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Center for Young Musicians

Childcare Options: After School, Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten, Summer Camps, Summer Programs, Weekends
120 Lake Drive, Wexford, PA 15090
724-935-0505
youngmusicianspgh@gmail.com
City or Area From: Fox Chapel, Sewickley, Shady Side, Wexford
County: Allegheny County

The time to start planning for warm weather and summer fun is NOW! The Center for Young Musicians has a wonderful line-up of summer programs for all ages, instruments, and levels, to keep students inspired and motivated through the summer months. We have week-long camps and weekly series for students of all ages.

The Center for Young Musicians develops a community of students with exceptional ability, refined characters, and a life-long love of music through a comprehensive, long-term curriculum emphasizing an early-start, an expert faculty, a dynamic support staff, and a mutual commitment between the families and the school.

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
Cost: $150
Coupon Code: Parent19 by May 27

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 Center for Young Musicians CHOIR!! Be a part 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, who most recently was a director for the Columbus International Children’s Choir. Have fun singing in rounds, trying new music,
and even playing games that help us become better singers!
Gain confidence with your musicality through fun improvisation!
We will 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
Cost: $90
Coupon Code: Parent19 by May 27

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

When and Where: Sewickley, 9:30-12, June 17-June 21

When and Where: Shadyside, 9:30-12 July 22-July 26

Cost: $250
Coupon Code: Parent19 by May 27

Guitar Hum & Strum with Mark Marston

Who: Students ages 5-9
What: This is a music and movement camp using the guitar as a tool to help learn music literacy. Learn basic chords that you can sing with right away. A fun jump start on guitar basics, this camp is also a great first step for students who are thinking of taking guitar in the fall! Parents can learn alongside their students, and instruments are provided!

When and Where: Wexford, 2:00-4:30, June 17-21

Cost: $250
Coupon Code: Parent19 by May 27

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

When and Where: Shadyside, 9:30-12, July 29-August 2

Cost: $250
Coupon Code: Parent19 by May 27

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

Cost: $125
Coupon Code: Parent19 by May 27

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

Cost: $125
Coupon Code: Parent19 by May 27

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

Cost: $125
Coupon Code: Parent19 by May 27

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

Cost: $250
Coupon Code: Parent19 by May 27

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

Cost: $250
Coupon Code: Parent19 by May 27

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

Cost: $250
Coupon Code: Parent19 by May 27

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

Individual Lessons

CYM offers a weekly 30, 45, or 60 minute private lesson with our highly trained staff, on a studen's chosen instrument (piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, and voice).