MUSIC FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Welcome to the world of Music for Young Children! It is our goal to create a happy habit of learning music through an activity based, game-filled program. Children are able to experience several components of music such as rhythm, keyboard activities, ear training, theory, singing, history and composing.
Mission & Values
In March of 1980, Frances Balodis sat at her kitchen table in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, with a clear goal in mind: To create a program that would fulfill the need for quality music education for young children.
Today, MYC® has more than 24,000 students annually, 900 teachers, and is taught on 3 continents. More than 400,000 students have attended MYC classes. Over time, the curriculum has been refined, reviewed and mastered to ensure that it is consistent and current with both conservatories and the music industry.
Through it all, our principles and dream has remained the same:
Music is a gift that lasts a lifetime, and all children and families deserve quality music education.
For more information, visit www.myc.com
Current MYC Instructors
Ashley Hansen (Beginning Fall 2020)
Laura Van Veen
This is a limited enrolment program and we must limit classes to 6 students and their parents.
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Sunrise (Pre-Keyboard, ages 2-3)
The natural energy and music children ages 2-3 years old have within them is amazing. They are generally constantly singing, moving to a rhythm or beat and always ready to move! Sunrise is an exciting and innovative pre-school music & movement program with a flexible format that fits the level of development of these children perfectly.
Sunshine (Keyboard class, ages 3-4)
Sunshine 1 , the youngest of the keyboard programs, is the starting point of the MYC® Method for 3-4 year old beginners, building their foundation in music reading and playing the piano. Students experience movement through beats and rhythms, as well as developing their fine motor skills with rhythm instrument ensemble playing. Children start learning the geography of the piano and note-reading through our MYC Critters (and their stories that children can relate to).
Sunbeams (Keyboard, ages 5-6)
Sunbeams (SB) is the entry point of the MYC® Method for 5-6 year old beginners. They are first introduced to piano geography and rhythms through our MYC Critters to help set their foundation of music knowledge and education; however, the pace of learning for these Sunbeams matches their developmental stages. Vocabulary development is the focus for this age group- at this stage we introduce “big kid” terminology to introduce concepts, finger numbers, and keyboard geography.
MYC Classes for Fall 2020
Sunrise C: 4:45pm-5:30pm
Sunshine 1: 5:45pm-6:30pm
Sunbeams 1: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Sunshine 1: 5:00pm-5:45pm
Sunbeams 1: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Sunrise A: 10:00am-10:45am
Due to COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions to keep students safe.
Classes are no longer back-to-back as we have allotted extra time for sanitation.
Students/parents will be required to sanitize upon entry of the building
Pianos will be spaced out to allow for over 6-feet of distance in between
Masks may be required
Classes will also be recorded in case you need to stay home