Pastoral Team

Karen Butler
Pastoral Team Assistants
  • Lara Agar
  • Katy Allan
  • Richard Barber
  • Jenny Begley
  • Joanna Burden
  • Lydia Dobson
  • Chris Green
  • Clara Hilger
  • Rowena Taylor

"I was slightly nervous when I arrived but the atmosphere was so warm and welcoming that I fitted in immediately. Whether you had been at NYSO for years or you were on your first course it was very easy to make friends. During the courses I developed my musicality, posture and sight-reading and became more confident generally. The section tutors and my fellow musicians really changed the way I feel about playing the violin."

Come & Join Us.

We currently offer courses for three orchestras. The Senior Course is for Grade 8 and above and the two Intermediate Courses are for Grade 5 to Grade 8 and above.

Senior Orchestra Intermediate Orchestras

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The continued generosity of our supporters enables NYSO to make our courses accessible to a broad spectrum of talented young string players. This is fundamental to our ethos and key to our continued success.

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