Junior music

Junior music program

The Junior Music Program is a special part of the CYCM’s ensemble programs held on Saturday mornings.

It caters to children aged between zero to seven years.

There are four levels within the Junior Music Program: (all programs are open for enrolments)

The three levels of the Junior Music Program are sequenced to provide age-appropriate learning experiences that build upon prior knowledge.

Children of any age are welcome and will be placed in an age-appropriate class. All instruments and props will be provided for students.

Children enrolled in the JMP have the opportunity to perform in the Saturday morning ensemble concerts which are held twice a year.

Early Childhood Music

(Friday two sessions 9:00am and 10:00am; Saturday two sessions 9:45am and 10:30am)

Is aimed at children from the ages of approximately 0-4 years of age. Based on the Suzuki Method of music education and is designed to introduce children to the joys of classical music through singing, percussion, dancing and stories. Group classes have a maximum of 8 children per class each lesson 45 mins.

Age Range0 – 4
Parents must accompany child and participation is essential in the child's learning.
GoalsThe emphasis at this level is on enjoying music through singing, movement, playing instruments and music games.

JMP1 - First Steps

(Saturday from 10:00am to 10:30am)

Is aimed at children from the ages of approximately 3-5 years of age. In these classes, children begin the foundations of musical understanding through exploring concepts such as pitch, rhythm, melody, musical interpretation and expression, as well as listening and responding to a wide range of music. These concepts are taught through a fun range of activities including but not limited to recognising and playing different instruments and understanding their role, echo singing and playing, implementing the concept of sol-fa as the building blocks of singing, and integrating music and movement to promote coordination.

Age Range3 – 5
Parents must accompany child and are encouraged to participate in the child's learning.
GoalsThe emphasis at this level is on enjoying music through singing, movement, playing instruments and music games.

JMP2 – Soundscape

(Saturday from 11:30am to 12:15pm)

JMP2 classes are aimed at children between the ages of 5-7yrs old; in this class, children will build a strong foundation of musical  understandings through written, visual and aural methods. This will include introductions to musical terminology and the relevant definition, as well as applying these theoretical understandings into theory. Matched with fun songs and games, this program creates a smooth transition into school aged music and stimulates children already at school beyond the curriculum.

Age Range5 – 7
GoalsIn a fun environment have a strong foundation and understanding of musical terminology, through fun songs and games.

JMP3 – Little Voices 

(Saturday from 10:45am to 11:30am)

Children learn the skills needed to sing in a choir in a supportive, encouraging group-learning environment. Building on the skills and experiences of the previous levels, the level-three program includes creating, listening, and moving to music, as well as developing musical literacy skills in a fun and holistic way.

This class introduces children to basic musical concepts, rhythms, violin posture, technique and care of the instrument and bow.

Age Range5 – 7
GoalsLittle Voices is the first in a range of vocal development programs. The purpose of this program is to introduce children between the ages of 5 -7 to sing as a group. The focus of this group will be to develop aural and vocal skills through short songs and movement activities.

JMP terms and times

There are four terms in a CYCM calendar year and 10 weeks to each term.

Within each term, students have 8 lessons. See CYCM Calendar.