We believe that one-to-one tuition is crucial for the full development and confidence of young musicians. We are proud to provide individual singing, organ, piano and accordion lessons and strive to make tuition accessible at the point of need and have bursary options available for cases of financial hardship.

We are grateful to the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, Wade’s Charity and a number of other trusts that provide bursaries so that all talented children are able to receive lessons, irrespective of their financial circumstances.

Thanks to the enormous generosity of The Hamish Ogston Foundation the Keyboard Studies Programme is now expanding across the Diocese of Leeds. Find out more here.

If you are interested in supporting our young musicians please click here for more information.

 

‘We are so grateful for the additional support the Music Department has given to our son. He has never had singing lessons before and the difference these have made on his confidence is huge! He is now starting to take choir more seriously and would love to eventually be in the scholars’ choir.’

Choir Parent

Being part of the Cathedral Choir and Keyboard Studies Programme means a lot to me, and over the past three years I’ve gained a lot from being involved with them. I built up confidence in the recent conducting workshop, and I’ve been able to work better as part of a team with others. Most importantly I’ve been able to learn a new instrument through my organ lessons. Since primary school I have really enjoyed making music – the Keyboard Studies Programme has made me able to go further with music.’

Moses, 15 years old

 

After brilliant boys and young t/b rehearsals yesterday, we had the Junior and Senior Girls Choirs back at the cathedral - a really free sound with so much potential! Massive thanks to @MulofVoyCIC for their Upper Voices anthology...we sang Panufnik and Boulanger 🎶🎵🎵🎶

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Our Director and Assistant Director of the Schools Singing Programme @thomas_leech and @charlottemezzo shared their huge experience and insights at @abcdtweets Choral Leaders Festival earlier today - how to max out the impact of starters, warm-ups and transition songs...

Absolutely blown away by @DOLMusic on @BBCLeeds my two children are featured in the Ave Maria later on. But the other choirs sound incredible and it’s being heard nationwide on local radio. V proud

On the Feast of the Assumption the BBC local radio Sunday Service comes from Leeds Cathedral and Schools Singing Programme, including @bcw_cat Bradford Catholic Youth Choir and two of the cathedral choirs - including pupils from @CHCHSLeeds and @notredamecoll @ThinkNotreDame

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Throwback to a fortnight ago when 600 melodicas arrived from Japan! We are all incredibly excited about our new whole class keyboard provision and can’t wait to share more melodica news with you soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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Amazing singing from even the youngest children at St. Joseph's yesterday. We are so privileged in the Schools Singing Programme to witness this joyful sound. ... See MoreSee Less
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We've had a lovely week with staff training and our choirs starting to return. Yesterday we had a great start with the Cathedral Boys Choir and our tenor and bass Schools Scholars. Today the Junior and Senior Girls Choirs returned - we are SO grateful to Multitude of Voyces for the amazing donation of their Upper Voices anthology, thank you! We read through some beautiful music by Roxanna Panufnik and Lili Boulanger 🎶🎵🎵🎶 ... See MoreSee Less
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It was brilliant to welcome the team back after the summer break with a full staff choir at today’s 11am Mass. What a beautiful sound our staff, old and new, make together. Here’s to a great new academic year! ... See MoreSee Less
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