Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Community Concert with Ashley Buckley...in review!

CYM families and friends and residents of Pristine Pines of Franklin Park  enjoyed a lovely concert last Friday evening, hosted by Ms. Ashley Buckley. Bravo! to our students, Ms. Ashley, and Ms. Leah for their excellent performances!

Bernardo Vieira and Manav Kathir both performed solo guitar pieces

Hope Wiggins and Heather Nguyen prepare for their violin performances


Everyone is invited to attend this 2nd Annual Hullabaloo Concert this Saturday. Come cheer on your friends!

It's Moving Week in Sewickley!

Yipee! Moving week is finally here, and every member of CYM's staff has played a hand in making it all happen! To all families with lessons and classes in Sewickley this week, your lesson will take place in the new location across the street at 437 Beaver Street. Please bear with us as we all adjust to the new space.

To our Wexford and City campus families, you are all invited to the Hullabaloo! concert this Saturday at 4:00 in the new Sewickley location for an up close look. We hope you all can come enjoy the most fun concert of the year!

For those who can't make it over, here is a peek into the new location:

Back reception and waiting area

Steinway concert hall

Hallway with built in cubbies and seating

Front ECM room with retractable "garage" door

One of four practice rooms

We hope every CYM family will be able to come and visit our great new space!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Rochelle Agnew Winter Recital

Family and Friends of CYM are cordially invited to Ms. Rochelle Agnew's Winter Recital held at the Pappert Center on the Duquesne University campus this coming Sunday afternoon!

Local Young Musicians featured on From the Top

Check out the link below to a story about local Sewickley teen, Aleksandr Voinov, 14, a pianist, and Pittsburgh teens Daniel Orsen, 17, a violist, and Gordon Neidinger, 17, on mandolin, are featured on esteemed "From the Top," concert held at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Music Hall.


Parents as Partners: Registration deadline extended to March 28

Parents as Partners Online

Are you a parent in need of rejuvenation?

Want to hear from others on how to make practice more effective?

Need some input on how to make review fun?

Wondering how to balance a busy schedule?

If so, then Parents as Partners Online is for you!

The 2012 Parents as Partners project will feature more than 30 new inspirational talks, plus selected presentations from the 2011 PPO event. Aimed to provide a dose of parent education on Suzuki-related topics, all sessions can be viewed online at the Suzuki Association of the Americas website at your convenience, 24-7.

A few new talks will be posted once a week in February and March and you will be notified by email. Once posted, everything can be viewed until the end on June 30.

Here’s a glimpse into the new and informative topics for both parents and teachers:

  • Sue Baer: A Star for Victor
  • Lauren Baker: Sharing the Vision of Excellence
  • Beatrice Blanc: Practice Buddies
  • Beth Cantrell: Nurturing the Individual: Rivers, Trails and Time
  • Teri Einfeldt & Anne Lambright: Our Ambitions, Our Children—A Reality Check!
  • Sasha Garver: Preparing for Recitals and Performances
  • Carrie Reuning-Hummel: Help! I’m So Different From (and Similar To) My Child
  • James Hutchins: Guarantees for More Progress During Practice—The Sequel
  • Ellie LeRoux: A Realistic Look at Balancing Activities
  • Joanne Martin: Why Delayed Reading is Important
  • Lynn McCall: The Suzuki Early Childhood Experience
  • Sarah Montzka: Dynamic Practice: Creative Movement Games for Channeling Energy, Regaining Focus and Productive Practice
  • Fernando Pinero: Power of Music
  • Laurie Scott: Children on the Autism Spectrum: Collaborating Towards Success
  • Lucy Shaw: Are We Having Fun Yet? Part 2
  • Kimberly Meier-Sims: Suzuki Perspectives
  • Ann Montzka Smelser: Trusting Your Teacher
  • Kathleen Spring: How You Can Be Helpful and Supportive of Your Teacher
  • Ed Sprunger: Power
  • Rafael Vidiera: The Rewards from the Special Ones
...Plus presentations from many other Suzuki teachers and parents!

CYM is happy to offer Parents as Partners to CYM families for $8. More information can be found at the Suzuki website here.

Enrollment has been extended through March 28!
To join, email Leah at  lgivelber@youngmusicians.org .