YOMA courses and programs


YOMA – for students

It is easy to participate in YOMA-courses. They are held in weekends, they are free of charge and are held both online and on site in Vänersborg. Sometimes also in cities of the other Nordic countries. You can choose to join for only one lesson, one day or all weekend.

Participate online: We have extensive experience of online teaching and you can get support from us with the technology. You are connected for your own lesson but also, you have the possibility to take part of the lessons of other participants.

The classes and courses of YOMA are divided into 4 levels. It starts with Open courses and lead up to the Soloist program. All levels meet at the same course. Read more about our courses and the build-up of our programs.

YOMA – for educators

As an educator/teacher, you can also take part in YOMA’s courses. Also free of charge and you collaborate with us, both digitally, on site in Vänersborg or elsewhere. Read more about YOMA for instrumental educators here.

All photos below: Olle Gustafsson

Frequently asked questions about the courses

The most common questions about our courses

All YOMA courses are free

All YOMA courses are over a weekend, during school holidays it can be longer. If you take an open course, you can participate in a lesson, one day or if there is room for it, even two days.

Open courses for everyone
You can search for open courses under Current courses. You can apply for several courses each year. No admission requirements other than that you must have played something / a few years.

Open program
Send a recording or a link to a recording to ulrich.kaatz@yomacenter.se.

The talent program
Send a recording to ulrich.kaatz@yomacenter.se and can then be invited to an entrance exam.

The soloist program
You can not apply for the soloist program, you can only be invited to the program by an international jury.

Open courses (level 1)
Course days / weekends for you around 10-18 years old who have played something / a few years. No more admission requirements. Level-adapted teaching.

Open program (level 2)
Course weekends for you from around 10 – 18 years old who want to play at a more advanced level within your age group. If you are accepted, you are invited to a number of the Talent Program’s course weekends each year

Talent program (level 3)
Course weekends for you from around 10-18 years old at a very advanced level within your age group. If you are accepted, you will be offered participation in all course weekends in the Talent Program, up to one weekend a month

Soloist program (level 4)
For the country’s and the Nordic countries’ distinct soloist talents