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Make Music: Young People

Love music and want to make more of it? Us too.

Make Music: Young People is the place where you’ll find fun classes, exciting bands and choirs to join, and individual tuition to help you create, perform and enjoy music with confidence.

Our classes, courses and ensembles put your love of music at the centre of everything you learn, along with some incredible performance opportunities as your playing develops.

Not sure where to start? Contact our team on:

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The deadline for applying to our Foundation, Step Up, Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) and Ensemble Programmes for 23/24 academic year was 21st April.

We can still take applications but may need to prioritise those received before the deadline.

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…for courses running during term times September 2023 to April 2024

Teens and Young Adults

Choirs, classes and courses with chances to join year-round.


There are so many benefits in studying with Make Music: Young People. Learning music improves skills, confidence and self-esteem, and students have gone on to a wide range of careers, apprenticeships, higher education and to the UK’s top music conservatoires.

We’re keen to encourage applicants from the widest range of backgrounds, making sure that everybody has the chance to study with us. We support access to music study and have specialist skills in working with children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances. Financial support is available through grants and bursaries.

  • Lots of students don’t have to pay any fees at all.
  • In 2022-2023 families received over £230,000 of bursaries.
  • 75% of Centre for Advanced Training students received a bursary.

Find out how we support children and young people to study music through our bursary programme or contact

Learn more about Bursaries

For Schools & Families

Gather round for stories of how Make Music Young People shaped lives