Fees for Academic Year 2020/2021

Core curriculum

Core curriculum classes at SCYM are scheduled to match school term dates, where possible. Core curriculum covers instrumental and vocal ensemble coaching in at least one ensemble, a musicianship class and choir. It also includes masterclasses and workshops from visiting artists, including those from the Guildhall School or the adjoining Saffron Hall.

Fee for autumn term 2020:  £240 and £800 for the year. Parents/carers are invoiced at the start of each term, with payment to be made online or by cheque. Please ask if you would like to pay by instalments.

Fee for spring term 2021  £280 a term or £800 for the year

If four or more ensembles or classes are taken the fee is £300 per term or £840 for the year.

Full curriculum 

Fee is as per core curriculum, but with additional individual tuition.

Price: Lessons are charged at £18 for 30 minutes. 45 or 60 minutes are also available, with tutors agreement.

Ensemble only

An option for young musicians in year 9 and upwards who may choose to play in one or more ensembles only, and no choir or musicianship class.

Price: £11 per ensemble .

Kodaly classes

Price: The cost per child for a 45 minute class is £6.00, or £60 per term. Effective spring term 2021 the price will be £10 per 45 minute class, or £100 a term.

Financial assistance 

A means tested bursary scheme is in place..  If you would like to apply for a bursary, please request an application form from the SCYM office.


We regret it is not possible to give refunds in the event of a student’s absence as the Centre has to continue paying professional tutors and overheads. SCYM expects as close to 100% attendance as possible, as the best progress is made by students if they commit to the long-term weekly training.  Once a student is established on the courses at SCYM, after a trial period of two weeks, a term’s notice is required to stop attending. This notice period is required so the Centre can fulfil its obligations to the professional tutors and pay for the facilities, and to ensure a proper commitment is made by the young musicians attending. The students get the best of the Centre and out of themselves if they commit to attending every Saturday in term time, so there is no ‘drop-in’ option or fortnightly attendance option. Thank you for your understanding.