Parents Are Saying
“My Daughter is Excited to Attend Classes.”
"I think it's a great method. When I was taking piano lessons as a kid, I don't think I learned nearly as rapidly or as comprehensively, and have since forgotten almost everything of my training from the early years. The whole ear training that Yamaha does - the approach to singing music first and actually hearing the music with the CD.
It is a very integrated approach. I've been shocked at how rapidly the kids have been
My daughter loves the music and activities in the Junior Music Course (JMC)
class...Speaking as a music educator with extensive teaching experiences, I am convinced that the JMC is highly effective in introducing the world of music to young children, while providing an enjoyable, enriching, and well-rounded musical training. As a parent, I want my child to develop her music potential and cultivate a life-long appreciation and love for music. I would not hesitate to encourage parents to enroll their children in the Yamaha program."
"In short, we've been impressed: the program included ear training, solfege singing, and rhythm training, in addition to piano instruction. We loved how the group setting and parent participation were integral to the early curriculum.
“Thanks to all the Yamaha Music School staff who coached, coordinated and led a wonderful concert experience today! We were present for two concerts and enjoyed them both so much!
"We are writing to congratulate you and the YMS community on the successful conclusion of the Grade 8 examinations and the submission of an impressive slate of original compositions to the annual Yamaha competition.
The one thing that the teachers have shown is a tremendous flexibility in order to meet the needs of the kids.
They are very involved, very knowledgeable, and have a great way to work with the kids. That's not something that everyone has; someone can be a great player, a great musician, but working with the kids requires a different mindset, and the teachers here are very well-prepared and work with the kids in ways that they can learn.
Looking back on the past two years, I really see the progress and the development. I'm not a pianist, so I can say that everything that Jennifer is today is really attributed to what she learned at the Yamaha School. The technique works, the singing - after two years, I know it was a very important and critical part of it. And the listening - because just after a few months, Jennifer would sometimes hear a song outside of the Yamaha book, and she'll start saying, "Mommy, this is in G Major." And I'm thinking, "How did you know that?" And it was through the approach. So I'm very convinced, a strong believer. - Yamaha Music School Parent Joy Murphy