diversity of composers by performing at Festival of the Girl 22.
Arco takes a stand on Fast Fashion
in Music Education
With the generous support of Islington Giving's going Greener fund, and Lucy Tamman of House of Tamman, we are now able to officially announce our newest project:
Arco goes ECO
BIG NEWS! Bootcamp for Strings!
Bootcamp for Strings is a one-week intensive music project that opens up new ways of playing and learning music to both pupils and teachers, allowing risks to be taken and new ways of self-expression to be tried, all directed by our student’s own ideas!
Bootcamp for Strings exists of 5 key ingredients:
quartet rehearsals, self directed learning, masterclasses, performance and parental engagement.
Look out for BFS22!
At Arco we believe making music should be a possibility for every child.
Arco provides high quality, afforable
Our aim is to bring joy through music, whilst reaching each child's full musical potential.
The lessons happen in groups, so do come together with your friends!