Pastoral Team

Karen Butler
Pastoral Team Assistants
  • Lara Agar
  • Lydia Dobson
  • Elizabeth Edwards
  • Chris Green
  • Clara Hilger
  • Rowena Taylor

"The Kodaly and Dalcroze lessons were a key part of my experience. My understanding of Solfa and of the music we were playing has deepened. By using movement I really felt the rhythm of each piece. I could visualise each action and input it into my playing. I also really enjoyed playing the pieces in small chamber groups with input from tutors on how to play together better. This has developed my listening skills and affected how I play with other people, even if it’s just with a piano accompaniment. It’s such a great example of how I can take the skills that I’ve learnt at NYSO and apply them in my musical life."

Come & Join Us.

We have three orchestras. The Senior Orchestra is for Grade 8 and above and the two Intermediate Orchestras 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 residencies 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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