About Music Discovery Course
Our beginners music course for ages 7-11, will introduce children to a range of musical styles and genres, through weekly classes in spoken word, pop, jazz and classical. Group lessons will be given in string, wind, brass and percussion instruments, as well as group vocal classes.
The course will fully explore the use of voice and will develop ensemble skills, notation reading, improvisation, pitch and musicianship building, providing the strong foundations needed by all musicians.
All students from the Music and Drama Discovery Course for ages 7–11, will come together at the beginning of each Saturday and sing in a choir. This will enable them to warm up their vocal muscles, work as a team and get to know each other. Starting at 9am and finishing at 11am, students on the Music Discovery Course will have one hour, 45 minutes of lesson time (with a 15 minute break).
Perfect for beginners, those who simply want to spend a few hours making music with newfound friends or are thinking about taking their passion for music a step further.
Music students will come together with drama and production arts students to create innovative performances. These will be staged at the centre and other arts venues. Visits from Guildhall School music students and tutors will give students the opportunity to further develop their skills and ask any questions they might have.
An optional Music Production class is available for music and drama students age 7–11 from 11am–12pm.
These classes will provide the perfect introduction to music technology and will prepare students to progress to the 11-18 group, where they will be encouraged to use more advanced elements of music production to express their musical ideas.
Please note, this will be an additional cost for students on the Music Discovery and Drama Discovery Course.
Looking for private tuition with one of our expert tutors? Book a 30-minute instrumental or vocal lesson, to be taken alongside the Music Discovery Course. Register your interest when signing up for a course.
Please note, one-to-one lessons are subject to availability.
£240 per term (£24 per week)
With one-to-one lesson
Add an individual 30-minute instrumental or vocal lesson (subject to availability) for an additional £28 per Saturday + the cost of the Music Discovery Course.
The course or courses signed up for will be charged for the term. The number of sessions that will need to be paid for will depend on the number of sessions left in the term. Please see our term dates for information.
We view the first four-weeks as a trial period* for all new students, after which, if you decide not to return to Guildhall Young Artists King’s Cross, a refund will be given for the remaining sessions left within the term.
After the first term has finished, half a term's notice must be given to cancel. See more information on our finance and funding page.
Please view our terms and conditions below for the four-week trial period:
*The four week trial can only be redeemed when signing up to Guildhall Young Artists King’s Cross in the first four weeks of the term. If notice is not given after the first four weeks of attendance, we will not be able to refund the remaining term.
Launch Day – Saturday 24 September
Saturday 01 October
Saturday 08 October
Saturday 13 October
Saturday 22 October
Half Term - no classes on 29 October
Saturday 5 November
Saturday 12 November
Saturday 19 November
Saturday 26 November
Saturday 03 December
Saturday 10 December
Saturday 07 January
Saturday 14 January
Saturday 21 January
Saturday 28 January
Saturday 04 February
Half Term - no classes on 11 and 18 February
Saturday 25 February
Saturday 04 March
Saturday 11 March
Saturday 18 March
Saturday 25 March
Saturday 22 April
Saturday 29 April
Saturday 06 May
Saturday 13 May
Saturday 20 May
Half Term - no classes on 27 May and 03 June
Saturday 10 June
Saturday 17 June
Saturday 24 June
Saturday 01 July
Saturday 08 July
We regret it is not possible to give refunds in the event of absence as the Centre has to continue paying professional tutors and overheads. GYA King’s Cross expects as close to 100% attendance as possible, to ensure you develop and get the most out of your attendance.
Half a term’s notice is required to stop attending (except in exceptional circumstances). This notice period is required to fulfil obligations to the professional tutors, pay for facilities and to encourage you to be fully committed to the courses chosen.
Benefit from Guildhall Young Artists membership
When you attend Guildhall Young Artists King's Cross, you will become a Guildhall Young Artists member. This means that you will be able to benefit from exclusive opportunities, performances and workshops, including competitions, invites to concerts, gigs and performances from students at Guildhall School.
By becoming a part of a national network, members will be able to connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals across the country.