Enrichment Classes

Art & Ceramics Creative Expressions

(Grades K-6)
Thursdays • 4:00–5:30 P.M.

Session 1: September 1–October 6 (6 weeks)
Session 2: October 13–November 10 (6 weeks)

Create incredible, imaginative projects with a variety of materials such as paint and clay. Instructor Avril Butbul stimulates creativity through a multitude of materials and specially planned projects.

Additional material fee $25.

Price: $200; JCC Member Price: $150

Group Spanish for Kids

(Grades K-6)

Flexible days & times (per pkg. of 8/1 hr. sessions)

Fall Sessions: September–December

Learn the Spanish language through fun games, music songs, puppets, stories, and hands-on activities. Strap on your seat belts and get ready to learn another language!

Minimum 3 per group enrollment required.
Price: $146; JCC Member Price: $85

Spanish 1-on-1 Tutoring

Learn Spanish the most effective way, 1-on-1!  Session includes one hour lesson once a week for 4 weeks! Personalized instruction to help accelerate your pace and accuracy in learning the language.

4 Session Price: $150; JCC Member Price: $120
Call for day and times available.
Information: Youth Department (858)362-1132

Suzuki Private Violin Lessons

Ages 4 & Up

Ongoing, call for available days and times, as well as class prices. 8 half-hour lessons once a week for 8 weeks.

Amy Darnell is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she studied violin performance. Mrs. Darnell is a Suzuki certified teacher and has been teaching violin for 7 years. Amy has been a member in numerous orchestras in South Carolina & California, and also has soloist and chamber music experience. Amy is currently a member of the La Jolla Symphony & strives to help children of all ages reach their musicianship goals.

Corrie Bunnell spent the first 10 years of her musical career performing and touring with a classical string quintet in concert halls around the nation. She began her training at the young age of 2 years old, and then went on to study under Hernon Constanino, Mary Gerard, Michael Tseitlin and the concert master of the San Diego Symphony, Jeff Thayer. She has been privately teaching violin since she was 13 years old.

Price: $275; JCC Member Price: $220
Contact the Youth Office, (858)362-1132
Instructors: Amy Darnell & Corrie Bunnell

Private Piano Lessons


Susanna Belokamen holds a Master’s degree from the Odessa Conservatory of Music in the
former USSR. She was on the faculty of the Music School for Children in Odessa, where
she specialized in classical piano from the ages of six to 16, preparing them for competitions, recitals and music college entrance. She has 40 years’ experience of teaching classical piano, jazz, popular music, theory and music history.

Session includes: 30-minute Lessons–Once a week for 8 weeks! Lessons will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Grades K-6.

Chuck Ritter is an aspiring, young musician/composer who teaches piano, voice, and music theory. Currently, he is the rehearsal pianist and vocal coach for the musical theatre department at Grossmont College. 

Ongoing, call for available days and times, as well as class prices. 8 half-hour lessons once a week for 8 weeks. Grades K-6

The Fabulous Ruth Mayhew earned her Master’s degree from Northwestern University and her Bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University in Wisconsin, both in music. She has taught beginning piano lessons to very young students, starting at age 4. She tries to foster a love of Music while teaching the basics of Piano and Music Theory. Students
will be encouraged to perform in recitals to build confidence in presenting themselves in public.

Session includes: 30-minute Lessons–Once a week for 8 weeks! Lessons will be held Sundays. Ages 5 & up.

Price: $275; JCC Member Price: $220
Contact the Youth Office, (858) 362-1132
Instructors: Susanna Belokamen, Chuck Riter, Ruth Mayhew

Private Guitar Lessons


For all skill levels and styles, from classical to rock. 

Jonathan Davis earned his Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Arizona and his Master’s degree (also in Classical Guitar Performance) from the University of Akron,where he was awarded a full scholarship as a graduate teaching assistant. Mr. has performed in master classes for some of the most well-known guitarists in the world, including Pepe Romero,David Russell, and Paul Galbraith. Jonathan Davis has experience performing classical music in a variety of settings and regularly plays electric guitar in a rock band. His debut solo CD, Très Viste,features music ranging from the Baroque to the Twentieth Century.

Ongoing, call for days and times available.
8 half-hour lessons once a week for 8 weeks.

Price: $275; JCC Member Price: $220
Contact the Youth Office, (858) 362-1132
Instructor: Jonathan Davis

Private Flute Lessons

Session includes: 30-minute Lessons–Once A Week for 8 Weeks!

Ruth Mayhew received her Master’s degree from Northwestern University and her Bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University in Wisconsin, both in Flute Performance. She also has a teaching certificate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ruth just moved from Massachusetts where she finished her 11th season as Symphony Pro Musical’s principal flutist. She also subs with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in Florida. In addition to playing for President Clinton at the White House, she has performed with many Symphonies and Chamber groups. She has taught every level from beginner through college, and enjoys each stage of development. 

Call for days and times available, (858)362-1132
Price (8 Sessions): $275; JCC Member Price: $220
Instructor: Ruth Mayhew


Contact Us

Melissa Overland-McKay (858) 362-1117
Sandy Siperstein Rafner (858) 362-1112
Jonathan Bell (858) 362-1156

Nicole Bennett (858) 362-1132