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Happy Holidays from CYM!

Everyone at Center for Young Musicians wishes you a safe and peaceful holiday! Here’s to another year filled with music and joy!
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Appealing Music Literacy Training That Delights Children AND Parents

In Cycle of Seasons: Wind Dancers course students had a wonderful semester of singing, playing instruments, exploring movement and stories while celebrating the fall season! Students honed their listening skills and vocalization through “Listening Times” consisting of animal and weather sounds. They listened, moved, and drummed as stories were told, and the semester ended with …

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Ukulele Christmas Sing-Along Brings Families Together

There were ten students, ranging from 7 years old to adult: Sami, Aarnav, Audrey, Ella, Carson, Eli, Lily, and Claire, Nolan and Stephanie. Students were grouped into breakout rooms where they alternated between working with Lindsay McGinnis on voice and Mark Marston on ukulele. After 30 minutes in each breakout room, the class got together …

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Holiday DVD coming soon!

This Thanksgiving, we asked students to record themselves playing some of their favorite pieces so the they could safely share music with the elderly in local nursing homes. We were moved to see such an enthusiastic response to this project! Thanks to the students, Jake Niehl, CYM Communications, has created a 40 minute long video …

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Ms. Simmi’s Holiday Serenade Recap!

Last Saturday’s Holiday Serenade with Ms. Simmi was a festive holiday hit! The students were all so prepared with cheerful and beautiful holiday pieces, it was very clear they had spent a lot of time preparing for this event. Each performer started by introducing themselves and announcing the name of their piece, followed by their performance …

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Piano Trio Wrap Up

On Saturday, December 5, both the Sewickley and Wexford Trios performed on the Saturday Light Brigade! The Sewickley Trio members include Alena playing violin, Andrew playing the cello, and Abby on piano.  The Wexford Trio members include Alexa playing violin, Yazan playing the cello, and Clara on piano.  Both trios performed in the Sewickley location …

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Piano Trio Featured This Saturday

Remember to listen in live this Saturday, December 5th, here to go to WRCT.org or here to go to SLBRadio.org – as CYM students perform and are interviewed on the Saturday Light Brigade! The piano trio musicians have been practicing since February and are excited to share their hard work with you and all of …

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Wow! What a Line Up – CYM Courses Winter 2021

Committed to providing meaningful, individualized, and productive experiences in music, our team is ready with courses for Adults and Youth that begin or supplement your music education! CYM teachers are focused on your journey – thank heavens for these caring musicians, yes? With courses that address the needs of new parents, to those who want …

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Beo Quartet Presents Winning Composition

While the weather may currently be cold, we can always look forward to when the sun will be shining and music will fill the air! The Charlotte New Music Festival will host a number of exciting concerts and performances throughout the day, a June date to be announced soon, that will include CYM cello instructor, …

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Saturday Light Brigade 12.5

Listen in live on December 5th by clicking here to go to WRCT.org or by clicking here to go to SLBRadio.org as CYM students play at the Saturday Light Brigade! Students have been practicing in the trio together since February and are excited to share their hard work with you and all of the SLB’s …

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Festive Piano Concert

Piano students that take lessons with Ms. Grace are getting ready to play for one another and celebrate the winter holiday in a special concert! Registration is free and open to students in her studio until Monday, December 14th. After this date and as space is available, additional students may register until Friday, December 18. …

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It’s a Wrap!

Mr. Chris wrapped up the first session of Suzuki Violin Book 1 Fun and Book 2! Here’s what he had to say about the experience: “The first session of Suzuki Violin Book 1 Fun and Book 2 Crew has been very successful.  Students have enjoyed learning about a new violinist every week from across cultural and …

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Making Music with Mr. Mark Outside

Mr. Mark hosted another outdoor play-in this past weekend for both guitar and violin students! Students were able to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while performing for friends and family that attended. What a great choice the guitar is – it is versatile (used for classical, folk, jazz, and pop music), transportable (easily carried …

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Free Spinet Piano

Tired of the action on your electric keyboard or want an acoustic upgrade? This Baldwin Acrosonic spinet, built sometime in the late 1940’s, is free and ready for a new home. It is approximately 26″ deep x 59″ wide x 36″ tall and as you can see in the picture, very pretty! This instrument has …

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Holiday Concert Band This Wednesday

Holiday Concert Band for Guitars blends the rich sound of multiple players and prepares students for a short concert of traditional music. With a focus on balance and harmony, Tom Maroon will lead the group to play Silent Night,  Deck the Halls, Joy to the World, Rudolph, and Jingle Bell Rock, among others. This CYM …

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Ukulele Christmas Sing-Along

Family and friends will easily chime in to sing carols, following your confident lead! In Ukulele Christmas Sing-Along, meet up with… Linsday McGinnis and Mark Martston, voice and ukulele, and get ready to ornament your holiday gathering with live music! Start off with sectionals in a zoom breakout room then reconvene to jam as a …

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Recordings Due This Saturday

Play your favorites and be included in the DVD Project! Your teacher can help you prepare and record, then send the video to CYM Communications Manager Jake Niehl by Saturday, November 14th, or email him when you need help or have questions. We are excited for you to be included. If you have a family member or …

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Last Outdoor Play-In Before Winter Arrives

Reports indicate that we are heading toward an unseasonably warm weekend and so Mr. Mark has opened his schedule for a third Outdoor Play-In, this time inviting any guitarists or violinists who would like to play along with the group. This Saturday, November 7th at 12:00 pm, let’s meet in the Wexford back yard to …

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