COVID-19 status update: We provide on-line lessons in this spring semester, But Dr. Park (Piano), Mr. Samuel ( Piano), and Mr. Daniel ( violin ) are also available for face to face lessons this semester, Fortissimo's year 2021 Spring Semester Student recital will be on April 16th at HBU.

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Junior Extension Course (JXC)

You've seen Your Child Grow.  Now See Them Blossom!

Think back to when your child started the Yamaha Junior Music Course. Isn't it amazing how quickly they developed?  They have no doubt learned the joy of playing music for friends and family... and just for the fun of it.  You've see your children's talents develop and become more polished.  You can nurture their skills through advanced study, elevating their proficiency so they can express music creatively and spontaneously.

Building on the skills and musicality developed in the Junior Music Course, Junior Extension Course (JXC) builds on the physical, mental and emotional development of 6-7 year olds.

Ages: 6-7 
Qualifications: Graduate of the Yamaha Junior Music Course
Course length: 2 years 
Class schedule: One 50-minute class per week.  Private Lesson optional. 

Curriculum
Builds keyboard technique and music reading skills.
Nurtures musical sensitivity so that it becomes an integral part of your child's performance.
Encourages self-expression by providing opportunities for musical creativity.
Provides an enjoyable and stimulating musical environment.
Develop strong ensemble skills

CLASS ACTIVITIES

Solfege

Sight singing – to develop music reading ability
Expression and Theory – to develop expressive singing songs with accompaniment.  This subject helps students to understand the sense of melody as they make a connection between music and the score. 
Dictation – to develop the ability to sing or play back the melody, harmony, or a two-voiced melody that the teacher plays on the piano
Singing with Accompaniment – to develop the skill of singing a melody as they accompany themselves.

Keyboard Harmony  to develop the ability to harmonize a given melody and to learn different styles of accompaniment

Sound ‘Plaza’  to discover and create new sounds and timbre

Music Appreciation to listen to and analyze music composition

Ensemble to develop arranging skills by playing music of different genres and style

Improvisation to learn how to transpose, make variations, improvise on a motif and improvise freely

Composition to create original compositions and express unique musical ’voice’

Private Lessons to develop performing ability (optional, but recommended) 

Yamaha Grade Exam students will take Yamaha Grade Examination approximately once per year.     

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Although parents are in close communication with the teacher, parent attendance in the class and private lesson is not necessarily required.  This is up to the teacher and based on the needs of the class.  Many children are beginning to thrive and find confidence in their increasing independence, so either right away or eventually, the parents are not in the class.  From time to time, the teacher may ask the parents to attend for a special occasion or reason. 

INSTRUMENT

It is ideal to have an acoustic piano at home, but digital with 61 to 88 keys will also suffice.  Eventually, the goal should be to purchase a piano. 

Upon Completion of the Course

Once your child has completed the Junior Extension Course, they continue with Junior Advanced Course (JAC) or Junior Ensemble Course (JNC). As the children develop more advanced musical skills, they are also encouraged to express themselves by performing and composing their own music through programs like Junior Original Concert (JOC).

Courses

Our experienced, professional staff is adept at working with anyone

youngster through adult--at any skill level--beginner through advanced.