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 5 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.

New classes are formed throughout the year! Please call instructor for scheduling and placement.


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.


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.

Ages:  Children 7+

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

BEGINNER GUITAR LEVEL 1 A

This class is a continuation of Beginner Lessons  Students will continue learning basic skills practiced in Beginner Lessons.

Ages: 7+   |   13+   |   Adults

BEGINNER GUITAR LEVEL 1 B

This class is a continuation of Beginner Lessons: Level 1 A. Students will focus on learning new chords, playing various strumming patterns and progress with note reading, rhythm and good musicianship skills.

Ages: 7+   |   13+   |   Adults

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR LESSONS

For students who are proficient in reading staff notation, and who have proven playing ability. Students will learn more complicated melodies, as well as chords suitable for each individual’s ability. New students must meet prerequisite for skills needed.

Ages: 7+   |   13+   |   Adults

YOUTH VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Students learn good vocal technique, sing in harmony enjoying singing a variety of styles of music, perform the National Anthem at sporting events and more!

Ages: 7+   |   13+


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 & Vocal Technique.

To register for Private Lessons, please contact Kimberly Shaw.


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 Kimberly