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School of Music • Teens

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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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J-Rock For Teens & Almost-Teens– CLOSED

Ages 11-18
8 Tuesdays, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Session 1 Start Date: January 29
Class will not run on February 19

Session 2 Start Date: April 2
Class will not run on April 16, April 23

Members: $280; Non-members: $300 / Youth Lounge

“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. 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.


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 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, 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 prorated 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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