Queen's University



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. Through the development of keyboard harmony and arranging skills, YMC students also enjoy playing and creating their own music. Parent/guardian attendance is optional with agreement from instructor.

The Young Musician Course 2 (YMC2) is a continuation of YMC1. Using a similar balance of activities found in YMC1, students continue to build their musical foundation through solfege singing, keyboard playing, sight singing, sight playing, and ensemble work. Students learn more complex rhythmic, melodic and harmonic structures, and further develop their ear training and keyboard skills.


Classes will take place in the Keyboard Lab (Rm 229) of Harrison-LeCaine Hall of Queen’s University, on Bader Lane. The YMC2 course runs for 38 weeks between September, 2018 – June, 2019.

 Thursdays 5.30pm, taught by Ange Lam
Thursday classes will run from 6th September to 20th December, 2018 and 10th January to 20th June, 2019. No class will be held on 14th March, 2019 (March Break).

All students will be expected to participate in the year-end concert in a group class performance on Saturday 15th or Sunday 16th June (TBD), 2019.

New students will not be permitted to join the YMC2 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 who have completed YMC1 at QCM or at another Yamaha school. Parent/guardian attendance is optional.

The course will run with a minimum class size of 3 people (please refer to QCM Policy for further details regarding procedure if minimum class size is not achieved).


All course materials are included in the cost of tuition:

  • Junior Step Repertoire 1 - Textbook & CD
  • Solfege and Ensemble 1 & 2 - Textbook & CD
  • Yamaha Grade 10 Exam Study Guide

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: $990 per child, includes all materials.

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

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