Centre for Young Musicians - Prelude Strings Programme
This programme for ages 7–11 is suited to young string players (grades 1-3) who are starting on their musical journey.
Applications for entry in September 2023 are now closed. Late applications will be considered if spaces are available. Please get in touch if you have missed the deadline.
- Course dates:
- Saturday term time
- Course times:
- Art form:
- Fees for 2023/24 will be confirmed in Spring 2023
- Level of study:
- Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (ages 4-18)
- Mode of study:
- In-person | Music Centres
- Morley College, London Waterloo
- Contact details:
About the Prelude Strings Programme
This programme for ages 7–11 is suited to young string players who are starting on their musical journey. Through a 90-minute class each Saturday, children will improve their skills in reading notation, practical musicianship, ensemble work and technique.
Students will be playing at Grade 1-3 level and will usually progress into the Full Programme after one or two years.
Fees for 2023/24 will be confirmed in Spring 2023
We ask you to pay termly or by 10 monthly standing order instalments. We ask for a term’s notice if you decide to withdraw at any point.
Spring Term Dates 2023
Saturday 7 January
Saturday 14 January
Saturday 21 January
Saturday 28 January
Saturday 4 February
Half-term (no session on 11 February)
Saturday 18 February
Saturday 25 February
Saturday 4 March
Saturday 11 March
Saturday 18 March
Saturday 25 March - Annual Concert
Summer Term Dates 2023
Saturday 22 April
Saturday 29 April
Kings Coronation (no session on 6 May)
Saturday 13 May
Saturday 20 May
Half-term (no session on 27 May & 3 June)
Saturday 10 June
Saturday 17 June
Saturday 24 June
Saturday 1 July
Saturday 8 July
Saturday 15 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. CYM expects as close to 100% attendance as possible, to ensure you get the most out of your studies.
A full term’s notice is required to stop attending CYM. This notice period is required to fulfil obligations to the professional tutors, pay for facilities and to encourage young participants to be fully committed to the courses they’ve chosen.