"Junior Music Course"
The YAMAHA Junior Music Course (JMC) is a 4-semester program for young children, providing an incomparable foundation for future musical study on any instrument.
Each class session includes:
Hearing - Listening to 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 - Playing and performing music introduces children to the joy of individual musical expression. Learning on a piano helps students to become familiar with the five-line staff, keyboard geography and playing songs with both hands.
Creating - The Junior Music Course experiences cultivate children's musical creativity and exposure to the building-blocks of musical harmony.
Course length: 4 semesters, approximately 21 weeks each
Class schedule: One 60-minute class per week
Suggested Age: To enroll in JMC, children should be at least 4, 5 or 6 years old and preferably enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten or 1st grade. This requirement helps ensure that children are enrolled in a course for which they are developmentally ready.