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Free Yamaha Music Education System Preview Classes:

Queen’s Conservatory of 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.

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

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

Join us for a Free Preview Class, in collaboration with the 2015 Success By 6 Week, on Friday May 8th, 4.30-5.30pm, or Saturday May 9th, 2-3pm, to see what they are all about.  Please contact us to register for a free preview class.


QCM Performance Events 2014-15:

QCM will organize and present performance opportunities throughout the 14/15 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).

    • Guitar Ensemble Recital: Sunday 12th April, 2015, 2pm - KFLA Library Wilson Room
    • Stringtown Orchestra Recital: Thursday 16th April, 2015, 7.30pm - KFLA Library Wilson Room
    • QCM Recital: Saturday 6th June, 2015 - Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
    • QCM Recital: Saturday 20th June, 2015 (Yamaha only) - Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts


        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 School of Music



        QCM Award for Youth

        The awards from the annual 'Queen's Conservatory of 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 recently established thanks to the very generous support of a QCM member, is a momentous milestone for Queen's Conservatory of 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!

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