City of Leeds Youth Music

Do you sing or play an instrument? Join one of our music groups for young people in Leeds!

ArtForms is proud to manage City of Leeds Youth Music (CLYM) Groups on behalf of Leeds Music Education Partnership. These ensembles offer the highest level of music-making opportunities to young people in Leeds aged 19 and under.

The City of Leeds Youth Music groups meet weekly during the Leeds term time.

To find out about upcoming events, including open rehearsals where you can come along and try out a group for free, see

Some fee waivers and bursaries are available for those who need them. If you would like to discuss these options for your child, please email

Free beginner ensembles!

With funding from the Leeds Music Education Partnership all beginner ensembles in our Music Centres and City of Leeds Youth Music groups are completely free.

We have free beginner ensembles in 6 of our Music Centres at Guiseley, Horsforth, North Leeds, Rothwell, South Leeds and Wetherby. Our two beginner Youth Music groups are also free; Leeds Schools’ String Orchestra and Leeds Schools’ Brass Ensemble

See where our beginner ensembles can lead! –

If you would like to know more about City of Leeds Youth Music Groups, please email or ring the ArtForms office on 0113 3782850.

Paying your invoice

If you have received an invoice for City of Leeds Youth Music fees, you can pay online.. Alternatively, you can pay or set up a monthly direct debit over the phone on 0113 3760360.

For general invoice queries, please contact

Latest News

Opportunity for young composers!

LYJRO are taking part in an exciting project this academic year alongside other Youth Jazz bands which involves the commissioning and performing of new material. As part of the commissioning, there is the opportunity for two young composers (aged 18 to 25) to take part. Those who are chosen will work alongside a composer and be involved in the composing process.

If you are interested in applying, please follow the link below. Applications close on the 18th December at 5pm.

Affiliated Partner Ensembles

The groups below are run by LMEP partner organisations. They are part of the CLYM family but have their own enrolment process and fees. Please follow their links for more information: