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Yamaha Young Musician Course 1

Yamaha Young Musician Course 1 (Age 6-8 years)

The Yamaha method of music education incorporates weekly group lessons designed to give students the best beginning possible for the development of basic music skills. The Young Musicians Course (YMC), specifically designed for 6-8 year old beginners, includes a variety of activities such as singing, keyboard playing, sight singing, sight playing, and ensemble work. Through the development of keyboard harmony and arranging skills, YMC students also enjoy playing and creating their own music. Accompanied by the parent, as the parent is the essential link between the class experience and successful practice at the home, both child and parent can both share the joy of learning music with one another.  

Please note that a support dog will be present (on a leash) during the class.

Classes will take place in the Keyboard Lab (Rm 229) of Harrison-LeCaine Hall of Queen’s University, on Bader Lane. The YMC1 course runs for 37 weeks between September, 2019 – June, 2020.   

❖ Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm, taught by Ange Lam

Thursday classes will run from 12th September to 12th December, 2019 and 9th January to 18th June, 2020. No class will be held on 31st October (Halloween) or 19th March, 2020 (March Break). 

All students will be expected to participate in the year-end concert in a group class performance on Sunday, 14th June, 2020.   New students will not be permitted to join the YMC 1 course after the fourth class has passed, to ensure that everyone in the group moves at the same pace through the year.

This course is open to children between 6-8yrs old. Students must be 6yrs old by July 1st, 2019. A parent or guardian must attend all classes with the student. The course will run with a minimum class size of 6 people (please refer to QCM Policy for further details regarding procedure if minimum class size is not achieved).  

For this beginner level course, there is no knowledge expectation or pre-requisite.  

All course materials are included in the cost of tuition:

  • Music Adventures 1 – Textbook & CD

  • Music Adventures 2 – Textbook & CD

  • Yamaha Grade 13-11 Exam Study Guide

  • Student Bag to organize materials.

Students are required to have a keyboard with full size weighted keys for practice. Families interested in purchasing a Yamaha keyboard or piano are eligible for a tuition credit toward Yamaha Music Education System group classes. The tuition credit is processed through the Yamaha Head Office, and the amount of credit varies according to instrument purchased. Further information is available at the QCM office.

Course fee: $845 per child, includes all materials.

Registration fee: $40 per family per year. This fee covers registration for all programs within QCM over the year.