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Founded in 1994, the Vaughan Centre for Young Musicians (VCYM) has given many hundreds of Primary school-aged boys a wonderful headstart with their music-making. Around 60 boys aged 8-11 (Years 4-6) from all across London gather at the Vaughan at 4.30 pm on Monday evening and spend two hours together studying music, making new friends and enjoying music-making together.

Please read the information below about how VCYM operates and then complete the application form on the following page if you would like to apply for your son to attend.

What is the Vaughan Centre for Young Musicians?

The Vaughan Centre for Young Musicians (VCYM), held from 4.30-6.30 pm, on ten Mondays each term offers Primary School age boys (ages 8-11) the opportunity to extend their music curriculum and receive specialist music tuition.

What does VCYM provide?

VCYM provides each boy who attends with one instrumental lesson (either individual or in a pair/group for beginners on certain instruments) lasting between twenty and thirty minutes. Instruments offered are Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone & Classical Guitar. Boys are provided with instruments on which to learn. The remaining time is spent in musicianship classes, where the boys play in an orchestra, sing in a choir, use music technology, receive aural and rhythmic training and composing lessons. At the end of each term there is an informal concert where the boys perform. Reports are written twice a year (at Christmas and Summer).

How much does it cost?

In September 2022 VCYM will cost £34 per session, £340 per term, invoiced termly and payable in advance.

How to apply

Please complete the form on the next page. You will be contacted by Miss Watkins, Music Adminstrator, with a date and time for the audition with Mr Price, Director of Music at the Vaughan.

If you have any questions please contact Tanya Watkins on