Creative Arts

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 music classes and private lessons!

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

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

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

Summer Art Programs

Fill this summer with singing, dancing, painting, and more! With Creative Arts, youth can explore their creative side through group lessons, unique projects, and exploring what it means to be an artist.
Music lessons and classes offered at the West Suburban YMCA

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!

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!

Sign Up for Summer 2019 Private Lessons HERE

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

Discover What You Can Do

Want to Support the Arts?

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.