Whether you want to get a new idea or project off the ground, or revitalise your current plans, this session will provide you with strategies to stay inspired, motivated and productive.

Within a supportive framework, explore new approaches to defining and refining your project idea, identifying and reaching your audience, and achieving your goals.

Tuesday 8 December 2020, 11am - 12.30pm, over Zoom

*Group capacity: max. 8 participants*

David Taylor

One of the leading entrepreneurs in the world of classical, David Taylor has built his career on a dynamic and energetic approach to bringing innovation to the arts, leading him to be named on Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2018 list. Since creating Yorkshire Young Sinfonia, it reached an audience of over 7.5 million people in just 4 years, with coverage including the BBC Radio 4 documentary 'Birth of an Orchestra'. David is in demand as a consultant, speaker, and content creator. Along his journey, he has become passionate about helping other musicians to become 'doers'; to help creative people to act and achieve, and especially get them to connect and grow your audience in the 21st century. David's website


  • YCAT coaching sessions provide a unique opportunity for you to explore a range of ideas, skills, and concerns relevant to life as a 21cMusician.

  • Small groups to encourage focused discussion within a friendly and supportive environment. 

  • Sessions are designed for classical musicians between the ages of 21 and 35. 

  • Sessions are led by one of our affiliated coaches, who have a broad range of experience and expertise, and in-depth understanding of the music industry. 

  • Every session is different in terms of its focus, group capacity, coach and participants, and you may only apply for one session at a time.

  • Sessions are free and currently held over Zoom. 


To apply, please complete an enquiry form. You will be asked to provide:

  • A brief outline of your education/career to date
  • A brief description of your project/idea
  • A question or topic related to your project which you would like to explore and think about in the session

We will contact you one week before the session to confirm your place, and with further information. Please note that we have limited capacity for each session to best allow for interaction and reflection. Where needed, we will prioritise attendees whose submissions demonstrate relevant concerns/interests/career stage. 

Booking for this event has now closed.