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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,  music lesson students and rock bands. Listen to our 2017 compilation ...

Current offerings:

Music & Creative Arts

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: 19WIN
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: 19WIN
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: 19WIN
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

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: 19WIN
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

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: 19WIN
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.