Summer Lessons & Camps

Summer at CYM is a great time for all ages to discover something new about their love of music.

Individual Lessons 

We have lessons for all ages and all skill levels.

Take a Summer Four-Week Solo Studies or Time Wave (Adult Level) Trial with our expert faculty in piano, violin, viola, cello and guitar.  We will set you up for four individual 30 minute lessons for any level.  Beginners, intermediate and advanced students are welcome!

Register here at a time and location of your choice

Cost: $234
Coupon Code Summer19 for 25% off of your Trial

Camps and Series

We have week-long camps and weekly series for students of all ages.  If you don’t see something that you are interested in, please have a look at our Custom Section below.

Here is a complete list of all of our offerings:

Crossover: “Off the Record” X Studio 419, Series
Who: Teens (Ages 13-18)
What: The Center for Young Musicians’ teen hang-out, “Off the Record,” and Studio419 join forces to create Crossover: a space for teens where they can relax, enjoy snacks, learn from each other, and express themselves freely. In this six-session music and art crossover summer series, teens will explore their own creativity through a variety of fun and engaging themes. Never played an instrument? No problem. Never picked up a paintbrush? Don’t sweat it! This all-levels series is a low-pressure opportunity for teens to connect with music and art in a new way.  We are welcoming non-CYM students to these sessions as well, so invite siblings and friends!
When:  3:30 – 6:00 Friday June 14, July 12, and August 9;    5:30 – 7:30 Saturday June 1, 29, and July 27.
Where: CYM Sewickley

To Register:  Register online for the entire Crossover Series
Cost: CYM Student: $108;  Non-CYM student: $189

To Register:  Register online for Saturday, June 1st “Cartoon X Cartooning”
Cost: CYM Student: $20;  Non-CYM student: $35

To Register:  Register online for Friday, June 14th “Blues X Monochromatic”
Cost: CYM Student: $20;  Non-CYM student: $35

To Register:  Register online for Saturday, June 29th “Pop X Pop Art”
Cost: CYM Student: $20;  Non-CYM student: $35

To Register:  Register online for Friday, July 12th “Improv X Happy Accidents!”
Cost: CYM Student: $20;  Non-CYM student: $35

To Register:  Register online for Saturday, July 27th “Jazz X Graffiti”
Cost: CYM Student: $20;  Non-CYM student: $35

To Register:  Register online for Friday, August 9th “Video Games X Scene Perspective”
Cost: CYM Student: $20;  Non-CYM student: $35

 

Combo
Who: Teens (Ages 13-18)
What: Join CYM for a six-session Jazz Combo Workshop!   Students will learn music theory while playing guitar, keyboards, bass and drums in a fun jazz combo setting. All students will get a chance to try as many instruments as they like, and will learn basic jazz improvisation, comping, and walking bass lines while reading from lead sheets. This is for teenagers who study guitar or piano.
When: Saturday, June 1 at 2 pm, Friday, June 14 at 4 pm, Saturday, June 29 at 2 pm, Friday, July 12 at 4 pm, Saturday, July 27 at 2 pm, Friday, August 9 at 4 pm
Where: CYM Sewickley

To Register:  Register online for “Combo” at CYM Sewickley Cost: $100

 

Guitar Chamber Music with Mark Marston
Who: Guitar students of all ages
What: In this series, guitar students of all ages can develop their reading and musicianship while playing a variety of music, such as classics by masters like Mozart, as well as jazz and popular music arranged for guitar ensemble. Music theory and improvisation skills will also be covered. Classical and steel string players are welcome.
When:  7:30-8:30 Mondays, June 10,17, 24 and July 8, 15 and 22
Where: CYM Wexford

To Register:  Register online for the Wexford Location
Cost: $150

CYM Summer Choir with Amy Rucker
Who: All CYM students and children in the community ages 8-12
What: Come lend your voice to the FIRST Center for Young Musicians CHOIR!! Be one of the charter members of what is sure to become a summer tradition!
Learn to sing, or improve your singing, in this choir under the direction of CYM faculty Amy Rucker. Have fun singing in rounds, trying new music,
and even playing games that help us be better singers!
Gain confidence with your musicality through fun improvisation!
Prepare music for an end-of-summer Choral Soirée, where you can show off your skills to your parents, family, and friends!
When: 5:45-6:45 Tuesdays, June 4-July 30
Where: CYM Sewickley

To Register: Register online for the Sewickley location
Cost: $90

Music Discovery Camp with Rochelle Agnew and Erich Riebe
Who: Children ages 3-6
What: Music Discovery Camp is a morning of music, art and play for ages 3 – 6, held 9:30 – 12:00 noon each camp day! Have fun making music and new friends at the Center for Young Musicians.  Learn and explore music making with CYM’s trained faculty.  Based on our Early Childhood Music programs, Music Discovery camp fosters musical understanding using the same process as learning a language.  Activities include time for the children to make their own instruments, and listen to older children perform.  In the Sing, Move, Play session, the students get time to explore, touch and play rhythm instruments used in class  All activities appeal to a child’s natural desire to play, move, explore and interact through activity and song.

When and Where: Wexford, 9:30-12,  June 24-June 28,  and July 15-19
To Register:  Register online for the Wexford Location

When and Where: Sewickley, 9:30-12, June 17-June 21
To Register: Register online for the Sewickley location

When and Where: Shadyside, 9:30-12 July 22-July 26
To Register: Register online for the Shadyside location

Cost: $250

Music Exploration Camp with Erich Riebe
Who: Children ages 7-11
What: Does your 7-11 year old want to try their hand at guitar or keyboard? These camps are a great way to get started!
Topics covered will include basic harmony on the guitar or piano keyboard and songs from the American and European folk tradition.
The camp will include group instruction and culminates in a performance on the last day. No prior experience is necessary.

When and Where: Wexford, 9:30-12, June 24-June 28
To Register:  Register online for the Wexford Location

When and Where: Shadyside, 9:30-12, July 29-August 2
To Register:  Register online for the Shadyside Location

Cost: $250

Violin Book 1 Group Fun with Chris Sforza
Who: All students currently in Suzuki Violin Book 1
What: Open to students currently in Suzuki Violin Book I this week-long camp is about making music, playing games, and having fun!
We will work on our Book I pieces while playing as a group as well as try out new ideas and musical games.
This class is perfect for strengthening and reviewing Book I material and concepts.
When:  10-11 am, July 8-July 12
Where: CYM Sewickley

To Register: Register online for the Sewickley location
Cost: $125

Violin Book 2 Ensemble with Chris Sforza
Who: All students currently in Suzuki Violin Book 2
What: Open to students currently in Suzuki Violin Book II this week-long camp is about making and learning new music in a chamber ensemble style.
Activities include learning and practicing harmonies for previously learned Suzuki material, sight-reading, playing in multiple violin parts, and working as a small ensemble.
Selections from Suzuki Book 2 will also be reviewed.
When: CYM Sewickley, 11-12 noon, July 8-July 12

To Register: Register online for the Sewickley location
Cost: $125

Teen Strings with Chris Sforza
Who: All string students between ages 11-17
What: Open to all string students between ages 11 and 17 this week-long camp is about making music in a chamber-group style. Material will be pre-selected and given to students in advance.
Rehearsal and practice techniques will be discussed as well as the roles that players have within an ensemble. Musical selections are subject to enrollment.
When: CYM Sewickley, 12-1 pm, July 8-July 12

To Register: Register online for the Sewickley location
Cost: $125

The Cycle of Seasons: Summer with Amy Rucker
Who: Children ages 3.5-5
What: Summer fun exploring nature! Fish, frogs, kingfishers, and more! Find habitats like the meadow and meet new animal friends.
Listen to the sounds of weather, nature, and insects! Create percussion ensembles, and do some composing! Make sound games to take home!
When: CYM Wexford, 1-3:30 pm, July 8-July 12

To Register:  Register online for the Wexford Location
Cost: $250

Camping at the Seashore with Amy Rucker
Who: Children ages 5-6
What: Creative play will take us to the magical seashore each day where there will be singing and dancing, movement activities, and playing instruments!
This camp will include many fun activities, such as making instruments to take home, listening to the sounds of the seashore and to the viola, harp and flute.
There will be simple nature crafts and art activities and family time with siblings to end each day.
When: CYM Sewickley, 1-3:30 pm, July 15- July 19

To Register: Register online for the Sewickley location
Cost: $250

Guitar Hum and Strum
Who: Children ages 5-9
What: Students will get a taste of what CYM’s American Legends class has to offer, as they learn basic chords on guitar to play with songs they sing. Percussion instruments will also be used to develop rhythm
and basic harmony. Instruments are provided that can be played while standing and moving. No previous music or guitar experience necessary,
students of other instruments are welcome. Parents will learn with their child and can play along.
When: CYM Wexford June 17-21 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

To Register: Register online for the Wexford location
Cost: Cost: $250

Introduction to the Keyboard with Amy Rucker
Who: Children ages 6-8
What: A perfect introduction to our year-long Music Makers at the Keyboard, the intro class will get your child playing the piano right away!
We will explore the basics, through fun singing, dancing and drumming activities.
Then we will take those songs to the keyboard and get started playing, singing, and improvising!
When: Lauri Ann West Community Center, 1-3:30 pm, July 29-August 2
Where: CYM Fox Chapel

To Register: Register online for the Fox Chapel Location
Cost: $250

Custom Offerings

We have several chamber music sessions built onto the schedule, and we would be happy to build a custom session for your needs.  (We cater to pianists, string players and guitarists).  We can build Jazz Combos for you as well.   To discuss a custom group, please send an email to admissions@youngmusicians.org

See you at CYM this summer!

 

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