Students can choose to take part in a musicianship class, a choir and at least one instrumental and/or vocal ensemble. Younger students follow a set curriculum which is taught in the morning.  Individual tuition in most instruments as well as composition and music production is available on request. All classes take place in the music department at Saffron Walden County High School, with many opportunities... read more


The SCYM academic year started on September 17th 2022 and runs for 30 weeks of the academic year.

An outstanding opportunity for young musicians

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Welcome to The Saffron Centre for Young Musicians!

We are a specialist Saturday school offering high quality musical training to students aged 4 to 18. The SCYM is a partnership between Saffron Hall, Essex Music Education Hub and Saffron Walden County High School. It provides outstanding opportunities for students with a special interest in music from absolute beginner to diploma standard. Children come together every week to play in a wide range of ensembles and choirs, led by professional tutors and is held in the Music Department at Saffron Walden County High School. The special partnership that makes up the SCYM gives students access to visiting artists from the Saffron Hall.

Kate Llewellyn, Head of Centre