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Music For Young Children (MYC)

MYC is the only child-centered music learning system that integrates keyboard, creative movement, rhythm, singing, ear training, sight reading, music theory and composition.

MYC builds a solid foundation of understanding and enjoyment of music. Singing together creates a special bond. Keyboard playing and rhythm ensembles nurture team skills. Creative movement develops individual expressiveness. Music reading and theory are reinforced with group activities and with colourful, hands-on materials. Composing integrates aural and written skills and gives children a sense of ownership.

MYC offers a unique parent-child learning opportunity. Parents and children work together to learn new ideas and practice their piano at home!
Group classes offer children a fun environment to learn music. Our philosophy is that learning should be fun; and our studio integrates lots of music games into our lessons. Children play games to learn and reinforce concepts.

The program is tailored tothree main age groups. Each stream is developmentally appropriate for the children in the classes, often complementing their schoolwork and desire to learn.

 

SUNSHINE 1:(for 4 year olds ) – children will learn keyboard notes with special critter friends. This class is filled with keyboard playing, singing, games,rhythm instruments and fun. By the end of the year, children will be able to identify 8notes on the staff and play many fun songs!

SUNBEAM 1 : (for 5 & 6 year olds) – children will learn keyboard notes with critter friends, and keep the MYC tradition of fun and developing many music skills. These children will learn 17 staff notes and be able to play songs that use both hands.

MOONBEAM 1: (for 7 & 8 year olds) – children will quickly put the keyboard knowledge they gain to work in this class. These eager students will be playing real music on the staff in the first ten weeks! These children will learn 24 staff notes and play songs in five different keys, all in only one year of study!

COSTS & SCHEDULES: contact individual teachers for more detailed information.

The registration for Level One MYC classes is $215.00. This includes all the materials (not the tuition) the student will need for the entire year.

Tuition for the classes varies depending on the teacher you register with.

Check out the SCHEDULE page for the days and times our classes are offered in the fall.

 

Where do they go? Once children begin the MYC program they can continue until reaching Moonbeam 3 which istheir final year of MYC. Atgraduationthe children will be able to play the Grade 1 Piano exam andhave theknowledgeto write the Basic Rudiments Theory exam. The MYC graduates then proceed on to private piano lessons or may switch to other instruments if they so choose. Piano, guitar, drum andother musicteachers love our graduates because they have such a strong knowledge of the language of music.

Four the of the five students pictured above have graduated from the MYC program and have continued on at our studio with one of our private teachers. Private teachers love to get our MYC grads because their music knowledgeand foundation is tremendous.