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Welcome to TYM

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Tucson Youth Music , I am pleased to welcome you to the TYM website. Thank you for taking time to explore the inspiring work of the Tucson Youth Music.

You, along with our dedicated teachers, Board members, volunteers, and friends, are key to the TYM mission, which is to enrich the lives of our youth through quality music education. Working together, we ensure a lasting legacy of young lives changed and strengthened through music education.

This website is meant to offer an overview of the people, philosophies and programs that create the TYM experience. We hope it inspires you to consider joining us in partnership to help provide for the musical education of our community’s children.

Granger Vinall

TYM Board of Directors

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Our Mission & Vision

It is our mission to enrich the lives of underserved youth in the greater Tucson Area through quality music education and free music lessons. We see a world where all youth have the opportunity to advance their lives through music education.

Free Music Lessons

The Tucson Youth Music offers weekly group and one-on-one music lessons to qualifying students from kindergarten through high school. The number of music instructors ranges from 16-20, depending on student enrollment. These professional musicians teach students to play an instrument of their choosing, as well as proper technique, repertoire, sight-reading, music theory, ear-training, performance, improvisation, and music appreciation. Students choose from among 12 instruments and chorus. TYM provides more than 4,000 free music lessons in Tucson annually.

Instruments & supplies

All necessary materials, including instruments and music books, are provided at no charge to TYM students. Currently, the 12 instruments from which students may choose for their free music lessons are:

  • Piano 
  • Guitar
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Drums
  • Harp
  • Flute
  • Marimba
  • Percussion
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet

Recitals & Performances

The benefits of recitals and performances are many. While music lessons are the foundation to acquiring musical proficiency, lessons are even more effective when they are tied to a larger goal. At TYM, children experience the performance element of music education through a variety of means including recitals, musical theatre productions, luncheons, receptions, meetings, and other occasions. As the Covid pandemic continues to restrict in-person productions, TYM is creating numerous online performance opportunities.

Music's Effect On Children:

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2 days ago

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Our Summer Music program enrollment period is quickly coming to a close. Classes begin June 5th. Sign up today if interested. Call 855-MUSICAZ or visit our website at #musiclessons #musicclasses#musicclassesforkids #tucson ... See MoreSee Less
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“Thank you for helping me learn to play the piano and grow as a person. “ - Graduating senior Leah C. to TYM Piano Teacher, Gail Fischler, Ph.D.#musicclassesforkids #musiceducation #tucson ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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Summer art and music camp registrations are open at CATALYST Creative Collective! Sign your child up today for one of these amazing creative experiences this summer:Tucson Youth Music is holding FREE music piano, guitar, violin, and flute lessons Monday through WednesdayAngela Hitt Designs is hosting the Young Artist Series summer camp June 12 - 16. Register at: Mixer has weekly themed kid's art camps. More info at #SAACA #azmusic Catalyst Arts & Maker Space - Tucson Mall ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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It's not too late to join Tucson Youth Music teacher Noah Weig-Pickering and the TYM guitar program this summer! Enrollment open now! 🎸🎼Visit -to sign up today! Or call 520-527-9298 for more information.#musiclessonsforkids #musiceducationforkids #tucsonyouthmusic ... See MoreSee Less
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