Group classes for toddlers and young children (with parents!)

Music for Young Children® has been teaching children from the ages of 2-10 the foundation of music education and piano playing, in a group setting, for nearly 41 years. Today there are over 800 locations on 3 continents, confirming that we are an international leading quality program for early childhood music education.

34th Annual MYC Composition Festival Winners:

During the weeks of March 22 to April 1, each composition was played and judged within their level in four different regions – Western Canada (BC, AB, SK, YK, NT, MB), Eastern Canada (ON, PQ, NS, NB, PEI, NF), United States & Asia (South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam). The first place pieces from the four regions then compete to place Internationally. Please meet the winners from Showcase Academy!

Sylvi Ip
This Little Bunny
Sunshine 1
1st Place, Canada West
1st Place, International
Emma Wong
Miracles Are Everywhere
Sunbeams 2
1st Place, Canada West
2nd Place, International

Attend an MYC Demo Class!

We host 3 MYC Open Houses per year typically in May, July, and August.

Demo classes are also available during September and October at the price of one session.

Space is very limited, so join our waitlist now!

    How old is your child?

    2.5 - 3.5

    years old


    The classes are 1 hour weekly and the term is 10 weeks in length,  with 6 children and 6 parents per class. Please Click here for more detailed info about the Sunrise level.

    3.5 - 5.5

    years old

    SUNSHINE® 1 (& 2)

    The classes are 1 hour long and happening weekly. Each term is 36 weeks in length with 6 children and 6 parents per class.  Please Click here for more detailed info about the Sunshine 1 & 2 level.

    5.5 - 6.5

    years old

    SUNBEAMS® 1 (2 & 3)

    The classes are 1 hour long and happening weekly. Each term is 36 weeks in length with 6 children and 6 parents per class. Please Click here for more detailed info about the Sunbeams 1, 2, & 3 level.


    years old


    Moonbeams 1 (MB1) is the entry point of the MYC® Method for 7-9 year olds.  The older beginner program is designed to support the students’ growing sense of independence.  Please Click here for more detailed info about the Moonbeams 1, 2 and 3 levels.

    MYC Curriculum

    MYC’s curriculum was created to build and sustain a wide and firm foundation in music education, appreciation and performance for young children.  Our students not only learn how to play the piano and read music, but are also taught the other important elements (i.e.  Sight-reading, composition and ensemble playing) that help create a solid, educated and well-balanced musician.

    However, regardless of whether your child continues in music study after MYC®, our method provides your child with such a wide knowledge of musicianship and appreciation, that they will carry the love (and knowledge) of music with them throughout their lives.

    MYC is the only early-childhood music education method that integrates and utilizes Conservatory repertoire within our own method, working towards each MYC graduate completing their first piano exam and theory exam.

    MYC Method

    Each concept that is taught (in MYC), is introduced and supported through the four learning styles (auditory, tactile, analytical and visual) to ensure that every child in MYC has the highest level of success in not only learning each concept, but also being able to apply and manipulate that information as needed.

    MYC classes engage the four learning styles through incorporating the following essential elements and activities in every 1-hour weekly lesson:

    Children love to sing! It is an important way for children to not only express themselves, but it also widens their ability to learn and accept new concepts. MYC students experience a variety of songs; whether to introduce and/or support a musical concept, provide movement and connection with their parent or simply for enjoyment. MYC also develops their ear and sight-singing through the use of Solfege (using your hand/arms to represent pitch while singing).

    Children do love to listen – whether they show it or not!  Children need to be taught how to listen, and for what elements they need to listen to, at different times.  The ability to actively listen and identify different elements in music is essential to musical literacy.  Our students learn and strengthen their listening skills through:

    • Writing Rhythm Stories (with manipulatives) through dictation
    • Playing back simple melodies on the piano (after hearing them)
    • Active auditory analysis – teaching each child to be able to identify key elements of music, whether it is dynamics (volume), tempo (speed), articulation (touch) or chord-quality identification (i.e. major or minor sounds)
    • Well-known melodies and composer or style identification

    Do you believe that our students actually love doing homework?  Why?  Because our programs are designed to ensure that each student reaches his or her full potential, and that means providing them with opportunities to review the materials covered during class. Homework can range from the gluing and colouring tasks assigned to the youngest students, to scale writing and vocabulary exercises assigned to the second or third level students.

    Each MYC student receives program materials that are specially designed and produced for their age and development, including learning tools and a comprehensive student manual.  Our materials are specifically bundled as to ensure that the parents do not incur multiple material costs throughout the learning year, and are made of the highest quality to ensure durability and sustainability through the music year.

    “D is a Dreadful Dancing Dinosaur!” But he’s really not a bad guy, just a REALLY bad dancer, and needs to practice everyday.  Our MYC students get excited and start learning about the keyboard geography by starting with a D-centred approach (this means that the children learn where the note D is on the keyboard and staff, then surrounding notes).  Our children learn their keyboard reading skills through the wonderful MYC Critters (and their stories) that they can grasp and relate very easily – through incremental introduction and constant review.

    In their final year of MYC (Moonbeams 3), MYC students move away from our MYC books for their repertoire (playing) material and use Conservatory books [i.e. Royal Conservatory (RCM), Conservatory Canada (CC), Associate Board (ABRSM)] in preparation of completing their Level1/Grade 1 piano exam.  By Moonbeams 3 all “fun” MYC terminology has been replaced with standard music terminology and vocabulary to ensure a smooth transition to private lessons.  Emphasis is also on technique, ensemble playing, arranging their music and harmonization of a melody line.

    Children love using and exploring all the different kinds of rhythm instruments (ex: triangles, drums, etc.) and while MYC is a piano-based method, by providing the rhythm ensemble element in MYC classes,  it gives each child an opportunity for success in being able to read simple to complex rhythm; while staying together as a group, with multiple different lines of rhythms happening at the same time.  With each rhythm ensemble the child experiences in their MYC class, they are not only exposed to great, well-known melodies, different musical periods and styles; but reinforcement of rhythm reading, staying together as an ensemble, focusing on their part (while others are playing a different part) and enjoying experiencing the many different rhythm instruments (drums, triangles, etc.).

    Children are amazingly and wonderfully creative and with MYC, they are given the tools to create their own compositions.  Even at the age of 3 (in Sunshine 1), our students learn the foundation of compositional techniques and as they progress through our method, we build on those techniques, adding more each year.  Every year MYC holds our International Composition Festival where our MYC students submit their compositions (from that year).
    Discover the Compositional Festival

    MYC Teachers at Showcase Music Academy

    Fireman Fred and the Critters!


    Recent Performances

    Interested in learning with us here at Showcase Music Academy’s MYC program?

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