Children's Yamaha Music School

Music Classes and Private Lessons in Edina & Roseville

​​​​​​​​BEGINNER CLASSES FOR NEW STUDENTS

♪ New Classes for ages 3, 4 & 5 start each February (Spring) & August (Fall).  New students can begin at either time.

♪ New Classes for ages 6-12 start each February (Spring) & August (Fall), or on a rolling basis for Music Friends. 


Music Wonderland (age 3) ~ Yamaha's Music Wonderland (MW) is designed to provide children with an introduction to music in a positive and enjoyable atmosphere. Together with their parents, children experience singing, introductory keyboard activities, movement, and listening to music. Music Wonderland lays the foundation for a lifetime of joyful music making through carefully planned musical activities.

Course length: One or Two Semesters (24 weeks each)
Class schedule: One 45-minute class per week
Parent participation: Yes

Children who begin Music Wonderland at age 3, take two (rotating) semesters of the course. Children who begin Music Wonderland at age 3½, take one semester of MW, and may then move to JMC1 if they have turned 4 years old.


Semester Fees: Enrollment/Materials = $60. Autopay Quarterly tuition = $264 (per 12 weeks). Upon enrollment - Quarterly tuition will be set up to process AUTOMATICALLY on or after Aug 1 & Nov 1, or Feb 1 & May 1 using the same credit card. (MW students will need to re-enroll each semester.). 


Junior Music Course (ages 4-5) ~ The Yamaha Junior Music Course (JMC) is a popular 2 year program for children beginning at ages 4 or 5 that provides a comprehensive musical foundation in a fun, encouraging social environment. JMC is an age-appropriate education system that teaches children to internalize the language of music through listening, singing and playing the keyboard.  Children experience singing, music reading & writing, playing the keyboard, ear training, ensembles, and creating music. JMC students, together with a parent/caregiver in class, will learn the joys of making music together both at home and in the classroom.

Course length: 4 semesters (24 weeks each)
Class schedule: One 55-minute class per week

Parent participation: Yes

Age Requirement: To enroll in JMC, children must have reached their 4th birthday by August 1 for fall semester classes or by February 1 for a spring semester start. This requirement helps ensure that children are enrolled in a course for which they are developmentally ready. (This class is recommended for Pre-K & Kindergarten age students.)


Fees: Enrollment/Materials = $110. Autopay Quarterly tuition = $336 (per 12 weeks). Upon enrollment - Quarterly tuition will be set up to process AUTOMATICALLY on or after Aug 1, Nov 1, Feb 1 & May 1 using the same credit card. (All students will need to re-enroll each June for the following school year.)  (Please note that students enrolling in Fall Semester JMC1 will have a $50 level 2 Spring materials fee due on Feb 1.)


Young Musicians Course (ages 6-8)  ~ The Yamaha Young Musicians Course (YMC) is a 3 year program for beginners ages 6-8 and is founded on the belief that every child loves music. Students participate in activities that develop fundamental music skills and encourage independence, creativity, and self-expression. Class activities include ear training, keyboard repertoire, keyboard harmony, music theory, exposure to arranging, singing, ensemble playing, and improvisation.

Course length: 6 semesters (24 weeks each)
Class schedule: One 55-minute class per week
Parent participation: Yes

Age Requirement: To enroll in YMC, children must have reached their 6th birthday by August 1 for fall semester classes or by February 1 for a spring semester start. This requirement helps ensure that children are enrolled in a course for which they are developmentally ready. (This class is recommended for children starting Yamaha who are in Grades 1, 2 or 3.)


Fees: Enrollment/Materials = $110. Autopay Quarterly tuition = $336 (per 12 weeks). Upon enrollment - Quarterly tuition will be set up to process AUTOMATICALLY on or after Aug 1, Nov 1, Feb 1 & May 1 using the same credit card. (All students will need to re-enroll each June for the following school year.) (Please note that students enrolling in Fall Semester YMC1 will have a $50 level 2 Spring materials fee due on Feb 1.)


Music Friends Course (ages 6-12)  ~ Music Friends (MF) is our newest Yamaha course that integrates individual and group teaching methods so that students develop playing abilities at their own pace - similar to individual lessons - and also enjoy the benefits of group lessons, such as the fun of ensemble playing and solfege singing. Together with a wide and interesting range of pieces, an easy-to-learn approach and the latest learning resources, the music learning experience of the students of Music Friends Course is further enhanced. Class activities include keyboard repertoire, ensemble playing, solfege singing, finger exercises, and music theory.   

Course length: Ongoing (48 weeks per year or 24 weeks per semester)
Class schedule: One 55-minute class per week
Parent participation: Not required

Age Requirement: To enroll in MF, children must have reached their 6th birthday, and be no older than 12, by August 1 for fall semester classes or by February 1 for a spring semester start. This class is open to both beginner and intermediate students.


Fees: Enrollment/Materials = $110. Autopay Quarterly tuition = $336 (per 12 weeks). Upon enrollment - Quarterly tuition will be set up to process AUTOMATICALLY on or after Aug 1, Nov 1, Feb 1 & May 1 using the same credit card. (All students will need to re-enroll each June for the following school year.) (Please note that tuition will be prorated for students starting after the beginning of the semester.)



ADVANCED CLASSES FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS


Junior Extension Course (JXC) is a four-semester course that builds on the skills and musicality developed in Junior Music Course 1-4 or Young Musicians Course 1-2.  This course is designed to strengthen keyboard technique and music reading skills, nurture musical sensitivity so that it becomes an integral part of your child's performance, and encourage self-expression by providing opportunities for musical creativity.


Prerequisite: Completion of JMC4 or YMC2
Course Length: 4 Semesters (24 weeks each)
Class Schedule: One 55 minute class per week


Fees: Enrollment/Materials = $110. Autopay Quarterly tuition = $336 (per 12 weeks). Upon enrollment - Quarterly tuition will be set up to process AUTOMATICALLY on or after Aug 1, Nov 1, Feb 1 & May 1 using the same credit card. (All students will need to re-enroll each June for the following school year.)

Junior Ensemble Course (JNC) builds on the music skills acquired in the Junior Extension Course or Young Musicians Course, and applies them to keyboard and ensemble performance. This exciting new Yamaha course will further develop student musicianship and performance skills through the study of a broad range of subjects covered during the group lessons. Advanced subjects include repertoire, keyboard harmony, solfege singing, improvisation, composition, ensemble, sight playing and music theory.


Prerequisite: Completion of JXC4 or YMC6
Course Length: 4 Semesters (24 weeks each)
Class Schedule: One 55 minute group class per week


Fees: Enrollment/Materials = $110. Autopay Quarterly tuition = $336 (per 12 weeks). Upon enrollment - Quarterly tuition will be set up to process AUTOMATICALLY on or after Aug 1, Nov 1, Feb 1 & May 1 using the same credit card. (All students will need to re-enroll each June for the following school year.)



PRIVATE LESSONS


Private Lessons
Age of Students: ages 10 through adult
Course Length: Each semester is 24 weeks. Length and start date dependent on instructor availability.
Lesson Schedule: Once per week, length varies depending on student requirements.

We offer private lessons for graduating Yamaha students and for new students ages 10+ (beginner, intermediate or advanced).  For children ages 12 and under, please consider trying our new Music Friends course for both beginner and intermediate students! Individual lessons are currently offered for piano, voice, percussion, and more! Please email us for availability.


Fees: Enrollment Fee = $42 (Spring only = $21). Autopay Quarterly tuition = $384 for 30 min, $576 for 45 min, $768 for 60 min (per 12 weeks). Upon enrollment - Quarterly tuition will be set up to process AUTOMATICALLY on or after Aug 1, Nov 1, Feb 1 & May 1 using the same credit card. (All students will need to re-enroll each June for the following school year.)