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Saturdays during term time, 9:30-10:15

Bristol Beacon String Sparks

Ages 6-12 | Years 2-7 | Beginners+

Beacon Music Centre

Enrolment for Sept 2023 opens in

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£118.80 per year, split into 3 payments of £39.60

A group of young people play violins

Students joining Bristol Beacon String Sparks learn to play in an encouraging and friendly environment where they rehearse and perform together, whilst receiving additional coaching from instrumental specialists.

This group is suitable for students who have been playing for as little as a term, if they have learnt to use their 1st and 2nd fingers. The music is designed so that there is always an open string with first finger part but the more experienced students can be playing parts that are approaching Grade 1 level.

You are very welcome to come for a free taster session at any time. Just email for more details.

Ability: Beginners+

Ages 6 – 12 | Years 2 – 7

How to book

All ensembles and activity enrolment is managed through our online registration portal, SpeedAdmin. Enrolling via SpeedAdmin should be straightforward, but if you should have difficulty, here are some useful steps to follow.

  • Click the enrol button on this page to access the SpeedAdmin enrolment page
  • If you already have a SpeedAdmin account, please login to your existing one to avoid multiple accounts being created.
  • Follow the steps on SpeedAdmin to complete your registration including: ensemble selection, student details, payer details
  • You can hire an instrument from Bristol Beacon per term if needed.
  • When complete, we will be in touch to arrange payment for your chosen ensemble.


Music is for everyone, regardless of background or circumstance. Bristol Beacon offers a variety of bursaries and subsidised instrumental opportunities for children and young people in Bristol schools.

Find out about our range of bursaries, eligibility criteria, how to apply and start your musical journey with us today.

The venue

Beacon Music Centre

Getting to the venue

Location: Beacon Music Centre is located on Stanton Road in Southmead.

Address: Beacon Music Centre, Stanton Rd, Bristol BS10 5SJ



Bicycle racks are available in the Beacon Music Centre car park to the left of the main entrance. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking:

Beacon Music Centre has an on-site car park which is free to use for visitors.

Bristol Clean Air Zone

Beacon Music Centre is outside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.


The nearest bus stop is Pen Park Road a short distance (200m) away.

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Beacon Music Centre is an accessible space, with level access and ramps throughout.


There are accessible toilets in the centre.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are welcome.

Hearing Facility

There is no induction loop facility at this venue.


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