Peterborough Centre for Young Musicians
With support from Peterborough Music Hub the Peterborough Centre for Young Musicians (founded in October 2016) is a collaboration between Ormiston Bushfield Academy, Cross Keys Homes and the Guildhall school of Music & Drama and based on the latter’s highly successful London model, CYM, opened back in 1970.
The Guildhall School is now the largest provider of high quality training for talented young musicians in the country and with the introduction of PCYM, Peterborough’s young musicians will have the opportunity to train locally in association with one of the world’s leading conservatoires.
PCYM is aimed at Children and Young People aged between 7-18 years. As well as attracting young people who already play an instrument, the centre will also seek to attract young musicians who are in the earliest stages of learning or perhaps just beginning their musical learning. All children and young people are welcome to learn music at PCYM. Admissions are not based on the ability to pay and there are bursaries available for eligible applicants.
The weekly sessions, from 09.00-12.30 each Saturday during term time, will include a mix of individual instrumental lessons as required, ensemble and/or orchestra training, membership of a choir, supporting studies classes, as well as sessions from visiting professors and Guildhall School student residencies. Key skills in regular practice, instrumental and vocal technique, musical analysis and performance will deliver a comprehensive package of training.
A programme of lunchtime recitals will feature across the year and offer those all-important performance opportunities where pupils can display their growing confidence and experience – entertaining Peterborough in the process.
Taster sessions are available on most Saturdays during term time, please email or check the website as outlined below.
For more information or to book a PCYM taster session, please email the Music Hub and Centre Manager – Kirsten Goldthrop – firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pcym.org.uk