Music Classes begin September 2017

Fall classes begin on Tuesday, September 5 and run through Saturday, December 9th.  All classes will take place at our new home at 3732 Main Street. 

Many families will qualify for Scholarship Assistance.  Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE



Intro to Vocal Performance 

Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
 8-12 years  Intro to Vocal Performance  Tuesday    6:00-6:50pm  Karen Engebretson   $198


Explore the wide world of singing in a group class! This new offering from KCYA teaches the fundamentals of good singing in any style: breathing, posture, matching pitch and song delivery. There will be opportunities for solo singing throughout the course. The final class will culminate in a performance.


Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE


Garage Band Classes

Play, collaborate, and create with others in a 'garage' rock band format. Every member will have the chance to try out the various instruments and roles: electric guitar, keyboard, drums and vocals. Through experimentation and practice the group will create its own unique sound.  Students will learn classic cover tunes, new arrangements, how to record (using home recording software), the ‘band’ will choose their own name, share their music on Sound Cloud and burn CD’s to keep. Prior experience on guitar, keyboard, bass or drums would be greatly appreciated but is not necessary. Advanced Garage Band requires instructor approval. Garage Band students are invited to perform at the CSA Student Showcase at the Buffalo room each semester.


Age Group Class Name Date Class Time Artist Class Fee
8-12 Beginning Garage Band  Monday   6:00-6:50pm Chris Hudson  $198
8-12 Garage Band  Tuesday   6:00-6:50pm Chris Hudson  $198
9 and up Garage Band Thursday 6:00-6:50pm  Chris Hudson $198
11 and up* Advanced Garage Band  Wednesday 6:00-6:50pm  Chris Hudson $198

*with instructor's approval


Please call 816-531-4022 for more information or ENROLL ONLINE



Private Instruction

Private instruction is coordinated directly with the teaching artist. Each artist sets his or her own schedule and fee structure. Please contact the artist directly.  Thank you!

Teaching Artist   Instrument
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Lauren Braton   Voice
Please email.   Email:
Karen Engebretson   Piano and Voice
Phone: 816-309-4930   Email:
Roberta Gumbel   Voice
Phone: 917-826-5688   Email:
Chris Hudson   Classical or electric guitar / bass / banjo 
Phone: 816-898-5014    Email:
Danielle Mays  

Woodwinds: All levels
Strings: Beginning and Intermediate
Brass: Beginning

Phone: 323-314-8714   Email:
Alyssa Murray   Jazz Piano
Phone: 785-656-0302    Email:
Maya Murthy   Piano
Phone: 913- 522-5125   Email:

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