2020/21 Programme

NCYM returns in September with a restructured offer which includes many additional opportunities, both locally and nationally and more choice of offers available to students – particularly the more advanced.

Whilst our aspiration will be to continue to increase our onsite teaching through the term, it is clear local and national policies and guidelines will be subject to constant review and change. If there is any possible impact to the delivery of the programme these will be reflected in updates to you in advance of term starting. 

Student’s timetables may either be entirely online, entirely onsite, or a mixture of both. Our expectation is most students should experience at least some onsite activity during the term and some may even have almost all their timetable onsite.

To reflect our ‘blended offer’ NCYM will be offering a 10% reduction to membership fees for the Spring Term.

We accept new students at the beginning of the Autumn, Spring and Summer academic terms (late applications may be considered).

Membership Types & Costs

(Please note there are 10 NCYM Saturday sessions each term scheduled to match school term dates).

Core Curriculum

Core curriculum covers a whole day of activities and performance opportunities with other young musicians to include:

• Choice of 33 instrumental and vocal ensembles

• Workshops by visiting artists from the Guildhall School and other professional musicians

• Access to additional online classes and workshops with professional musicians

• Support for GCSE/A level music students and music technology/production

• Use of the Guildhall streaming site to upload recordings and performances

• The opportunity to take part in musical activities with other CYM centres across the UK

• Support for those wishing to pursue their musical studies to HE level

• Access to apply for a place on the Guildhall Young Artists bursary scheme

Price £22.00 per week, £220.00 per term (Discounted to £198.00 for the Spring Term)

Full Curriculum +1

As per core curriculum, but with an additional 30 min individual lesson with one of our professional tutors.

Price £40.00 per week, £400.00 per term (Discounted to £378.00 for the Spring Term)

Full Curriculum +2

As per core curriculum, but with 2 additional 30 min individual lessons with our professional tutors.

Price £58.00 per week, £580.00 per term (Discounted to £558.00 for the Spring Term)

Ensembles only

This is an option for more experienced musicians (post grade 5) who would like to play in one or more of the NCYM ensembles.

Price £12.00 per ensemble per week, £120.00 per ensemble per term (Discounted to £108.00 for the Spring Term)

Music Starts Here! – New music course for young beginners

**Join us for our free taster session on Saturday 13th March 2021 by registering below*

Summer Term (Online) Starts April 17th 2021

Autumn Term (CNS school) September 2021

A starter music course designed to encourage children to explore the joy of making music.

Singing, rhythm and movement activities teach an instinctive connection between what young musicians do with their hands, their voices, their eyes and their ears to make music.

  • Group 1 – ‘Trills’  (Age 4 -5)
  • Group 2 – ‘Grace Notes’  (Age 6-7)

‘Music Starts Here’ will run Saturdays 11:45 – 12:45 during term time. The programme allows young musicians to progress to learning an instrument and join the full programme at NCYM.

  Register for your free trial session here

Price £10.00 per week, £100.00 per term  


If you are interested in joining but require further information before signing up please read our FAQ’s  or email