Young Musicians Course


An overview

Ages of students: 6-8 year olds

Course length: 2 years

Class schedule: One class per week

Parent participation: Optional


Musicianship is taught through the use of a keyboard. Students will be involved in the following activities:


 Ear training

 Repertoire (keyboard pieces)

 Ensemble playing (group performance)

 Keyboard harmony


 Keyboard technique

 Sight singing

 Sight playing


Music is Child's Play

The Young Musicians Course is founded on the belief that every student loves music. During the two-year program, students participate in activities that teach basic musical skills and encourage independence, creativity and self-expression. The course appeals to the imagination of a young mind and becomes an integral part of your child's growth.

Yamaha Teachers are Dedicated

They are also eager to work with young students 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 student has completed the Young Musicians 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 students 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 student in the Young Musicians 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.