Youth Classes

Spring 2024 Semester

Individual Lessons

Instruments offered include piano, violin, drums, guitar, electric bass, saxophone, clarinet, flute, recorder, and voice. Braille music, music theory, music technology, composition and arranging are also offered as individual lessons. Individual lessons are taught by highly sought-after professionals in their fields. Students are encouraged to study in-person but can also request remote lessons. Pricing is for the entire semester (16 lessons). Please note that a $25.00 registration fee applies per student each semester. 

  • 30 minute lesson: $375.00
  • 45 minute lesson: $525.00
  • 60 minute lesson: $675.00

Comprehensive Music Program for Young People (CMPYP)

CMPYP provides high quality music training every Saturday at 92nd Street Y from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to students between the ages of 7 and 19. Each class is 45-60 minutes in length and students participate in at least three classes per semester, based on their interests and abilities, as part of the CMPYP curriculum. The program operates on a 30-week academic year with spring and fall semesters. 
The goal of the program is to provide students with the specific tools – musically and socially—that they need to succeed personally and in their respective public and private schools. 
Individual study is provided in piano, drums and percussion, guitar, violin, voice, saxophone, and clarinet. Group class instruction is part of the sequential curriculum in ear training, theory, braille music, music appreciation, and dance. Students have the opportunity to participate in a number of ensembles including a chorus, instrumental ensemble, laptop orchestra, drum circle, and the top-notch GuavaTones, a mixed teen vocal ensemble. Students have access to the Music School’s Accessible Music Technology Program, an integral part of music theory, MIDI composing, sequencing and arranging.  
Classes may include Braille music, music theory, music technology, composition and arranging, drum circle, laptop orchestra, and tap dance, in collaboration with 92NY Harkness Dance Center.  
  • Full program (Three classes): $525.00
  • Full program (Three classes) + one 45 minute lesson: $1,050.00
  • One Class: $150.00

Please note that the tuition for the CMPYP does not include individual instrumental lessons. 

The Spring 2024 Early Registration period runs from December 1 – 15, 2023.  The regular registration period is from January 2 – 19, 2024. To register please lessons, or the CMPYP please contact or call (315) 842 4489.

Note regarding cost: The cost of lessons, classes and program participation does not cover the expense of these offerings. Thanks to the generous support of our donors — individuals, foundations, trusts, corporations, government — tuition for FMDG Music School students is subsidized to make the cost more affordable for those paying as individuals/families.  

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