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

Mae Edwards: a mentor’s journey

Music has always been a huge part of my life. I started violin at 11 […]

A teacher’s perspective: Identifying Talent training

My trainer, Hugh Nankivell, was such an inspirational and motivational character. I’ve really enjoyed trying […]

Kwasi’s Story: Furthering Talent

AYM started me off on my first instrument, the alto saxophone, and if they hadn’t […]

Annual Awards: Poppy’s story

I first heard Nicola Benedetti play when I was four or five, and immediately wanted […]

Award winners tackle Mozart’s Flute Quartet in C

Funded by theElias Fawcett Trust, four Award winners took part in an intensive four week […]

An evening at Lotherton Hall, Leeds

On Friday 23 March 2018 three Award winners spent the day at Lotherton Hall in […]

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