Strawberry Music is a co-operative of experienced teachers and musicians based in Dorset led by Walter and Jane Brewster. We work in many settings including state schools, colleges and the independent sector. Our skill base enables us to work with whole classes including 'Wider Opportunities' programmes as well as with gifted and talented individuals who may require tuition to diploma standard and beyond.
We also run a chamber music group for weddings and other corporate events called Camerosa Quartet. Our latest venture is to provide a website design and hosting service. This is due to be fully launched as Sonata Web Design.
A fundamental aim of the co-operative is to provide access to the best musical learning opportunties through the guidance of specialist Teaching Artists.
Teaching Artists at Strawberry Music are active musicians who have been trained to the highest professional standards both as performers and music educators. All are self-employed but work with the values of Strawberry Music.
If you require more information about our range of services please contact Jane or Walter via our Contact page.
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West Dorset Music
We have now launched a new website for West Dorset Music here.
Photos of the Open Day can be found here.
The Camerosa Quartet are named after a variety of strawberry grown mainly in California.
Partnership with Dorset Chamber Orchestra
On 10 March 2012 Jane Brewster led pupils from Cerne Abbas First School together with Dorset Chamber Orchestra in a joint performance of a newly commissioned work by leading composer and community musician, Liz Sharma. This exciting collaboration gives young players who have learnt an instrument through the Key Stage 2, Wider Opportunities programme, a chance to perform a new piece by a living composer. Adding a special touch to this event was the appearance of Martin Clunes as narrator.
More details about Dorset Chamber Orchestra at www.dorsetchamberorchestra.org
The 'Cerne Cygnets' with Martin Clunes, Jane Brewster and Liz Sharma following their performance with Dorset Chamber Orchestra.
We like to call ourselves Teaching Artists. We feel this more accurately describes our role and focus. All Teaching Artists with Strawberry Music are accomplished performers and music educators who are working at the highest level in their chosen field.
Teaching Artists love to perform but are equally skilled in offering a structured music education to pupils of all ages.
Strawberry Music does not directly employ staff but seeks to build effective partnerships between teachers and learners.
The result is a flexible and responsive organisation that can adapt to the needs of schools and individual learners.
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