Event Recap

Blues Workshop a Cool Success!

May 22, 2019

Guitar students of all ages learned the chords, the techniques, and the harmonic progressions used in rock and popular music! Students experimented with some simple improvisations and riffs over the 12 bar blues. Most of the students had no previous blues experience, but took what they did know and applied it to the blues genre with the expert help of Mr Mark! What a great way to spend a Saturday! Congrats to all!

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CYM Solo Recital Pictures!

May 20, 2019

Our Solo Recitals were captured this year with photographs of our CYM students, teachers, and staff in action! Scroll through the photos below to enjoy and relive that special day. And this is not all! Additional pictures will be uploaded soon. Our Marketing Manager, Jake Niehl, continues to be very busy documenting this important day for all of us, so stay tuned. If you see a photograph you particularly like, we will be bringing information to you soon about how you can order your own prints! For now, enjoy! IMG_2847 IMG_1568 IMG_2842 IMG_2834 IMG_2832 IMG_2823 IMG_2819 IMG_2818 IMG_2811 IMG_2809 IMG_2807 IMG_2804 IMG_2802 IMG_2791 IMG_2788 IMG_2786 IMG_2780 IMG_2775 IMG_2768 IMG_2767 IMG_2763 IMG_2760 IMG_2752 IMG_2750 IMG_2747 IMG_2741 IMG_2740 IMG_2738 IMG_2734 IMG_2728 IMG_2726 IMG_2724 IMG_2721 IMG_2720 IMG_2716 IMG_2708 IMG_2704 IMG_2699 IMG_2697 IMG_2690 IMG_2689 IMG_2677 IMG_2668 IMG_2667 IMG_2666 IMG_2659 IMG_2657 IMG_2652 IMG_2645 IMG_2644 IMG_2642 IMG_2637 IMG_2632 IMG_2629 IMG_2627 IMG_2621 IMG_2620 IMG_2616 IMG_2614 IMG_2612 IMG_2608...

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CYM Trios: Ensembles in Action

May 15, 2019

Six CYM students performed this week at St. James Church, for a pre-concert presentation. CYM’s piano trios from Wexford and Sewickley performed 6 pieces beautifully for a very appreciative and welcoming audience! Trios are traditionally comprised of piano, violin, and cello. Pictured (from left to right): Ms. Leah, Clara Yuo, Alexa Bronkaj, Yazan Alissa, Alena Gurevich, Abby Bojalad, Elliott Drake, Ms. Simmi. Thank you students, for sharing your gifts with the community! And thank you, Ms. Leah and Ms. Simmi, for your leadership and mentoring of these fine young musicians. And a heads up to our CYM family: these trios will be performing again – this time on the Saturday Light Brigade radio show on June 1st, so tune in!

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CYM Violinists Entertain at Heinz Hall

May 13, 2019

CYM students performed for symphony-goers yesterday at Heinz Hall! Violin music filled the air in a pre-concert offering as patrons gathered to hear the PSO which was featuring violinist, Vilde Frang. Heinz Hall hosts an eclectic mix of pre-concert performances that enhance the concert-going experience, and showcase community musicians in the elegant spotlight of the Grand Lobby. Thank you teachers and students for beautifully representing the Center for Young Musicians in this pre-concert presentation!

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Achievement Day Recap

May 1, 2019

Really meaningful progress in practice time comes from setting goals. Sharing those goals with others and receiving positive reinforcement makes it not only more enjoyable, but also makes that growth more effective and more deeply rooted in habit! Our most recent Achievement Day was a grand success as students learned to set and achieve goals in their practice or performance! Several students participated in this wonderful opportunity for students and their teachers. To prepare, teachers helped their students set an achievable goal in one of their pieces. The student then played that goal – or the whole piece – and received immediate feedback from CYM instructors!  Talk with your teacher today about setting a goal… for the next event at CYM!!      

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Confidence Workshop a Big Success!

April 18, 2019

Ms. Grace and CYM students enjoyed exploring what it takes to gain confidence in performance! Strategies were discussed for the weeks that  lead up to a performance. Preparation is the key! Practical strategies for the day of a performance were also presented. The audience enjoyed works by Brahms, Gillock, and Faber. Good work, students, for taking the time to improve your preparation and presentation!  

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Ms Grace’s Community Concert Fills the Day with Beauty!

April 17, 2019

I remember as I was growing up I would love to hear my teachers play their instruments. As a high school student I was mesmerized hearing the Dayton Philharmonic perform, knowing that my band director was principal trumpet! Seeing and hearing your teacher in action is so valuable. It gives families valuable insights into the artistry of their teacher. For the student, the moment can provide a lifetime of motivation as they think Wow, that could be me one day! And it really can! Our students just need to know what to aim for. And to see the joy it brings to our teachers to be able to share confidently their musical accomplishments with others. Ms Grace has done just that in her recent CYM Community Concert! Congratulations to Ms. Grace and her student performers!

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3….2…..1…..Saturday Light Brigade!

April 17, 2019

Ms. Simmi and her students took to the airwaves for an awesome SLB show this weekend! Just what is the Saturday Light Brigade, you ask? SLB is a public radio program featuring acoustic music and family programming including participatory puzzles and games as well as on-air telephone calls from children and adults. Broadcast since 1978, it is one of the longest-running public radio programs in the United States.    Piano students from the Center for Young Musicians demonstrated their public speaking and performance confidence in a segment devoted entirely to them! As always, the host (Mr. Larry Berger) made the students feel very comfortable and at ease playing on air and chatting about themselves. Listeners enjoyed beautiful classical pieces as well as some Disney favorites! Participating in SLB gives our musicians an inside look at the broadcasting environment, including everything it takes to produce a show. A huge thank you...

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Ms. Grace’s Community Concert

March 29, 2019

Ms. Grace’s Community Concert a Grand Success! Ms Grace and her CYM piano students presented a wonderful Community Concert at our Sewickley location! Music of Bach, Debussy and Respighi filled the air. Thank you to all who performed, and to Ms Grace, for showcasing all your hard work!

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Mr. Erich’s Community Concert

March 22, 2019

Our first Community Concert of 2019 with Mr Erich was a grand success! CYM guitarists and violinists took the stage in our beautiful Sewickley location to the delight of audience members! Thank you to all who played, and to our teachers Mr Erich and Mr Chris, and for our attentive audience! Couldn’t make this Community Concert? Ms. Grace’s Community Concert is coming up on March 30th! See you there!

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