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Music & Creative Arts

YCCA - West Suburban YMCA Center for the Creative Arts

The West Suburban YMCA offers music and creative arts classes for all ages and abilities through the YCCA – West Suburban YMCA Center for Creative Arts. Located in our lower level, we have a full music and recording studio full of instruments and recording equipment.
 
Our programs include:
  • Private Music Lessons (drums, bass, piano, guitar, voice, songwriting, film, music production)
  • Rock Band
  • Music Production Class
  • Movie Making
  • Dance

Please email Music & Creative Arts Director Kevin O'Connell or call him at (617) 244-6050 x3028 for more information. 

Private Music Lessons

All ages! 
 
FREE Intro Lesson For All New Students!

Drums, bass, guitar, piano, voice, photo, video and music production

2017-18 Private Lesson Tuition

30min: $33 members / $38 non-members
60min: $66 / $76 non-member

Our private lessons are customized to each student's ability, style and musical interest. The instructor and student determine work together to set short and long-term goals while navigating through music on their given instrument(s).

CLICK HERE to sign up for Private Lessons!

The best summer music camp in Boston is at the West Suburban YMCA in Newton!

Summer Sessions 2018

Want to write and record your own music this summer? Registration is open for Summer Sessions 2018 - the West Suburban YMCA Center for the Creative Arts (YCCA) one-of-a-kind collaborative summer music program for teens. Like no other program in the area, Summer Sessions focuses on the process, not just the content. Our Music & Creative Arts staff mentor young musicians throughout the whole process from putting the band together to recording original music right here at the Y.

Music & Creative Arts

Summer Sessions 1

Ages 11-18

Like no other program in the area, Summer Sessions focuses on putting together a unique band with the goal of writing & recording original music in our Studio right here at the Y. Participants can build and improve upon the creative skills of songwriting, filming, audio engineering, video editing, production, and instrumental or vocal performance while creating a complete professional project.

Summer Sessions will offer students the opportunity to form new advanced skills that help mold young musicians into experienced, successful collaborators. These projects help foster abilities and work ethic that are not exclusive to the music industry, but can be applied to so many other careers and educational experiences. Summer Sessions focuses on the process, not just the content. Oh, and did we mention your work is featured on Spotify?!

SESSION: 18SUM
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Summer Sessions 1 YCCASESSION1 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri/09:00 AM - 04:30 PM 12 years and up Youth or Teen $900.00
Family or Adult $900.00
NonMember $1,125.00

Summer Sessions 2

Like no other program in the area, Summer Sessions focuses on putting together a unique band with the goal of writing & recording original music in our Studio right here at the Y. Participants can build and improve upon the creative skills of songwriting, filming, audio engineering, video editing, production, and instrumental or vocal performance while creating a complete professional project.

Summer Sessions will offer students the opportunity to form new advanced skills that help mold young musicians into experienced, successful collaborators. These projects help foster abilities and work ethic that are not exclusive to the music industry, but can be applied to so many other careers and educational experiences. Summer Sessions focuses on the process, not just the content. Oh, and did we mention your work is featured on Spotify?!

SESSION: 18SUM
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Summer Sessions 2 YCCASESSION2 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri/09:00 AM - 04:30 PM 12 years and up Youth or Teen $1,000.00
Family or Adult $1,000.00
NonMember $1,250.00

Summer Sessions 3

Like no other program in the area, Summer Sessions focuses on putting together a unique band with the goal of writing & recording original music in our Studio right here at the Y. Participants can build and improve upon the creative skills of songwriting, filming, audio engineering, video editing, production, and instrumental or vocal performance while creating a complete professional project.

Summer Sessions will offer students the opportunity to form new advanced skills that help mold young musicians into experienced, successful collaborators. These projects help foster abilities and work ethic that are not exclusive to the music industry, but can be applied to so many other careers and educational experiences. Summer Sessions focuses on the process, not just the content. Oh, and did we mention your work is featured on Spotify?!

SESSION: 18SUM
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Summer Sessions 3 YCCASESSION3 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri/09:00 AM - 04:30 PM 12 years and up Youth or Teen $1,000.00
Family or Adult $1,000.00
NonMember $1,250.00

Summer Sessions 4

Like no other program in the area, Summer Sessions focuses on putting together a unique band with the goal of writing & recording original music in our Studio right here at the Y. Participants can build and improve upon the creative skills of songwriting, filming, audio engineering, video editing, production, and instrumental or vocal performance while creating a complete professional project.

Summer Sessions will offer students the opportunity to form new advanced skills that help mold young musicians into experienced, successful collaborators. These projects help foster abilities and work ethic that are not exclusive to the music industry, but can be applied to so many other careers and educational experiences. Summer Sessions focuses on the process, not just the content. Oh, and did we mention your work is featured on Spotify?!

SESSION: 18SUM
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Summer Sessions 4 YCCASESSION4 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri/09:00 AM - 04:30 PM 12 years and up Youth or Teen $1,000.00
Family or Adult $1,000.00
NonMember $1,250.00

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