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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 Young Musicians Course (YMC), specifically designed for 6-8 year old beginners, includes a variety of activities such as singing, keyboard playing, sight singing, sight playing, and ensemble work. Through the development of keyboard harmony and arranging skills, YMC students also enjoy playing and creating their own music. 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.


Classes will take place in the Keyboard Lab (Rm 229) of Harrison-LeCaine Hall of Queen’s University, on Bader Lane. The YMC 1 course has been expanded to 38 weeks and runs between September, 2014 – June, 2015. Students register for either Class A or Class B.

Class A: Tuesdays 5.30-6.30pm, taught by Ange Lam

Tuesday classes will run from 2nd September to 9th December, 2014 and 6th January to 16th June, 2015. No class will be held on 17th March, 2015 (due to March Break).

Class B: Saturdays 11am-12pm, taught by Ange Lam

Saturday classes will run from 6th September to 13th December, 2014 and 10th January to 20th June, 2015. No class will be held on 21st March, 2015 (due to March Break).

All students will be expected to participate in the year-end concert in a group class performance on Saturday June 20th, 2015. Participation in the April Ensemble Concert will be at the discretion of the instructor.

New students will not be permitted to join the YMC 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 between 6-8yrs old. Students must be 6yrs old by September 1, 2014. A parent or guardian must attend all classes with the student.
The course will run with a minimum class size of 6 people (please refer to QCM Policy for further details regarding procedure if minimum class size is not achieved).



For this beginner level course, there is no knowledge expectation or pre-requisite.


All course materials are included in the cost of tuition:

  • Music Adventures 1 - Textbook & CD
  • Music Adventures 2 - Textbook & CD
  • 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: $735 per child, and includes all materials.

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

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000