FALL 2017 :
Join us at Taos Mesa Brewing Company for the end-of-semester Open House. Each class will perform to showcase for family and friends some of what they've learned this semester. Bring your family and friends - this is a great way to enjoy some wonderful music and see what our students have accomplished!
The Taos Youth Music School Youth Singers and the Taos Gospel Choir, both led by Mary Bruschini, will give a benefit concert for TYMS at ST. James Church at 3pm, October 25. Free admission. Donations welcome. Reception will follow in parish hall. Come for a lively, heart-up-lifting hour of music and support for Taos Youth Music School, one of St. James outreach programs to youth in Taos County. More information: Morten Nilssen 575 770 1287
In late June, TYMS students and their families were invited to attend a performance at the world-renowned Santa Fe Opera. This outstanding opportunity was made possible by the Taos Opera Guild, in collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera to make this experience possible for children in and around Taos. TYMS students were treated to a performance of Don Pasquale, which made for an evening of laughs and beautiful music and performance. Thank you to the Taos Opera Guild for making this possible!
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.
TYMS Board of Directors will meet in open meeting on Monday, May 19th at 5:30 p.m. at St. James. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome. Please join us if you have questions about our program or would like to learn about what we accomplished in 2013-14.Read More
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