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Year in Review

Solo Recitals a Big Hit, Right Out of the Gate!

June 6, 2019

From the very first note at 9:30 AM, to the last chord of the 3:30 recital, our solo recitals were a huge success! What a wonderful community we have here at CYM. The atmosphere was one of joyful music making which brought delight to all in attendance. Parents, we thank you for all you do to give your child a great music education. Moments like these on Saturday make the carpooling, the practice hours, the instrument rentals, and the instrument repairs very much worth it, as your child takes center stage and shares their work with us all!   Students, a big thank you for your preparation. Setting the goal of performing was the first step, but every hour you gave over to practice leading up to the recital is what made your time on that stage so enjoyable for everyone. Keep listening to your fine teachers! Piano faculty, thank...

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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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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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CYM Students Entertain Clients from Beaver County Rehab Services!

February 16, 2019

At CYM, we place great value on helping students share their musical gifts with others in the community. Opportunities like this one are special. Many adults benefited today from the music presentations of our fine and generous students! Music can provide healing, calming, and can smooth frayed edges for adults overcoming addictions. What a wonderful way to use musical ability, considering these facts! For more on the healing benefits of music, read here and here ! A big thank you to Leah Givelber for organizing this event, and to our students and teachers for taking time from your day to bring joy to so many!  

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A Holiday Highlight: CYM Holiday Concert 2018

December 22, 2018

The evening of December 21st, the First Unitarian Church of Shadyside was bustling with activity- several meetings and a dance recital were going on upstairs, and downstairs, was CYM’s 2018 Holiday Concert.  With 34 student performers, this concert was well over double the size of last year’s Holiday Concert.  The space was packed with proud parents, dedicated students, and young children, who sat up front admiring and learning from the performers.  The hour long performance lead by guitar teacher Mr. Erich included piano, violin, cello, and guitar students.  We are so proud of everyone for closing out the 2018 year with smiling faces, beautiful music, and an atmosphere of positive energy.  

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More Awards for CYM Students!

November 28, 2018

“To acheive great things, one needs two things: a plan, and not quite enough time.”   ~Leonard Bernstein                                                Well, we have two CYM students who planned well, and achieved very great things! Next up in our Awards highlights: The Good Citizen Award, and the Young Artist Certificate!   The Good Citizen Award recognizes students who demonstrate consistent growth in musical skill, and who also contribute good will to fellow students at CYM and the extended community. Goals include performing at several CYM events and at least one event serving the greater community. This Award was presented to: Clara Yuo!  Ms Simmi and Clara Clara studies with Simmi Tripathi. This school year, she performed the first movement of Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 49, No. 2 at the PMTA’s Honor’s Recital for...

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CYM Students Work Hard and Win Awards!

November 28, 2018

One of the best ways to stay motivated in any task is to set goals. CYM students have several options for participating in opportunities that lead to musical growth, while fostering diligence, perseverance, and using their skills to bring music into the lives of others! First up, the Practice Challenge! CYM students who took on the Practice Challenge, and stayed diligent with their practice hours, were awarded the October Practice Challenge Award! These students set and attained the goal of practicing every day of the month of October: Lex Akhaven, Sami Alissa, Yazan Alissa, Aiden Bellissimo, RJ Balsomico, Will Bojalad, Jack Boyer, Paige Boyer, Zachary Breeden, Paige Boyer, Kenzie Bucchi, Brayden Bucchi, Sofi Clavijo, Cecily Collins, Elliott Drake, Claudia Drake, Lily Elcesser, Megan Foust, Ayan Ganesh, Preston Gibbons, David Graves, Isaiah Hayes, Lauren Happe, Elijah Haberman, Lily Haberman, Riya Kulkarni, Josh Laman, Libby Laman, Nina Loewen, Harry Mathews, Nora Macel, Sydney...

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