Key Strings began back in the mid 90’s when it was formed out of the Cheshire String Quintet. Whilst working as a Violin Teacher for the Cheshire Music Service, Keith Mosedale Snr., decided to put together a program that delivered live music to children and helped teachers fulfil the demands of the curriculum….

… and so was born Key Strings.


Keith Snr. has a lifetime of experience as a professional musician and educator. Having studied at the Royal College of Music in Manchester and the Vienna Conservatoire, he played in the Halle Orchestra under Sir John Barbirolli and even directed his own light orchestra on Colwyn Bay Pier before moving into education as a Head of Music in a high school and later as a peripatetic violin teacher.

Keith W is a former pupil of both Keith Snr. and his mentor from the College of Music Rudolph Botta. Since 2006 Keith W has been working together with his father to further develop Key Strings. Creating different programs and themes and adding to the collection of instruments, music and technology which can be presented to enhance the children’s educational experience.

Together they also work with David Lycett, who is also an experienced teacher and musician. All of our team are enthusiastic about music and have a passion for passing on that enthusiasm to the next generation. Our goal is to help young people see music in a different way, not simply classical or pop, but as something that is there for all to enjoy.

Please note although we do not work alone and unsupervised with the children, all members of our team have full DBS clearance.