Become an Instructor

Become a Yamaha Music Education System Teacher

When you become a YMES teacher,

  • You will be joining the ranks of a dedicated and talented group of music educators, devoted to sharing the joys of music through the unique Yamaha method.
  • You will belong to a network of thousands of YMES teachers throughout the world, who strive to bring the highest quality of music education to students every week.
  • You will experience the satisfaction of teaching students in a group setting and working with parents to create a positive learning environment both in class and at home.
  • You will attend inspiring seminars at Yamaha Corporation of America in Buena Park, CA with other new teachers from around the country.
  • Your understanding of the music learning process will be greatly enhanced and profoundly deepened.
  • You will receive ongoing support from Yamaha’s expert YMES Education Specialists throughout your career as a Yamaha teacher.

To begin the YMES Certification process, you’ll need to be hired by a school authorized to offer YMES programs.

To ensure that YMES teachers have the necessary musical skills to make the Yamaha teaching philosophy a reality in the classroom, the Yamaha Teacher Certification Process includes the Teacher Candidate Exam. Your local Yamaha music school location can provide details about the exam, which includes

  • Keyboard performance
  • Keyboard harmony
  • Improvisation
  • Sight singing and accompaniment
  • Transposition
  • Aural skills and knowledge of music theory

Here’s an overview of the certification process:

Step 1

Teacher Candidate Exam (TCE)

Step 2

Seminar – Part A

Step 3

Begin Teaching

Step 4

Seminar – Part B

Teora Music School born to meet the demand of music learning centers into the Creekside Park and surrounding neighborhoods. Owners come from European families where music was a constant discipline and passion. Enjoying the pleasure of living in a privileged place such as The Woodlands, it was decided to collaborate with the cultural development of the area, transforming people lives by opening this center of music education and thus give back the gratitude to this Texans community.

Teora Music School offers a variety of courses and services related to Music Education and Music Production in the same place for students of all ages.

There are many things I love about teaching YMES. The fact that the curriculum continues to change and improve keeps me growing and learning musically and as a teacher. After 35 years of being a YMES teacher, I can honestly say that there is never a day that I do not walk in to work happy to be there and looking forward to the day. Most of my friends cannot say that about their respective careers! Gloria, teacher-owner, CA

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