String Instruments

String instruments are musical instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings. They are usually categorized by the technique used to make the strings vibrate. The three most common techniques are plucking (e.g. guitar, harp), bowing (e.g. cello, violin) and striking (e.g. piano).


The Violin Family Instruments

Violin - the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola, cello and double bass. Violin has four strings tuned in perfect fifths. A person who plays violin is called a violinist.

Viola - slightly larger than a violin in size and has a deeper sound. It is the middle voice of the violin family, between the violin and cello. Viola has four string tuned in perfect fifths. A person who plays viola is called a violist or a viola player.

 A violin, viola, cello and double bass

Cello - the second largest bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra, the double bass being the largest. A person who plays cello is called a cellist.

Double bass - the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fourths. A person playing double bass is called a double bassist or a double bass player.

Our Teachers

Agatha B. Lisowska M.Mus.   07921653424

Upper Norwood  SE19 3HY

Mrs Agatha comes from a family with musical tradition. She is a professionally trained versatile musician with over 10 years of teaching experience. Mrs Agatha has performed with a wide variety of world famous artists and ensembles throughout the Europe like Il Mosaico (Switzeland), Camerata Scholarum (Poland) and more.

Mrs Agatha's students undertake Grade Exams with The Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and pass with Merits and Distinctions. She is also a respected technique and performance tutor to intermediate and advanced violinists, violists and pianists.
Katarzyna Zielińska M.Mus.  0780 188 7000

Dartford DA1 5HL


Miss Kasia has worked with conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, Eamonn Dougham (The sixteen) and has received coaching from Eugene Asti, Peter Robinson and Graham Johnson, and performed in venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Brighton Dome and Barbican Hall.

She is currently studying on the postgraduate programme at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, taught by Katherine Paterson.