Yamaha Junior Music Course
Ages 4 to 5 years with parent
Junior Music Course (JMC) is a 2-year program for children beginning at ages 4 or 5 that provide an incomparable foundation for future musical study on any instrument. Children experience singing, music reading and writing, playing the piano, ear training, and creating music.
Course Length: 2 years (Four Levels) leading to Yamaha advanced class
Class Schedule: One 50-minute class per week
Parent Participation: Yes
Age Requirement: To enroll in JMC, children must have reached their 4th birthday by September 1st for fall semester classes and by February 1st for a spring semester start. This requirement helps ensure that children are enrolled in a course for which they are developmentally ready.
Curriculum: The in-class musical experiences nurture creativity and help instill the basis for playing and expression through feeling and understanding music. Lessons include:
- Hearing – Listening to wonderful music helps children to develop emotional sensitivity, and ear for music and to feel and express music in time rhythmically.
- Singing – Children love to sing! Singing develops self-expression, correct tempo, rythem, pitch and understanding of note names
- Playing – Performing songs introduces children to the joy of expressing music by themselves. Playing also helps students to become familiar with the five-line staff, the piano keyboard and performing music with both hands.
- Creating – Junior Music Course experiences cultivate children’s musical creativity and sense of harmony.