Although parents are still needed in a supportive role, students are encouraged to become more independent and so parents are no longer required to be present at every lesson. Teachers invite parents to a lesson a few times a year, and sometimes to watch a class performance/solos!
JXC continues with the varied curriculum, adding new subjects, for example, ensemble playing and composition.
The group setting continues to be very important: learning from friends is a very powerful way to learn!
The short video below, shot here at Matrix, gives a flavour of the Junior Extension Course:
PDFs available to download: