ESTA UK is dedicated to the needs of string teachers across the UK and to improving the quality of string teaching at every level, from toddler to conservatoire. 

  • We provide support and professional development through our website and our magazines, Arco and Jesta, and by organising events across the country throughout the year. 
  • We offer generous financial benefits to members, including insurance and legal cover, funding to put on local events and discounts to ESTA-organised seminars.



A new course developed in collaboration with The Strad magazine and Musical Orbit


  • This course provides an opportunity for students to work closely with some of the finest Concert Masters and section Principals in the world. It is a unique chance to explore the nuances of the different audition processes, trial & probation etiquette and an opportunity to showcase playing. Discussion groups will focus on performance anxiety, instrument set up, behaviour in the workplace, job requirements, contract advice and starting out and changing jobs in the highly competitive classical music business.
  • 5th to 11th August 2018 at Chichester University.
  • Full details can be found at