Established 1982

The National Trust

We are conservators for The National Trust Musical Instrument Collection


The London Cello Institute

Conveniently located in the heart of the City of London, The London Cello Institute welcomes adults from all walks of life to enjoy high-quality cello lessons in a non-judgmental and relaxed environment.


The London Violin Institute

Founded by world-class musicians, The London Violin Institute is a fantastic violin academy for adults who either want to learn how to play or improve their skills with outstanding violin teachers.


The British Violin Makers Association

Proud to be members of the BVMA - dedicated to promoting the art and craft of violin making, supporting its members, and encouraging the next generation of makers


The Violin Society of America

Proud to be members of the VSA - promoting the art and science of making, repairing, and preserving stringed musical instruments and their bows. 

The Lute Society

Now over 60 years old, exists to promote the lute and its music. Bridgewood and Neitzert manage their fleet of hire instruments.

The Viola da Gamba Society

The Viola da Gamba Society was founded in 1948 with the aim of advancing the study of viols, their music,

their playing, and their making. We are proud to manage the hire scheme for the VdGS.

Benslow Music Courses and Concerts

Benslow Music provides inspirational lifelong learning for all ages through residential, day and online music courses, and a series of chamber concerts.


Belsize Baroque

Formed in 2002, Belsize Baroque is one of the leading amateur baroque orchestras. It comprises young professionals, students, and top amateur baroque players from London and elsewhere.

Elizabeth Pallett – Lutenist – Luteweb

Playing the lute is a beautiful and fulfilling art form. The aim of luteweb is to share what being a lutenist in the 21st century is all about.

Norwich Baroque

Formed in 2006, Norwich Baroque works with eminent soloists from the early music world to give fresh and vibrant performances of music by popular and less well-known Baroque composers; from Handel and Vivaldi to Capel Bond and Mudge.

Oxford Cello School

The Oxford Cello School (OCS) is an international cello summer school founded in 1980 by Marianne Gottfeldt to provide a unique opportunity for cellists and bassists to focus on their instrument and receive the very best tuition in an intensive environment.

North London Festival of Music, Drama and Dance

Proud to be a main competition sponsor for The Festival of Music, Drama & Dance website. This takes place in April and May each year. Competitive classes covering Piano, Singing, choir, Orchestral & Chamber Groups, Stringed & Wind Instruments of all descriptions, Organ, Speech & Drama, and Dance. Festival Competitions are open to amateurs and students whatever their age or ability.

The London Cello Society

The London Cello Society promotes the art of cello playing, preserving its great traditions while encouraging its continuing development.

Chris Haigue

I’m a professional freelance fiddle player based in London. I work with many bands covering a wide range of traditional and modern fiddle styles. I do recording session work, both in studios and remotely from home, and I write books and articles on different aspects of fiddle playing.

The London Fiddle Convention

There are few cities in the world with a more rich and diverse musical culture than London, and this is certainly reflected in the quality and variety of fiddling talent found here. The London Fiddle Convention has been running now for over 20 years, showcasing a huge range of fiddle styles

Pete Cooper

Teaches, plays, composes, and writes about fiddle music

Music Teachers 

MusicTeachers is a free service that aims to support musicians in every aspect of education and performance.

Bruce Brook

Maker of Early plucked instruments and bespoke tuning pegs


Mimmo Peruffo – Aquila

Mimmo devotes himself, since 1983, to the study and re-creation of gut strings used in the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classic eras

Dan Larsen – Gamut

Gamut Music grew out of Dans efforts to make a living as a musical instrument maker.  It is the mission of his company to provide accurate and authentic reproductions of historical musical instruments and strings for those musicians who want to pursue the art of historical performance practice.


Damian Dlugolecki – Dlugolecki

Damian Dlugolecki enjoys an international reputation as a designer and craftsman of the highest quality gut strings for renaissance, baroque, classical and modern performance.

Alison Kinder and Jacquie Robertson Wade – Rondo Viol Academy

The Rondo Viol Academy exists to provide teaching material and coaching for viol players of all ages and abilities.

K&K Ssound

Since 1984, K&K Sound has manufactured top-quality pickups, microphones, and preamps for a variety of instruments

Markson Pianos

London’s famous piano store, founded in 1910, specialising in the sale and hire of new and secondhand acoustic and digital, upright, and grand pianos.


Stoke Newington Early Music Festival

Brings the finest early music performers to this historic area of London. A regular feature of Stoke Newington culture over three decades, the festival is curated by its current director, Rachel Stott. Now in its 28th year, promoting music from medieval times to the 19th century performed on period instruments. Programmes occasionally include 20th and 21st century works, either new compositions specifically written for period instruments, or modern works which relate stylistically to early music.

The festival features performers whose careers have taken them all over the world. Ensembles have included the Consone Quartet, Chelys Consort of Viols, Fretwork, Flauguissimo Duo, Irlandiani and Trobairitz.