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Guitar for Beginners

Ages 8 & up
4 Tuesdays, 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Session 1: June 25 – July 16
Session 2: July 23 – August 16
Members: $90; Non-members: $110/Library

All things guitar! Learn to play step-by-step from the basics of holding a guitar to playing your first chord and learning songs. Participants must supply their own instrument.

Piano Crash Course

Ages 8 & up
4 Thursdays, 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Session 1: June 27 – July 25
Session 2: August 1 – August 22
Members: $90; Non-members: $110/Library

Note-by-note and song-by-song learn the basic chords, scales, and techniques in this fast-paced introductory class.

Private Music Lessons

All Ages
June 25-August 22
4 lessons, 30 minutes each: $120
4 lessons, 45 minutes each: $200
4 lessons, 60 minutes each: $250
Non-member add $25 registration fee. Packages may be prorated.

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.

Lessons are also available during the school year. Register at any time! Tuition is prorated for the number of weeks remaining in the 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.

Mekorock: Teen Rock Band and Trip to Israel!

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.

Teens do not need to be Jewish to participate.

Weekly Tuesday evening meetings will begin in the spring and students will receive group music lessons and participate in workshops on composition. (Individual music lessons are also available upon request). In the Fall, students will begin rehearsals and local performances in New York, culminating in a group trip to Israel, to play music and travel with students from Israel, Venezuela, Moldova, and Ukraine.

Applications and nominations are due by February 1.

For more information, contact Kayla Reisman, kreisman@shamesjcc.org 

Youth Lounge, Shames JCC on the Hudson

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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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