Endangered Instruments Program (EIP)

This program provides subsidized private lessons to encourage students to play instruments that are typically difficult to recruit for our orchestras (currently string bass, French horn, trombone, and bassoon)

Private Lesson Program

A tuition-based instrumental lesson program currently offering violin, viola, and cello lessons. Choose between 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons.


Prelude! is a beginner strings course for students in grades 2-5 who would like to learn a string instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass). Tuition includes instruction, instrument rental & method book.


Designed for the young musician, Presto offers beginning string players an introduction to ensemble playing in a fun and encouraging environment. Two, 6-week sessions are offered, each culminating in a concert for family and friends.

Music Inspires

Music Inspires is the VYOA’s community engagement program committed to eliminating access barriers to students from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Music Inspires provides group lessons, coachings, instruments, school-day performances, and materials at no cost to students and their families or their schools.

Rug Concerts

Rug Concerts introduce young children (ages 5 & under) to instruments, singers, and composers in an intimate and child-friendly setting.

Summer Symphony Camp

VYOA Summer Symphony Camp offers a fun introduction to symphony & jazz orchestra. All students will participate in both ensembles, performing a wide range of styles spanning many musical genres.