Open Strings

Open Strings Music was founded in 2013: this specialist community music organisation was the forerunner of Brighton and Hove Music for Connection (BHMC), providing music-making for a huge variety of groups and individuals in Brighton & Hove and beyond.

Now part of Music for Connection, Open Strings encompasses our all-abilities’ strings sessions. We have a bank of instruments for people to use and try in our sessions, including:

  • Silver Strings, Brighton & Hove’s very own later-starter community string band.
  • Experiential sessions for mental health and wellbeing, with Preston Park Recovery Centre.
  • On-demand sessions for adults of all ages and abilities – even complete beginners have a place in our Strings at Twilight sessions!

‘I’ve gone from being a complete beginner to being able to join in a small group musical piece. I liked the variety – from physical exercises, audio games to playing with an ensemble. It was a thoroughly enjoyable course.’

Contact us to find out more.