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Summer may be winding down, but our halls are alive with the sounds of music (and so much more!)
Give your kids the perfect segue between summer camp and start-of-school, with our new end-of-summer arts-themed, fun-filled pre-Labor Day session.
It’s not camp, it’s not school and it’s certainly not just a place just to while away summer’s last days: Your children will actually come away being able to play a piece on the piano, even if they’ve never touched a keyboard before!
Each day students explore music from a different part of the world. Example: In percussion class, the students will learn different Brazilian rhythms and patterns, while in the piano class they will learn simple melodies and pieces of different regions in Brazil, while in the composition class they will explore how to create a composition with the Brazilian twist.
Monday – Afro—Peruvian Music – “Music Criolla”
Tuesday – Chinese “Bayin” – The Eight Tones
Wednesday – Western Classical Music
Thursday – Music of North America (Appalachian)
Friday – Music of Cuba
Monday – Music of Brazil
Tuesday – Japanese Taiko
Wednesday – Jazz
Thursday – Sounds of Africa
The session will be led by much-loved 92Y School of Music pianist and educator, Sammy Angstman; the daily 1 pm special activities will be led by specialists from the respective departments at 92Y — experts from our acclaimed art, dance, gymnastics and May Center areas.
Sign up now, and have your child’s summer go out on a high note!
We offer financial aid and scholarships for all School of Music programs including private lessons for children and adults. For more information click here.
Samantha Angstman is a pianist based in Kensington, Brooklyn. She is especially interested in 20th-century American piano music, particularly music by women composers such as Ruth Crawford Seeger, Vivian Fine and Louise Talma. Her most current project is a program of homages by American composers paired with the music they are inspired by: Fine’s Momenti paired with Schubert’s Moments Musicaux, Irving Fine's (no relation to Vivian!) Homage à Mozart paired with Mozart’s C minor Fantasy and Sonata, and Copland’s Night T ...
Samantha Angstman is a pianist based in Kensington, Brooklyn. She is especially interested in 20th-century American piano music, particularly music by women composers such as Ruth Crawford Seeger, Vivian Fine and Louise Talma. Her most current project is a program of homages by American composers paired with the music they are inspired by: Fine’s Momenti paired with Schubert’s Moments Musicaux, Irving Fine's (no relation to Vivian!) Homage à Mozart paired with Mozart’s C minor Fantasy and Sonata, and Copland’s Night Thoughts (Homage to Ives) paired with Ives’ Three-Page Sonata. Sammy also enjoys performing as a duo with cellist Alison Rowe — this year they are exploring Shostakovich and Schnittke cello sonatas as well as works by Virgil Thomson and Lowell Liebermann.
Sammy is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at Stony Brook University, where she earned her Master’s degree in 2015. She is a student of Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl, and over the past 5 years at Stony Brook has been a recipient of the Staller Scholar Award and has served the music department in a variety of roles as a teaching assistant, teaching undergraduate-level applied piano, keyboard skills, and musicianship and acting as coordinator of the graduate music department’s annual Piano Project. As a chamber musician and collaborative pianist, Sammy has had coachings with many of the faculty at Stony Brook, including members of the Emerson String Quartet. In addition to her studies at Stony Brook, Sammy works as the organist and choir director at the Caroline Church in East Setauket and maintains teaching studios in Brooklyn and Stony Brook.
Prior to her graduate studies at Stony Brook, Sammy earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music, where she was a student of Bruce Brubaker. Sammy is a native of Williston, VT, and started taking piano lessons when she was seven, eventually studying classical piano with Paul Orgel and jazz piano with Tom Cleary. She has fond memories of her musical upbringing in Vermont and hopes to return regularly to perform in the Burlington area.
Group Keyboard (Beginner)
Group Keyboard (Intermediate)
Mini Piano Institute — Week 1 / Ages 5-7
Young Pianists' Workshop / Ages 8-16
Mini Piano Institute — Week 2 / Ages 5-7
The Sounds of Music / Ages 6-11
Zach Mo, Samantha Angstman and James Sheppard