With the spread of COVID-19 slowing, YMA is excited for the opportunities that a post-COVID world provides. As we wait on our schools and community partners to decide if outside programming will be allowed in this fall, YMA will host in-person classes on Saturdays from 10-12 pm.
We offer string lessons (violin, viola, cello), bucket drumming, song, and movement activities for all levels of players. Additionally, Fall 2021 we will be offering a new program - ukulele classes!
At this time, we are not offering lunches to students while in our care. Later this fall there may be the opportunity to expand our program offerings and times, as well as bring back meals. Please stay tuned for more information later this fall!
Saturday classes will be held at the First Reformed United Church of Christ located at 513 W Front St Burlington, NC 27215. Our staff has been fully vaccinated and students will be required to follow CDC guidance, which at this time includes wearing a mask for those that cannot yet be vaccinated. Staff will also be masked around students until further notice as set in accordance with CDC guidance and the local school system.
Other Important Dates
The following dates are mandatory to participate in for students who are receiving the program free of charge:
Thursday, 9/16 from 6-7 pm is a virtual parent orientation. Parents who have registered for the program will receive the link to join.
Saturday, 9/18 from 12:30-2:30 will be instrument pick-up. It is required of your child to come get sized for their instrument and to check it out for the year.
YMA meets every Saturday (excluding national and school year) holidays. The lessons are held in our donated rehearsal space at the First Reformed United Church of Christ at 513 W Front Street, Burlington, NC. A hot, healthy lunch is served to students during a break in lessons.
After School lessons are held throughout the school year at Broadview Middle School, located at 2229 Broadview Dr, Burlington, NC 27217. These lessons are held Mondays and Wednesdays (excluding national and school holidays and teacher workdays). A healthy snack is served to students prior to lessons beginning each day.
Lessons are taught by qualified music instructors, many of whom are teachers in the Alamance Burlington School System.
Click the PDF below for the YMA Program Handbook
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Saturday 2021-2022 Schedule
Young Musicians of Alamance will meet in-person every Saturday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Our sessions are as follows:
Quarter 1: September 25th – December 18th with NO class on November 27th.
We will meet in-person on the following Saturdays: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 12/4, 12/11 and 12/18.
December 18th will be our winter concert. Stay tuned for more information.
Quarter 2: January 8th – April 9th
We will meet in-person on the following Saturdays: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, and 4/9.
Quarter 3: April 30th – June 4th
We will meet in-person on the following Saturdays: 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 5/21, 5/28, with our last class on 6/4.
June 4th will be our end of year concert. Stay tuned for more information.
Violins and other YMA materials must be returned to 513 W Front St either on the last class or during the week of 6/6-6/10.
Advantages of Music Education for Children
1. Musical training helps develop language and reasoning
2. A mastery of memorization
3. Students learn to improve their work
4. Increased coordination
5. A sense of achievement
6. Kids stay engaged in school
7. Success in society
8. Emotional development
9. Students learn pattern recognition
10. Better SAT scores
11. Fine-tuned auditory skills
12. Music builds imagination and intellectual curiosity
13. Music can be relaxing
14. Musical instruments can teach discipline
15. Preparation for the creative economy
16. Development in creative thinking
17. Music can develop spatial intelligence
18. Kids can learn teamwork
19. Responsible risk-taking
20. Better self-confidence