This fall semester is my first time to teach the new Young Musicians Course of the Yamaha Music School since it has been redesigned and available a year ago. The Young Musicians Course (YMC) is a three-year program for beginners ages 6 to 8. Through different class activities, students learn the basic musical skills, independence, creativity, and self-expression
The semester started in the second week of September. It is rewarding to see the repaid growth of students in music in just 8 weeks of classes. Both students and parents have been enjoying the Yamaha materials and approaches. The regular class activities includes solfege singing, ear training, piano repertoire, and music theory. Also in the curriculum, students would be exposed to music arranging, ensemble playing, and improvisation.
The Yamaha Young Musicians Course nurtures children’s love in music and develop their musicianship through a well-designed curriculum. This eighteen-week program meets fifty minutes. The spring 2013 registration is available online in November at www.keyboardcenter.com and the class starts in February of 2013.