WELCOME TO CYM

Join CYM's newest Summer Series — Youth Voice   [Register]

Junior Voices
Grades 3-7

CYM Junior Voices Chorus will learn the foundations of healthy voice habits and the basics of group choral singing. They’ll cool off with selections from

and other fun tunes in pop, folk, and jazz styles. The Youth Voices: Summer Series concludes in a concert open to the public as well as an open-mic invitational. Open to all ability levels.

Senior Voices
Grades 8-12

CYM Senior Voices Chorus will build on a knowledge of healthy voice habits, ear training an choral singing in parts. They’ll perform selections from artists like

and other great tunes in pop and folk styles. The Youth Voices: Sum-mer Series concludes in a concert open to the public as well as an open-mic invitational. Open to all ability levels!

CYM Establishes Voice Program   [Take Note Blog]

Ms. Anna Elder, a Pittsburgh native who studied Vocal Performance at the Eastman School of Music, has joined the CYM faculty as a voice instructor. Ms. Anna is taking on students of every age beginning immediately in Sewickley and Shadyside. Summer Sessions are now available, and plans to form group instruction and performance groups in the Fall are being finalized

"Everyone can sing and everyone should! I believe that everyone can share in the simple joy that is singing. I teach voice from a holistic position in which the entire body is viewed as the instrument. I believe that by learning how to sing properly, the voice can grow to sound powerful and strong, while inside the instrument, singing exists as a calming habitual motion that relaxes the singer and the audience. I teach a variety of styles that include classical bel canto, Broadway belt, rock belt, blues, jazz, and country as well as beginning piano, music theory, and ear training."

I Have a Therapist — Her Name is Music!   [Take Note Blog]

Kate Schnieder, a Pittsburgh native who studied Music at the Baldwin Wallace University, has joined the CYM faculty as a board certified music therapist. Upon completing her BFA, Kate traveled to upstate New York to complete a six-month music therapy internship at the Center for Discovery, a facility for children and adults with different disabilities.

Music Therapy at CYM is dedicated to creating possibilities and opportunities for children of all abilities. We recognize and support the full potential of each child through the creation and discovery of music. Music therapy provides the opportunity for your child to discover and learn about how they interact with themselves, others and their environment by creating music. Music Therapy at CYM is also committed to the family dynamic, within sessions offered families have the opportunity to join together through music. Through the dynamic of music new opportunities for communication and relationship building are explored.

Prospective Parent or Adult Student?
Consider a Four Week Trial!

A no-obligation trial at CYM comprises 4 weeks of instruction in the CYM program of your choice.

For parents, this period of time allows your child the full experience of a CYM student in your chosen program, as well as allows for customization of the instruction and curriculum path, development of your child's musical goals, and establishment of a teacher/student relationship.

For the adult student, a 'Time Wave' trial is an opportunity to evaluate private instruction of the highest quality. On the Time Wave page, click the 'Solo Studies Trial' link located beneath the 'Prospective Student?' heading.

A Day at CYM — a video introduction

The Center for Young Musicians develops a community of students with liberated ability, refined character, 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.

Because we know every child is unique, our programs can be customized to fit each child's need. To better understand the opportunities CYM provides your child, please visit the 'New to CYM?' section (above) — the accompanying links lead to a thorough explanation of each program CYM offers.

To learn more, please call 724.935.0505 to speak with our experienced faculty. Thank you for your interest.

Current Students:

Career Opportunities at CYM

Rostropovich
White House
Saturday Light Brigade
[Details and additional events are available on the Take Note Blog]
  • Community Concert featuring Sonia Tripathi
      Saturday, May 31
      4:00 - 5:00 PM
      CYM Sewickley
[click here to open a PDF version of the 2014-2015 enrollment form.]
  • Enrollment Period is April 1- April 30. We will begin accepting registrations on April 1. The deadline for enrollments is April 30. Any registration after that date will be accepted along with a $50 registration fee.
  • Payment for the 2014-2015 school year will begin on August 1. Any late payments, whether by check or credit or debit card, will be charged a $50 fee and will result in the forfeiture of your child’s reserved lesson time.
  • The 2014-2015 paper registration form is also available at all of our CYM locations.
  • To assist you in enrolling in the correct classes, your letter with student’s lesson and class recommendations will be sent out to current CYM families in late March.