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Geoffrey Harniess – Head of CYM (London)

Since its founding in 1970, the Centre for Young Musicians has provided high quality progressive music training for thousands of talented children from all of London’s boroughs and beyond. The Centre is based at Morley College, close to Waterloo and the South Bank.

More than 420 young musicians aged 8 to 18 attend the Saturday Centre for 32 weeks of the school year, each following an individual programme of study across a range of genres from classical to jazz, gamelan, folk and music theatre. Many also create their own music and songs. Still more children benefit from CYM Holiday Coursesranging from Junior and Intermediate Courses (up to Grade 6 level) to the highly regarded London School’s Symphony Orchestra and the London Youth Wind Band.

The Centre is committed to providing excellence in achievement alongside wide access. The CYM Saturday Centre is a Centre for Advanced Training within the Department for Education’s Music & Dance Scheme, and as a Division of the Guildhall School since 2009 CYM also plays a part in the Guildhall Young Artists progression routes, from primary education right through to graduate and post-graduate studies in music.

CYM teaching staff are experienced and respected performers and teachers working in many areas of the music profession. Many CYM students go on to careers in music but all benefit from the skills gained in the vibrant, inclusive and stimulating environment that CYM provides.

To find out more about the CYM Saturday Centre click hereCYM Saturday Centre

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