The new Guildhall Young Artists King’s Cross Center will open on September 24. It is part of the Guildhall Young Artists network, which links centers across the UK offering performing arts training to young people. The network already includes centers in London, Taunton, Saffron Walden, Norwich and online. This will be the third campus based in London. Others include the Center for Young Musicians in Waterloo and the Junior Guildhall. The King’s Cross campus will offer six courses in music, drama and production arts, each catering to different ages.
Of the six courses, three are related to music: “Creativity starts here” (5 to 7 years old), “Music discovery course” (7 to 11 years old) and “Music course” (11 to 18 years old). ). They will aim to provide insight into music education, with the Beginner course focusing on games and exercises, the Intermediate course covering a wide range of musical styles, and the Advanced course offering ensemble games and personalized activities. Classes will take place on Saturdays during term time and will be based at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in King’s Cross. No previous audition or experience is necessary to enter the program.
By being part of the Guildhall Young Artists network, students at the King’s Cross campus will benefit from visits from Guildhall students and tutors, as well as cross-disciplinary performance opportunities with other students in the program. Workshops, competitions and concerts organized by the school will also be offered to students.
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama was founded in 1880 and has since grown into one of the UK’s leading conservatories. Notable string alumni include cellist Jacqueline du Pré and violinists Jennifer Pike and Tasmin Little.
For more information and to apply, go to Guild House Website. Scholarships are available and a 20% discount on the first term fee will be applied to those who apply before September 12.