Junior Music Course

4 and 5 year olds

The Junior Music Course (JMC) is Yamaha's flagship educational programme and our biggest course at Matrix. The curriculum has been designed carefully to capture the crucial stage of aural development for the age of the children.
Starting age: 4 or 5 years (4.5 years+ preferred) - 'younger fours' may consider starting in the Music Wonderland Course.
Length: 2 years and leads onto the Junior Extension Course.

Junior Music Course lessons are so much more than just a piano lesson: we listen, sing, play, move, read and write. Solfege (do re mi) is used as a key learning tool. The students gain a real understanding of what they are playing and this shows in the way they play.

The course materials are fantastic: as well as a book and workbook, there is also a CD and DVD at each stage (which can be downloaded using a QR code).

JMC is great fun, and parents love watching their child absorb many styles of music naturally and with great enjoyment.

See our news page for articles and recordings of our students who are in the Yamaha courses.



We like all our families to experience an introductory session before reserving a class time in this course. These sessions usually happen twice a year: in March and October.

Contact us to book your place in an introductory session or to go on the list to receive information about future open days and new lessons.

Families may reserve places in new classes ahead of the open day if they already have a child with us, or have previously attended an open day.


PDFs available to download:

Junior Music Course information leaflet

Instrument requirements

How to support your child in JMC

Fundamental Skills Survey syllabus

Our Address

Matrix Arts Centre
15 - 17 The Nursery
Sutton Courtenay
OX14 4UA

Get in touch

Tel: 01235 847264

Email: mail@matrixmusicschool.co.uk