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

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

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

We welcome you to Manorbrook School

For further information, please contact  our Administrator: assist.tamt@gmail.com


We look forward to welcoming all students back for the Summer Term

​         Summer Term Dates 2022:


30 April          

7   May

14 May

21 May

(Half Term 28th May & 4th June)

11 June

18 June

On Saturday 18 June TAYM students will be joined by musicians from the Rockhampton Folk Festival as part of their outreach programme.  Faris Ishaq and Tara Minton will perform a concert and workshop for TAYM students from 11-12, before they go on to appear later in the afternoon at the festival itself.  

25 June

2   July 

9   July 

16 July:  Summer Performance

Castle School, Park Rd, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 1HT

9.00am - 12.30pm 

Open Morning

Saturday 10th September 2022

Manorbrook School BS35 1JW

9.30 - 11.30am

Come and try out our instruments, meet the Tutors and see what TAYM is  all about. There will be plenty for you to try - clarinet, cello, violin, flute, pbone (plastic trombone), and more. 

No need to register, just pop in when you have time. There is plenty of parking.

We look forward to seeing you!

For further information contact our Administrator

e-mail:     Assist.TAMT@gmail.com

Some examples of the children's work through lockdown

Here are some highlights of the amazing work our children have completed through the last year of lockdown. For more videos, see our YouTube channel.

Lockdown Project - Consider Yourself

Our senior string section spent the Spring 2021 term learning Consider Yourself from the musical Oliver! What a fantastic performance!  

Lockdown Project - Eye of the Tiger

During the Lockdown in 2020, our senior and training orchestra members worked independently to learn their parts to Eye of the Tiger and them came together to record this amazing video.

Lockdown Project - Ode to Joy

These junior musicians have been learning to play the pBone (a light-weight plastic trombone) for less than a year, with most of their lessons taking place virtually. Just look at what they can already do!

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

Early years

Our Early Years sessions are fun musical activities for 4- to 6-year-olds

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 

Let's play!

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

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

Musicians also take part in the TAYM choir

Training orchestra

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

Designed  for more experienced musician, 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

Senior orchestra is designed to give more experienced musicians the chance to play in string/wind ensembles and a full orchestra 

Musicians can also choose to take part in choir, theory lessons, ensembles, or swing/jazz ensembles

Swing Band

This is open to any brass or wind player and there’s some great swing, blues, jazz and rock music to play.  We learn together how to improvise.  The group is led by our trombone tutor, Chris White-Horne, who is also the musical director of the Thornbury Swing Band. The session runs at the same time as the choir and theory classes.

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