Each YYM student has an individually tailored programme of study, encompassing instrumental tuition and broader musical enrichment opportunities. Our students demonstrate musical commitment, high levels of musicianship and the drive to realise their musical potential.
YYM is a registered charity operating from centres in Hull & Leeds. As a Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) in Music, we are supported by the Department for Education’s Music & Dance Scheme. YYM is overseen by a unique partnership comprising Opera North, Leeds Conservatoire and all sixteen local authority music services in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
“As the mother of a young musician with Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Auditory Processing Difficulties and extremely challenging and oppositional behaviour during his primary school years, YYM helped me believe he was indeed still capable of achieving the kinds of successes he has. I’ve spent a life-time trying to explain to him that nobody gets anywhere in life without a huge amount of support from a team of people behind them. As that African saying goes: “It takes a village to raise a child.”
Thank you for being part of his village.“
“He has greatly enjoyed his time with you all and it’s been such a delight to watch him flourish at YYM. We are all very grateful for you and all teachers who directed him through the world of music.“
“YYM was an amazing place to study; it was hugely helpful in building my confidence both within my musical studies and my own self. There are not many words left to describe what YYM has done for me, all that can be said is thank you!“
“As a diagnosed dyslexic my daughter has been given accessible but also systematic, creative and content rich music teaching at YYM. It has given her an amazing foundation to go to Music College with. We will be forever grateful to YYM for helping our daughter reach her musical potential but in a way that totally protected her mental health and treated her as a whole person.“
“YYM kick-started my musical career, I would highly recommend YYM to any young person who wishes for a great musical education“
“YYM has made me into a lifelong musician. Performing increased my confidence and taught me how to communicate, which are invaluable skills.“
“Without YYM, I never would have achieved my dream of studying music at one of the best Universities in the world“
“Please also allow me to express my endless gratitude for all the knowledge, support and encouraging you and all teachers gave to my daughter through the years.“
“YYM gave me the high-quality training needed to achieve my ambition of conducting at the Royal Opera House.“