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Since 1970, talented young musicians have come to London’s Centre for Young Musicians’ Saturday centre for high quality, progressive music training.

A division of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, CYM is focused on providing training in an inclusive, vibrant and stimulating environment. Because we believe in learning from the best, all our teachers are experienced and respected performers working in the music profession.

More than 400 students between the ages of 5 and 18 take part in a diverse range of programmes, whether it’s classical, jazz, gamelan, songwriting, folk or musical theatre. Find more about all of the options on our What Can I Do? page.

The Centre is supported by the Foundation for Young Musicians and the Friends of CYM , who both raise invaluable funds for CYM.

There are also regional  CYM Saturday Centres in Norwich, Taunton, Peterborough, and Saffron Walden.

Term Dates 2017/2018


SIGN UP FOR OUR 2018 OPEN DAYS HERE: Open Day 2017-18
APPLY HERE FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 – Saturday Centre Application Form

CYM London’s Saturday Centre is a Centre for Advanced Training within the Department for Education’s Music & Dance Scheme. It also plays a part in the Guildhall Young Artists progression routes, from primary education right through to undergraduate and post-graduate studies in music.

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Each year, the CYM Summer Music Course takes place for junior and intermediate level students. There are also short courses to support students taking Grade 5 theory and GCSE music.

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CYM London manages the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, London Schools Chamber Orchestra, London Youth Wind Band and London Youth Recorder Orchestra (LSSO, LSCO, LYWB, LYRO) during school holiday periods.

LSSO Application Form LYWB Application Form