What does music mean to CHMS students?  
“When I feel lonely, music is my friend.  I love singing and hope to become better.”  
“It helps me do my homework and go to sleep at night.” 
“I’m taking Mariachi with my daughter (10th grade) and we’re having
a great time together!”

With a successful Spring Session premiere and an exciting Summer Session coming up, we are grateful to the Copley-Price YMCA for its partnership and support!  Visit Copley-Price YMCA to view all programs for youth, family, and community!



SUMMER SESSION: July 30 – August 27 (5 weeks, Saturdays) for classes in violin, piano, guitar, voice, ukulele, Musical Trolley, and Mariachi!

REGISTRATION:  Registration is now closed.  For information on the Fall Session, starting at the end of September (TBA), please add your name to our email update list by clicking on the ‘Sign Me Up! link below.  To preview the general Saturday class schedule, click here.

TUITION: Payments are due at registration.  Summer fees for YMCA members are at a 25% discount off participant (non-member) fees.  Summer fees are $30/$60 member, $40/$80 participant.  Scholarships are available.  Click here to make an online payment.

SIGN ME UP! Receive email updates and class schedules: click here

The News:

SEE WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT! – Director’s Note: We celebrated the end of Spring Session with a variety of informal recitals, combining different classes in a fun and casual atmosphere.  I recorded bits and pieces from each, see below.  Enjoy!  Join us!

This Little Light of Mine, BINGO!, Amazing Grace, and the Ant Song!

A DREAM COME TRUE! - For the first time, we will offer summer music clubs for ages preschool -12th grade!  Following a particular theme each week, all students receive a basic introduction to piano and an immersion in a favorite instrument: violin, guitar, ukulele, voice, and/or drums!  Guitar/Piano club is July 12-18, Violin/Piano club is August 2-5.  Clubs meet from 9:30am-12pm, Tuesday through Friday. (Summer music club registration is now closed.)

NEW CLASSES FOR SUMMER SESSION – MUSICAL TROLLEY for ages 3-5 – an introduction all the fun of music with rhythms, songs, musical games, and hand percussion! DRUMS for teens – drumsticks, practice pads, and a full drum set!

MARIACHI!  Our Mariachi had a stellar performance in Rancho Bernardo on April 3rd, with additional bookings on April 30th (Fiesta Del Mar, Imperial Beach) and May 20th (YMCA Annual Golf Tournament, Coronado)!  View the videos and pictures on our Facebook page!  Play violin, trumpet, flute, or guitar?  Do you sing?  Join us!  11:30am to 1pm on Saturdays.  Our Mariachi program is offered in partnership with the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation and taught by Mario Eguía, an experienced Mariachi performer.

NEW! Video Library for Violins – play along with Ms. Victoria on Mariachi songs and Fiddle tunes!  A fun way to practice! 



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