Find your instrument

Performance is at the heart of the Centre’s work and there are over ninety ensemble activities each week. These include Choirs, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Band, Chamber Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra, Tango Band, Dance Band, Jazz Ensembles, Folk Ensembles, Stagecraft, chamber music groups and smaller ensembles within each department.

There are further details on the courses available and how to apply below the instrument boxes, as well as additional courses in the side bar to the left.

Below are the instrument families we teach at CYM – hover over each image to see a full list of instruments. Find yours and see how we can help you improve, build confidence and make some great friends along the way!

  • Strings

    Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp.

  • Woodwind

    Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon.

  • Brass

    Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Horn, Euphonium

  • Piano

    Piano, Harpsichord, Organ

  • Voice


  • Recorder

    Recorders – Descant, Treble, Tenor, Bass, Contra-Bass

  • Percussion

    Tuned, Untuned, Drum Kit

  • Guitar

    Acoustic, Electric, Bass

  • Composition


Saturday Centre

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.

We have a number of different programmes available as part of the Saturday Centre. To read more about the options available to you visit our Saturday Centre page. 

Holiday Courses & Orchestras

Find out more about our Holiday Courses

Find out more about our Orchestras