We offer a wide range of courses for young musicians here at Leeds College of Music, including courses in studio and songwriting, electric guitar, music technology, and music theory. You can browse our course offer for Under 18s here. Our largest course for young musicians is our Saturday Music School; you can find out more information below.
SATURDAY MUSIC SCHOOL (9–18 years)
Young performers and producers, interested in exploring musical ideas, playing in bands/ensembles and learning music technology, can join Saturday Music School, part of the junior department at Leeds College of Music.
Creative and vibrant, SMS delivers 30 weeks of ensemble, musicianship and music production tuition to young people between ages 9 and 18 on Saturday mornings during term time.
We believe that a range of high quality musical experiences are essential for developing and nurturing talented young musicians, and SMS delivers a fun yet challenging programme of sessions that are tailored to individual 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.
The SMS team is made up of musicians with a professional profile who are experienced educators with a passion for music.
We offer two routes depending on the student's interest. Please click on the courses below to find out more:
Saturday Music School at Leeds College of Music is a Leeds Music Education Partnership partner. The majority of the work and activity we undertake is in addition to that which is supported, commissioned or funded by LMEP.
We are responsible for quality assuring all of our work, and ensuring we have robust child protection, health & safety, and equal opportunities policies in place when working with children and young people.