aim of Edinburgh Young Musicians is to help all children to enjoy music,
and to realise their individual musical potential, whatever that may be.
Young Musicians runs Saturday Morning Music Classes during school term
time, providing group musical tuition for schoolchildren and for children
in their final pre-school year. There is no upper age limit, although
currently the oldest children are aged 18.
Depending on their
age, children can attend classes in
Although all teaching is done in groups, children are
encouraged to take individual instrumental lessons outwith EYM where this
is appropriate. In addition to employing teaching staff, EYM also employs assistants
to help with many of the classes - usually students or senior pupils.
All classes take
place at St.
Thomas of Aquin's High School, close to Edinburgh City Centre. As well as using
teaching rooms, Edinburgh Young
Musicians also has the use of the staff room which is available as a
waiting room for parents and children and which also houses a self-service
coffee shop, organised by parents. The school hall is used on an
occasional basis for concerts.