Autumn Term & Covid-19

CYM will be running a blended programme of in-person and online learning during the Autumn Term. We know there is a real desire for a return to live musical interaction and look forward to welcoming students back to that experience as much as the situation allows.

Current government guidelines on performing arts activity will be adhered to. Social distancing will be observed for all in-person classes and group sizes will be appropriate to the rooms in which they take place, with the primary focus firmly on ensemble work. We will be working closely with colleagues at the Guildhall School, Morley College and Johanna Primary Academy to provide a safe environment. Procedures will be in place to ensure everyone’s safety, including when entering, exiting and moving around the buildings. CYM will be flexible and adaptive to the situation and react quickly to any change in circumstances or guidelines.

Online events will continue during the term so please follow our social media for all the latest news.

Support the Big Give Christmas Challenge!

FYM is taking part in this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge aiming to raise £10,000 as part of its’ Young at Heart fundraising campaign. The live online 2020 campaign kicks off on #GivingTuesday 1st December (at midday) and ends a week later on Tuesday 8th December (at midday). To support the campaign we need you and anyone you feel might be interested, to make a donation during this time. All donations during the week will be doubled thanks to The Childhood Trust. So every £5 you give, means £10 to FYM. CYM is also planning to stream a short Christmas concert during the week on Facebook – so do tune in!

Hear more about our Young at Heart appeal in our film below:


About Us

At the Centre for Young Musicians we’re passionate about music, and so are our students. Many go on to have successful careers in music and the performing arts, or simply have the time of their lives taking their musical ambitions to the next level.

Our vibrant Saturday Music School is perfect for young Londoners aged 5-18 years old, to develop their creative and expressive skills. We are generously supported by The Foundation for Young Musicians , so we can offer bursaries for talented young musicians to fulfil their potential.

With more than 90 group performance activities taking place each week, our students don’t just learn, they perform; you only have to look at our termly magazine UPBEAT, to see the breadth and diversity. As a division of the Guildhall School – named in the Top 10 world Performing Arts institutions worldwide in 2016 – we can’t imagine a better place to spend a Saturday.

This year, CYM celebrates its 50th birthday and the LSSO, its flagship organisation, is 70 in 2021. Through the anniversaries of these incredible organisations, our Young at Heart Appeal aims to shine a spotlight on 120 years of combined youth music making in London and raise £1 million for bursaries to enable 10,000 more students to attend CYM over the next decade.

Geoff Harniess, Head of CYM (London)

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