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Music for Young Children® (MYC®) is a Canadian music program for children. Instruction is provided in keyboard skills, singing, ear training, theory, rhythm, sight-reading and composing through dynamic hands-on teaching techniques. The program consists of 4 levels: Sunrise, Sunshine, Sunbeams and Moonbeams.

Parent/Guardian participation is required and a keyboard or piano must be present at home for students to participate. Homework will be provided every week to help with daily practice. The cost of program materials and books is included in the supply fee. Parents/Guardians will be contacted to pick up the materials from Place des Arts. For more information on the MYC® program, including curriculum, learning outcomes and examples of the materials used in class, please see here.

Sunrise® I, II and III (2-3 years)

Sunrise is the first level of the MYC Program. Sunrise is an exciting and innovative preschool music and movement program that fits a young child’s development perfectly. A teddy bear helps teach rhythms, and puppet friends guide children through stories, songs and games.

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Sunshine® I  and II (3-4.5 years)

Sunshine I is the starting point of the MYC® method for 3-4-year-old beginners, building their foundation in music reading and playing the piano. Students experience movement through beats and rhythms, as well as develop their fine motor skills with rhythm instrument ensemble playing. Children start learning the geography of the piano and note-reading through the MYC® Critters (and their stories that children can relate to).

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Sunbeams® I (5-6.5 years)

Sunbeams I is the entry point of MYC® for 5-6-year-old beginners. They are first introduced to piano geography and rhythms through the MYC® Critters to help set their foundation of music knowledge and education; however, the pace of learning for these Sunbeams matches their developmental stages. Vocabulary development is the focus for this age group- at this stage, we introduce “big kid” terminology to introduce concepts, finger numbers, and keyboard geography.

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Sunbeams® II (5-8.5 years)

For students who have completed Sunshine II or Sunbeams I. This introduces the study of seven different keys with key signatures, harmonization (adding chords to a melody) and transposition (moving from one key to another), the coordination of hand-over-hand (crossing over) patterns and more!

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Registration may be done online, by phone at 604.664.1636 ext. 0 or in person at our registration desk.

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Find out more about our Music for Young Children® Teacher here:

Becky Ho

Becky Ho

Music for Young Children® (MYC)

Miss Becky has an ARCT in Piano Performance, Certificate of Teaching (Music) from The Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music, U.K. in 2008. From 2007-2019 she was the head teacher of a music program at Tom Lee Music Academy in Hong Kong. She was also one of the program planners and song writers responsible for new teachers’ training for the related program. From August 2002- March 2007, she served as a private piano teacher and course instructor at Salina Cheng Music Academy. She also taught group lessons for early beginners, in a program named “Music for Little Mozarts”. Besides teaching at the academy, Miss Becky taught group courses at Simon Fraser University Day Care Units. During those years, she had instructed over 40 piano students.

Miss Becky has more than 20 years experience in early childhood music education. She has excellent communication and interpersonal skills. She has good command in spoken and written English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

One of her piano students just awarded the Bronze medal in Grade 4 Piano at Steinway Piano Competition 2021.

Her teaching philosophy is to provide the flexibility of teaching. Every student is a unique individual so better listen to what they want and what they like. And hoping every student will bring a smile to her music class.

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