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CYM Violinists Take the Home Stage

Book 2 Violin Recital Sydney, student of Ms. Rochelle, performed her Book 2 recital this past week. Ms. Rochelle confirms that Sydney was very polished and gave a fabulous performance of all of the pieces.Her family joined her at home, and Ms. Rochelle joined by Zoom. At the end, Sydney said she was excited to …

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Cello Crew Gets Creative with Collaboration

Lessons, group classes, recitals and more are all happening virtually here at CYM: with a little TLC the aural experience is excellent and having the internet at your fingertips gets needed info to our students very fast! Of course, our chamber music groups have had one special challenge…LATENCY!Unfortunately, because participants are miles apart, it takes …

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Piano Students Connect Across the Miles

Ten CYM piano students participated in the recent Piano Department Class! The students took turns performing their pieces, and as they were playing, their peers wrote down encouraging, positive remarks about what they heard. Those comments will be shared with students in their next lessons. It was a great class and I received positive feedback …

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Saturday Serenade Soars Far and Wide

This past Saturday, a CYM Saturday Serenade with several guitar, piano, and violin students took place. The students ranged in age from 6 to 16, and there was a nice mix of classical, folk, fiddle tunes and pop music. I got things started by talking about how to start and end a performance, and then demonstrated …

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Nature’s Music – Free Online Family Class

This free class, taught by Ms. Amy, is coming up on June 6 at 10:00-10:45 am. Area families are signing up quickly, but there is always room for more! All ages and parents are welcome. Families will receive a “Nature Scavenger Hunt” checklist ahead of the class, for spotting animals, insect, frogs, for fun art …

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor those who gave their lives for our country. All of us at the Center for Young Musicians wish you a wonderful weekend of family, remembrance, and gratitude, no matter how you plan to commemorate the holiday. A number of lessons and classes will be held as …

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Music Discovery Camp Ms. Rochelle June 22 – 26

Music Discovery Camp Online is a unique experience for your child to develop musical skills within the comfort of your own home. This daily 90 minute long class will explore a different musical theme each day including beat, pitch, nature, and contrast. Students will benefit from daily core material which will be mastered throughout the …

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Benjamin Solomon Graduates

Ben attends Pine-Richland High School where he is a senior. He plays acoustic and electric guitar, tenor sax, ukulele, banjo, and piano. Ben began his academic career at CYM in the “Babies” class when he was not even one year old, and has been continuously enrolled at CYM for eighteen years! Ben could read notes …

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Ukuelele Camp with Mr. Mark June 8 – 12

Students of any age and who study any instrument will be able to play basic chords and melodies for a variety of songs they can strum and sing (or strum while someone else sings). Classes will meet by Zoom, with groups broken out by age and experience for half of the class, and brought together …

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Music and Nature for all Ages – Free Pop-Up Class

The Center for Young Musicians staff is busy creating a memorable family music and nature day! Please join us for a free, online, pop-up music class Saturday, June 6 that will incorporate nature, singing, listening, make-at-home instruments and more! When you sign up, we will send you details for how you can have fun preparing …

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Anticipate and RSVP to Upcoming Events on Eventbrite

Guitar Department Group Saturday, May 16 10:30 am video meeting Piano Department Group Saturday, May 23 9:00 am video meeting Violin Department Group Saturday, June 6 10:00 am video meeting Saturday Light Brigade Saturday, May 30 10:35 am WRCT, 88.3 live on the radio To Confirm Attendance RSVP on EventBrite

Listen and Watch – Bach Chaconne for 14 Violins

A Chaconne is a musical form: a set of musical variations over the same harmony.  One of the most famous Chaconnes ever written is the last movement of J. S. Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin.  The movement is remarkable because of its duration, almost 15 minutes long, and because even …

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Focus On The Good Things Happening In Your Child

It is said that Dr. Suzuki lived with “a kind heart and unshakable belief in a brighter future.”  Mentors and role models are helping us so much in these difficult times – many kids find themselves more reliant on parent encouragement than they were earlier in the year and what a difference it makes to …

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Mr. Chris Announces Weekly Open Studio

Violinists, Violists, and Pianists who study with Christopher Sforza can now connect with him, and one another, every Sunday from 4:00 – 5:00 during Open Studio, where students get practice support upon request.  Mr. Chris’s studio members can join a unique Zoom meeting at any time during the hour, popping in to ask a question, …

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New Family Music for Toddler Book Starting Next Week – A Great Time to Join!

Next week Ms. Amy will be starting a new series of lessons with her Thursday Musikgarten toddlers class. The series is titled What Do You Hear? and is full of songs, rhymes, dances, focused listening, and more! This is a perfect time for you and your child to jump into a class. Children ages 18 …

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Thirteen CYM Students Participate in Achievement Day

Thirteen students prepared solos for CYM Achievement Day last weekend. The event included students of all ages, performing on piano, guitar, and violin. Mr. Mark, Ms. Rochelle and Ms. Grace listened to each performance and wrote comments with regard to the following categories of performance: Musicality Poise Technique Tone Preparedness The encouraging observations and helpful …

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Present Your Piece to Faculty Panel on Achievement Day

Achievement Day has been rescheduled for April 25th at 2:00 p.m. online. Check your email for your invitation! What is Achievement Day? It is an opportunity for students to present their work to faculty and receive feedback that can be integrated immediately into the performer’s goal planning, lesson practice, technique, and outlook as a musician. …

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CYM Faculty Teaches Webinar on the Purpose of Movement in Musikgarten

Teachers from around the country have signed up to take an online webinar with CYM faculty, Ms. Amy. This presentation was originally made during a Musikgarten Festival in Charlotte, NC, in 2019, and is now open to any teachers who have interest in learning more about movement and the important role it plays in the …

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