Removing obstacles, realising potential

Each of our programmes is built around two key aims: removing the financial barriers and other obstacles that prevent young people getting into music, and helping realise their potential once they’re on their way. We’re here to give the best help and support possible, inspiring them to not only succeed, but excel.

Click on any of our programme areas to find out more

Identifying Talent

Training teachers how to spot and nurture young people’s musical potential

Furthering Talent

Targeting and sustaining young people’s emerging talent through individual support

Annual Awards

Funding young talent UK-wide, through annual grants and tailor made help for individual musicians

Innovation and Research

In our independent role in the music education sector: leading new thinking and action on talent development

New and updates from across our programmes

AYM and Elias Fawcett Trust: intensive chamber music courses

Over the past few years, with generous funding from the Elias Fawcett Trust, AYM have […]

2017 Chamber Music Project

Funded by the Elias Fawcett Trust, our 2017 chamber music project saw us partner with […]

AYM on film: a look back at Talent to Talent

Talent to Talent aims to enable young musicians to take a lead and discover more […]

Spotting facets of musical potential

This resource was developed in partnership with Youth Music. The full resource can also be […]

Working with Youth Music to develop ‘Identifying Talent’

In 2008, with support from Youth Music we initiated an action research programme looking at […]

Common barriers for musical progression journeys poster

This poster was developed in partnership with Ben Sandbrook of World Pencil as part of […]

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