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Junior Music Course (JMC)

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

Curriculum:

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

Hearing: Listening to wonderful music helps children:

 Develop emotional sensitivity

 Develop an ear for music

 Feel and express music in time rhythmically

Singing: Children love to sing! Singing develops:

 Self expression

 Correct tempo, rhythm, and pitch

 Understanding of note names

Playing: Performing songs introduces children to the joy of expressing music by themselves. Playing also helps students:

 Get familiar with the five-line staff and keyboard

 Express music with both hands

Creating: Junior Music Course experiences cultivate children’s:

 Musical creativity

 Sense of harmony

Yamaha Teachers are Dedicated

They are also eager to work with young children and parents. Committed to providing happy, rewarding first musical experiences, these college-trained musicians and educators have passed demanding tests in musicianship while completing rigorous training prior to certification by the Yamaha Music Education System.

Upon Completion of the Course

Once your child has completed the Junior Music Course, he or she will take part in a “Fundamental Skills Survey” to confirm his or her musical achievement. Teachers refer to Survey results to correctly place students in advanced courses of study such as the Junior Extension Course and Junior Special Advanced Course. 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.

An International Music Education System

When you enroll your child in the Junior Music Course, you are assured of an excellent first course of musical study. Yamaha has invested over 50 years of music education research in dozens of countries throughout the world. Through Yamaha Music Schools, more than 6 million people worldwide have been introduced to the joy of music.

Ages:

4 to 5 Year old

(Children must have reached their 4th birthday by August 15 for Summer-Fall semester classes and by January 15th for a Winter-Spring semester start.)

Course Length:

2 Years – 4 Books  

(Four Semesters of 18 weeks each one)

Join:

January or August

Format:

One 50-55 minute class per week

Location:

Online and In-Site (only Private)

Music Friends Piano and Keyboard (MFPK)

It is a unique course that integrates individual and group teaching methods so that students develop playing abilities at their own pace and enjoy the benefits of group lessons, such as the fun of ensemble playing and solfege singing.  Together with a wide and interesting range of pieces, an easy-to-learn approach and the latest learning resources, the music learning experience of the students of Music Friends Course is further enhanced.

Ages:

6 to 12 Year old

Course Length:

2-3 Years

3 Books 

Join:

Anytime

Format:

Private 30, 45, 60 Minutes

Semiprivate and Group 60 minutes 

Location:

Online and In-Site (only Private)

Piano Forte

The Yamaha Piano Course is a private lesson program that caters for beginner to advanced students from 6 years old.

Taught by highly qualified and passionate Yamaha teachers, students will learn from Yamaha’s exclusive Pianoforte curriculum that has been designed and developed by the Yamaha Music Foundation Japan and is now taught to thousands of students throughout the world.

Students will learn by completing a series of progressively graded textbooks (with accompanying audio), that are designed to develop many important musical skills through the study of repertoire pieces, technical exercises, scales and arpeggios, sight reading, keyboard harmony, piano duets and music rudiments (theory).

The Pianoforte Course contains a variety of repertoire materials which help develop all round playing technique and musical expression.

The Yamaha Piano Course consists of 12 levels and as student progress through each level they will have the opportunity to sit an internationally recognized graded piano examination.

For students who undertake exams, our teachers will provide guidance and instruction to ensure that students go into the examination confident and most importantly, prepared.

Students will experience:

  • One-on-one piano lessons using a modern collaborative approach
  • Learning Repertoire to develop skills and technique
  • Learn and understand how to play scales & arpeggios
  • Develop Sight Reading abilities
  • Aural Training and development
  • Understanding and applying music theory
  • Solfege, finger exercises and etudes
  • Improvisation and keyboard harmony

Whether it is to realize the dream of playing the piano or simply to take your playing to the next level, the Yamaha Piano Course is designed and structured so that you can achieve your musical goals.

Ages:

6 Year old

Course Length:

6 Years

12 Books 

Beginners / Books 1-8

Advanced /Books 9-12

Join:

Anytime

Format:

Private 30, 45, 60 Minutes

Semiprivate and Group 60 minutes 

Location:

Online and In-Site (only Private)

Teachers

Elias Chirico

Elias has the business experience, the passion for music education, and the drive to successfully lead the business. Elias was also a music student within the Yamaha Music School for 8 years and knows very well the system. He plays Piano/Keyboard and Guitar.

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Gary Bankstone

Gary started piano in the 5th grade. I played trumpet in high school and made all state band 3 years in a row. Gary attended college at Houston Baptist University where I received a full scholarship to study music. Once graduated he was immediately hired to do a national tour which was followed by 5 others. He has also performed on Broadway.

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Mary Martha Pazos

Graduated from The Catholic University of America, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Washington, D.C., E.U.A. Bachelor of Music. Mención: Pedagogía / Main instrument: Piano. Teaching piano since 1965, in cultural programs and religious services.

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Henry Torrealba

Henry started classical piano at 10 years old in Caracas, Venezuela. He is a Senior in Oak Ridge High School and was admitted at SHSU pursuing a BM in Music (Piano Performance), class of 2024. Henry has won many awards in Texas and other countries.

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