About Guildhall Young Artists Online
Unleash your creativity with Guildhall Young Artists Online, our online centre for young musicians from the age of 8 –18 years.
Young musicians can access high-quality training from Guildhall School tutors and industry professionals, in a fun and supportive environment.
Guildhall Young Artists Online is part of Guildhall School’s network of centres across the country, providing inspiring performing arts training for children and young people.
Discover our courses below. If there is a course that you are looking for in particular please do get in touch with us so that we can take it into consideration for future courses.
New programmes and courses will be added throughout the year.
Guildhall Young Artists Online FAQs
For the Young Composers Course, the six individual lessons will take place by arrangement with you and your teacher, whilst the opening and closing workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings.
Lessons for 1:1 tuition will take place on a day that works with you and your tutor.
Participants on the Young Composers Course will be emailed a digital certificate of completion, which will state the course completed and the period attended, along with the Guildhall School logo. As our courses are not accredited, there is no formal assessment and no qualification issued at the end of the courses.
Should you cancel a lesson, the teacher will not be obligated to making this up. Should the teacher cancel a lesson, they will contact you to arrange to make this lesson up at a mutually agreeable time.
Guildhall Young Artists tutors are experienced staff from either Junior Guildhall, our five Centres for Young Musicians or from Guildhall School.
You can find out more about the tutors on the Young Composers Course and One to One Tuition page.
All of our teachers have had an enhanced DBS check and have received rigorous safeguarding training, which includes remote teaching. Please see our safeguarding policy for further details.
We have also put together safeguarding protocol for remote teaching, which we recommend all parents and carers read before a child undertakes online learning with us.
Guildhall School strives to ensure the safeguarding of all students through robust safeguarding policies, training to staff, compliance with statutory guidance and stringent quality assurance processes. We are also committed to diversity, equality and creating a safe space for students and staff, free from bullying, racism or discriminating behaviour.
Please go to the individual course page for our Young Composers Course and One to One Tuition. Details and application links can be found on both pages.
To participate in online classes you will need the following:
• An email address
• A reliable internet connection
• A computer/laptop/tablet with a microphone and a camera.
• Your browser fully updated to be able to use the most recent version of Zoom (if using an Apple device we recommend installing an alternative browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla).
If you are taking part in the Young Composers Course you will also need the means to notate your music and share it with teachers and instrumentalists. This can be done with notation software (such as Sibelius, Dorico or Musescore), or on manuscript paper that is scanned and uploaded (www.camscanner.com may assist).
We offer participation bursaries for our Young Composers Course for a single term, for those who meet our eligibility criteria. The applicant must have no previous experience of higher education, should be UK-Domiciled* and should also meet one of the following criteria:
- They are receiving a GYA Access Bursary for their training at an in-person GYA centre.
- They are a GYA student with a household income of under £33k per year.
- They are a young person elsewhere in the UK, who can provide evidence of a household income below £33k per year.
*UK-domiciled means that you normally live in the UK and have been for at least the last three years, and you are a UK national or have settled status.
If you meet this criteria, please fill in a Guildhall Young Artists bursary application form here.
City of London Bursary Funding
Limited Funding is available for pupils who attend a City of London School or Academy and meet our eligibility criteria. This may be awarded to cover all or part of the cost of the course, depending upon the number of applications. Please complete the course application from indicating if you attend a City of London School or Academy and a member of the team will be in touch in due course.
Please note that as our 1:1 tuition is an introductory course, we are unable to offer bursary funding to support these lessons.
Absolutely! Guildhall Young Artists Online is open to everyone, although please be aware that the times listed for the Young Composers course are in UK time and that classes for 1:1 tuition will be delivered during UK time zones.
Please note that classes are taught in English, so it is important that you have sufficient English language skills to cope with the course demands.