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Colors and Cupcakes | Winter Break Camp 2018! | Saturday Family Art is BACK!

Colors and Cupcakes

Come to the PARTY and get ready for a memorable experience led by an art educator and local artist who will guide you step-by-step through a feature painting on canvas. At the end of the party…leave with your own masterpiece. We will have everything you need – you will just add your own flare and become an artist in no time. Oh, did we mention there will be cupcakes?

Click here for more info.

Winter Break Camp

Winter Break camp for ages 6-10, January 2-5.

Winter Wonderland Musical Theater production in the morning and winter-themed arts and crafts projects in the afternoon. Art session will also feature some gift-making projects (as in, make a gift for your loved one).

For more info, click here.

Family Art Open Studio

Bring your family to the Art Studio! Our projects are open-ended to allow for play and experimentation with art materials. The whole family will enjoy a relaxing afternoon of creating. Make the intended project or use available materials to make your own creation. The goal is to make art in an open, friendly environment where we clean up your mess! Click on the dates to register!

$25 for the family (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times). Preregister to attend. If no one preregisters, class will not run. If we don’t know you are coming, you may find the class cancelled. Let us know you are coming!



Fall 2017!

Fall is around the corner! Online registration is live. All classes prices are as listed. Registration fee of $25 for 1st child, and $12.50 for second child is added. Family members in excess of first 2 are not charged the registration fee.

Dates of programs:

Musik Kids – new this year – UNLIMITED CLASSES:

  • Fall Music and Movement: 9/5 – 12/12
    • Family Music (Ages 1-4) 35 min, child attends with parent or care giver ($195)
      • Monday 10 am
      • Tuesday 6 pm
      • Thursday 10 am
      • Saturday 10 am
    • Pre-Piano (Ages 4-1/2 – 6) 45 min, child attends alone. Parent comes for share-time at the end of class ($250)
      • Monday 10 am
      • Wednesday 4:15 pm
      • Saturday 10 am
  • Fall Group Piano: 8/26 (Ages 5-1/2 – 12) 60-65 min, 14 classes, 1 recital ($330)
    • New Beginner – Book 1 groups*
      • Tuesday 4:30 pm – Ms. Diane
      • Saturday 11 am – Ms. Diane
        • ** Prerequisites for New Beginner: 1) Pre-Piano classes here or equivalent elsewhere of 1-2 years, 2) Parent orientation and parent attending the class for Book 1 (1-2 years). If you are new to MK program, call Ms. Mary directly at 513-259-4459.
    • Continuing Books 2-5
      • Tuesday 4:30 – Ms. Mary
      • Wednesday 5 pm – Ms. Mary
      • Saturday 11 am – Ms. Mary
      • Saturday 12:15 – Ms. Diane

Art (Studio Art)

  • Winter Quarter: January 15- March 24 (10 weeks)
  • Spring Quarter: April 2-May 26th (9 weeks)


Hip-Hop Dance

Musical Theater: Two Semesters, 14 and 17 weeks

  • Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6 pm
  • Fall: 9/6 – 12/13 (off 11/22), Show 12/13 @ 5:30  ($264.60)
  • Winter/Spring:  1/ 10 – 5/16 (off 3/28), Show: 5/16 @ 5:30 ($321.30)

Private Lessons and Suzuki Piano (can be joined at any time):

  • Fall: 8/14 – 11/5  (make-up week: 11/20-22)
  • Winter: 11/6 – 2/18 (make-up week: 2/19-25)
  • Spring: 2/26 – 5/27 (make-up week: 5/28-6/3)

Suzuki Violin, Viola and Cello; Orchestras (15 week terms):

  • Private lessons start: Tuesday, Sept. 5
  • Orchestras start: Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Kick-off: 9/14 (tentative)

NEW: Winter Camp 2018: Jan 2 – 5, 2018 (Tuesday to Friday) 

  • 9 am – 12 pm     Winter Break Musical Theater – Winter Wonderland! ($176)
  • 1 – 3 pm               Winter Break Art Bonanza – It’s the Holidays! ($116)
  • Before and after care available: 8:15 drop-off, 5:30 pick-up ($25 for the week)

NEW: Family Music Time OPEN HOUSE: Jan. 20, 10-10:50 am for ages 1-1/2 to 6 – FREE!

  • 10 am – instrument making
  • 10:15 – Move! Sing! Play!
    • Led by the early childhood music specialists of the Musik Kids program,this fun and interactive music-making time will delight you and your children.

NEW: American Girl Halloween Art Party: Saturday 10/14, 5-8 pm

June and July Camps

Summer Camps 2017


Musical Theater Camp Audition:

NEW TIME!!!! Friday 6/23 @ 4:30 – 6:00 (ish) – Audition is for July Camp only. More info on the camp page – here.

Half and full day camps.

  • Art: Miniature Worlds, American Girl, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Imagine-See-Draw, Behind the Scenes…
  • Music: Rock n Roll, Beginning Guitar, Musical Theater, Songwriting, Mini Musicals, String Fling…

For ages 5-14

Before and After Care Available.


Summer Camps 2017

Summer camps are finalized!

Master Summer Camps 2017 Grid (clickable)

Summer Brochure 2017 WEB

Online Registration is here.

This summer’s Musical Theater camp will be Lion King Kids. Dates are 6/19-23 and 7/17-21, 1-4 pm. Mini Musicals original musicals will be 6/26-30 and 7/10-14, 1-3 pm. We will have Star Wars, Minecraft, Robots, Claymation, Mermaids and all kinds of lovely art camps offerings.





Alexander Technique Workshop 5/21

Got tension? Aches and pains?

Want to loosen up? Join us for an Alexander Technique Workshop with Shellie Cash, ATI certified instructor! For musicians and performance artists alike! Reduce pain, tension, gain freedom and ease of movement, and gain outcomes that reflect mindfulness and intentionality.

When: Sunday, May 21, 9 am – 5 pm (or 1/2 session in the AM 9-12:15 or PM 1:15 – 5)

Where: Wyoming Fine Arts Center Ballroom, 322 Wyoming Ave, Wyoming, OH 45215

Who: Singers, Musicians, Artists, Dancers, anyone who wants to improve body movement. **Ages 15 – 70.

Cost: $60 for the day | $40 half-day

$13.50 additional for lunch provided by Gabby’s Cafe.

**Ask about our Arts Educator and university student discounts (group rates available)


Call Claire at 513-948-1900 with any questions! Register below, call to register, or email us at registrar@musicartdance.org.

To learn more about the Alexander Technique and about Shellie Cash please visit www.ShellieCash.com

Shellie Cash is an accomplished Alexander Technique teacher and coach whose mission is to help others discover greater fulfillment and sustainability in their professional and personal journeys. For over 20 years, she has helped countless people address a wide range of life challenges and realize significantly higher levels of performance and functioning. Shellie assists them in learning to “undo” habitual patterns of moving and thinking that limit performance, thereby allowing higher capability to emerge. From business executives seeking greater leadership impact to performing artists desiring effortless yet dynamic performance quality, the utility of Alexander Technique is far-reaching.


Registration with Lunch option is now closed. You may still walk down to Gabby’s or call in a pick-up from their regular menu.

To Register for FULL DAY WITHOUT LUNCH – $60:

To register, enter the number of spots you would like to reserve and click on “Add To Cart”

To Register for HALF DAY WITHOUT LUNCH – $40 (we’ll call you for am 9-12:15 or pm 1:15-5):

To register, enter the number of spots you would like to reserve and click on “Add To Cart”


Winter Break Camp

Frozen Party Pic

Something new this Winter!

From 12/19 to 12/22 (Monday to Thursday) of Christmas Week, join our wonderful Summer in Winter camp week! Do art in the morning, do musical theater in the afternoon (show will still go on that Thursday), or come for just one or the other. Have fun with your friends, and make some lasting memories with us.



Winter 2016


  • For info on Musical Theater and Dance programs, click here.
  • For info on Music (Musik Kids, Suzuki Programs, and Private Music Lessons), click here.

Remember, you may join most of our programs at any time. Tuition will be prorated. For any information you may not find on our website, feel free to call us 9-5, Mon-Fri at 513-948-1900.


Now in its 21st year, Wyoming Fine Arts Center is supported in part by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Campaign. Thank you!

Summer Camps 2016


Online sign-up is here!

You can call us too and register over the phone, or register online by clicking the links.

Online sign-up is here!

And, a printable PDF grid with hyperlinks of all camps is here.

And, our nice flyer is here :)

And, did you see our fun email? It’s here!!

Here’s to the summer!!! YAY!


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Don’t miss out on our posts – select ‘See First’ on our page, and our posts will start showing up!

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to our Facebook page
  2. Click on ‘Liked’
  3. Select “See First”
  4. If you also want notifications, select “All on” or edit what you can see by clicking on the little pencil

That’s it!

Share this info with all your friends! You can do this for any page you are following and would like to stay on top of what’s going on with them.


Sampler 2016


Saturday, February 27

10 am to 5:00 pm


Generously sponsored by our friends at Macy’s, ArtsWave’s FREE annual arts festival is celebrating its 30th year connecting people to the amazing arts opportunities offered in our region. 

Check out the great lineup at the Center on 2/27. Packed full of ‘something for everyone’ – from Musik Kids to Dance, a must-see!

All events are free and open to the public through the sponsorship of Macy’s. Public is invited to celebrate the arts by participating in these free events.

Saturday, February 27

10 am – 5 pm

All activities are FREE and FUN!

10:00-11:00    Musik Kids and Suzuki Kids (children with adults)

Join in for an hour of fun where you will sing, dance, play and have fun with other families. Musikgarten program is a leader in early child music education. Through music, children take an inner experience and move it into a shared creative experience. Group music-making releases energy which can be channeled in creative, productive directions.

Then, listen to Cincinnati’s largest Suzuki Strings program kids play, then try a string instrument your self – aka. instrument petting zoo! A collaborative program between CCM Prep and Wyoming Fine Arts Center.

11:00-12:00      Hip Hop with Steve Irwin / Jazz with Heather Yee (children to adults)

Dance your heart out (kids and adults). Join local teaching star, Center’s long-time summer Musical Theater choreographer and Hip Hop instructor Steve Irwin, and Heather Yee, in having fun through dance. We will use fun and parent-approved tunes to learn latest moves!

12:00-1:00         Art – Open Studio (children to adults)

Come and make some fun art (kids w/parents)! Creating and making are two of the most basic impulses young child possesses.  We believe that encouraging the creative process helps promote a lifetime habit of exploration, personal expression, self awareness, confidence and problem solving skills.

12:30-2:00        Cincinnati Civic Orchestra (children to adults)

Come and sit with us! Hear America’s oldest all-volunteer orchestra rehearse while sitting with the orchestra members, inside the orchestra itself! Be an orchestra musician for an afternoon without having to play an instrument. You will be fascinated!

3:00-5:00         Philippine Culture Through Dance and Music

Presented by Filipino American Association of Southern Ohio, an afternoon of Philippine couture through dance, music, and sampler of Filipino food! 

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New Painting Programs

One-off painting events for kids and adults alike, continue! Join us in March through May for some of the most fun painting projects in town! With Kelly Langdon at the helm, you can’t go wrong while painting your masterpiece. Whether a child, or an adult, or a parent with the child, our painting parties are perfect for your creative outlet!

Here are the projects planned, and you can click on each picture for more details:

enchanted forest

Irish landscape


Bunny pile

Harry Potter- Hedwig



Winter Programs


Piano Camp

Welcome to the Wyoming Fine Arts Center !

List of exciting fall activities is here!

Wyoming Fine Arts Center offers some of the most comprehensive arts programs for children (and grownups) in Cincinnati. Our faculty is comprised of some of the most experienced educators in Cincinnati, with decades of educational background and a proven track record of success.

We welcome you to the Center, where our mission is to not only foster your appreciation for the arts, but to unleash your creativity and let it soar.

Thank you again for your patronage and see you in one of our many classes and programs.

Quick Links:


FACULTY by Discipline

Current Programs


Drum Lessons at Wyoming Fine Arts Center

Not sure about our class? Try it for free!

Not sure about the lesson? Do a trial before committing.

Call us for details. Our goal is your complete satisfaction and success. If we can’t find a fit for you at the Center, we will help you find it somewhere else.

Newly updated (click for more info):

Colors and Cupcakes – and Themed Art Parties for Kids

bear with a gift


March, April, and May Colors and Corks

Irish landscape



Family Art Open Studio Saturdays

Dance and Theater Programs

Music Programs

Private Lessons

Art Programs

Our programs are now available for online registration. Colors and Cupcakes, Themed Art Parties for Kids and Colors and Cupcakes are a few of audience favorite one-off programs. For more in-depth study in music, art or dance, check out all our various programs: from Musical Theater to Dance and Ballet, Art Classes, and Music Instruction. As a part of music lessons, find out about our Suzuki Programs in Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, or our Rock n Roll instruction.

Wyoming Fine Arts Center is premiere Community Arts Center offering highest quality instruction to all interested persons in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Dear Edwina


Summer Camps 2015


Music, Art and – new this year – DANCE camps are scheduled!

Click here for the online registration and complete camp listing.


NEW: FULL DAY  COMBO PACKAGE DEAL: Make it a full day! Combine AM and PM camp, plus early drop-off (8:15) and late pick-up (5:45) = Cost of camps +ONLY $25 for the week!

Siblings in same camps receive 10% off.

Click here for the online registration and complete camp listing.


Summer Flyer Cover

Summer Camps at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center are open to all children who want to have some serious artistic summer fun while the school is out!

Click on the cover above to see our Summer Camps Flyer!

Click here for a PDF of all the camps and Musik Kids Classes GRID.



Macy’s Sampler at the Center, presented by ArtsWave

Macy's Sampler presented by ArtsWave

Saturday, March 7
10 am to 5:30 pm

The 2015 Macy’s Arts Sampler Weekend event at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center, presented by ArtsWave, will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015. All events are free and open to the public through the sponsorship of Macy’s. Public is invited to celebrate the arts by participating in these free events.


Family Music Time with Musik Kids and Miss Mary (ages 0-4)
Children and parents dance, sing and move to music.

Hip Hop with Steve Irwin (children to adults)
Learn some dance moves and groove with us!

Art – Open Studio (children to adults) (ages 6+)
Come and do some art projects!

Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance (ages 5+)
Watch the gems of dances past performed by this unique Cincinnati group. Then, join in for a final dance!

Cincinnati Civic Orchestra Open Rehearsal (ages 7+)
See the oldest all-volunteer orchestra in the nation rehearse while sitting in the orchestra!

A full schedule of weekend activities taking place throughout the city is available on the ArtsWave website, www.theartswave.org, and through the free Macy’s Arts Sampler app, available for iOS and Android platforms. Printed schedules may be picked up at participating Sampler venues, Macy’s stores, and at public libraries in Hamilton and Campbell County.

Wyoming Fine Arts Center is supported by individuals and organizations throughout the area, who recognize that their donations to ArtsWave help create a livelier community and a place where people from different backgrounds come together to share ideas and experiences.

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Visit www.MusicArtDance.org and make a donation. Your gift will support Wyoming Fine Arts Center’s scholarship program and help make the dream of music, art and dance education possible for promising students from around our city.

It takes just a minute or two to give, and results in a lifetime of inspiration! Your gift will inspire a new generation of citizens, helping ensure a strong and creative future for us all

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Why Musical Theater?

Musical Theater Class at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center

From the pen of Nancy Huey – Musical Theater Instructor:

Why should your child do theater:

They’ll walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.  They’ll walk ten.  They’ll walk a hundred.  When a child reads a character, they’re forced to think, why would he have made that choice?  What’s he trying to get from the person he’s talking to?  How could he have done it differently?  Empathy is one of the top personality skills (yes, skills) necessary for strong corporate leadership  later on, and theatre training is even used to ready doctors’ bedside manner.  In Lauren Gunderson’s Huffington Post blog , How Theatre for Young People Could Change the World, she says that “so much of the toxicity in this world comes from a collective draining of empathy. We don’t understand each other, and we don’t want to. But theater invites us — no, forces us — to empathize.”  This practice lays the foundation for strength and compassion.

Theatre doesn’t tell you what to feel.   Art is based in personal experience.  Playing a role, designing a set, seeing a production, I might not see the same images or feel the same impulses as you.  And that’s how it’s meant to work.  It opens up pathways for all participants to explore their own emotions and views.  Involving your kids in art makes them free to think, free to feel, and free to explore who they want to become.

Theatre is great exposure to literature and history.  After seeing, or acting in, a production of Just So Stories, a student may want to Continue reading “Why Musical Theater?” »

Music Lessons May Help Bridge ‘Achievement Gap’

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The researchers also found that it took two years of music instruction for this enhancement to occur.


Two years of music instruction were followed by positive changes in the brain for children, a recent study discovered.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A community music program for disadvantaged children boosted an important part of their brain development and function, according to a new study.

The benefits were seen in the youngsters’ ability to distinguish similar speech sounds, a process associated with language and reading skills, the researchers said.

The researchers also found that it took two years of music instruction for this enhancement to occur. One year of music training wasn’t enough to trigger changes in the brain, according to the study published Sept. 2 in the Journal of Neuroscience.

“This research demonstrates that community music programs can literally ‘remodel’ children’s brains in a way that improves sound processing, which could lead to better learning and language skills,” lead author Nina Kraus, a professor of communication sciences and of neurobiology and physiology at Northwestern University, said in a university news release.

The study included children aged 6 to 9 enrolled in the Harmony Project, which provides free music lessons to disadvantaged children in Los Angeles. While researchers observed a link between music lessons and brain development, the study didn’t prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

Continue reading “Music Lessons May Help Bridge ‘Achievement Gap’” »

Piano Bash Camp

Summer Piano Hands

Our upcoming 12th Summer Piano Camp – WFAC/CCM Piano Bash is upon us. A few spots are still available.

–          Camp starts on August 4, is week-long through Friday August 8, and hours are 9 am to 4:00 pm.

–          Accepting pre-college students of all levels.

–          We are still accepting beginning students (ages 6-9 is target age, but older students may be fine too).

In partnership with CCM Prep, the Piano Camp at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center brings together students and teachers* in an unprecedented experience for the students. A week-long camp combines some of the most interesting aspects of playing piano into an extraordinary experience for the student. Some parents of younger students asked us about what the camp looks like for the younger student. We assure you that it’s not 7 hours of sitting at a piano with a metronome clicking away (although, some may find that a fun concept too!).

Younger students are involved not only in ensemble piano, guided practicing and masterclasses, but are also participating in other fun activities daily, including:

–          Orf Music (playing and singing with Orf Instruments)

–          Composition (they get to compose their own piece!)

–          Art inspired by Music (by our Art Director Melinda Welch, M.A.Ed.).

–          There is also a scheduled 30 minute lunch break, and 5 minute breaks between each activity.

There is plenty of fun on piano, as well as away from it. We want students to learn music on their instrument as well as learn about music away from it, and walk away on Friday having been inspired while also being appropriately challenged. With these types of activities, the growth in the student in just that one week is unprecedented and remarkable. We have ran this camp for the past 11 years with Inna Terekhov’s guidance and expertise.

A sample schedule for the younger students is listed in our Piano Camp flyer which can be accessed here:


Older students follow somewhat a different route, with emphasis on collaborative piano skills (accompanying actual instrumentalist and/or vocalist), ensemble (2 or more pianists), playing jazz and, new this year, playing on the organ. They too are challenged in various aspects of playing, but all of it on the keyboard.

We invite you to call if you have any questions.

Online registration is here:


As always, thank you for your patronage!

* Faculty:

Masterclasses: Dr. Richard VanDyke, Dr. Lian Tan (Miami U), Dr. Irina Voro (UK), Dr. Nozomi Yamaguchi.

Classes and Coachings: Inna Terekhov (Enslemble), Matt Wiles (Theory), Dr. Claire Hudkins (Collaborative Coaching, Vocal), Luba Fedorov (Collaborative Coaching – Instrumental), Cheryl Raine (Orf Music), Brianna Metzke (CCM – Ensemble and Masterclass), Melinda Welch (Art), Rich Seil (Ensemble and Masterclass), Carolyn Miller (Composition), Mark Heiskanen (Organ).


Summer Camps 2014


Summer Camps are FINALIZED!

We have 52 camps this summer to choose from!

Online ordering is LIVE NOW!

Early drop-off (8:15 am) and late pick-up (5:45 pm) is available for only $25 for the week.

This summer’s Musical will be Little Mermaid, JR. We welcome back Steve Irwin and welcome anew Nancy Huey. Both are veterans in Musical Theater field and will challenge the youngsters to be the best version of themselves by putting an entire show in short 5 days. Combine it with a morning of art-making in Behind the Scenes Art Camp.

Speaking of art camps, artsy kiddos are welcomed to some NEW and AMAZING ART camps and some tried and true hits from the past. Our Art Camps are sure to be a hit for every child! Miss Melinda and Miss Kelly are in full force this summer!

Rock Band Camps are back with Tony Neumayr and Matt Frechtling. Do you like jamming and rocking? Rock Camps cover wide range of age and abilities, from Rock n’ Roll Explorations for beginners, to Girls Rock!, a camp just for girls, to School of Rock EPIC! for advanced rockers. Give any a try and hone your rockin’ skills!

Always wanted to play guitar but did not know how to start? Beginning Guitar camp is for you. 3 weeks to choose from – and learn from Tony Neumayr! He will get your groove on!

Give it a read, give us a call and reserve your spot! Summer is just around the corner!