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 types of membership. Full Professional members of ESTA receive all the benefits listed below. Other types of membership have more restricted benefits. To find out more about specific memberships please click here.


Professional Development
  • Discounts at events organised by ESTA
  • Arco, our highly regarded quarterly journal for string teachers, which includes reviews of new repertoire
  • Jesta, our magazine for young string players
  • Reference videos, books and reports including the Paul Rolland films available on loan
  • Repertoire database for finding and suggesting repertoire suitable for students at all levels and searchable by musical and instrumental technique
Insurance and Legal Cover
Available to Full Members resident in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland
  • Public Liability
  • Employers Liability Insurance (excluding residents of the Republic of Ireland)
  • 24-hour Legal helpline
  • 24-hour Tax helpline
  • Legal cover including legal defence costs in cases of Allegations of Abuse
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
  • Click here for more info
  • Unlimited copies of Jesta magazine for your students
  • 24/7 access to the Members’ Area of the ESTA website
  • Access to online register of ESTA UK members
  • A customisable online profile page you can use to promote your teaching, playing or publishing
Financial benefits
  • Nannie Jamieson Nutshell Fund for assistance with short courses relating to teaching string instruments
  • Joan Dickson Chamber Music Fundfor help in introducing young players to chamber music
  • For detailed information about our Bursary Funds please click here
  • 10% discount on Instrument Insurance policies from Allianz (just quote your membership number)