MYC Overview

MYC is fun, age-appropriate and extremely effective for providing children with the solid foundation they need to succeed in private lessons.

There are many reasons MYC is a good start to you child's musical education...

  • Because it's fun!! (In addition to being of superior quality, very comprehensive, confidence building and a wonderful way to begin the study of music.)
  • Because the child and parent bond as a "music team" during lessons and that carries on at home during daily practice and other family activities.
  • Because this program provides so much musicianship training to young children that it's got to be seen and heard to be believed!!

MYC Teachers

MYC teachers meet specific piano performance and theory qualifications. In addition, they receive special program training. Teachers are committed to parent involvement, encouraging learning, children and families.

Your teacher, as your guide, is trained and prepared to offer a well designed path. From the first lesson you will make discoveries and develop skills while enjoying the sights and sounds.

Parents

Parents are a very special part of each MYC class. They are essential to the success of this program. Each child is accompanied to every class by a parent/guardian. They are not only involved as a helper to their child in class, but also at home. Parents are able to spend time learning with their child and often go on to further their own music studies.

Parents, please remember to enjoy the journey for yourself. You are a model of responses and reactions for your young child in all things. When they see joy in your expressions, they open the door to joy in themselves.

Students

MYC students want to learn music and have fun doing it! Your child will be placed in an age-appropriate group of students eager to learn together.

Policies

Parent participation is mandatory in all Music For Young Children classes.   

  • A piano or touch-sensitive keyboard is required for students to practice on. 
  • The registration fee and nine post-dated cheques are required to reserve your child’s space in the class time and day you request. ** Cheques must be dated the 1st  of each month (Sept 1st - May 1st) and are payable to Krista Rogers.  Thanks! 
  • In the event of a missed class you will be emailed the homework sheet.  There are no refunds for missed classes. 
  • There are 34 lessons plus 2 recitals in the teaching year. The studio follows school holidays at Christmas and Spring Break. 
  • Parents thanks for not visiting in class.  Take notes on new concepts presented and get as much out of lessons as you can.  Have fun - enthusiasm is contagious. 
  • Thank you for being on time for class.  We start on time whether you are present or not.  When you are late your child misses out – obviously there are exceptions! 
  • Practice is essential to success in MYC®.   I provide incentives to motivate and do my best to encourage.   Students will be best prepared and experience maximum success when they practice 5 times per week for the suggested duration.  Parents agree to ensure this practice routine is established and maintained with your assistance.  Parents, you are the key to MYC®!!  
  • Most importantly, your child is important to me.  I want them to learn music but more importantly I want them to develop a love for music.  I aim to keep in touch with you to monitor your child’s progress and to provide encouragement and support along the way. 

Communication

Your child is important to me! I will try to keep in touch with you on a regular basis to monitor your child's progress and to provide encouragement and support along the way. Please feel free to contact me about any concerns or struggles you are having. Most problems can be resolved quickly by talking together and finding creative alternatives for your child. Also, please remember to share your child's interests and achievements. I like to join you in celebrating your child's successes!

Discipline

I promote mutual respect and cooperation in order to foster a fun, positive environment for musical learning and self-expression. Some days, a child can be disruptive. Do not worry -- it has happened to all of us! If your child exhibits poor behaviour, try talking quietly with him or her to correct the conduct. If your child's behaviour is disturbing the class, please leave the room. When your child has settled down, simply re-enter class and join back in the lesson.

Costs

Music For Young Children - Program Direction

Sunrise: $140 per 10 week session (no registration costs)

Sunshine, Sunbeam & Moonbeam:

  • Lesson Fees: 9 post dated cheques of $70 per month
  • Registration and lesson fees are due before the first lesson.

 

Private Lessons

Beginner to advanced levels offered at the rate of $22 per half hour lesson.