Classes Open for Registration

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Spring 2019 semester

Spring Term:
January 15/16 - April 16/17
(12 weekly classes on a Tues. or Wed.)

Musical Babies ~ Infants through 16 Months

Explore the many joys:

  • Sing familiar songs like The Bear Went Over the Mountain or soon to be new favorites like When the Train Comes Along and Five Freckled Frogs

  • Instrumental pieces like La Raspa to delight the child

  • Tap, dance, bounce, and jump

  • Discover fun, new instruments, and play old favorites

  • Parents/caregivers and children will experience the joy of making music together. Toddler movers & shakers will stay active while the adult provides the security needed for the child to explore.

Families will receive:

  • An outstanding CD recording of over 60 minutes and book for moving, singing, and listening

  • A 48-page children’s book with colorful artwork for children and parents to follow along with as they listen or read.

Class times: Tuesdays 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. begins January 15th OR Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. begins January 16th.

Registration (includes CD and music book): $40 and registration form will hold your place

Tuition: $140 (payable the first day by check or cash)


Musical Beginnings ~

18 months - 3 years  & parent

Offered Tuesdays at 5:50 pm to 6:20 pm and Wednesdays 9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Each child and parent experience the beginnings of joyful, independent music making. Song activities include dancing with scarves, rolling balls, partner games, movement, and singing with hula hoops, playing instruments (sticks, bells, shaker eggs, drums), and gentle rocking. Observation and participation are the child's way of first learning. A home tape and book assist in the family's learning outside class. "Let's do it again!" is the child's favorite phrase. There are 12 classes in a semester with four separate curricula for the Family Music classes. Although there are some seasonal songs repeated from year to year (holiday, seasons), there are also four separate sets of songs with CD/book to go with each curriculum. 

Family Activities and Materials:                                      

  • Musikgarten CD of outstanding music for movement, singing, and listening

  • Enough activities to keep pre-schoolers busy for many hours, in class and at hours at home

Class times: Tuesdays from 5:50 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. begins January 15th OR Wednesdays 9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. OR Wednesdays 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. begins January 16th.

Registration (includes CD and music book): $40 and registration form will hold your place

Tuition: $140 (payable the first day by check or cash)


Growing with Music  ~ 3 1/2 - 5 & parent

The child becomes more independent in singing and moving, and parents take cues from the child. Beginning ensemble work, partner songs with movement, working with listening cards, and songs with directions challenge the child to listen, sing, dance, and act. A craft is assigned every week for home enjoyment, often incorporating nature and the environment. The home CD, book, and listening cards are fun activities to do at home with the family! Many and varied instruments are used in this class as well. A bird lesson, including hearing bird calls, is studied every other week.                            

Family Activities and Materials:

  • Outstanding CD and book

Class times: Tuesdays at 6:30 pm - 7:10 pm OR Wednesdays at 10:20 am - 11:00 am beginning January 15th and 16th. 

Registration (includes CD and music book): $49 and registration form will hold your place

Tuition: $147 (payable the first day by check or cash)


Around the World: Keyboard Prep class  ~

5 1/2 - 6 1/2 & parent

The basic skills include listening, singing, playing instruments, moving, and working with patterns. Through echoing patterns, children build a vocabulary of musical phrases that they can recognize aurally and visually, leading to an understanding of music notation.          

Family Activities and Materials:

  • CDs, a map, song pages, and notation games for each of 4 cultures.

Class times: Wednesday evenings 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. 50-min. class, beginning January 24th. 

Registration: $130 ($65 / semester will hold your place in class with registration form

Tuition: $398 ($199 / 14-week semester, payable first class)

Total: $528 for fall and spring semesters (one year of Growing with Music preferred for benefit of child)


Piano Partners: 

Keyboard I ~ TWO students 6 - 9 & parent

Piano Partners: Keyboard I is a new program as part of Young Artists Music Studio. The curriculum includes games, songs, focused listening, learning the piano, writing pages, game cards, CDs, etc.   Music literacy is the goal and this class is designed to teach children to hear and play the beloved song repertoire learned through the early years of YAMS. These lessons follow a sequential approach to piano and musical notation is taught through the classroom books.  

Parents play an important role in establishing good practice habits and attend all classes. (Don’t worry if you don’t know piano—you will learn along with your child!) Consistent, supervised at-home practice on a tuned piano or keyboard (chosen by families) is required and essential for success (5 days per week, 15 - 20 minutes per day). 

Family Activities and Materials:

  • 2 books, 4 CDs and notation games, plus a Parent Handbook throughout the 28 weeks

Class times: Forty-minute lessons available Thursdays for two students/parents. Thursdays: 3 - 3:40; 3:45 - 4:25; 4:30 - 5:10; 5:15 - 5:55 for public & private students; 1:30 or 2:15 for homeschoolers.

Classes begin:  January 24th & commitment is for two semesters September through late April

Registration: $130 ($65 /semester will hold your place in class with registration form). 

Tuition: $398 ($199 / 14-week semester, payable 1st class)

Total: $528 for fall and spring semester

Home piano or keyboard tuned to A 440 needed. No headphones at home, please. Yes, we want to hear playing and singing each day at home.            


Registration is open while available spots remain. Call or email for details! yamsjulia@gmail.com

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with returning students given priority. Your registration form and materials/registration fee will hold your place in class and includes book and CD. Full tuition payment is due on the first day of class for fall term (January 15th and 16th).

Print registration form (above) and mail it with your payment to the address provided on the form. 

Other documents to view & print: 

Inclement weather/other cancellations: 
Please check your e-mail first - I will send an announcement by e-mail right away if class is canceled. You may also look at the YAMS Facebook page for the most current updates as well. 

Click ABOUT above for program and class descriptions.

Questions? Contact Julia at 540-383-3162 or yamsjulia@gmail.com.