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There’s something for everyone at Youth Arts Academy!

Serving more than 230 students a year, the Youth Arts Academy was established in 2007 to accommodate the growing number of students interested in performing arts. The music school at YAA  includes private lessons, Rock Bands, Jazz Band, a Music Lab Series for kids to learn more about music and play music together. YAA also offers free tickets and field trips to area arts attractions and performances and multiple performances and community building opportunities both at the Boys and Girls Clubs and in the local community. 

Music programs are designed to enhance music technique and appreciation while also holistically developing youth according to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s 5 Elements of Positive Youth Development and the 6 key characteristics of Creative Youth Development Programs.


Music Programs

Private instruction in a variety of instruments, voice, composition/songwriting, and theory with our professional teaching artists.

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The Youth Arts Academy is the place to be on Monday nights for Jazz Band.  The Jazz Band is led by senior instructor, Mark Weed, and performs at BGC and local community events.

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The YAA Rock Band Program prepares students to play various music styles in a group environment with their peers.  They learn everything needed to be part of a successful performing group.  Bands learn and perform cover songs, compose original music, and record their music to live on forever. 

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YAA hosts several “labs” throughout the year to offer chances for our private lesson and band students to build community, learn from the pros, meet other kid and teen musicians, and play music together.  Music labs are drop off programs offered on weekends or week day evenings and feature master classes on a variety of music topics led by professional teaching artists and a jam session for kids to play music together.

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Recording-Studio

YAA’s recording studio is fully equipped with the latest and greatest technology to provide musicians with a professional sound.

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At Youth Arts Academy, we offer a variety of classes with our highly skilled, trained and friendly instructors.

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