Welcome!  The Centre for Young Musicians Taunton is a fantastic Saturday music school in the South West offering great opportunities to its students, with top quality music tutors with dedication and drive.

We are pleased to say we are currently teaching all lessons online. No face-to-face lessons are allowed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Centre is a very friendly and very happy place full of like-minded, budding young musicians.  It’s so much more than one individual music lesson and, for parents/carers, it represents excellent value for money.

If you have any queries please call 07754 217993.


To join CYMT for online courses in term-time, holiday courses or to request information please complete the online application form below. 

The information provided on the online form will reach the Centre via email, then students’ parents/carers will be contacted by phone or email so the Head of Centre can devise a personalised timetable.

Please note: your privacy is very important to us. Centre for Young Musicians Taunton (a division of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama) is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of any personal data held by the Centre. We will never share your information with third parties. Your data will be stored securely and you will be able to instruct us to remove your data by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ in the emails that we send you. In line with the General Data Protection Regulation that came into effect on 25 May 2018 we created a new Privacy Policy which is available to view at this link.

Once a place has been confirmed there are two additional forms to be completed by the parent/carer of each student: (1) the Carer Agreement, and (2) the Images Consent Form.  These forms will be sent electronically, and are available in hard copy at CYMT, when new students’ timetables are sent out.

Note to parents/carers of students attending CYMT for Saturday courses in term-time:  The Carer Agreement states that once established on the term-time courses at CYMT, after a trial period usually agreed to be one term, a term’s notice is required to stop attending.  This notice period is required so the Centre can fulfil its obligations to the professional tutors and pay for the facilities, and to ensure a proper commitment is made by the young musicians attending.  The students get the best of the Centre and out of themselves if they commit to attending every Saturday in term time, which also explains why there is no ‘drop-in’ option or fortnightly attendance option. Thank you for your understanding.

CYMT intends for the Autumn Term 2020 to start with an Activities Day / Induction Day on Saturday 12 September 2020 and the term begins on Saturday 19 September 2020.

Please click here for the CYMT term dates for 2020-21.


Please visit the page with information about bursaries.

Above: Students enjoying CYMT.

If you have any queries please contact Rachael Parvin (Head of CYMT):  07754 217993  |

I am applying to join or to receive information on the following courses at CYMT:*
Prelude programmesCore CurriculumFull CurriculumEnsembles only programmeIndividual tuition only programme (available until July 2020)Creative music production (music technology) only programmeSummer Holiday Course for Music & Drama - in July or August 2020 (dates to be decided)

Full Name*

Date of Birth*


School Attended*

Which Year Group*

Which instrument/s you play or want to learn or put Drama if you are interested in drama*

Name your music teachers for individual tuition (put None if you are a beginner or if you are interested only in drama)*

Latest grade/s taken or approximate standard (put None if you are interested only in drama)*

Postal Address including Post Code*

Email Address (of your Parent/Carer)*

Contact numbers (of your Parent/Carer)*

Particular things that interest you - music / drama / life generally - tell us about yourself - please give as much information as you wish*

Please say where you heard about CYM Taunton - please give as much information as possible*

Full name of Parent/Carer*

Please confirm you have authorisation from a Parent/Carer to apply*

Verify you are a musician*

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