Young Musicians

Engaging all ages


Saturday Music School at Leeds College of Music is a programme for young musicians aged 9–17 who are interested in exploring musical ideas, playing in bands and ensembles, learning music technology, and making new friends. 

Every Saturday morning during term time, young musicians can 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.

There are currently over 100 young musicians enrolled in Saturday Music School.  Most of our students live in the Leeds area, but some travel from as far as North Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Staffordshire.

We offer two routes depending on the student's interest.  Please click on the courses below to find out more:

SMS Performance
SMS Tech 

Term Dates 2015-16

Autumn/Winter 2015

19 September – 12 December 2015
(Half Term 31 October 2015)

Concert: Saturday 12 December 2015, 11:00

Spring 2016

9 January – 19 March 2016
(Half Term 20 February 2016)

Concert: Saturday 19 March 2016, 11:00

Summer 2016

16 April – 18 June 2016
(Bank Holiday 30 April, Half Term 4 June 2016)

Concert: Saturday 18 June 2016, 11:00


SMS Enquiries

If you have any questions, please get in touch. 
Contact Harriet Leech:
0113 222 3449 |


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Book on an SMS Open Day

Book your place on the next Open Day to find out more about Saturday Music School.

Apply for an SMS audition

Auditions for September 2016 entry take place on Saturday afternoons in June.  Please complete the online application. 

Studio & Songwriting Course for Young Musicians

Kick start your summer holiday with three days of music making, studio sessions, composing and recording techniques.  Find out more.

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