MUSIC LESSONS

Lifelong Lessons Through The Art of Music


Make your own kind of music at the YMCA’s lessons and classes.

We offer group and private opportunities for children starting at age 7 and adults of all ages. You can even take a bow at your own recitals and performance. Whether you're re-capturing the music of your youth or you've never played a note, our music instructor can get you back in the groove.

Lessons take place in our private music room in the Youth Development wing of the Naples YMCA. Aspiring musicians are encouraged to bring their own guitars, but we will offer some for rent if you do not currently own your own. All lessons are offered in 6 week sessions.

Fees: $90 per 6 week session for YMCA members;  $108 for non members.

New classes are formed throughout the year!

Guitar Beginner Class (ages 7-11) begins September 11, Tuesdays at 4:30 pm.

Register online or call instructors for scheduling and placement: Register Now


MEET OUR MUSIC INSTRUCTOR

Kimberly Shaw

B.A., M.M., M.A., PhD, abd Eastman School of Music

Kimberly Shaw has over 40 years of experience teaching music to students of all ages. She holds multiple degrees from the prestigious Eastman School of Music where she taught music theory and keyboard skills for ten years. Ms. Shaw has served as a choral conductor for churches and schools, and has had over one thousand private students throughout her career.

In 2005, she started her own business, Hope School of Music here in Naples and currently offers lessons in guitar, voice, piano, and music theory in the YMCA of Naples and privately in homes.

Kimberly was recently chosen as the Steinway Top Teacher of the Year for 2016.


CHILDREN BEGINNER GUITAR

For new students with no prior experience.Taught by an experienced instructor, kids will learn the fundamentals of playing guitar: proper positioning of guitar and hands, notes, scales, and basic chords. $25 one-time material fee for books.

Ages:  Children 7+  |  13+

ADULT BEGINNER GUITAR

For new students with no prior experience.Taught by an experienced instructor, adults will learn the fundamentals of playing guitar: proper positioning of guitar and hands, notes, scales, and basic chords.

Ages: Adults

GUITAR LEVEL 2

This class is a continuation of Beginner Guitar Students will continue learning basic skills and learn all open chords practiced in Beginner Lessons.

Ages: 7+   |   13+   |   Adults

GUITAR LEVEL 3

This class is a continuation of Guitar Level 2. Students will focus on learning barre chords, playing various strumming patterns and progress with note reading, rhythm and good musicianship skills.

Ages: 7+   |   13+   |   Adults

 

PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS

Lessons for adults and kids ages 7+ with Kimberly Shaw. All styles. Students are expected to maintain a consistent practice and attendance schedule. Performance opportunities are offered throughout the year.

Ages: 7+  |  Adults

PERCUSSION CLASS

Students will learn all of the skills necessary to progress to private percussion or drum set lessons: Reading rhythm notation, proper stick technique, composing pieces and playing as an ensemble. Students are expected to practice 15 minutes per day/ 5 days a week. Practice sheets will be given weekly.

A one-time fee for materials of $25 is due at first lesson. Materials include: drum pad & sticks.

Ages: 7 - 11

PRIVATE DRUM LESSONS

Drum set lessons for adults and kids ages 7+ with Andrew Shaw. Coaching for marching band, drum line, concert band, and auditions are also offered.

Ages: 7+  |  Adults


PRIVATE LESSONS

Through private lessons, students have the chance to pursue their passion for music with our skilled instructor. These one-on-one sessions allow students to advance their musical skills with focused attention.

Private lessons are available anytime and includes: Guitar, Piano, Drum for adults and students over 7yrs.

Private Lessons Fees: $180 for 6 half hour private lessons payable to the instructor.  Paypal, credit, cash, check accepted.

To register for Private Lessons, please contact:

Kimberly Shaw, Music Instructor
239.898.7040
Email: 4hopemusic1@gmail.com


SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships available are available and can be applied towards your music lessons. If you believe you qualify for financial assistance based on income, please visit us in-person or contact us for more details regarding scholarship.

Download our Scholarship Application


CONTACT US

For more information on YMCA Music Lessons or to register, please contact:

Kimberly Shaw, Music Instructor
239.898.7040
Email: 4hopemusic1@gmail.com