“New Waters” at CYM!

 

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 on your face: the banjo. Did you know you can’t be sad and play a banjo tune? According to Steve Martin, highly talented actor, comedian, writer, musician, and banjo player:

“The banjo is such a happy instrument–you can’t play a sad song on the banjo – it always comes out so cheerful.”

Talk with your family and see which of these instruments might tickle someone’s fancy. Let us know if you have questions – visit www.youngmusicians.org today!

New “Prelude” Classes Available!

Do you happen to live around the Sewickley area? Good news! CYM is now offering free classes called Prelude. Prelude sessions are fun, interactive demo classes that allow budding musicians to explore potential programs and instruments. Come listen, touch, and learn about the different instruments offered at CYM and then take part in a group music class which will have your child singing, dancing, and creating music! Prelude is available for children ages 4 to 12, and no prior experience is needed.

To register for Prelude clink the link below to go to CYM’s Timetap page. From there, select the Sewickley location. After that, select the Prelude option and fill in the necessary information.

Our next classes will be at CYM Sewickley in September. Be sure to check this website and CYM’s social media for the date. To register, click the link here!

The Center for Young Musicians