The Yamaha Junior Musicians Course differs from many others. Unlike private lessons, this class is a group class. Developed and used for more than 50 years, Yamaha has continued to evolve and grow this group class through research in the U.S., Japan, Canada and many other countries around the world.
The Junior Musicians Course, geared for 4 to 5 year olds, was created to help children develop their musical abilities and creative expression naturally. By making the most of their sense of hearing, which is at its prime at a surprisingly young age, JMC guides children along the same learning path they have followed since birth.
The curriculum focuses on the use of a keyboard, and encourages creativity to help instill the basis for playing and expression through the feeling and understanding of music. Class activities are designed to develop a well-rounded musician, allowing children to use these skills no matter the instrument they choose to play. The students who continue through the Yamaha programs are well-rounded musicians because of the skills they learn in this class. Group classes and ensembles teach children to listen to all parts and classmates. This helps them excel in music classes and in school because they are required to listen to the group as a whole and blend with each other, not stand out.
Ensemble playing (group performance)
Repetoire (keyboard pieces)
Class meets for 60 minutes a week during the school year. Parent participation is required so the parent can be an effective at-home learning partner. Piano or keyboard required for practice at home.
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Registration is due Aug. 29, 2016
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Complimentary preview parent/child class (registration required)