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About Us

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Who we are

Youth Music Academy, or YMA, is a non-profit music school created to provide affordable lessons to students of all ages. Teachers, students, parents and family, and other supporters work together to create and sustain lifelong musical journeys for students of all ages. We do so through private and group lessons, music camps, master classes with renowned artists, and providing performance opportunities.

Our location

The majority of lessons are taught at Nashua Baptist Church, 11408 N Main St, Kansas City, MO 64155. Nashua Baptist, along with a number of local churches, have been gracious hosts for our various events while we continue our journey toward securing a building of our own to call home.

A lifelong musical journey

Music doesn't have to stop when we graduate from high school; it can bring us joy our whole lives. Our goal is to create lasting, lifelong musical journeys for everyone-- students, parents, and supporters alike. If you're interested in starting your own musical journey or supporting others on their journeys, click here to send us a message, and we'll help you get started. You can also head to our donate now page to monetarily support YMA as we guide students on their lifelong musical journeys.

Our mission

Pursuing excellence through passionate music instruction

  • Personalizing delivery

  • Overcoming obstacles

  • Mentoring leaders

Our vision

A world filled with the joy of music

Sheree Yoder

Founder’s Notes


YMA has been a dream of mine for my whole life. To see students grow as they travel along their lifelong musical journey is the greatest joy in my life-- besides my grandchildren, of course! I'd love for you to join our lifelong musical journey today.

We’d love to hear from you!

10393B N Cherry Drive, #5E | Kansas City, MO | 64155| | Tel: 816-896-2873 

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