Jump Into Summer Camps at CYM!

March 11, 2020

It is time to turn our thoughts to warmer days ahead! Summer is a wonderful time to refresh, try something new, or expand on what you love! Always wanted to play the ukulele? How about the guitar? Want to join a choir?  For these opportunities and more, we have a great line up for you this summer! Summer Ukulele Workshop Children (and their parents) will learn the basics rhythm and harmony while having fun strumming and singing familiar songs. No previous experience with ukulele or any other instruments necessary.  Children can use their own instruments, or purchase one from CYM. 5 sessions, $125. Sign up here! Music Discovery Camp Music Discovery Camp is a morning of music, art and play for ages 3 – 6, held 9:30 – 12:00 noon each camp day! Have fun making music and new friends at the Center for Young Musicians. Learn and explore music-making...

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Second Annual “Achievement Day” is Coming

February 21, 2020

CYM’s second annual Achievement Day has been postponed and will be scheduled at a later date. What is Achievement Day? It is an opportunity for your student to perform for other students and faculty, and receive immediate feedback from faculty panelists. This is a perfect event for teacher and student to set a few  specific performance goals. Setting a goal helps students work more intentionally in their practice time. It lifts them up to strive for better technique and better musicality. Practicing performing is crucial for all students so that they gain poise and control when playing for others. Receiving feedback that can be applied immediately can bring about turning points in a student’s studies. Talk to your child’s teacher to see if Achievement Day would be a good choice at this time. And if not, all are still invited to attend – there will be a variety of performances,...

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It’s Never Too Late – Adult Music Study and How You Can Make it Happen

February 21, 2020

If you are an adult who has ever considered taking up an instrument (and who hasn’t at one time or another?), here is some real-life encouragement for you – from other adults who have taken the plunge, and never looked back. This article, written by Miranda Wilson for Strings Magazine, offers five tips to start musical study on a new instrument. She addresses getting over the embarrassment of not knowing anything about the instrument, finding a great teacher who will help you reach YOUR goals, and she helps all of us see how adult skills in other disciplines are transferable to music study. The best part is realizing the benefits- and how choosing to study music as an adult of any age can bring life-changing experiences and immeasurable joy. CYM offers adult study in all of our instrumental areas! Call or visit the website to learn more or to sign...

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Summer Camps and Events…Time to Begin Planning

January 31, 2020

CYM will be hosting several camps and classes this summer, for all ages. Old favorites will be back, and you will want to keep an eye out for a few new offerings. Summer Choir, Discovery Camps, Musikgarten, Guitar and more! Stay tuned, because summer is the perfect time for building on your students’ regular lessons, and expanding their experiences! It provides a time for trying new adventures, or going deeper into music skills such as improvising, or composing, or playing with an ensemble. We will have camps at both Sewickley and Wexford locations, and we will offer an early bird discount, so watch for the official announcement in the next couple of weeks!

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Openings for Voice Lessons

January 24, 2020

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 

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“New Waters” at CYM!

October 17, 2019

  We all know about violin, cello, piano, and voice lessons, but what about exploring less familiar options at CYM? We offer lessons in a number of instruments beyond those listed above. Consider if you will, the ukulele – perfect for younger beginners, but great for any age. A ukulele is popular at parties, so be prepared to accompany random sing-alongs once you master even just a few chords! Or maybe you want to channel your inner Richard Starkey, a.k.a. Ringo Starr, and learn to play a drum set? Or perhaps you love jazz and others genres and would like to explore options for electric bass. Did you know pit orchestras are often looking for electric bass players? The bass provides a crucial beat and harmonic center for any band. Why not give it a try? And one instrument that you can play and it will always put a smile...

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Try Something New This Coming Week!

October 4, 2019

We have some openings for next week that we want to share with you! Time slots do become available, and we want to be sure you know about them when it happens! Click here to register! For individual instruction, we have openings for all instruments at our Sewickley, Wexford, and Fox Chapel locations. There is an open spot each day of the week! These lessons are for ages 4 and up- adults included! For group lessons, we almost always have room for more. We have offerings in all four locations in ukulele & guitar,  and beginning piano. Don’t forget to start early with Musikgarten and Suzuki Readiness classes for our families with young learners! Makes a great gift, too! Classes are underway, but we are always ready with open arms for new budding musicians!           Hope to see you soon at one of our CYM locations!...

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Cello Crew is Here!

September 18, 2019

A new performing group for cellists is here! Led by Mr. Ryan, this class meets Mondays evenings at our Sewickley location. Cellists ages 13 to 18 are encouraged to join this group which will provide opportunities to develop musicianship skills as well as performing experience. Not to mention that music is more fun when you get to collaborate with friends! Make time to join in with something new at CYM, and get ready for some amazing music-making this year! Mondays, 7:00-8:00 PM, Sewickley Contact Mr. Ryan for more details! Ready to join? Sign up here!

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“PJ Classes” Added for Toddlers and Preschoolers!

September 5, 2019

What is a PJ class, you might ask? Well, just as it sounds, these are classes scheduled later in the evening that may be attended in pajamas! Hence the name “PJ class”! For many toddlers and preschoolers, our Sewickley classes on Tuesday nights are a perfect opportunity for busy families, pajamas, or no! Offering later classes gives a little more flexibility, making it easier for more parents to attend. Or perhaps some parents can take turns coming to these Musikgarten classes with their little ones. Here are our PJ class offerings: 6:00-6:45 Family Music for Toddlers (ages 18 months through 3.5 with a grown-up) 6:45-7:30 The Cycle of Seasons: Wind Dancers (ages 3.5 through 5 with a grown-up) Why not schedule a free trial for one or both of these classes? Early music learning sets the stage for all future music study! Visit and click on “register” to go...

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Coming Attractions

August 30, 2019

It’s time to enroll in one of our new classes! You’ve probably read about our Crossover series that began this summer. If not, follow this link to read up on the ways visual art and music intersect! This is a group for teens in Sewickley. If your student has interest in the visual arts, video game music, anime music, etc. they should definitely check out these sessions! Musikgarten is here!  So glad to be offering this curriculum with expanded options this year! Music Makers at the Keyboard is brand new to CYM, but has been taught by Ms. Amy for over 10 years! This year, make this the path for your 6-9 year old to learn piano, because data over the last 15 years is showing 98% retention rate in private piano for graduates of MMK!  Read here for more information! Continue reading below for other new offerings in Musikgarten...

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