Yamaha Music Education System (YMES)
Group Lessons - Structured Music Education System for Children
Designed to provide music enjoyment in the most positive learning environment, Yamaha group classes teach basic music knowledge through the Listen, Sing, Play, Read, Create method in a group setting. Rhythm and musicianship skills are best learned in a group where students are motivated by their peers and have access to a full range of touch-sensitive keys to develop artistic ability. Yamaha group lessons encourage improvisation and creativity. Most importantly, group lessons are lots of fun!
The four main characteristics of the unique Yamaha Music Education Program are:
Why group lessons?
- PEER INFLUENCE. In a group, there is peer motivation such that a student will want to perform well in front of and with their peers.
- COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING. In a group, the student learns to collaborate and perform with others in various ensembles.
- NO PRESSURE. In a group, the pressure is not constantly on one individual, allowing music skills to be nurtured in a relaxed and friendly environment.
- IT IS FUN. Singing and playing with friends is a lot more fun. There are a lot of partner duets and ensemble possibilities to learn as a group.