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YMCA Center for the Creative Arts

Music Lessons and More!

The West Suburban YMCA's Center for the Creative Arts offers music lessons and creative arts educational programs for all ages and abilities during the school year:

Music Lessons - FREE intro lessons for all new students

Our private music 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 chosen instrument(s).

​Current Rates:

  • 30min: $33 YMCA Members / $38 Non-members
  • 60min: $66 WSYMCA members/ $76 Non-Members

Sign up for Music Lessons HERE!

 

Rock Band  - Join a band, write music, learn covers, record and play gigs.

Music Production - Learn the latest music and recording technology and create your own music. 

Movie Making - Design and create your own movies while learning how to use professional cameras, write scripts and produce/edit with FinalCut Pro. 

Photography - Explore the world of photography learning about cameras, lighting, lenses, and scenes!

Dance Classes -  new to our line-up of creative arts programming! Ballet and Modern Dance classes taught by local artist Kathy Hassinger.

Listen to our students on Spotify

Every year, we are proud to produce a compilation of our students' work. Featuring original songs, written and produced here at the Y, by music lesson students and rock bands. Listen to our 2017 compilation.

Current offerings:

Music & Creative Arts

April Vacation Workshop

SESSION: 19ESP
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
April Vacation Workshop YCCAAPRVACA Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri/12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 10 years and up Youth or Teen $500.00
Family or Adult $500.00
NonMember $650.00

Beginner Rock Band

Our Rock Band class is a collaborative program where students attend weekly rehearsal with their group in preparation for our schedule of various performances at the Y and out in our community. This class will be held under the guidance of our YCCA music staff. A wide variety of genres, instruments, and song choices are always explored!

SESSION: 19ESP
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Beginner Rock Band - 1hr YCCA131 /12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 10 to 17 years Family or Adult $148.00
Youth or Teen $222.00
NonMember $296.00

Dance - Modern Dance

Taught by Kathy Hassinger. After floor warm ups, we will do alignment work in the center, locomotor movement across the floor and learn modern dance repitory.

SESSION: 19ESP
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Dance - Modern Dance YCCA401 Wed/04:15 PM - 05:15 PM 5 to 7 years Family or Adult $110.00
Youth or Teen $140.00
NonMember $180.00

February Vacation Workshop

SESSION: 19ESP
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
February Vacation Workshop YCCAFEBVACA Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri/12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 10 years and up Youth or Teen $500.00
Family or Adult $500.00
NonMember $650.00

Movie Making

The YCCA offers a video editing and film studies course designed to enlighten several different aspects of the young filmmaker. For students interested in filming, acting, writing, producing or editing, this class is held once a week with the goal of a creating a short video. The instructor will support the class in the creation of their own story line while providing the structure needed to finish their project within the given time frame. All video projects will be hosted on the YCCA’s Vimeo account at the end of each semester!

SESSION: 19ESP
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Movie Making - Custom Class Schedule YCCA200 /12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 9 to 17 years Family or Adult $208.00
Youth or Teen $310.00
NonMember $405.00
SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Movie Making - Custom Class Schedule YCCA200 /12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 9 to 17 years Family or Adult $208.00
Youth or Teen $310.00
NonMember $405.00

Music Production

Students learn recording, mixing, and mastering techniques in a number of different projects. Students learn about microphones, recording instruments, making beats, creating samples, running recording sessions, and much so more!

SESSION: 19ESP
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Music Production - Custom Class Schedule YCCA350 /12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 9 to 17 years Family or Adult $208.00
Youth or Teen $310.00
NonMember $405.00
SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Music Production - Custom Class Schedule YCCA350 /12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 9 to 17 years Family or Adult $208.00
Youth or Teen $310.00
NonMember $405.00

Photography

Photo students have the opportunity to shoot their natural surroundings right here at the West Suburban YMCA. Our photo instructor provides guidance with the idea of promoting visual creativity by giving students the freedom to discover whatever they like through pictures. After capturing their favorite sights, the students upload their shots to a computer, experiment with photo editing and enhancement, and print their work to take home! Canon digital cameras are available for students to use during class.

SESSION: 19ESP
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Photography - Custom Class Schedule YCCA201 /12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 9 to 17 years Family or Adult $208.00
Youth or Teen $310.00
NonMember $405.00
SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Photography - Custom Class Schedule YCCA201 /12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 9 to 17 years Family or Adult $208.00
Youth or Teen $310.00
NonMember $405.00

Pre-Ballet Dance Class

Student will warm up in a circle by moving body parts rhythmically, then by playing a rhythm game. We will work on simple alignment exercises as well as some marching, skipping, running and leaping to music, then end with creative/imaginative movement stories and games.

SESSION: 19ESP
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Pre-Ballet Dance Class YCCA400 Wed/03:30 PM - 04:15 PM 5 to 7 years Family or Adult $110.00
Youth or Teen $140.00
NonMember $180.00

Private Music Lessons

Weekly music lessons are the perfect opportunity for musicians
of all ages to learn, practice, and perform! Come to the music
studio at the WSYMCA every week for a half an hour of private
music instruction.

SESSION: 19LSP
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Private Music Lessons - 30 Minutes, 8 Weeks MUS830 /12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 6 years and up Youth or Teen $264.00
Family or Adult $264.00
NonMember $304.00

Private Voice Lessons

Whether you've sung in front of a crowd or just into your showerhead, sign up
for 8 weeks of 30 minute private voice lessons! Work with professional instructors
who will create a curriculum unique to you and your voice. All ages welcome!

SESSION: 19LSP
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Private Voice Lessons - 30 Minutes, 8 Weeks MUS831 /12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 6 years and up Youth or Teen $275.00
Family or Adult $275.00
NonMember $310.00

Rock Band

Our Rock Band class is a collaborative program where students attend weekly rehearsal with their group in preparation for our schedule of various performances at the Y and out in our community. This class will be held under the guidance of our YCCA music staff. A wide variety of genres, instruments, and song choices are always explored!

SESSION: 19ESP
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Rock Band YCCA130 /12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 10 to 17 years Family or Adult $247.00
Youth or Teen $370.00
NonMember $494.00

Online Registration

Early & Late Spring Programs 2019

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 kristenh@wsymca.org for more information.