About ESTA (UK)
ESTA (UK) is dedicated to the needs of string teachers across the UK: helping them develop their potential to enable students at all levels from toddler to post conservatoire.
We provide support and professional development through our website and our magazine, Arco, and by organising events across the country throughout the year.
We offer generous financial benefits to members, including free insurance and legal cover, funding to put on local events and discounts to ESTA-organised seminars.
We believe in the possibility for music to change lives; that every child has the right to learn music; and that as teachers we are responsible for the future generations of musicians and music lovers.
Membership benefits include:
- Free insurance and legal cover including Public Liability, Employers Liability Insurance with a 24-hour legal helpline and 24-hour tax helpline (see terms and conditions)
- Free customisable listing in our online public directory
- Discounts on events organised by ESTA
- Quarterly magazine Arco and biannual youth magazine JESTA, with unlimited copies of JESTA for your students
- Reference videos and books on loan
- Repertoire database for finding and suggesting repertoire suitable for students at all levels and searchable by musical and instrumental technique
- Nannie Jamieson Nutshell Fund for assistance with short courses relating to teaching string instruments
- Joan Dickson Chamber Music Fund for help in introducing young players to chamber music
ESTA (UK) is a member of ESTA. ESTA (UK) is ESTA String Teachers Association Ltd, a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.