Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. Recent studies have also shown that older adults who practiced music as children have better neural timing. This characteristic keeps hearing and the brain sharp. In fact, this part of the brain is biologically younger in people who studied music. Music lessons offer a forum where children can learn to accept and give constructive criticism. Register for music lessons today!

Ages 3-5  |  $65M/$98NM
June 12-28  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  10-10:45am  |  Central
Do you have a preschooler who loves music? This is a hands-on class where children ages 3-5 play a variety of musical instruments as well as listen to their instructor play songs for them.

Ages 7-12  |  $80M/$120NM
June 13-27  |  Wednesdays  |  10:00am-12:00pm  |  Central
Get into the tropical spirit and learn the basics of playing the ukulele. Kids will learn a few simple songs and enjoy other Hawaiian activities each day. Please register two weeks prior to the start of camp.

AGES 5+ | $95M/$143NM *5 WEEK SESSION
Welcome to the Fox Valley Family YMCA Music Academy. The academy offers music lessons in piano, guitar, drums, violin, viola, woodwinds, and brass instruments. Piano lessons start at age four. All other instruments begin at age seven.

Session I: June 11 - July 14
Session II: July 16 - August 18

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-552-4100 x235 for more information. REGISTER ONLINE


  • Pre-School Piano Music Lessons (ages 4-5)
  • Piano Lessons (ages 5+)
  • Guitar Lessons (ages 7+)
  • Drum Lessons (ages 7+)*
  • Violin Lessons (ages 7+)*
  • Viola Lessons (ages 8+)*
  • Woodwind Instruments (ages 8+)*
  • Brass Instruments (ages 9+)*

*Not available at West Branch

Call for more information: 630.552.4100