Group Lessons: New Students Ages 4-5 (free registration special)
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Yamaha Music Education System
Junior Music Course (JMC)
For students ages 4-5 (with parent)
Tuition and fees:
$520 tuition for an 18-week term
$50 Materials fee ($25 registration fee waived)
Course length: 2 years (divided into 4 levels)
Students who complete the course may later enroll in a Yamaha advanced class
Parent participation: In-class participation is required
Class schedule: Each term consists of one 50-minute class per week for 18 weeks
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Junior Music Course (JMC) is two-year program for children beginning at ages 4 or 5 that provides 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.
Age Requirement: To enroll in JMC, children must have reached their 4th birthday by September 1 for fall semester classes or by January 15th for spring semester classes. 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.
• Hearing - Listening to wonderful music helps children to develop emotional sensitivity, an ear for music and to feel and express music in time rhythmically
• Singing - Children love to sing! Singing develops self expression, correct tempo, rhythm, 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
Attendance: Students are expected to attend class for the full semester. Consistent attendance and keeping up with the home assignment will aid in musical success. Some fluctuations in interest are perfectly normal and should not signal the end of musical training for your child. Your teacher will be able to address any concerns about your child’s progress. Your teacher will also advise you about enrollment in the next level of the course.
There is no reduction in tuition for missed lessons. Missed lessons can sometimes be made up by attending a class of the same level with another teacher. This is subject to availability and at the teacher’s discretion.