Recently, I often met with those parents whom their children were from “The Children Music Fundamental Class” that came to my shop to get pianos for their children. However, I realized that many parents did not understand what was the main learning skill at this children class?
Therefore, I did consult a very experienced music teacher and would like to share with all of you:
The main emphasized skills of JMC are as follows:
1) Ear Training or aural skill
3) Playing some simple melodies
4) Simple music theories
JMC is mainly focusing in ear training, and its duration is a two-year course
JXC is the extension of JMC, but added with the following skills:
1) Instrumental ensemble
JXC is mainly focusing in playing an instrument and its duration is a two-year course
JAC is the extension of JXC, but added with the following skills:
1) Songs analysis
2) Song with Harmonizing Melodies Training
JAC is a two-year major course
AXC is the extension of JAC, and more of reinforcement learning.
SAC is the extension of AXC, and it is recognized as a Master Level of Yamaha
The teacher of this course needs to go through a training programme. For those who would like to teach at the level of JAC and above, the musical quality of those teachers must be up to expectation and then only they are qualified to teach.
Basically, this is a very good course. Unfortunately, the quality of music teachers in Malaysia still needs to be enhanced. More importantly, music teachers with a qualified musical requirement added with a these abilities such as understanding children psychology, classroom management and with educational quality are even few and far between.
The above sharing is just as a referencing, for any further information, please kindly contact a nearby Yamaha Music School.