Yamaha Music Education System

The Yamaha philosophy for music education is based on the belief that all people have the potential to develop musical ability. Everyone has the capacity to create, perform and enjoy one’s own music, and through this joy of music one can enjoy a richer life. With over 16,000 locations in 40 countries with 22,000 instructors teaching over 800,000 students, the Yamaha Music Education System has developed into a unique and remarkable educational system that is praised around the world.

Ages Class Level Time
2 yrsApple CourseSat. 9:15 - 9:45
3 - 4 yrsMusic WonderlandSat. 9:45 - 10:30
4 - 5 yrsJMC 1Sat. 11:45 - 12:45
5 - 6 yrsJMC 2

(*pre-req JMC 1)
Sat. 12:45 - 1:45
6 - 7 yrsJMC 3Sat. 1:45 - 2:45
6 - 8 yrsYMCSat. 10:30 - 11:30

Course Descriptions

Early childhood is the ideal time to start music lessons. At this age, the ear is at its peak of sensitivity. Learning music is as natural as learning to speak. Students can begin
in the Music Wonderland (age 3, 4) or Primary (age 4, 5). The unique curriculum — up to seven years in length — is designed to give your child the best opportunity to develop basic music skills. The creative approach centres on developing the three essential elements of pitch, harmony, and rhythm.

Please toggle the course descriptions below.

☛ Apple Course

Two-year-olds are filled with raw creativity and are without inhibitions, approaching everything with passion and curiosity. When given the right tools to express themselves, watch as their artistic flair takes over.

Designed for two-year-olds, our lessons enable your toddler to enjoy music the fun way with you. We foster your little one’s love for music by teaching them how to ‘listen’ through fun activities like singing, body movements and playing with rhythm. It’s a great way to spend quality time bonding with your little one.

Each lesson consists of a variety of subjects to maintain your child’s attention throughout:

I Like Singing
In this interactive sing-along session, your child will learn how to sing enjoyable songs together with you. With easy yet interesting lyrics, your child will soon begin to develop a love for singing.

Joyful Rhythms
In this section, your child will explore different musical rhythms by playing on percussion instruments and responding to the music rhythmically.

Musical Fantasy
Every child loves a story. We make our tales come alive with a combination of stories, music and pictures guaranteed to leave a lasting impression and develop your child’s imagination.

Teacher’s Recital
A time for appreciation. Each lesson, our teachers play pieces on the Clavinova or piano so your child can listen and learn to appreciate the beauty of music.

Play With Music
This is where your child’s hearing ability is developed. Through guidance, the ability to distinguish contrasts in music is achieved.

Course Details
Ages: 2 (must be 2 by December of enrolled school year)
Form of lesson: Group lesson of up to 8 children
Number of lessons: 37 weeks
Lesson duration: 30 minutes
Parent Attendance: Required.

☛ Music Wonderland

Music Wonderland is designed to provide children with an introduction to music in a positive and enjoyable atmosphere. Together with their parents, children experience singing, introductory keyboard activities, movement, and listening to music. Music Wonderland lays the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyable music making through these carefully planned activities.

Course Details
Ages: 3 to 4 (must be at 3 by December of enrolled school year)
Form of lesson: Group lesson of up to 12 children.
Class duration: 45 minutes
Parent Attendance: Required.

☛ Junior Music Course (JMC)

The Junior Music Course develops the musical child from within.

Course Details
Ages: 4 – 5 (must be 4 by December of enrolled school year)
Form of lesson: Group lesson of up to 12 children
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
Parent Attendance: Required.

**These classes continue until 8 yrs, with each level a pre-requisite for the next (up to JMC 4).

☛ Young Musicians Course (YMC)

The Young Musicians Course is a great way for children to begin a lifetime enjoyment of music. The three-year curriculum develops musicianship and keyboard playing skills with wonderful materials written specifically for beginners of this age.

Course Details
Ages: 6 – 8 (Children in Grades 1 – 3)
Form of lesson: 10 Students Each in YMC1, YMC2 and YMC3
Lesson duration: 60 minutes