Group Lessons - Wheaton Yamaha Music School

The Wheaton Yamaha Music School offers a music course for the young child which teaches musicianship
with emphasis on keyboard/piano playing, ear training, singing, rhythm, note reading and harmony. Parents
attend each class with their child as an active partner and guide children in their daily practice at home. Our fall
semester begins in late August; spring semester begins in February. Programs offered are:
Classes for Ages 3 1/2 - 4
MUSIC WONDERLAND (MWL) is our introduction to music class. This program has 18 sessions of 45
Tuition is $240 plus $40 materials
Classes for Ages 4 1/2 – 6 1/2
MUSICLAND (LML) is our beginning program for children ages 4 1/2 – 6 1/2 who are studying music for the
first time. This three session course meets for 55 minutes. It is the first three classes of JMC Primary 1 and
must be completed before a child enrolls in Primary 1. LML is offered in spring, summer and fall.
$60 (materials included)
JUNIOR MUSIC COURSE (JMC) is our core curriculum. It consists of Primary 1 (15 weeks), and Primary 2, 3
& 4 (18 week semesters) which take the children from the basics of music through preparation for
performance. Each class is 55 minutes in length and classes meet once a week.
Primary 1
$300 plus $40 material fee & $30 one-time registration
Primary 2, 3, 4
$375 plus $40 material fee
JUNIOR EXTENSION COURSE (JXC) follows Primary 4 and takes the student’s musicianship further with
emphasis on sight singing, sight playing and ensemble. Students are encouraged to use their musical skills
creatively to compose and perform. We offer JXC 1, 2, 3 & 4; semesters are 18 weeks in length and classes
meet 55 minutes weekly.
JXC 1, 2, 3, 4
$375 plus $40 material fee
Classes for Ages 6 1/2 - 8
YOUNG MUSICIANS COURSE (YMC) is our six semester music course for children ages 6 1/2 - 8 who are
studying music for the first time. It consists of YMC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 (18 week semesters.) Each class is 55
minutes in length and meets once a week.
$375 plus $40 material fee & $30 one-time registration
YMC 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
$375 plus $40 material fee
Private Lessons for Ages 4 1/2+
PRIVATE LESSONS are available to children concurrently enrolled in a group class. The purpose of these
private lessons is to solidify concepts taught during group classes. Subject to availability; tuition is $24 per 30
minute lesson and $36 per 45 minute lesson. Private lesson students have a separate policy.
Private Lessons for Ages 9+
PRIVATE LESSONS are available to children who have completed their course of study in our school, transfer
students or beginners 9 years of age or older. Subject to availability; tuition is $24 per 30 minute lesson and
$36 per 45 minute lesson. Private lesson students have a separate policy.
WAITING AREA All children in our waiting area need to observe appropriate indoor behavior. It is in your
child’s best interest not to have siblings with them during class. Please make arrangements for babysitting.
CLASS SIZE Each class must meet the minimum requirement of 6 students. If a class for which you have
registered does not have enough students, we will contact you and make arrangements for another class time.
Occasionally, classes may be regrouped or rescheduled.
PARENT PARTICIPATION Parents attend each class with their child as an active partner and guide children
in their daily practice at home as they complete their weekly assignments. Most importantly, parents provide
the support and commitment that is essential to success in music.
COURSE COMPLETION We hope that students will be able to complete the entire course of instruction.
It is understood however that a parent may withdraw a student from the program at any time providing that
notification is given 30 days prior to the termination date. Students may be reinstated in the program at a future
date with the teacher’s approval.
ABSENSES The tuition you pay reserves a place for your child in a weekly class. If you must miss, please call
(630) 682-1334 or email [email protected] before class to notify us. Although there is no
reduction in tuition for a missed lesson, it may be possible to reschedule your child in another class. Please
remember, it is important for you and your child to attend every class and to be on time. This enables your
child to be successful in our program.
RECITALS We have an all school festival in the spring, where students participate with their class in a positive,
first-stage experience.
IMPORTANT NOTES To help us run smoothly and safely, please observe the following:
1. Keep your child with you at all times, especially in the parking lot.
2. No food or drinks in the classrooms or the studios.
3. So that we can maintain a healthy environment, keep your child at home if he or she is ill.
4. If you must miss a lesson, please let us know.
5. In case of inclement weather, check your e-mail to make sure we have lessons. We’ll also have a
message on the school voice mail.
6. Make sure to be on time and have all your student’s materials.
7. Please contact your instructor with any curriculum related questions. Please contact our Office
Manager, Tammy Gloss with all other concerns.
TUITION PAYMENTS are due in full the first class session or in equal payments due the last class of each
month. Payment can be made with cash, check or automatic payment through your bank. Checks are made
payable to “Wheaton Yamaha Music School.” Monthly payment vouchers are in the vestibule or online.
DISCOUNTS A discount is available to students who pay all tuition and fees in full by the first class session.
There is an additional discount for families with more than one child enrolled in our school.
Multi-child discount
Paid-in-full discount
15 week semester:
$20 for 2nd child; $40 for 3rd child
$30 per child
18 week semester:
$25 for 2nd child; $50 for 3rd child
$30 per child
MATERIALS & FEES All materials and registration fees are due upon registration. Materials/registration fees
hold your child’s place in class and are non-refundable.
Beverly Griffith
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Calvin Coleman
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Linda Winthers
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Julie Crull
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Janna Williamson
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Karisa Scheifele
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Tammy Gloss/Office 630-682-1334
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Web site
RELEASE Yamaha Music Schools / Yamaha Music Education Centers are owned and operated independently
of Yamaha Corporation of America. Yamaha Corporation provides teacher training and certification and sells
Yamaha materials to certified schools. Yamaha Corporation does not set fees, calendars, or policies for local
schools. All financial agreements are between the consumer and the local school. I understand that my child
may be photographed while at the studio or in performance and understand that these pictures may be used in
flyers, advertisement or on the website. I give Wheaton Yamaha Music School full permission to use them.
By signing below, I am stating that I have read these forms and agree to abide by this Release and General
Policy. This agreement and policy shall be effective during any/all classes in which my child is enrolled at the
Wheaton Yamaha Music School.
Signature of parent/guardian ________________________________________________________________
Student’s Name __________________________________________Date ____________________________