Christopher Laughlin School of Music
Christopher Laughlin School of Music

Yamaha Music Education System

 

The Yamaha Music Education System develops musical skills with three fundamental principles:

 

Timely Education

 

It's great to start at a young age!  Have you ever wondered why it's so easy for young children to learn more than one language?  Yamaha introduces music fundamentals to children at the time when their hearing capabilities are developing rapidly. 

Group Lessons

Making music with friends is fun! Children have rich experiences when playing and enjoying music with others. 

Emphasis on Creativity  

Make your own music!  With Yamaha's comprehensive approach, kids develop musical sensitivity, imagination, and the ability to express themselves freely.  Yamaha students learn to play and read music on a high level and also learn to create their own music!

Courses

Junior Music Course

For Children 4 - 5 years old

Young Musicians Course

For Children 6 - 8 years old

The Top 10 Reasons

Why Yamaha Group Lessons Are the Best Way to Start Your Child in Music

10. It’s fun. Children enjoy the interaction with other children and learn from each other.
They also love sharing this time with their parents...what a wonderful learning environment!
9. It’s an hour a week. Because of the varied activities, children are able to learn for an entire
hour rather than just 30 minutes.
8. Ear training is possible on a sophisticated level. Children become excellent listeners,
performers, and creators of music because of group singing, solfege training, music
appreciation and keyboard playing.
7. Group learning helps to establish a strong sense of pulse within each child through
rhythmic body movement and group singing and keyboard playing. A good sense of
rhythm is essential to musical success.
6. Confidence increases. Children perform with and for the group and learn the joy of
accomplishment. The poise they gain goes with them into other settings.
5. Children receive the tools necessary to create their own music. They hear and
reproduce melodies and learn to listen for harmonies. Soon they are able to choose the
chords that fit with the melody. This is the basis for improvisation and composition.
In addition, the aural skills they develop will allow them to imitate the music they hear on
the radio, CDs and TV!
4. Accountability. The group pace requires that students develop good practice routines.
Progress is usually more consistent in a group setting.
3. Teachers are trained in group teaching techniques. Activities that may seem boring in
a private setting can be fun in a group. Skills necessary for future success in choir, band,
or orchestra are easily taught in group lessons.
2. Ensemble performance is the activity of choice for most students. Children love the
combination of orchestral sounds and rhythms. It is a challenge for them to play their
own parts correctly while listening to the musical whole.
1. Yamaha methods and materials are age appropriate, capitalizing on the strongest
skills and learning style of each age. Children experience success because the curriculum
is based on their developmental stage and interests.
Congratulations on the wise choice you have made for your child!

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Christopher Laughlin School of Music

1955 Raymond Dr Suite 113
Northbrook, IL 60062

 

Tel: 847 205 4689

info@laughlinschool.com

 

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