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Thornbury Area Youth Music

Run by professional music tutors and parents for children who want to learn a musical instrument in a fun and supportive environment

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TAYM welcomes you to Manorbrook School.

For further information, please contact our administrator at

A group of TAYM young musicians

We meet on Saturday mornings, during term time, at Manorbrook School in Thornbury, and run a variety of musical activities for children aged between 4 and 18.


Our aim is to remove barriers to learning an instrument and to make it fun!   

"Music education matters. 

Young people want to participate in it, and it brings real benefits to millions who do.

It supports educational outcomes, improves health and wellbeing, and creates opportunities in growing sectors of the economy"

From:  'How to ensure every child can access a good music education', Ben Cooper, Senior Researcher, Fabian Society August 2022



Summer Term 2024

6th July: Summer Concert - Manorbrook Primary School

Saturday 13th July - Music workshop in the morning for all instruments and abilities, featuring the Castle School Steel Pans. Please sign up via Mary Auton, Administrator:

22nd to 26th July - Tour to Holland with Rednock School


Autumn Term 2024


Open/recruitment morning:

7th September 2024: 9:30am to 11:30am

A chance for children to try out some instruments and sign up for Foundation or LP classesstarting in September!

14th September, 21st September,
28th September, 5th October, 12th October, 19th October

(HALF TERM: 26th October and 2nd November - no sessions)

9th November, 16th November, 23rd November

30th November: Autumn Concerts



Some young children taking part in a music lesson


Our early years sessions are fun, musical activities for 4 - 6 year olds.

Children have fun with recorders, boomwackers, bells and other beginner instruments to learn beats and basic music making.




3 young children playing the trombone


   Music lessons for 6 to 10-year-olds or beginners of any age.

We offer group lessons and musicianship classes with experienced tutors to cater for children of all abilities.

In their second year, children can also take part in a beginners' orchestra with a variety of instruments.



a group of children playing the violin


Giving our musicians the experience of playing in ensembles and orchestras - this is the ideal place for them to hone their skills.

Musicians can also take part in the TAYM choir.

Training orchestra is designed to give musicians with some experience the chance to play in string/wind ensembles and a full orchestra.




children sitting in a group playing flutes and clarinets


For more experienced musicians - these sessions challenge the children to develop their skills even further. 

Musicians can also choose to take part in choir, attend theory lessons or rehearse in small ensembles.

Senior orchestra gives more experienced musicians the chance to play in string/wind ensembles and a full orchestra.

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