Creative Arts

Programs & Classes

Creative Arts

Did you know that when a group of people sing together, their hearts beat in unison? Creative Arts programs provide unique opportunities for self-expression and community connections.

So ... pick up a paint brush, an instrument, a microphone, or a pen and allow yourself to explore at the YMCA!

Learning a new instrument can improve your memory, raise your grades, and help to reduce stress! Whether you are a 3rd grader learning an instrument for the first time or a parent picking up their clarinet after 10+ years, our private lessons are the best way to make music a regular part of your day. Check out our Music Studio for more information on private lessons!

Want to reserve our studio to do your own projects? Send us a request.

For more information about Creative Arts programs, please contact Sunny McGovern

Arts lessons and classes offered at the West Suburban YMCA

Creative Arts Programs

Embrace your creativity at the West Suburban YMCA. From visual and performing arts, to music and production, we have options for all ages - toddlers through adults!
Music lessons and classes offered at the West Suburban YMCA

Private Music Lessons

Our music studio offers private lessons and programs for all ages and abilities all year long! Lessons in guitar, piano, drums, bass, voice, trumpet, music theory and more.

Support the Arts

Are you committed to fostering creativity and acceptance in our community? We all agree that youth deserve programs that allow their creative minds to thrive, so join the Creative Arts Team and donate to our campaign today! Visit the Creative Arts donation page, make a profile by clicking "Join Team" on the left-hand side of the page, make your one-time or recurring donation, and share with friends and family to grow our team! Now more than ever, we need to come together as a community to ensure that all youth have access to safe, engaging, and high-quality programming!

Setting Up a Lesson

Interested in setting up a lesson at the West Suburban YMCA? New students can sign up here!

Fall 2020 Program Guide

Financial Aid Request Form

To apply for Financial Assistance for Membership, Programs, Child Care and Camps, download this form and return to Kristen Hydinger in the Y's Finance Department. Please email Kristen at for more information.