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Greetings from the Tucson Youth Music Center,

September 2022 Greetings from the Tucson Youth Music Center, This summer, we decided to do something different! TYMC held its first-ever Summer Music Education Program. For eight weeks in June and July, more than 130 students came to class three days a week. This new program had our students bucket drumming one day and experimenting […]

Life lessons make her a better instructor for TYM students

Photos of Gail Fischler as a 3-year old are proof that the Tucson Youth Music instructor has spent her life playing the piano. Wearing a white dress and an inquisitive glare, she looks every bit the young musical prodigy. Years later, she’s still going strong but there were periods of doubt in high school in […]

Everything comes up roses in Pasadena for TYM student, alumnus

Performing in front of hundreds of thousands of people during the Rose Parade was no problem for two Catalina Foothills High School Falcon Band members. They leaned on their experience at Tucson Youth Music to calm their nerves.Junior Liah Chavez Hernandez and senior Tyler Kebo performed in the Jan. 2 parade along a route that […]


LOOKING FOR A MUSIC TEACHING OPPORTUNITY?Position Description: Music TeacherTucson Youth Music, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to music education for Tucson’s underserved youth ages 6-18, is looking for part-time music education teachers for cello, clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet.These appointments are part-time, contract positions. Lessons generally occur in the mid- to late-afternoon, Monday through Thursday […]

Former TYM student training the next generation of musicians

Once students move on from the Tucson Youth Music, they occasionally pursue careers in music. One TYM alumna is doing her best to encourage Tucson Unified School District pupils to follow along.Joanna Hoover, the orchestra director at Mary Beth McCorkle Academy of Excellence, was inspired to become a musician during her days as a TYM […]

Organization’s Mission Strikes a Chord with Board Chair

A breakfast invitation turned into a multi-year commitment for Granger Vinall.The CEO of MEDaiKEY, a company that analyzes healthcare records looking for the actionable insights to improve diagnosis and outcomes for patients and clinicians, wanted to learn more about the Tucson Youth Music after meeting with Dana Wier and Dick Imwalle, who were working as […]