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MUSIC CLASSES continue in October at three locations in City Heights: the Mid-City Church of the Nazarene, 4101 University Ave (our main location), La Maestra at 4185 Fairmount Ave, and the Rising Star Preschool at 3040 Fairmount Ave (Grace Church)!  FREE INTRODUCTORY classes in CAPOEIRA will take place on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th at the La Maestra location.  Click here for  Class Schedule.  Fees are $10-20/month (4 weeks, 1 class per week).  Register online: CHMS Music Classes in October.  

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors for subsidizing our music class fees, making it possible to offer music classes for $20/month and to provide scholarships.

NEW CLASSES and COLLABORATIONS!  For ages 12-adult, our  ‘VOICE – KARAOKE‘ class from 10:30-11:15 is a hit!  Learn vocal exercises and techniques to strengthen your voice and gain experience with a microphone.  Also, CAPOEIRA is back!  A fantastic combination of music and movement, we offer 4 different classes in Capoeira.  Visit the CAPOEIRA page for details!  Additional beginner classes in piano, violin, and guitar are also added to the October schedule!  While CHMS teachers Mario Eguia, Chris Behrens, and Gustavo Alcoser are on tour in October, Alejandro and Tanya Tapia will be stepping in with their talent and experience to teach the Voice Class.

PROGRAM PARTNERS:  Jarabe Mexicano and Crooked!


The ‘WHY’ of  MUSIC
Identification and placement of music notes
Understanding of  rhythm and tempo
Rehearsal and performance experience
Cultural and historical awareness
Increased problem-solving skills and confidence
Increased attention to detail
Resource for management of time and emotion
Leadership and teamwork skills
Multi-cultural and intergenerational synergy


DONATIONS: Support the City Heights Music School in its effort to raise funds for scholarships, instruction expense, and instruments!  Click here to make a donation!  Thank you!

PRIVATE LESSONS: 30-minute lessons are now available for one-on-one or semi-private instruction.  Contact victoria@yposd.org for teacher availability and instrument options.

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The News:

SEE WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT! – A few recordings from a recent recital that combined music classes in a fun and casual atmosphere: This Little Light of Mine, BINGO!, Amazing Grace, and the Ant Song!

MARIACHI!  Our City Heights Mariachi has had a stellar series of performances so far this season!  View the videos and pictures on our Facebook page!   Our Mariachi program is offered in partnership with the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation and taught by Mario Eguía.

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

The City Heights Music School is a program of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO). Visit the YPO website to view exciting announcements regarding spring and summer programs in the North County inland!


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