Welcome to Stringbabies

'Stringbabies' by Kay Tucker - a great way of teaching young children to enjoy playing the Cello, Viola or Violin well & to sight-read happily. Now in our 16th Year!

Excellence in music teaching award logo

Stringbabies was short-listed for the ‘Excellence in Primary/Early Years Music Provision’ award, sponsored by the MMA, for the 2014 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence.

MMA - Music Master Association. In this category; 'The judging panel search for outstanding practice in primary or early years music provision that can be held up as a model on a national scale.'

Stringbabies is our umbrella name for the closely related Cellobabies, Violababies & Violinbabies methods. On this site you can:

"The children learn so much during Stringbabies’ lessons, both musically and personally. Stringbabies offers potential life changing opportunities for children providing developmental skills at such a young age, through fun and enjoyable activities that encourage children’s personal and social skills, fine motor skills and musical development. I really enjoyed watching the session - it made me feel both humble but also inspired to learn and play an instrument. Keep up this inspirational programme."

Yvonne Rees
Strategic Director for Customers and Communities, Surrey County Council
[Surrey Arts is a Stringbabies Partner]

About Stringbabies - what is it?

Stringbabies helps younger ones:

  • learn to play the cello, viola or violin
  • overcome the sight reading barrier
  • acquire the very best techniques right from go
  • develop singing, rhythmic, composition and aural skills
  • really enjoy themselves in the process

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Stringbabies Teaching Materials

There are two Stringbabies manuals for each instrument:

  • Teacher & Parent's book
  • Pupil's workbook

Discover how easy it is to teach Stringbabies and why it is so effective!

You can purchase the books on this website [via PayPal].

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Find a Stringbabies Teacher

Want to see if there is a Stringbabies teacher in your area?

You can look through our up to date list of accredited Stringbabies teachers.

Each teacher has a webpage of their own, giving their biography with photo[s] etc.

Read more about our Teachers...

Teacher of the hour: Gina Wingfield - Cello Viola Violin

Gina Wingfield - Murrieta, California

District: Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, San Diego

I came across Stringbabies totally by accident on Facebook and the rest is history! …

More about Gina Wingfield

Contact Gina by email - Tell A Friend about Gina

Training Days & Other Events..

You have read the notes, you have heard what people say, but actually being able to listen, see and talk to Kay to really bring Stringbabies alive!

Skype training is offered for 1 or 2 people.

CPD for schools and music services can be delivered insitu. Please contact us for more information'

Partnerships & music services

Stringbabies is being used more and more by music services and music departments in individual schools.

It is an ideal tool for implementing the National Plan for Music Education requirement for teaching musical instruments from age 5.

We will work with you to craft a suitable package for your groups - including in-house training for your teachers and discounts on teaching materials.

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Stringbabies and The SoundPost Ltd

Stringbabies is pleased to work in association with the Sound Post Ltd: Home of the Primavera Family of bowed String Instruments’