YAMAHA YOUNG MUSICIANS COURSE 1 (Age 6-8yrs)
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.
Queen’s Conservatory of Music offers is pleased to open this new beginner level course, and we look forward to offering the Young Musician's Level 2 course next year to enable students to continue in the group environment.
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 is 37 weeks and runs between September 2013 - June 2014.
Wednesdays 6.00 - 7.00 pm, Instructor - Katherine Chu
Wednesday classes will run from 11th September to 11th December, 2013 and 8th January to 18th June, 2014. No class will be held on 12th March 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 22, 2014.
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.
2) WHO CAN ATTEND
This course is open to children between 6-8yrs old. Students must be 6yrs old by September 1, 2013. 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 Conservatory 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.
4) COURSE MATERIALS
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: $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.