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.
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.