April 13th, 4 PM
Join Ms. Grace in CYM Wexford for her Confidence Workshop! This workshop will address how students can increase their confidence in performing. We will discuss strategies for the weeks leading up to the performance as well as the recital day itself. Open to students age 10 and up, all instruments welcome. Please plan on bringing your instrument and a piece to play!
Questions: email Ms Grace
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Several of our teens met Friday night, March 2, at our Sewickley site to enjoy one another’s experiences and comments on life as well as to share pieces that they are working on.
A lively and engaged review of selected music by Johannes Brahms ensued as two student performers shared pieces by the beloved Romantic composer.
CYM faculty members, Alicia McGinnis and Erich RIebe, hosted students to pizza and soft drinks as the teens shared insightful comments on practicing, homework and life in general.
For the next meeting, the faculty would like to move the event to Saturday afternoon, since the general consensus is that sometimes Friday nights can be problematic after a busy week with schoolwork. Please keep an eye out for a scheduling survey to see what day might work best.
We are also shopping for a new name for the group, so please keep watching this space for more information on a great opportunity to meet new friends and keep up with others whom you may have known for years now!
By the way, students are permitted to bring friends along who do not attend CYM. They just have to be interested in music.
What a great time with our guitar students at Fiddlesticks! Be sure to watch for the next Fiddlesticks event. See below for more information on this fun, engaging program for families!
Pittsburgh is home to one of the top symphonies in the United States! But the thought of taking younger children to a long concert strikes fear in most of us! Still, we have a desire to introduce our little ones to the richness of the orchestra and the beauty of Heinz Hall! So… how do we do that? Enter “Fiddlesticks”! Sounds like fun already, doesn’t it? Fiddlesticks Family Concerts are Saturday morning events designed for your children ages 3 to 8! Come enjoy a warm, relaxed, interactive environment. See the symphony members up close and personal – ask questions about their instruments! Move to the music, explore rhythms, and make a craft to take home! Then hear the full symphony orchestra, and get Fiddlesticks’ autograph afterward!
We have the perfect time for you and your family to try Fiddlesticks: On February 23rd, the Center for Young Musicians Guitar Group and Guitar Chamber Music Class will be performing in the Heinz Hall lobby prior to the concert! Performance starts at 10:00. CYM families can get discounted tickets by using code 74150 when purchasing tickets!
Bring a friend, and have a blast. Fiddlesticks and CYM are ready for you!
April 27th, 4-6 PM
Achievement Day is a great opportunity for students and their teachers! Teachers will help their students set an achievable goal in one of their pieces. The student then plays that goal – whether it’s a whole piece or an excerpt (up to 20 minutes) – for immediate feedback from CYM instructors!
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!
Talk with your teacher today about setting a goal… for Achievement Day!!
March 3rd, 1-3:30 PM
Student tickets available for CYM Students who paid the Workshop and Activities fee. Additional tickets are $31. If interested, contact Karen Schnatterly at email@example.com before February 15th.
POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBA
Watch this space for an update on the rescheduled date for the Fall Achievement Day.
Register to come and play your latest piece for three of our faculty members for some helpful feedback.
Friday Night Club
CYM Sewickley at 7pm
Our first Friday Night Club of the year was held on Friday October 5th! The club provides a fun, relaxed opportunity for our students to share music they have been working on!
For information on upcoming Friday Night Clubs, email Mr. Erich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cello Faculty Member, Ryan Ash, and students performed June 8 at Millie’s Ice Cream in Shadyside. Not much can compare to a group of cellists able to create a completely chill vibe. In addition to sounding great, the young cellists were treated to their choice of ice cream.
Millie’s is a locally-produced treat with two locations, one in Shadyside and one in Market Square. You can pick up Millie’s at all Market Square versions of Giant Eagle, at T-bones in Wexford, and at B Gourmet in Sewickley.
Visit Millie’s on the web at http://www.millieshomemade.com/
Thanks, Millie’s for the flavors and the friendship!
This summer we sure had some fun with the folk cousin of the violin: the fiddle! Our young violinists used techniques they already knew to explore the basics of fiddling technique! They learned lots of new tunes together, and experimented with some familiar tunes. They traveled around the world to visit fiddle music from different cultures. Fiddlers played, practiced, and jammed together to make a summer full of folk music and fun!