Arts & Humanities



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.

Beginner Guitar (Ages 6-11) 
In this class local jazz musician, popular instructor and guitarist David Swain will teach students the basic elements of playing the guitar – holding, strumming, string names and tuning. Students will also have the fun of learning to play a number of new and fun songs. Everyone needs to bring a guitar. In fairness to acoustic guitar players, amp power for electric guitars will be set by the instructor

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. 

Fun with Theater (Ages 7-11)
This class is an introduction to the "fun"damentals of theater. Students develop their confidence and creative acting, speaking and movement skills in an enjoyable and supportive setting. Short scripts, theater games and improvisation will help class members understand how to communicate a story on stage. The class provides many sessions of fun for those interested in the craft of acting and can offer experience for students wishing to participate in the Theater Performance class. 

This session students will work together with the instructor to “Create their own  Adventure”. Creating a group-inspired story will lead to original plots, fun character development, costume creation and possibly set design. Everyone gets a part, so attendance on the first day is very important. This is also a shortened session, so attendance every week is even more important. The performance for family and friends will take place Friday, October 10. A cast party will follow. Students should have some experience in the Fun with Theater class or some other theater experience. This is a five-week class beginning September 11.