We’re the Centre for Young Musicians Taunton (CYMT), a Saturday music centre offering an exciting range of music and performing arts classes, 1:1 instrument tuition and performance opportunities for 5 – 18-year-olds. Based at Richard Huish College we enjoy using state of the art facilities in Taunton.
We’re part of the world renowned Guildhall School of Music & Drama and our aim it to bring top quality musical tuition and experiences to young people in and around Somerset. Guildhall School is a world-leading conservatoire based in the city of London. Ranked as the top UK conservatoire in the Guardian music and drama league tables, the school is one of the UK’s leading providers of lifelong learning in the performing arts, offering inspiring training for children, young people, adult learners and creative and business professionals.
CYMT is part of Guildhall’s national under 18s network Guildhall Young Artists and is one of five centres across the country providing inspiring performing arts training for children and young people. Additional centres are based in London, Taunton, Norwich, Saffron Walden and Peterborough.
Our top music practitioners and industry professionals deliver creative classes on everything from rock and pop, to brass ensembles, jazz band, strings orchestra, choir, music production and even theory workshops on ‘the history of music’. We have a huge array of classes for all ages and abilities.
We welcome around 100 young people from across the county every Saturday during term time, ensuring they enjoy the best possible musical experiences, grow in confidence and make new friends. We offer top quality music tuition but we also believe in making it fun and helping foster a life long love of music and the performing arts.
We want to be accessible to everyone so we offer a range of bursaries for tuition and travel. Find out more about our Bursaries.
All abilities are welcome and there are classes and opportunities for everyone. Whether you write songs on a guitar, enjoy singing, want to learn the harp, are working on grade 8 violin, have never played an instrument before or have ambitions to be a world famous dance music producer, you’ll love being part of CYMT.