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Free Yamaha Music Education System Preview Classes:

Queen’s Community Music offers the Yamaha Junior Music Course and Yamaha Young Musician’s Course beginner level courses for different age groups that make music learning fun in a group environment. The Yamaha philosophy for music education is based on the belief that everyone has the potential to develop musical ability. Yamaha believes that everyone has the capacity to create, perform and enjoy one's own music, and that through this joy of music one can enjoy a richer life.  It is proven that group lessons are an effective way to achieve comprehensive musical training. Through groups, students can sing with others and perform in various kinds of ensembles. Groups also allow for children to be at ease, become motivated by their peers and develop confidence through regular in-class performance in front of a friendly and familiar audience.

The Yamaha curriculum includes singing words and solfège, keyboard playing, sight singing, sight playing, rhythm, ensemble work and musical creativity. 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.

Join us for a Free Preview Class, to see what they are all about. Please contact us to register for a free preview class:

Junior Music Course 1: for children aged 4-5. Students must be four years old by Sept. 1st, 2015.

  • Wednesday September 2nd: 4-5pm (Barbara Bolte)
  • Thursday September 3rd: 4.30-5.30pm (Pamela Lo)
  • Saturday September 5th: 11.30am-12.30pm (Pamela Lo)

Young Musician’s Course 1: for children aged 6-8. Students must be six years old by Sept. 1st, 2015.

  • Friday September 4th: 4-5pm (Ange Lam)
  • Saturday September 5th: 9.30-10.30am (Ange Lam)



    Summer Camps 2015:


    Music! Pottery! Photography! Jewelry-making! Dance!

    Creative fun at the Tett this summer! Queen's Community Music and the Tett are delighted to be offering two 1-week summer day camps on site at the Tett for kids ages 9-14. A half-day of band camp and a half-day arts stream and sampler including photography, dance, pottery, and jewelry-making every day!

    If your child is in need of an instrument, the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe's M.I.L.L.) will provide your child with an instrument free of charge for the week of camp! 

    Every Friday afternoon the camp culminates in band concerts as well as artistic exhibits of campers' work.

    Arts by the Lake runs from 8:30 am - 4:15 pm Monday through Friday and costs $265/week. Camp is in session August 10-14 and August 17-21. Sign up for one week or two!

    To enroll your camper, download the Camper Registration Form and return it to the Tett with full payment. Enrollment is limited!

    For more information, email or call at 343-266-0009 ext 3090.


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    This Music/Sports combo camp, offered collaboratively between Queen’s Community Music and Queen’s Athletics, is back for its fourth year, and is expanded to four weeks! Children spend a half-day immersed in singing, drumming, and other musical activities, and the other half-day in sports, including free swim.  Students will work toward a concert presentation for parents on Friday afternoon. This one-week program will run for 4 consecutive weeks:

      • July 20-24 (ages 5-7) 
      • July 27-31 (ages 5-7) 
      • August 4-7 (ages 8-10) * short week. New this year.
      • August 10-14 (ages 5-7)

      For more information click here, or email or call at (613) 533-6000 ext. 77686.


      QCM Performance Events 2015-16:

      QCM will organize and present performance opportunities throughout the 15/16 season. These will vary between recital and master-class/workshop format, providing the opportunity for students to both perform and receive feedback from specialists. Students and instructors will be reminded of performance dates well ahead of time. Students interested in participating will need to register for an event by fully completing a concert registration form before the posted deadline. Due to the popularity of performance events, late applications will not be accepted. For events with limited capacity (such as Workshops/Master-classes), participation will be on a first registered, first served basis. Group class performance registration is the responsibility of the instructor. Solo performance registration is the responsibility of the performer (or parent/guardian). Members of the public are welcome to attend and support all events (no admission charge but donations are appreciated).


            Queen's School of Music (Visiting artists and Colloquium series)

            QCM students are welcome to attend the visiting artist events and the Colloquium Series hosted by Queen's Music



            QCM Award for Youth:

            The awards from the annual 'Queen's Community Music Awards for Youth Fund' were awarded to the following students for the 2014-15 season:

            Andy Chen, Tyanna Craig, Sarah de la Roche, Erin Green, Kian Hashtrudi-Zaad,

            Emily Kirby, Lily Liu,  Felix Melanson, Lucas Olmstead, David Sahai,

            Rowan Sandford Ladon, Jordan Tun, Addison Wu, David Wu


            This fund, which was established thanks to the very generous support of a QCM member, is a momentous milestone for Queen's Community Music, and for families who value and support music education for young people. Please join me in offering special thanks to our first donor for student scholarships!

            Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000