The experiences available to our students are unmatched in their motivational and nurturing effects. Instrumentalists as young as five-years-old have been selected to perform at prestigious events, including Opening Night for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall. Frequent performances are a key element of the curriculum, and develop polished and poised musicians. Furthermore, the positive feedback received from their audience keeps our students inspired and motivated to further refine their craft.
While we are indeed proud of our experienced musicians, we equally embrace the student who desires a less rigorous musical education, who studies for enjoyment and/or appreciation. Our outstanding faculty and supportive peer groups offer enormous intellectual, social and cultural benefits to these students as well.
All styles of music are studied at CYM with a classical foundation emphasized for most students. Jazz and popular music are introduced and developed further for those students with an interest.
The full-time administrative staff assists with scheduling classes, purchasing required and supplemental materials, and providing you with up-to-date information on all current CYM events and activities. Our staff will also keep you informed on general information regarding school policies and procedures, curriculum objectives, and educational plans for your child.
CYM is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., year-round. Day, evening and weekend classes are available at all levels of study in order to provide ample options for families. Our flexible make-up policy is unique in its customer service ethic. Since the administrative staff is readily available, your needs can be met quickly.
CYM classes operate out of four locations throughout the Pittsburgh area. Our original site in Wexford at 120 Lake Drive is a renovated single-family home in the business district near the Whole Foods Plaza. The Sewickley site is a landmark storefront at 437 Beaver Street. Our city site is housed within Winchester Thurston’s Lower School at 555 Morewood Avenue. The Fox Chapel site is shared between the Laurie Ann West Community Center at 1220 Powers Run Road in Fox Chapel, and at Winchester Thurston’s North Campus at 4225 Middle Road in Allison Park.