Achievement Day this Saturday

  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.    

The Earth Has Music for Those Who Listen

  “The earth has music for those who listen.” ~not Shakespeare Apparently the authorship of this quote is highly debated. But don’t quote me on that. The words, whether anonymous or not, ring true!

CYM Wexford Pianist Earns Tops Scores

Congratulations to CYM Wexford student, Clara Yuo, who took part in PMTA’s Performance Festival this past weekend! The young pianist, who is a student of Ms. Simmi Tripathi, earned a Superior rating in performance, and scored a 103 on her written theory exam, earning her an advancement to the next level of competition! Congratulations to …

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Classical Guitar Education

Strumming to Beat of Different Music Program in Santa Fe “Even if you don’t want to be a musician, music makes you more aware of your surroundings as a human being,” he said. “You develop more of a sensibility to the things that are going on around you. I have students in class who are …

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CYM Masquerade Community Concert

  CYM Presents a Masquerade Concert October 27 at 4 pm   Register here  Join Mr. Chris and CYM students for a concert in costume!  All students are welcome to play.  Bring your favorite Halloween song or your most polished piece. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chris at

Parent Education

Ms. Rochelle held a Parent Education Workshop prior to the 25th anniversary celebration in Sewickley! What a great opportunity for parents who are new to music education. When parents are involved in the musical study of their children, the joy of music can be shared by the whole family! Folks who stayed after the workshop …

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Ensemble Recital

Ensemble Recital November 10th, 2018 Our annual Ensemble Recital will be held on Saturday Nov. 10th. Please be sure to talk to your teacher about how to prepare.   If you have any questions, please call us at 724-935-0505, or visit us on

Friday Night Club

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

25th Year Kickoff Party

CYM 25th Year Kick Off Thank you to everyone who came to our Kickoff Party! Wow-  25 years of memories, music, and friendship! What a great celebration we had commemorating this wonderful milestone! The Graeter’s ice cream was fabulous (now you know!) and we had stellar performances from our CYM students and faculty all afternoon! The stage is set! …

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The Music Instinct

The Music Instinct You hear it all the time… My child can already name all the state capitals! My child can recite all the names of the presidents! My child can count to a billion…in Portuguese!  Well, OK, they learned these things, and to that we say a hearty Hurrah! The young mind is amazing …

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CYM Pianists perform at PSO pre-concert event

Piano students Andrew Li, Clara Yuo, Lakshmi Mulgund, Jayne Miner & Abby Bojalad enjoy an afternoon at Heinz Hall before a PSO concert. On Sunday, June 10, Ms. Simmi Tripathi led several of her students to beautiful Heinz Hall to play in the lobby for the pre-PSO performance audience. CYM students have performed regularly at …

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CYM Cellists Cool Off the Crowd at Millie’s Ice Cream

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 …

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Spring Solo Recitals, Saturday, April 22- in review!

Our first Annual Solo Recital was held Saturday, April 22! The recital location was the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, 605 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213. A few reminders for all our recitals: Families, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your recital start time. Performers, please remember the appropriate concert attire for the …

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Early Childhood Community Concert

  Children enjoyed a special “concert” last May in a format specifically designed with our youngest musicians in mind! Students were treated to a series of musical activities alternating with short performances by our faculty representing each instrument offered for study at CYM.

2016-2017 Year in Review

What a marvelous year we have had! From new experiences to old favorites, from new faces and new families to our proud graduates, our community celebrates the joyful feeling of a completed year of growing, learning, and sharing in the love of music. We happily take a stroll down memory lane- come with us, won’t …

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Fiddling Workshop Held at our Sewickley Location

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 …

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Summer Workshops + Field Trips: Fiddling, Improv, and Voice for the Theater!

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