In addition to the main Saturday Centre the Centre for Young Musicians organises a range of Holiday Courses, which are open to all of London’s young musicians regardless of attending CYM during term time.

Grade 5 Theory & GCSE Music Support

Each year we hold short courses to support students taking Grade 5 theory and GCSE music. Grade 5 theory and GCSE revision days are held in April each year and the Summer course is held in July each year.

Our last ABRSM Grade 5 Theory Booster Course took place on Tuesday 13th April, 2021. Led by CYM Tutor, Tim Cunningham.

Junior and Intermediate Summer Courses

Open access courses (no audition needed) which offer a stimulating, friendly, and highly enjoyable musical experience for children aged from 7 to 16. The courses are led by specialist tutors working alongside a caring team of pastoral staff and are designed to provide a progressive musical pathway for children, complimenting their regular term time activities both in and out of school.

The courses culminate in an informal performance open to parents and friends and include ensemble playing, orchestra, singing and creative work.

Holiday Orchestras & Ensembles

CYM London manages the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, London Schools Chamber Orchestra and the London Youth Wind Band  (LSSO, LSCO, LYWB) during school holiday periods. Find out more about the orchestras here.