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, and take a look at our termly magazine UPBEAT.

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.

Hear what our students have to say in the film below:


The application deadline for CYM is now closed but but we would encourage you to apply for next year (2020/21). For more information please email

APPLY HERE: Saturday Centre Application Form Equal Opportunities Form
TERM DATES: Term Dates 2018/2019 Term Dates 2019/2020


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.

Grade 5 theory and GCSE revision days are held in April each year and the Summer course is held in July each year.

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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.

LSSO Application Form LYWB Application Form