Openings for Voice Lessons

Center for Young Musicians has openings for lessons in singing. Why not schedule a four lesson trial for your student! In that time, our voice teacher, Ms. Lindsay, can coach for upcoming auditions, work on a school performance, or just get your student started on the right track!

When you think about it, all music students should have these major goals for their studies: that they can 1) look at a page of music and hear it in their head, and 2) to be able to sing their part! All musicians, of every instrument, should be able to match pitch and sing their music.

This is the perfect time to round out your student’s musical studies. Call or visit the website to schedule a four lesson trial today!

(724) 935-0505 

Reminder: Lessons on Monday, January 20th (MLK Day)

Just a reminder that we do have lessons and classes on MLK Monday!

New Year is Coming… Ready for New Lessons?

Happy Holidays!

We will see you soon when CYM starts up again on January 6th!

Meanwhile, this might be the most wonderful time to think about adding new lessons or group classes to your student’s music studies!

Did you know that beyond piano, violin, cello, guitar, and voice we offer….

Banjo? Drum Set? Ukulele? Adult Lessons and Classes? CYM offers something for everyone in your household. Call us for a consult!

THINKING AHEAD: Do you have a request for summer programming? Let us know in the comments below- we will begin preparations for summer course offerings soon!

Holiday Event Reminder!

So many great things are happening this holiday season with CYM students and teachers! Here’s what on deck. Support CYM by attending:

SING! An Irish Christmas: Thursday, December 12, Benedum Center. Email Ms. Amy if you need comp tickets-

CYM Holiday Concert: CYM students performing for each other at the Unitarian Church in Shadyside, December 14, 7:00pm.  Contact Mr. Erich with questions-

CYM Pianists at the Nutcracker December 14, 7:00pm-9:00pm.  For more information contact Ms. Simmi-

Strings at Carnegie Museum: December 19th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm. For more information, contact Ms. Rochelle-

“SING! An Irish Christmas” Comes to Pittsburgh

Bring the whole family to a Christmas concert that will have your foot tapping, and your hands clapping! Imagine favorite carols and songs with fiddlers playing reels, plus a band of instrumentalists, and 200 voice choir singing along with you!

Our own Mr. Rob will be conducting the 200-voice choir for “Sing! An Irish Christmas” which will be held at the Benedum. Some of the choristers are coming from other states just to be a part of this concert. Recently the Gettys asked to add a children’s choir to the program, so our own Ms. Amy has been rehearsing with a 35-voice choir assembled from all over Pennsylvania and Ohio. Come concert time, she will be singing with the choir!

This tour is in its ninth year- and the first for the Pittsburgh area. Other stops in the 2019 tour include Carnegie Hall in NYC, and and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Keith and Kristyn Getty are from Ireland, and have been writing modern hymns for many years and their music is used in churches world-wide. They also have a passion for children’s music, and music in the home, and have created and published books for children and families to share, as well as song books for churches to use.

From the Getty website- a fascinating fact:

In 2017 Keith Getty was honored as an “Officer of the Order of the British Empire” (OBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The award, which commemorates Getty’s contribution to “Music and Modern Hymn Writing,” marks the first occasion that the award has been given to an individual involved in the world of contemporary church music.

When: Thursday, December 12, 7:30 pm

Where: Benedum Center, Pittsburgh

For more information, purchase tickets, and to watch the promo video, visit the Getty web page.

Need an Idea for Holiday Gift Giving?

How about a gift of quality hand percussion instruments?

Musikgarten is having their one-time-a-year special for families and teachers!

Musikgarten Musical Instrument Sets

For ages 18 months and up

Set 1

  • Instruments provide a wide range of sounds. Scarves for dancing and exploring.
  • Perfect size instruments for children’s small hands to use in group or individual play.
  • Natural wood and environmentally friendly.
  • Two instruments for you and your child to play together.
  • Drawstring carrying bag.

Price: $14.95, plus shipping


Set 2

  • Add a drum! Wood frame, natural calf skin 

Price: $28.95, plus shipping


Set 3

  • Add grooved sticks for a unique sound, sand blocks, wood rattles, and a bean bag!


Price: $39.95, plus shipping

All items appropriate for ages 18 months to 5 year olds

To order:

Call Musikgarten directly, 800-216-6864, or email at

Questions? Ask Ms. Amy at

NOTE: Shipping prices are for USA. Call for shipping prices on international orders.

Welcome New Voice Faculty, Lindsay McGinnis

We are thrilled to announce the addition of voice teacher, Lindsay McGinnis!

Lindsay studied music at The Ohio State University where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, and then at Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance.

Lindsay brings a broad experience of teaching and performing to this position. Having a background in musical theater as an actor as well as director and teacher, she is ready to welcome new students with a variety of goals. Her performances range from opera to oratorio to musical theater to sacred choral music!

Ms. McGinnis looks forward to building her studio here at CYM, and we are looking forward to welcoming her to our family.

Call the office if you would like more information about Lindsay’s schedule and locations.

Welcome, Lindsay!

Save the Date: CYM All-School Solo Recitals Will Be Held On April 4, 2020

Every year CYM holds solo recitals for all students. It’s an exciting time to be together as one community, and for our students to shine as they present months of work. Be sure to put the date on your calendar today!

Take a Look at Our Refreshed Website!

If you have not visited our website  lately, please take a look and browse our updated pages!

Some things you can do on our website that you might not have known:

  • See events for this week, this month
  • Sign up for events
  • Read blog posts about our faculty, events, articles for parents, child development, event reviews, and more!
  • Check the events calendar
  • Register for additional lessons
  • Browse all curricular offerings
  • Read about our faculty, our history

Why not peruse it today- it’s a new look! Let us know what you find!

Sewickley Paving Set for this Friday-Sunday

We were informed this morning about the paving schedule by the Borough Office and are passing this along for your reference.

Milling will begin on the Green Street Parking Lot and Green Street on Friday, October 11, 2019.  Both will be closed to all traffic beginning at 5 a.m.  They will open on Saturday with NO LINES painted on the surface. 

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, Division Street Lot will be closed to traffic beginning approximately at 5 a.m. and will be closed for the remainder of the day.  This lot will be opened on Sunday with NO LINES.  Duquesne Way will be closed for three hours on Saturday. 

The lots will be accessible without painted lines and feather ramps will be installed for traffic to access the lots until they are paved.

Paving will be done one day next week.  As soon as we get the information from the contractor about which day we will pass that along to you as well.

The Center for Young Musicians