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.

Safeguarding is at the forefront of all CYM’s activities and you can read our full policy Here.

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.

Spring Term & Covid-19

CYM will be running online learning during the Spring 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.

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