Private Music Lessons: CORE-Arts

At the heart of YACM's mission is a dedication to the musicianship of every child in Solano County. Because every child has musical potential, we offer a comprehensive preparatory and pre-college music education program providing student members with a comprehensive program that integrates private lessons with a structured curriculum for developing musicianship.  Those enrolled in the CORE-Arts Program participate in private lessons with expert Teaching Artists who collaborate at YACM as the foremost after-school program for musical development in the region. Young Artists at YACM become hopeful, creative, confident, and engaging musicians and community members.  CORE-Arts makes music a core part of young lives. Recommended for ages 6 + 

  1. Private Lessons

  2. Semester Elective OR Musicianship Theory Classes

  3. Structured Practice Support

  4. Annual Goals / Assessments / Awards / Certifications

  5. Ensembles - Collaborations

  6. Performances and Performance Training 


Ours is a membership community of young people, parents, and expert teaching artists who invest the joy of musicianship the creative potential of our region. 

Limited Availabilities Beginning January 2020

Early Child Private Lessons 

Give your 4 or 5 yr-old a great head start with one-on-one enthusiastic general music lessons. Select Teaching Artists invite students to explore rhythm, notes, singing, movement, piano, guitar, violin and more.  These lessons are designed to prepare your little one for advancement to the CORE-Arts program.  Limited availabilities on Tuesdays. 


Spring 2020 Elective Courses

Core-Arts students choose a musical "major" and attend 30 or 60 minute private lessons weekly.  Core-Arts students also add to their schedule a music theory class or choose from available elective courses. Electives are available to non-CORE-Arts students for additional fees. 


Recommended Ages 7-17

Beginning Guitar 

Taught by Lee Bob Watson

Piano Proficiency

Taught by Wanda Cook


World Music and Percussion

Taught by Matthew Thomas


Taught by Eric Woodcock and Sarah Blaine


General Music and Music Fundamentals

Taught by Berkeley Rousseau

Theory Levels 1 - Advanced

Contact office for updated schedule and instructors


500 Davis St.

Vacaville, CA 95688


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