Guildhall School of Music and Drama Youth

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Youth

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Youth

Youth & Adult Learning

The Guildhall School offers a host of opportunities for people of all ages to explore music and drama, whether taking their very first steps or putting building blocks in place for a professional career.

Guildhall Creative Entrepreneurs, our business incubator, helps people in the performing arts to launch their own enterprises, and we also offer offer a range of summer schools and short courses for people of all ages and abilities.

Our specialist Saturday school Junior Guildhall and the Centre for Young Musicians provide high quality music training for young people, while Creative Learning works with children from inner-London boroughs on music workshops and performances.

Centre for Young Musicians

Centre for Young Musicians (CYM) is a division of the Guildhall School and provides high quality progressive music training for thousands of talented children across the country. The original Centre is based at Morley College in London, close to Waterloo and the South Bank, and also has branches in Norwich, Taunton, Saffron Walden, Bristol and Peterborough. CYM teaching staff are experienced and respected performers and teachers working in many areas of the music profession. Many CYM students go on to careers in music but all benefit from the skills gained in the vibrant, inclusive and stimulating environment that CYM provides.

Young musicians attend Saturday centres for 32 weeks of the school year, each following an individual programme of study across a range of genres from classical to jazz, gamelan, folk and music theatre. Many also create their own music and songs. Still more children benefit from CYM Holiday Courses– ranging from Junior and Intermediate Courses (up to Grade 6 level) to the highly regarded London Schools Symphony Orchestra and the London Youth Wind Band.

CYM is committed to providing excellence in achievement alongside wide access: CYM London is a Centre for Advanced Training within the Department for Education’s Music & Dance Scheme, and along with Junior Guildhall, CYM plays a part in the Guildhall Young Artists progression routes, from primary education right through to graduate and postgraduate studies in music.

Find out more:

London CYM
Norwich CYM
Hestercombe CYM (Taunton)
Saffron CYM
Bristol CYM

Peterborough CYM




Contact Details

Address Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT
Tel +44 (0) 20 7628 2571
Fax +44 (0) 20 7256 9438