Ages of students: 6 to 8 year olds

Course length: 2 years

Class schedule: One class per week

Parent participation: Optional (participation enables parent to be an effective “at home” learning partner)

Curriculum: Musicianship is taught through the use of a keyboard. Students will be involved in the following activities:

  • Hearing: Listening to wonderful music helps children:
    • Develop emotional sensitivity
    • Develop an ear for music
    • Feel and express music in time rhythmically
  • Singing: Children love to sing! Singing develops:
    • Self expression
    • Correct tempo, rhythm and pitch
    • Understanding of note names
  • Playing: Performing songs introduces children to the joy of expressing music by themselves. Playing also helps students:
    • Get familiar with the five-line staff and keyboard
    • Express music with both hands
  • Creating: Young Musicians Course experiences cultivate children’s:
    • Musical creativity
    • Sense of harmony
  •  Repertoire: (Keyboard pieces)
  • Ensemble Playing: Group Performance
  • Keyboard Harmony
  • Arranging
  • Keyboard Technique
  • Sight Singing
  • Sight Playing
  • Music Theory

Music is Child’s Play
The Young Musicians Course is founded on the belief that every student loves music. During the two-year program, students participate in activities that teach basic musical skills and encourage independence, creativity and self-expression. The course appeals to the imagination of a young mind and becomes an integral part of your child’s growth.

Yamaha Teachers are Dedicated
They are also eager to work with young children and parents. Committed to providing happy, rewarding first musical experiences, these college-trained musicians and educators have passed demanding tests in musicianship while completing rigorous training prior to certification by the Yamaha Music Education System.

An International Music Education System
When you enroll your child in the Junior Music Course, you are assured of an excellent first course of musical study. Yamaha has invested over 50 years of music education research in dozens of countries throughout the world. Through Yamaha Music Schools, more than 6 million people worldwide have been introduced to the joy of music.