FALL 2018 :
Help support TYMS and buy a chance to win this beautiful instrument!
The Prize: ESP 256 model Professional Quality electric guitar: mahagony body and neck with flame maple carved top; superior electronics, dual humbuckers with coil tapping. A truly top shelf instrument made from gorgeous, fine tone woods. Raffle Tickets are $5 each.Read More
After ten years of teaching, Scott Kessin is retiring from TYMS. Scott has been an invaluable member of the TYMS family . He brings not only technical and artistic skill to his work, but an uncanny ability to connect with students. Scott has mentored too many TYMS students to name, guiding young people in their musical journey and inspiring them to explore all that making music has to offer.Read More
TYMS is growing! We are thrilled to have hired two very talented young teachers, both graduates of the highly respected Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Sarah Martinez and Ryan Beckwith bring with them not only talent and extensive musical knowledge, but a great passion for teaching young people. Sarah is a native Taoseña and is eager to introduce the love of music to young people in her hometown. Please see the Teachers & Board page for more information about Sarah and Ryan and to hear a sample of their work.Read More
Fall of 2014 marks the start of our 15th year making music in Taos!
We are excited to offer new classes this fall - to meet the interests of our students:
1. Beginning Guitar (6th - 12th grades
2. Advanced Garage Band (6th-12 grades)
3. Percussion (6th - 12th grades)
4. And we are reshaping what has been 4th/5th grade music education to focus the curriculum on a choir, for grades 3 through 6th.
Thanks to YOU we raised $825 from 16 donors in the first ever statewide day of philanthropy in our state, Give Grande New Mexico. These funds make Taos Youth Music School possible! Thank you for your support and we look forward to next year!Read More
Once again TYMS students and teachers put on a truly terrific show in our Spring 2014 Open House performance. All classes had a great showing! After the performance, friends and family gathered for frito pies and sweet treats, raising funds for the program. Thank you to all who helped make this a success!Read More
Over 100 communities across the US will host local giving events on May 6th to support local causes and organizations. Each local gift will be amplified with dollars from a national incentive pool of funds, plus New Mexico will have its own, additional incentive prizes! Please support TYMS on this important day by making a gift online - and please share the information with everyone you know, both in state and out! Together, we can make a huge difference for TYMS and for philanthropy in New Mexico!Read More
Fall 2013 classes began - our fourteenth year of bringing kids and music together in Taos. We once again offered six classes, with plans to expand the program for next year. There are some event highlights from the semester.Read More
In February, as is our tradition, the Garage Band created a rolicking atmosphere for the annual St. James Mardi Gras event. They brought down the house! March offered a special opportunity for our Youth Choir and in summer students and families enjoyed a trip to the opera!Read More
TYMS is raffling off a Hoefner Guitar, valued at $700. This exceptionally beautiful and brand new guitar can either be tuned to acoustic or jazz format.
Tickets can be purchased for $5.00. Raffle tickets are available by calling Anna Mae Patterson at 575-758-3400 or emailing Angela Pacheco at email@example.com.
The drawing will be held on January 31st, 2012.
The 12th Annual Fall Class Recital Open House took place at St. James Episcopal Church at 3:00 pm Saturday, December 10, 2011. Each of the 6 classes performed the songs, dances and skits they had learned this term. Over 100 parents and community supporters enjoyed the high energy recital. Many said it was the best performance ever by each class!
A special feature of the recital was Teacher Scott Kesson playing the Hoefner Guitar, valued at $700, which is being raffled for $5.00 per ticket. This exceptionally beautiful and brand new guitar can either be tuned to acoustic or jazz format. Raffle tickets are available by calling Anna Mae Patterson at 575-758-3400 or emailing Angela Pacheco at firstname.lastname@example.org. The drawing will be held January 6, 2012.
Afterward, the first annual Spaghetti Dinner, cost $6.00 per person, fed more than 70 people. All food and drink were donated by parents and friends. Dianna Sakai of NuGarden led the kitchen brigade which provided generous portions of spaghetti and sauce, romaine salad with ranch or ceasar dressing, garlic bread, coffee, tea, water and sodas. Angela Pacheco pointed out the Spaghetti Dinner, the idea of Board Member Melissa Cummings, was to offer a time of fellowship and to build community among the TYMS parents and students. A good time was had by all and raised $427.00 for TYMS.
Many parents and grandparents also brought beautiful and tasty baked goods for the first annual Holiday Bake Sale which raised $390.00 for TYMS.
Thanks to TYMS Board members and spouses and all the parents and friends that made these events happen with so much fun!
On June 3rd, 2010, the TYMS Garage Band 103 performed at the prestigious Taos Plaza Live concert series. The band played brilliantly and the crowd of enthusiastic music lovers enjoyed the music. This was a bittersweet gig for the band as all four band members (Harlan Kesson, Daniel Cruz, Sam Bebout and Elon Bauer) are graduating and going on to bigger and better things. Congratulations to these fine young musicians and many thanks for all the great music you made at TYMS. We will miss you!
Taos Youth Music School Garage Band 103. Garduationg Seniors, Spring 2010
On Saturday, May 15th in Kit Carson Park from 10 - 4, Taos Youth Music School hosted YouthFest - a celebration of youth. Youth organizations from Taos County wrtr present to show you who they are and what they do. There wrtr activities for kids of all ages... entertainment, storytelling, poetry slam, cake walk, and many more things to do. The Taos Youth Music School Gospel Choir and Garage Bands performed as well as Extreme Martial Arts, Flamingo Dance group from TADA and the Moreno Valley High School rock band called Who's Who. It was a beautiful day and great fun!
TYMS Gospel Choir Singing at YouthFest, May 2010
TYMS Garage Band 101 Rockin the House at YouthFest, May 2010
TYMS Garage Band 102. Part of the guitar lineup. YouthFest, May 2010
TYMS Garage Band 103 Rockin It at YouthFest, May 2010
On April 30, 2010, the TYMS Garage Band 103 performed a joimt dance concert with the Moreno Valley High School Contemporary Band at the TADA Dance Studio. The room was full of dancers and music enthusiasts. This was a great event and especially fun to perform with another band of peers.