Suitable for under 18s

Short courses

Short courses, summer schools and ensembles that are suitable for musicians under the age of 18.

  • Generation Big Band

    Saturday 28 January 2017
    Suitable for 14-18 years

    Generation Big Band at Leeds College of Music aims to bring together excellence across all generations of the Yorkshire jazz community.

    Young musicians interested in joining Generation Big Band can complete our online audition form.

  • Develop your Songwriting with Beccy Owen

    Saturday 4 February 2017
    Suitable for 16+ years

    This fun and inclusive weekend is perfect for singers, acoustic guitarists and pianists who are keen to build their confidence and expertise in writing songs and setting lyrics to music in a friendly and supportive environment.

  • ABRSM Grade 5 Theory Course for Young Musicians

    Saturday 4 February 2017
    Suitable for 12-18 years

    This course is aimed at young people working towards their Grade 5 Theory exam. Tutor Ben will guide them through all of the requirements for the exam, as well as providing wider contextual information which will help students become well-rounded and more knowledeable musicians.

  • Introduction to Mixing and Mastering (May)

    Saturday 20 May 2017
    Suitable for 16+ years

    This course will teach you the fundamentals of mixing and mastering a range of recorded audio as well as covering the associated processes involved.


  • Musical Theatre & Opera Singers’ Weekend

    Saturday 10 June 2017
    Suitable for 16+ years

    An intensive weekend of professional vocal coaching that will help develop your technique and characterisation, either in opera or in musical theatre.

  • LCM Popular Music Grades 3-5 Theory Revision Day

    Saturday 10 June 2017
    Suitable for 12-18 years

    Following the London College of Music Popular Music theory syllabus, this course is for those who want to further their theory knowledge or who would like a revision session for the June 2017 Popular thoery exam.

  • Introduction to Audio Recording

    Saturday 10 June 2017
    Suitable for 16+ years

    In a classroom and professional studio setting, this course will teach you the fundamentals of audio recording, including microphone types, microphone placement and digital audio theory. 


  • Jazz Improvisation Weekend 2

    Saturday 17 June 2017
    Suitable for 16+ years

    This intensive course is for the improviser ready to take their jazz language to the next level.

  • Electric Guitar Workshop

    Saturday 1 July 2017
    Suitable for 11 - 18 years

    Make your playing more creative and improve your skills in this practical workshop with Krish Thiruchelvam.

Have an idea for a short course?

We run a varied programme of short courses throughout the year, and we're always keen to try out new ideas and initiatives. If the type of course you're interested in isn't listed above, please contact us using the form below, and we'll let you know what we're planning.

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Are you looking for a special gift for a young musician? We have a wide range of high-quality and inspirational courses for under 18s at Leeds College of Music. Browse our list of courses on the left-hand side and book a memorable present for a young musician.


Saturday Music School

Saturday Music School is part of the junior department of Leeds College of Music.  Creative and vibrant, SMS delivers 30 weeks of ensemble and musicianship tuition to young people between ages 9 and 18.  We believe a range of high quality musical experiences are essential for developing and nurturing talented young musicians.

Every Saturday morning during term time, young musicians come along to Saturday Music School for a fun yet challenging programme of three hour-long sessions that are tailored to their abilities and interests.

Find out more about Saturday Music School here.


Current LCoM Saturday Music School students receive 10% discount on all short courses for Young Musicians. To claim your discount, please contact the Short Courses team by telephone, stating the name of your chosen course.


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