Last Meeting of Summer Program (7/21) July 16, 2019

Hello Parents, 

Time flies when you are having a great time! Next Sunday will be our last meeting of the summer program. There will be a short performance by the summer program students. The schedule will be different, so please take note below. 


10:00 am     Class Meeting

(Erhu, Dizi, Pipa, Zhongruan, Sheng, Suona, Cello, Yangqin)

10:20 am Percussion / Choir Practice

10:40 am     Final Practice (all instruments)

11:00 am     Recital (performance)

Group pictures at the end.

11:30 am Snack Party

                    Instrument return

Guzheng class meeting

Recital (Performance)
  • The recital is an informal showcase to conclude the summer program. 
  • Students will meet in the morning for rehearsal and then perform. 
  • There will be orchestra songs, small group, and solo performances. 
  • Feel free to invite family members to come and support your children. 
Instrument Rental
  • If you rent a cello from C&L, please follow whatever agreement you have with the store for return. 
  • If you rent any instruments from CYCS, you may return them immediately after your performance. You can also keep them until 8/11 (Sun). CYCS will be open during hours noted below.  
Snack Party
  • There will be some ice-cream provided at the end so children can have a great time together. 
  • If you have some snacks that may be shared with the group, bring them. I'm sure the kids will love any additional snacks. Store-bought or homemade. 
Fall Program Registration
  • If you are interested in continuing in the year-long program, stay tuned for my next email later this week.  
CYCS Hours 
  • We will be open in the next few weeks for registration and instrument return.
  • 7/28: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • 8/4:   9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 8/11:  9:30am - 12:30 pm
  • If you wish to stop by at other times, please make an appointment in advance to ensure someone is available. Best way to reach me is via email at 
Thank you for spending time with us this summer. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions. 

Duny Lam
510-378-9045 |
Chinese Musicians Association of America |
California Youth Chinese Symphony | 

CYCS: Summer Program Orientation Schedule 6/16/2019 June 15, 2019

Dear Summer Program Students, 

Thank you again for joining us this summer. Orientation is on Sunday 6/16. Please follow the schedule below.

If you would like to rent an instrument, please bring a check payable to "CYCS". Two-month rental is $80.  

1. Schedule

Please arrive by 9:50am for sign-in.

9:50-10:00am     Sign In
10:00-10:30am    Orientation & Instrument Demo
10:30-10:45am    Children's Choir Meeting
10:30-11:30am    Instrument Class Meeting (Pipa, Liuqin, Zhongruan, Erhu, Dizi, Cello, Sheng, Yangqin)
Regardless of which session you signed up for. Everyone meets at the same time on orientation day.
11:30-12:00pm     Chinese Percussion

2. Class Location

Address: 4800 Patrick Henry Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Enter from the back of the building.
Parking is available all around the building.

3. Facility

  • CYCS has a limited number of chairs and music stands available. Chairs will be reserved for students and teachers only.
  • You may also bring in your own music stand which can be easily purchased from any music stores. It is recommended you label your music stand clearly with your child's name to prevent mix up.
  • In the past, we have many parents bring in their own folding chairs. The facility has a lot of open space so you can sit somewhere to read or just sit outside of the classroom.
  • We share the building and common areas with other businesses. So please help us keep the place clean. No food inside the building.
  • Please also refrain your child from running around the building.
  • Restrooms are available in the inside of the building which could be a little difficult to find the first time. Try to follow directions on the signs on the wall or ask any volunteers or teachers.
  • A copy machine is available for copying music sheets. CYCS class material only.

4. Other Tips

  • Due to larger class size in the summer, we may not have room for parents to stay inside the classroom. It is still recommended you stay close around the classroom so you can assist your child in case they need attention.
  • It is the summer time so even though there is air conditioning in the building, due to many people it could still feel warm at times. Wear light or in layers.
  • There is a water fountain available next to the restrooms. But to prevent children from leaving or entering the class just to get water, please prepare a water bottle for your child.