Joining ESTA offers you access to a community of passionate string teachers and resources that can help to inform and inspire your teaching. 
We have different classes of membership. Full Individual Members of ESTA receive all the benefits listed below. Other types of membership have more restricted benefits. To find out more about these categories, click here
Professional Development
  • Discounts at events organised by ESTA
  • Arco, our highly regarded quarterly journal, which includes reviews of new repertoire
  • JESTA, our magazine for young players
  • Reference videos, books and reports including the Paul Rolland films available on loan
  • Repertoire Database (sample page) for finding and suggesting repertoire suitable for students at all levels and searchable by musical and instrumental technique

    Download the Summer 2016 of Arco here:  Arco Summer 2016 lo-res pdf


Available to Full Members resident in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland
DBS Checks
  • ESTA provides a DBS Disclosure service for our members. If you meet the eligibility criteria set by the UK government, you can apply for a DBS check via ESTA.
  • Current legislation does not permit self-employed individuals applying for an enhanced level of DBS check, except if a third party, such as ESTA, requests the check on their behalf.
  • Unlimited copies of JESTA magazine for your students
  • 24/7 access to the Members’Area of the ESTA website
  • Online register of ESTA UK members
  • A fully customisable online shopfront to help you promote your teaching
Financial benefits
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