Arts & Humanities


The Y's mission to promote programs that build a healthy mind, body and spirit: we're so much more than a gym!  In addition to frequent special workshops, the Y offers music, theater and art classes so that children's artistic potential is nurtured.  Theatre classes conclude with a performance so that family and friends can watch their thespian in action!

For more information about music, theater and arts classes at the Y, please contact Grace Lehman at or 734.661.8034.


Beginner Piano (ages 6-15)
In this series of private lessons students will learn the basics of reading music and how to play simple songs. For the first-time student music will be provided for the first lesson. For the remaining lessons students must have the required book purchased from a local store. Continuing students should check with the instructor about their music. It is necessary that students have a piano and practice at home to complete their assignments. If a student must be absent, please contact the instructor prior to the Saturday class. A parent must also be present during the class period. Because enrollment is limited the class is available to Y members only. For registration please contact the program coordinator at 734/661-8034.

Beginning/Continuing Guitar (Ages 7 and up) 
This class offers true beginners a chance to learn guitar and continuing students a chance to develop and expand their technique. The class is structured so that multiple levels can participate together. We learn to play the guitar together, improvise together and jam together. All ages over 7 are welcome. Fun for families! All students should have a guitar - either electric or acoustic will be fine

Crazy for Collage for School Age Children
This class offers children an opportunity to have fun, express themselves and experiment with a wide variety of media. Rita Malone will help your child create collages with an emphasis on self-expression and fun. Tuesdays 6:30-7:15. 

Theater 1 Introduction to Theater (Ages 7-11). - Fun with Five Fables. NEW!
In this class students will have fun developing their basic acting skills. Each week we will utilize a new folktale or fable as a platform for acting a story. Solid performance skills will enhance storytelling as we use voices and bodies to tell our tales. Theater games will promote techniques and teamwork and build confidence. This is a 5-week class that begins on March 2, 2015.


Theater Performance (ages 8-14)  
Jaclyn has returned to teach this fun and truly creative theater class in which scenes from a play are learned, rehearsed and performed. This session we will work on a scene from "Grease". If class members are interested we may also do some dancing. All students will get a part in the play so attendance on the first day is very important. A presentation for family and friends will take place on Friday, April 24, beginning around 6:30 p.m. Students should have some prior theater experience

Art 1. Exploring Art (Ages 6-10) NEW!
In this class students are encouraged to explore the world of art through a variety of mixed media projects. Creative two- and three-dimensional projects using pastels, cut paper, water color, tempera and more will provide opportunities for individual expression and allow each child to discover the budding artist within. All materials are provided.