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!

Welcome to the Fox Valley Family YMCA Music Academy. The academy offers music lessons in piano, guitar, drums, voice, violin, cello, viola, string bass, woodwinds, and brass instruments. Piano lessons start at age four. All other instruments begin at age seven.

Session I: September 5 - 30
Session II: October 2 - 28
Session III: October 30 - November 25
Session IV: November 28 - December 23

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

*Not available at West Branch

Call for more information: 630.552.4100