Creative Arts

Music Lessons and More

Also known as the YMCA Center for the Creative Arts (YCCA), our music studio offers private lessons and programs for all ages and abilities all year long!

Our private music lessons are customized to each student’s ability, style, and musical interest. The instructor and student determine work together to set immediate- and long-term goals while navigating through music on their chosen instrument(s). We offer lessons in the following areas:

  • Private Music Lessons - Learn a new instrument or improve your skills on an old instrument with one-on-one instruction from a qualified musical professional!
    • Lessons available for bass guitar, drums, guitar (acoustic & electric), trumpet, ukulele, and voice. 
  • Music Production - Learn the latest music and recording technology to create your own music and content. We offer production classes and private lessons.
  • Music Theory -  Learn to read music, discuss musical styles and genres, and analyze chord progressions to become a music pro! Music theory can easily be incorporated into any of the above instruments.

Register for programs below!

Please email our Music & Creative Arts Director, Sunny McGovern, at for more information.


Private Music Lessons

Whether you've performed in front of a crowd or just sung loudly in the shower, sign up for 4 x 60 minute private lessons! Work with professional instructors who will create a curriculum unique to you and your ability. Default package is 4 lessons, but you can take up to 10 lessons this summer! All ages and levels welcome.

Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Private Music Lessons - 30 Minute Lessons ARTS430 /12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 5 years and up Youth or Teen $132.00
Family or Adult $132.00
NonMember $152.00
Private Music Lessons - 60 Minute Lessons ARTS460 /12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 5 years and up Youth or Teen $240.00
Family or Adult $240.00
NonMember $280.00


What are you waiting for? Register for summer today!

Interested in setting up a lesson at the West Suburban YMCA? Fill out the information below! If you are a new student, we will reach out to schedule an intro lesson within 2-3 business days. 

Sign Up for Summer 2019 Private Lessons HERE

You can take up to 10 lessons this summer - don't wait! Confirm your dates today.

Financial Aid Application

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

View & Download the Spring 2019 Private Lesson Contract