Early Childhood




School of Music • Teens

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J-Rock for Teens!

Ages 13-18
16 Tuesdays, 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18, January 8, 15, 22
Members: $560; Non-members: $600
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“School of Rock” comes to life at the Shames JCC. Seasoned musicians and beginners come together to learn and rock out!

Our performance-based program specializes in creating community oriented musical experiences for students age 13 and up.  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.  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. Existing bands and individual instrumentalists of all levels are welcome.


Private Music Lessons

All Ages

16 Classes, 30 minutes each
Members: $640; Non-members: $640

16 Classes, 45 minutes each
Members: $800; Non-members: $800

16 Classes, 60 minutes each
Members: $990; Non-members: $990

Non-members add $75 annual registration fee. Packages may be pro-rated.

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, and a wide knowledge of performance practice, history, and theory.  They are enthusiastic and passionate about music and teaching students of all abilities.

Lessons are available during the school year and also during the summer.  Register at any time! Tuition is pro-rated for the number of weeks remaining in the semester. Recital performances are held toward the end of each semester.

The strength of our program lies in the hard work expected of each student, coupled with the individual attention received from faculty in a manner tested by time but rare in today’s style of education.

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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