About Us

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, 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.

Welcoming around 100 young people from across the South-West every Saturday during term time, we believe in providing the best possible musical experiences, whilst having lots of fun.

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 no auditions are required to join. 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, we think you’ll love being part of CYMT!

Come along for a FREE taster session and try CYMT for yourself.