Waveney Strings was set up by Netta Swallow in 2008. Her inspiration came from the East London Late Starters Orchestra, an organisation set up to enable players at all levels develop or re-hone their musical skills.

At Waveney Strings, players come together to support each other and gain experience of playing with others. We learn to play pieces of music chosen both for fun and to provide manageable challenges.

Waveney Strings can provide opportunities for players to play together in smaller groups and also help with individual tuition. 

Our conductor  

Debbie Whomes

Debs began playing cello aged 10 and went on to study music at University.

She currently works in marketing, manages the Blythe String Quartet, plays cello and keys as a pit musician for various theatre performances and orchestras and also works as Musical Director on a range of shows.

In her spare time (ahem!) she enjoys socialising, walking, cycling, nature, sloths, tap dancing and tea drinking.

It's quite true, she is always as cheerful as this: