Ensemble Activities

Young European Strings School of Music advocates for ensemble playing from a young age to further children's musical development.

Dublin String Instrument School

Young children start their ensemble playing at YES one year after commencing lessons (or as soon as they are able to read music) by joining the Junior Orchestra. After five or more years of training, students will graduate to the Intermediate Orchestra. Advanced students will be invited to join the Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra (YESCO), which, to date, has released three studio albums and has toured extensively throughout Europe.


Members of the YES Junior Orchestra range in age from four to six years. The students will have been studying music for one year before joining the Junior Orchestra or they may join sooner if they are able to read music. The Junior Orchestra rehearses once a week for half an hour.
Christ Church, Rathgar, Dublin 6 (parking through Highfield Road)
Day & time
Monday 5.45pm - 6.15pm


The YES Intermediate Orchestra members range in age from six to fourteen years. Most of the students will have five or more years of music education and will previously have been members of the YES Junior Orchestra. The Intermediate Orchestra meets every Saturday morning during term time for one hour.
Zion National School, Bushy Park Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6
Day & time
Saturday 8.00am - 9.00am

Chamber Orchestra

Members of the Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra (YESCO) rehearse once a week for 2.5 hours in Zion National School, Rathgar, Dublin 6.