Get your little ones involved in music today!
Encore is extremely proud to offer group classes to young children ages 2-9 through “Music for Young Children“, a program taught across three continents. The goal of the program is to introduce younger students who might not be ready for private instruction yet to all facets of music.
All MYC® levels incorporate singing, listening and ear training, movement, keyboard, rhythm ensembles, dictation, and composition into their curriculum. In order to teach all of these concepts, the program uses all four learning styles: 1) visual 2) analytical 3) tactile and 4) auditory. These styles are engaged and used to ensure that each child is able to receive and understand, to their best ability, everything that is being taught.
MYC® is the only early-childhood music education method that integrates and utilizes Royal Conservatory of Music repertoire within their method, working towards a goal of each and every MYC® graduate completing their first piano exam and theory exam by the end of program.
Our classes at Encore will not only teach piano and how to read music but also other very important elements such as sight-reading, composition and ensemble playing. The classes are 1 hour long, divided in to 36 weeks per level, and broken into three 12-week sessions. The classes are divided into four levels based on age, with three of the levels currently being offered at Encore:
Sunrise (2-3 year olds, 10 Week Session)
Sunshine (3-4 year olds, 12 Week Session – 36 Week Program)
Sunbeam (5-6 year olds, 12 Week Session – 36 Week Program)
Please call 508-533-7700 or email email@example.com to speak with our office manager to discuss signing your child up for classes now!
Check out this article from MYC.com about the benefits of studying music!
Why Your Child Should Study Music
Every day it seems as though there are more and more articles about the benefits of learning music, especially piano – and it is true! From developing cognitive skills to establishing self-esteem – by enrolling your child in music lessons, you are providing an amazing foundation of skills that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
There are even more benefits when your child learns in a small, group setting. These children learn from the very beginning how to interact with others and develop their social skills in a caring and safe environment. They learn how to work together in group situations and set goals, as a group; but they also are able to develop their ability to work independently and set individual goals.
Since the ability to read and play music is considered a language, when a child engages in learning piano, the brain is actively using not only the creative area but the languages area as well. By these two areas being engaged at the same time, the level of growth and development is higher in the brain. Children who take piano lessons are able to solve complex math problems earlier and faster, they learn other languages with more ease and confidence, and their ability to “think through” problems, situations and different environments (and adapt), are much stronger. Students who study piano are also stronger athletes as their eye-hand and eye-foot coordination is more highly developed and, they are able to visualize the next move and strategize the structure of a play faster and better.
Reviews of the MYC Program:
From the student and teacher manuals, a vision emerges: spirited, engaging, music-filled piano classrooms. There is clear educational purpose and pedagogical variation in the music activities of this program. MYC’s activity-based approach is well suited to the young learner, as it features a high level of imaginative play, creative engagement, repetition, and variation.”
Sara Ernst, The Piano Magazine