In addition to the main Saturday Centre the London 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.

London Schools Symphony Orchestra & London Youth Wind Band

CYM London also manages the London Schools Symphony Orchestra (LSSO) and the London Youth Wind Band (LYWB) – senior ensembles for players of Grade 7 standard and above with entry by audition (please see separate pages for details): LSSO & LYWB. You can also visit the Facebook pages here,

The London Schools Chamber Orchestra runs alongside the LSSO Christmas and Easter courses and acts as a springboard for less experienced string players into the LSSO.

London Schools Symphony Orchestra      London Youth Wind Band     London Schools Chamber Orchestra

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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.

Academic Courses

ABRSM Grade 5 Theory Booster Days

This course is a booster, crammer day for musicians who are preparing for the ABRSM Grade 5 Theory qualification. The requirements of each question that is usually set will be examined in detail with a strategy for tackling each one. A mock examination will be devised to give each participant an idea of what will be involved. We encourage applicants to bring any questions about aspects of the examination that are causing them concern. At the end of that day, it is envisaged that those who have attended will be equipped to do well when they sit the examination’.

We are pleased to announce the Grade 5 Theory Booster day this year will take place on Tuesday 14th April 2020. To apply please click on the application form below:

G5 Theory Booster Application Form 2020

For further details about this holiday course please email or call 020 7928 3844.

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GCSE Music Revision Day

Easter Holiday course for GCSE Music support 

This course will focus on the specific requirements for the listening skills for GCSE Music exams. The course will develop student’s skills and build their confidence as they prepare for their GCSE exam in the summer. Like the Grade 5 theory booster course this is usually held in the Easter break.

We are pleased to announce the GCSE Revision course will take place on Wednesday 15th April 2020. To apply please email