Community Outreach and Engagement

For over two decades, CYM has fostered strong character and a spirit of inquiry in music students of all ages. While some music teachers would be satisfied with producing proficient instrumentalists, our vision for each CYM student is much greater. In addition to learning to play their instruments well, students learn to be musically and culturally curious, develop a powerful form of self-expression, and benefit from a well-rounded education. CYM has various offerings for educators who wish to enrich their students’ educational experiences through the use of music and movement in their classrooms.

Student and Faculty Performances

CYM concerts and recitals give students the chance to see their peers perform in a range of formal and informal settings. CYM faculty also maintain a full performance schedule so that students can see their teachers in action. The wider Pittsburgh area offers a host of excellent cultural opportunities sure to delight and engage younger audiences. View a calendar of our events and performances here. We welcome everyone to these showcases of musical depth and growth. There truly is something for everyone!

Instructional Programs

CYM offers a range of developmentally appropriate instructional programs for students of all ages that explore music skills and satisfy PDE music education standards. These programs introduce students to a variety of classical instruments and give them the opportunity to experience music through movement. CYM instructors bring into the classroom instrumental excellence coupled with their unique understanding of the music-learning sequence appropriate for young musicians. Learn more about our faculty by clicking here.

Early Childhood Music (ECM) Pop-Up Classes

Legends and Literacy

Instrument Petting Zoo

A Day in the Life of a Professional Musician

Sectional and Chamber Music Coaching

Customized programs



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