2021-2022 Lessons

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2020-2021 Schedule:

YMA holds in-person classes on Saturdays from 10-12 pm. At this time, we accept students in 2nd grade and up. Students with no previous experience can join our beginning group, while students with prior knowledge can be placed in our intermediate or advanced groups. 

Students who attend Title I schools receive our program free of charge!


Students who do not attend Title I schools still have the opportunity to participate for a small fee of $80 per month. Scholarships and a sliding scale is also available upon request. We want to spread the joy of learning music and do not believe that finances should be a barrier to participation. If financial assistance is needed, please email

We offer string lessons (violin, viola, cello), bucket drumming, ukulele, song, and movement activities for all levels of players. 


Saturday classes are 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 and staff are required to follow CDC guidance, which at this time includes wearing a mask. 


Interested in hosting YMA?

We are always looking to expand our community offerings. If you are an organization who would like to add music to your programming, please reach out to us at

Click the PDF below for the YMA Program Handbook

Haga clic en el PDF a continuación para obtener el manual del programa YMA

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 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