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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. The Yamaha Music Foundation has completed much research illustrating that a child’s ear develops most rapidly between the ages of four and six. Since hearing development is so closely related to learning music, this is the ideal time to start developing music skills.

The Junior Music Course 2 (JMC 2) is a continuation of JMC 1. Using a similar balance of activities found in JMC 1, 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. 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 continue to share the joy of learning music with one another.



Classes will take place in the Keyboard Lab (Rm 229) of Harrison-LeCaine Hall of Queen’s University, on Bader Lane. The JMC 2 course has been expanded to 37 weeks and runs between September, 2013 – June, 2014.
Thursdays 4.30-5.30pm, Instructor - Barbara Bolte

Thursday classes will run from 12th September to 12th December, 2013 and 9th January to 19th June, 2014. No class will be held on March 13th, 2014 due to March Break.

All students will be expected to participate in the year-end concert in a group class performance on Sunday June 22nd, 2014. Participation in the QCM April Ensemble concert will be at the discretion of the instructor.

New students will not be permitted to join the JMC 2 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 for students aged 5-6yrs who have completed JMC 1 at QCM or at another Yamaha school. A parent or guardian must attend all classes with the student.

The course will run with a minimum class size of 5 people (please refer to Conservatory Policy for further details regarding procedure if minimum class size is not achieved). Maximum number of students: 10.



A packet of course materials is included in the cost of tuition. The materials include:

  •     Primary Workbooks 3 and 4
  •     Primary Textbooks 3 and 4
  •     Primary Compact Discs 3 and 4
  •     Primary DVDs 3 and 4
  •     Musical Instrument Stickers
  •     Student Bag to organize materials.

Students are required to have a keyboard with full size 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:  $705 per child, and includes all materials.

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


Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000