Welcome!  The Centre for Young Musicians Taunton (CYMT) 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.

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.

Since opening in March 2014 CYMT has gone from strength to strength with lots of young people learning a great deal and having loads of musical fun on Saturdays in term-time, as well as performing in many concerts.

Do come and visit CYMT any Saturday the Centre is open. Booking is essential so children can take part in workshops, and it’s a great chance to see this excellent music school in action. Please book by email taunton@cym.org.uk or telephone 07754 217993. 

“It’s the highlight of my week!” flute player, Year 10

“It helps me play my violin and learn music and it’s fun.” violinist, Year 3

“I am inspired… I have so much fun.” cellist, Year 8

“Thank you… it’s fantastic!” parent of a guitarist, Year 10


Above: Recorder group at Hestercombe House, March 2017.


All children aged 5 to 18 learning to sing or play an instrument can join CYMT and continue individual lessons with their current teacher. Students can be complete beginners and the tutors will aim to develop their musical skills and help them decide which instrument may be right for them to learn. Students may join at any point in the academic year and no audition is required.

All students are given a tailor-made timetable before their start date. Their personalised timetable may be adjustable at any point in the academic year in order to suit the needs of the student. Each student’s timetable aims to provide a good progression route within the morning’s activities from 8.30am-2.15pm.  The students enjoy breaktimes together and make new friends through music at CYMT.

The timetable currently includes:

  • aural training
  • brass group
  • composition workshops including Sibelius
  • music technology / music production including GarageBand & LogicProX (for students aged 11+)
  • general musicianship workshops
  • guitar groups
  • history of music workshops
  • orchestra
  • individual lessons (as required)
  • jazz band
  • recorder & ocarina group
  • percussion group
  • pop groups
  • recorder groups
  • singing ensembles
  • string groups
  • theory of music classes
  • ukulele groups
  • woodwind groups

Individual tuition is available to students aged 5 – 18 in acting / speech & drama and the following instruments: guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, singing/voice, piano, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, recorder, violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, cornet, trumpet, French horn, trombone, orchestral percussion and drum kit.

Individual tuition is available to students aged 11 – 18 in music production (music technology).

The Centre is open for 30 Saturdays per year, in line with school term dates. On the Saturday before the first day of teaching at the start of the academic year there is an Activities Day where students meet each other and their teachers and get to know their surroundings.

All students benefit from such a wide range of excellent music tuition at CYMT. It’s so much more than one individual music lesson and it represents excellent value for money.

Students may join at any point in the academic year so don’t wait, apply online now.

The fees are outlined on the Pricing page.

Any questions? Do get in touch to arrange a visit and book some free workshops for your visit. Please contact Rachael Parvin (Head of CYMT) 07754 217993 or email: rparvin@cym.org.uk.