YACM PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS
AFTER SCHOOL MUSIC LESSONS
When you choose private lessons at YACM, your child will be transformed into a musician through programs that grow with their level of commitment.
PIANO • VIOLIN • VIOLA • CELLO • DRUMS • GUITAR • PERCUSSION • UKULELE SAXOPHONE • TRUMPET • F HORN • TROMBONE • CLARINET • FLUTE • VOICE
BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED
AGE 4 AND UP
We are an after-school music program for any child at any level of development. Your child will be matched with an expert instructor with demonstrated experience in developing musicianship.
By age 6 YACM student members attend weekly private lessons and weekly group musicianship classes and perform often.
We offer three levels of programs to match your child's age and level of commitment: Little Arts, CORE Arts, PRO Arts.
MUSIC LESSONS INCLUDE
30,45 ,OR 60 Min Lessons
Ensembles and Classes
PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAMS
SUZUKI VIOLIN & CELLO PRIVATE LESSONS
AGES 4 AND UP
The Suzuki Violin method is an evidence-based approach to learning violin for young beginners. The Suzuki method builds on the natural musicianship of children through the application of the same aural skills that empower speech development. Suzuki students are enrolled in Little Arts or CORE-Arts for private lessons and attend weekly ensemble classes.
Student must have a correctly sized violin. Violins may be rented at Watermelon Music in Davis, Live Music in Vacaville, or Ifshin Violin in El Cerrito.
Elena Gomez • Kimberly Feeney
Student Members enrolled in the Suzuki Violin or Cello Program pay Little Arts or CORE Arts Tuition plus $40.00 month ensemble fee.
WE MATCH YOUR CHILD'S READINESS
LITTLE ARTS PRIVATE LESSONS
AGES 4 AND UP
Little Arts introduces the fundamentals of rhythm, notes, and tone with activities in singing, piano, strings and percussion. Young children are naturally musical. Starting lessons early jump starts their skills and prepares them for a successful transition to our more structured CORE - Arts program.
Little Arts Program
You can choose private lessons in general music or a primary instrument as shown.
Weekly 30-minute lessons with an experienced instructor
Singing, Movement, Piano, Percussion, Strings
Assess for transition to CORE-Arts or move up at 6 years of age.
Performances at the discretion of the Instructor and parent
Little Arts Instructors
Elena Gomez • Lee Reyes • Tom Reyes • Adrianna De La Campa • Kimberly Feeney
The tuition for 'Little Arts" is a flexible month to month fee so you can transition to CORE-Arts when your child is ready or turns 6 years of age. Your Annual Membership Fee is renewed automatically on the anniversary of your enrollment.
CORE-ARTS PRIVATE LESSONS
AGES 6 AND UP
By the time children turn 6 years of age, most are developmentally ready for a structured music program. In CORE-Arts your child will begin their formal musical training by integrating private lessons with group musicianship classes and regular performances. We follow the syllabus offered by the Royal Conservatory of Music which offers a structure of learning flexible enough to meet the individual learning needs of your child.
Our program is after-school for 1-2 days a week that includes a private lesson, and musicianship or enrichment class. Classes are offered for 8, 12, or 16 week sessions through out the year. Your child will be matched with an experienced instructor who is an expert in the instrument your child chooses to study.
Lessons, Classes and Performances are offered throughout the year. During July, the CORE-Arts program offers workshops or intensives in lieu of private lessons and musicianship classes.
CORE-Arts Program Includes
You will choose a primary instrument of study from the list above. Your CORE-Arts Program integrates a private lesson with theory-musicianship classes and performances. Consistent practice is required to fully participate in lessons, classes, and programs.
Weekly 30, 45, or 60-minute private lessons
Weekly Musicianship Class
Experienced and formally-trained instructors with professional performance experience.
Curriculum selected to teach reading, ear-training, and artistry.
Elena Gomez • Lee Reyes • Tom Reyes • Adrianna De La Campa • Kimberly Feeney • Jaymes Kirksey • Melissa Angulo • Edward Halbach III • Wanda Cook • Farida Isayeva • Matthew Thomas • Devin Zamora • Waverly Cook • Nancy Lower • Linda Ostroff
The tuition for "CORE-Arts" is an annual fee representing an annual program. Your Annual Membership Fee is renewed automatically on the anniversary of your enrollment.
Tuition: $1890.50 / Yr. $165.85 / Mo.
Annual Membership: $150.00
PRO ARTS PRIVATE LESSONS
AGES 10 AND UP
Pro-Arts is a comprehensive and immersive program that integrates private lessons with musicianship courses, small and large ensemble experiences, master classes, jury assessments, and performance opportunities. This definitive next step in musical development prepares serious music students to pursue their highest potential as they study music with faculty members with esteemed careers.
Admission to Pro-Arts is by audition only. We welcome students ages 21 and under, who have at least 1-2 years prior study and can demonstrate a developmentally appropriate level of proficiency in their chosen major.
The 32-Week curriculum consists of weekly private lessons, musicianship classes, and small and large ensemble courses. Performances are scheduled throughout the year. Juries and assessments are aligned with the syllabus by the Royal Conservatory of Music.
1 Weekly, 1-hour Private Lessons
1 Weekly Musicianship / Composition Class
1 Weekly Ensemble: E.G. Symphony, Theatre Scenes, Chorus, Jazz Band
Annual Jury Assessments
Performance (two per semester)
3-Day Summer Kick-Off Intensive
Add One More Weekly Ensemble or Elective
Check back for a complete list of our PRO-Arts Faculty.
The tuition for "PRO-Arts is an annual fee representing an annual program. Your Annual Membership Fee is renewed automatically on the anniversary of your enrollment.
PRO-Arts 1 Tuition: $4400.00/Yr. Annual Membership $250.00
PRO Arts 2 Tuition: $5000.00/Yr. Annual Membership $250.00
Payment Plans Available
WHY ENROLL IN PRO-ARTS?
Esteemed Faculty and Guest Artists
3 - 5 Hours per Week
Classical, Jazz, Rock Ensembles
PRO Arts is YACM's next definitive step in music development for committed youth. For 20 years, our programs have earned a regional reputation for providing superior training to new and advancing musicians. Alumni looking forward to studying music in college have excelled at YACM, entering top-level collegiate music schools, and distinguishing themselves as performers, composers, teachers, and scholars. Alumni who have not chosen to major in studies not associated with music attribute their success in large part to the skills they learned at YACM.
PRO-Arts students study with faculty comprised of regional symphony musicians, artists in residence, guest artists, and master music educators.
PRO-Arts students socialize with other students who enjoy similar values and experiences in pursuit of their musical development.
PRO-Arts students develop has confident and proficient musicians and vocalists.
PRO-Arts students excel in academic, artistic, and social development.
Instruments Included in PRO-Arts
Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Saxophone, Sousaphone, Percussion, Guitar, Voice
Because student schedules are interdependent, flexible availability is required for acceptance to Pro-Arts. PRO-Arts Students are required to attend all scheduled classes and rehearsals.
Admission to Pro-Arts is by audition only. Auditions open April 1 and end May 30. Potential students must refer to the "Audition Requirements to prepare. Auditions may be in person or by video. Submit your audition request via our online form. Audition requests open February 15.
Arts for Well-Being
INNER ARTS PRIVATE LESSONS
Coming Soon, Inner-Arts Private Lesson Program is an arts and wellness intervention for families struggling with their child's behavioral health.
Formal music education amplifies 5 Core Domains of human development shown by scientific studies to be the foundation of emotional well-being: Listening, Focus, Resilience, Teamwork, Self Confidence.
Inner-Arts will provide your child with an explicit emotional development plan to address these 5 domains through a one-on-one private music lessons and group classes supervised by a trained behavioral health professional.
Graphic and Research Credit
The tuition for "Inner-Arts is an annual fee representing an annual program. Your Annual Membership Fee is renewed automatically on the anniversary of your enrollment.
Tuition: $3800.00/Yr. $325/Mo. Initial Assessment $300.00