Concept of Teaching Pre-School Children
The Junior Music Course is based on the method of ‘imitation and repetition’ – this is how children usually learn at ages 4-5. Pre-school children learn basic manners for living by copying what their parents and other adults do. Their instinctive ability is to imitate those around them.
Children's sense of hearing, or sensitivity to sounds and music, develops at a different time and speed compared to the development of muscles and kinetic functions such as fingers, hands and vocal cords.
If children listen to good music, sing by solfege (Do, Re, Mi) by imitating the teacher, and then repeat this activity, it enriches their vocabulary and knowledge of music, just as they learn to speak.
This is the approach that the Yamaha Music Education System takes, making the best of the characteristics of development during the ages of JMC children.