Norfolk Centre of Young Musicians is a division of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

Classes & Ensembles

NCYM run the following  ensembles for different ages, levels and styles of music…..

Please note that the level is a guide only – no exams are required to join our groups.


Jazz, Rock and Pop Piano/Guitar Groups

Jazz, Rock and Pop Piano/Guitar Groups

For those interested in Jazz, Rock and Pop styles...…..

Folk & World Music

Folk & World Music

Folk classes are run by Rachel Hall, an experienced Folk Violinist who has played with many bands including “Big Train".

Prelude Strings

Prelude Strings

Classes encourage children to explore the joy of making music.

Piano Accompaniment

Piano Accompaniment

Develop your sight-reading and ensemble skills...

Double Reed Ensemble

Double Reed Ensemble

A session for young Oboe and Bassoon players...

Brass Ensemble

Brass Ensemble

Play some fun and familiar tunes...

Chamber Ensembles

Chamber Ensembles

NCYM offers a wide range of opportunities to play Chamber Music....

Choirs and Vocal Training

Choirs and Vocal Training

NCYM has three choirs: Mini Maestro for our younger students, Full choir and Chamber Choir (Grade 5+)…..

GCSE/A Level Music Appreciation Classes

GCSE/A Level Music Appreciation Classes

These classes are taught by highly experienced teachers to support GCSE and A level students.

General Musicianship

General Musicianship

Musicianship classes at NCYM help students to develop the skills to improve their music making...

Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble

Guitar ensemble is open to Guitarists of any standard. The tutor is James Boyd, an acclaimed classical...

Improvisation Classes

Improvisation Classes

NCYM offers a great opportunity for musicians to develop their ability to improvise and compose their own music...

Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Band offers students the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills of performing Jazz. Tutored by saxophonist...

Music Theory Classes

Music Theory Classes

NCYM offers music theory classes from beginner to Grade 5 standard.

Norfolk Intermediate Youth Orchestra

Norfolk Intermediate Youth Orchestra

NIYO is the training orchestra for Norfolk County Youth Orchestra providing a great opportunity...

Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble is a great opportunity for those wanting to develop their tuned percussion skills.

Performance Skills

Performance Skills

The art of performance requires many skills...

String Ensembles

String Ensembles

NCYM has a range of string ensembles at all levels.

Wind Ensembles

Wind Ensembles

NCYM has a range of wind ensembles at all levels including large ensembles, Clarinet, Flute, Double Reed & Wind Quintets


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