Refuse to Doubt Your Own Voice

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Anna, a camper at YPI 2013. This summer at YPI we were told to “find our own voices and use them to help others find theirs”. I understood what it meant to find my voice, but I didn’t initially understand how I could help others find their own voices. At …

“Raffi is My Dad” by Raffi

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Helena, Songwriting Master Teacher at YPI. Listening to the pros can often be invaluable, especially if you’re trying to step a little bit out of your comfort zone. In the same way that writers need to spend a lot of time reading in order to hone their craft, songwriters need …

Drawing and Painting 2013

Explore various media to improve your understanding of the various techniques used in visual arts. Explore charcoal, acrylic paint, pen and ink, and other materials while working on your observation and composition skills. Explorations in both 2D and 3D design. Advanced students often focus on a theme of interest or work on portfolios. We will help students of any level …

“Lost at Sea” and “Seventh Ave” by Julia

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Helena, Songwriting Master Teacher at YPI. New students often bring a new perspective to the class. We get a lot of songwriters coming back year after year, and we get to explore a new level each time. But the new students with their varying talents really keep the class fresh. …