Early Childhood





School of Music • Teens

Unless otherwise noted, online registration closes 3 business days prior to the start date. After this time, please call the Welcome Desk at 914-366-7898 to register. Many of our programs can be pro-rated after they begin as long as space is available.

Registration for September ’19 – June ’20 programs opens on 8-21 for Members and 8-23 for Non-members.



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J-Rock for Teens

Ages 13-18
“School of Rock” comes to life at the JCC. Seasoned musicians and beginners come together to learn and rock out. Weekly band rehearsals will focus on techniques and concepts as applied to guitar, bass, drum-set, voice, and piano. This includes learning music theory and its application to Rock/Pop music and developing live performance skills to build stage presence, confidence, and participant’s unique musical voices.16

16 Tuesdays
5:00 PM- 6:00 PM
February 4 – June 9
No classes: February 18, April 7, April 14
Members $290; Non-members $360

Students practice working as a team and are coached on improvisation / solo performance on their specific instruments in a wide range of genres and styles including: Rock, Pop, Funk, Metal, Punk, R&B, and Blues. Students may opt to receive private instruction on their primary instruments, other instruments, or voice through the JCC’s School of Music. Participants can bring their own instruments or use the JCC’s guitar, bass, keyboards, drum kit and amplifier.


The Shames JCC invites applications from students across Westchester County (and beyond!) to participate in a new program connecting teen musicians from around the world. This experiential learning program will give students the opportunity to compose original music based on Jewish texts, rehearse with like minded teens, develop leadership skills, and perform in a global music program in Israel in December 2019.

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM:

  • September 10, 17, 24; October 15, 22, 29;
  • November 5, 12, 19, 26;
  • Trip to Israel in December.

Members and Non-Members: $500

Teens do not need to be Jewish to participate. Students will receive weekly group music lessons and participate in workshops on composition (individual music lessons also available upon request). At the end of the semester, students will perform locally, culminating in a group trip to Israel, to play music and travel with students from Israel, Venezuela, Moldova, and Ukraine.

To apply or to nominate a teen and/or teens, go to: http://bit.ly/jccmekorock.
For questions, contact Kayla at kreisman@shamesjcc.org.

Private Music Lessons

All Ages
Fall session: September 9 – January 27
Recital: January 26
Spring session: February 3 – June 15
Recital: June 14

  • 30 minute lessons: $665
  • 45 minute lessons: $830
  • 60 minute lessons: $1,030

16 lessons per package, which may be prorated. Non-members add $25
registration fee.

Our Music School offers private music lessons, ensembles and classes taught by an outstanding faculty dedicated to the art of teaching. Children, teens and adults at all levels of ability experience a musical community that is supportive, non-competitive and inspiring. One-on-one instruction in piano, violin, guitar, flute, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, cello, viola, and voice taught by professionals who have comprehensive knowledge of their instrument, as well as expertise in performance practice, music history, and music theory. They are enthusiastic and passionate about music and teaching students of all abilities.

Marianna Udler

Director of School of Music & Performing Arts

(914) 366-7898 x1110

Marianna Udler, Director of the JCC School of Music & Performing Arts, is a professional pianist, music educator and organist. She has extensive performing and teaching experience. Ms. Udler performed…

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