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Piano Department Group

Calling all CYM pianists! Our Piano Department Groups are open to all ages and levels! Perform with and for other pianists to gain confidence in a friendly environment! Try out a piece, test your memory, or play something you’re working on for a recital or contest!  Pieces do not have to be performance-ready. Faculty will be on hand …

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CYM Guitar Students Wow Pittsburgh Radio Station!

Last week, Mr. Erich and several of his students joined host of the Saturday Light Brigade, Larry Berger, for a special presentation on WCRT 88.3.  Guitarists Ezra White (6), Libby and Josh Laman (7 and 9), and Isla and William Wiegand-Hammond (9 and 10), presented a variety of music, including Suzuki song favorites, original compositions, …

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Mr. Erich and Students on SLB

And another Saturday Light Brigade is “in the can”! Congratulations to our fine students on wonderful performances and interviews! Thank you Mr Erich for expanding your students’ experiences in performing! Kudos to the students for handling the interviews with poise and confidence! Watch for the next SLB program, coming up soon with Ms Simmi and …

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Friday Night Club – Watch for a new name and new day!

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 …

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Friday Night Music Club

Friday Night Music Club at CYM Sewickley – Come on over – we are gathering tonight! March 1st , 7 PM Open to the Public… meet some other young people who enjoy playing music and meeting new friends. Join Mr. Erich and other CYM students for an evening of music and food!  Open to students …

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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 …

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CYM Students Entertain Clients from Beaver County Rehab Services!

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 …

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Phantom of the Opera

Did you know…. …Phantom has played to over 140 million people in 35 countries in 166 cities around the world ? …Phantom has played in 15 different languages? …Phantom of the Opera has won 7 Tony Awards? …Each performance has 230 costumes, 14 dressers, 120 automated cues, 22 scene changes, 281 candles and uses 250 kg of dry ice and 10 fog …

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Parent and Child Classes: The Role of the Parent, according to Dr. Montessori

When parents first begin attending a class with their child, it is a normal desire for those parents to want to encourage, to prompt, to ensure that their child engages and “gets” what is happening around them. At CYM we would like to offer a bit of a “break” for parents of early music learners! Because …

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Violin Department Group

Calling All CYM Violinists! Join Ms Leah in Wexford this Saturday, February 16 at 9 am for a review of pieces and practice tips.

Mr. Erich’s Community Concert

March 16th, 4 PM Join us at CYM Sewickley for guitar teacher Mr. Erich’s Community Concert!

CYM Goes to Phantom of the Opera

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 before February 15th.

Fiddlesticks Pre-Concert

Fiddlesticks Pre-Concert February 23rd, 10 AM Heinz Hall The CYM Guitar Group and Guitar Chamber Music class will be performing in the Heinz Hall lobby before the Fiddlesticks concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  CYM Guitarists will be performing as part of special presentations for the children in the audience. Discounted tickets are available for CYM families!!! …

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2019 – New Year, New Goals!

New Year, New Goals! One of the best ways to make progress in anything is to set goals for yourself. January is a natural time to think about a path of success and how to achieve all that your heart desires! At Center for Young Musicians, we believe in having our students set goals – …

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Another 200-Day Practice Challenge Winner!

Congratulations to piano student of Ms. Simmi, Kenzie Bucchi, for being awarded with a 200-Day Practice Challenge trophy!  Not only did Kenzie give a great performance at the Holiday Concert, but she worked very hard for 200 straight days to achieve this huge accomplishment.  Keep it up, Kenzie!

A Holiday Highlight: CYM Holiday Concert 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 …

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CYM Students Play at the Nutcracker

Our cello and violin students entertained concert-goers of the Nutcracker at the beautiful Heinz Hall.  They gave pre-concert and intermission performances, and got to watch the Nutcracker.  It has been so fun to see our young musicians perform all through Pittsburgh this holiday season; and we are so proud of all who have participated.   

CYM Student Graduates From Suzuki Book

A big congratulations to Eliza, cello student of Mr. Ryan, who graduated from Suzuki Book 2 last Saturday!  Completing a Suzuki book takes many months of hard work and dedication.  Good luck with your future cello endeavors, Eliza!
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