COVID-19 status update: We will provide on-line lessons in this fall semester, Mr. Daniel's face-to face lessons are available from August 1st, 2020

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Junior Music Course 

JMC - beginners ages 4-5  is 2 year program for children beginning at ages 4 or 5 that provides an incomparable foundation for future musical study on the piano or any instrument. Children experience singing, music reading and writing, playing the keyboard, ear training, and creating music.

Course length: 2 years leading to a Yamaha advanced class
Class schedule: One 50-minute class per week
Parent participation: Yes
Age Requirement: To enroll in JMC, children must have reached their 4th birthday by September 1st for fall semester classes and by February 1st for a spring semester start. This requirement helps ensure that children are enrolled in a course for which they are developmentally ready.

Curriculum
The in-class musical experiences nurture creativity and help instill the basis for playing and expression through feeling and understanding music.  

Lessons include:

Hearing    Listening to wonderful music helps children to develop emotional sensitivity, an ear for music and to feel and express music in time rhythmically

Singing      Children love to sing! Singing develops self expression, correct tempo, rhythm, pitch and understanding of note names

Playing      Performing songs introduces children to the joy of expressing music by themselves. Playing also helps students to become familiar with the five-line staff and keyboard and express music with both hands

Creating   Junior Music Course experiences cultivate children's musical creativity and sense of harmony

Keyboard Purchase: All JMC students must have access to a keyboard for practicing.  

Upon Completion of the Course
Once your child has completed the Junior Music Course (JMC), he or she will take part in a "Fundamental Skills Survey" and / or an Audition to confirm his or her musical achievement. Teachers refer to Survey and/ or Audition results to correctly place students in advanced courses of study such as the Junior Extension Course (JXC) and Junior Special Advanced Course (JSAC). 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).

Our experienced, professional staff is adept at working with anyone

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

Courses