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A networked approach to promoting meaningful musical pathways for young Londoners facing challenging circumstances.

Centre for Young Musicians

Since its founding in 1970, the Centre for Young Musicians has provided high quality progressive music training for thousands of talented children from all of London’s boroughs and beyond. The Centre is based at Morley College, close to Waterloo and the South Bank. More than 420 young musicians aged 8 to 18 attend the Saturday Centre for 32 weeks of the school year, each following an individual programme of study across a range of genres from classical to jazz, gamelan, folk and music theatre. Many also create their own music and songs. Still more children benefit from CYM Holiday Courses– ranging from Junior and Intermediate Courses (up to Grade 6 level) to the highly regarded London School’s Symphony Orchestra and the London Youth Wind Band.

  • Organisation Type: Youth ensemble / orchestra / choir

Email: geoff@cym.org.uk

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Proportion of the young musicians who face aspects from the Indices of Multiple Deprivation

1-25%

Age of participants

7-18

Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, Improvisation, Instrumental tuition, Performance, Technology, Untuned percussion, Vocal

Genres

Contemporary classical, Folk, Jazz & blues, Music theatre, Opera, Pop and Rock, Western Classical

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Centre for Young Musicians are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with Centre for Young Musicians:

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Definition of Indices of Multiple Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) across England, based on seven different domains of deprivation:

For more information see: Gov.uk - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)