Strung Out was founded in March 2010 after the groups’ director, Alison Jones, identified a need and a desire for a communal violin group within Waltham Forest. Strung Out was formed to provide a fun and supportive environment to new and old violinists of all ages, to offer a safe place for those who have had violins in the the back of their cupboards, to dust them down and refresh old skills.
The ethos of the group is it is never too late to learn new skills and develop new talent!
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings.
Got a violin in your attic you want to dust down? Fancy learning a new skill? Our motto is “it’s never too late!” Strung Out is a fun violin group for adults run by professional musician Alison Jones who has over 30 years of performing internationally. If you wish to play with like-minded people in a relaxed atmosphere, please contact us! All styles of music welcomed from classical to traditional. Fun is the key ingredient! Strung Out members have the option of joining and performing in Walthamstow Acoustic Massive (WAM), who perform annually in local festivals.
Based in East London, the group has grown from strength to strength, resulting in an Absolute Beginners, Improvers, Early Stages, Easy and Intermediate group, with bookings for local festivals, fund-raising events and awards from The BBC Performing Arts Community Fund and Arts Council England to create an original piece of work called Express Symphony in 2013 (click here for more INFO).
Strung Out has over 20 concerts & festivals under their belt since 2010. They decided to merge with WAM in 2016 onwards, for the larger events, as the project and collaboration was so successful. They will continue seeking new partnerships with music groups or individuals from the East London area and beyond, and, of course, to spread the word that it is never too late to pick up the violin – or any instrument, for that matter!