Welcome to YMS!
- YMS supports learning with awards to promising students to help pay for their lessons.
- YMS supports performance by arranging concerts featuring young local talent
- YMS supports listening by subsidising tickets for classical concerts at local venues.
A musical education is a costly undertaking, and the potential of many talented youngsters is wasted because the expense is too much for their families. Lessons, a decent instrument, sheet music, exams, attending concerts, travel and summer schools all cost money.
Young Musicians' Support is here to help. In 1988, with the encouragement and support of Dartington North Devon Trust, a group of concerned professional musicians, teachers and enthusiasts established the YMS to raise funds to promote excellence in musical education throughout the region. Over the last twenty-five years, the YMS has raised thousands of pounds and helped hundreds of local young people to achieve their goals.
YMS is honoured to have Imogen Cooper as its patron. A wonderfully inspiring advocate for the involvement of young people in music-making, Imogen has donated the proceeds of her recent concerts in Barnstaple to YMS.