livingston & Fair Lawn
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About our schools
Located in Livingston and Fair Lawn, our schools provide world-renowned Yamaha group music classes. Lessons in piano, guitar, violin and more are offered to children and adults by a devoted staff of world-class instructors.
For 45 years, Yamaha Music School has served Bergen County. We are excited an additional schools in the heart of Livingston. Yamaha Music Conservatory is the longest-running Yamaha music education center in the tri-state area. From 3 years of age, students experience our unique method that combines ear-training, theory and performance, which is the key to a lifetime of music success. Yamaha Music School’s group and private lessons provide an all-around musical learning experience that is fun, exciting and rewarding.
When you or your child enroll in a Yamaha program, you will be assured of the highest possible standards of quality control. Yamaha teachers must pass a comprehensive theory and performance exam before attending the first of many intensive training seminars. Yamaha textbooks and materials cannot be purchased over the counter, and are only available through authorized, licensed Yamaha music schools.
Thank you so much …. for all of this.
…. My daughter got into High Honor Role at her school … thanks to the fact that she's learning how to play the violin at your school.
It is the endurance in discipline and responsibility that this beautiful instrument intrinsically requires that is definitely helping her academically …
And not just that but when I think about it, in terms of science, how the violin vibrations stimulate the pineal gland in the center of our brain that "do" something with us individuals as a whole …
- Eduardo Fernandez
(Science Teacher and Engineer)
Father of Caroleena Fernandez (Violin Student)
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10. It’s fun. Children enjoy the interaction with other children and learn from each other. They also enjoy sharing with their parents.
9. It’s an hour a week. Because of the varied activities, children are able to learn for an entire hour rather than just 30 minutes.
8. Ear training is possible on a sophisticated level. Children become excellent listeners, performers, and creators of music because of group singing, solfege training, music appreciation, and keyboard playing.
7. Group learning helps to establish a strong sense of pulse within each child through rhythmic body movement and group singing and keyboard playing. A good sense of rhythm is essential to musical success.
6. Confidence increases. Children perform with and for the group and learn the joy of accomplishment. The poise they gain goes with them into other settings.
5. Children receive the tools necessary to create their own music. They hear and reproduce melodies and learn to listen for harmonies. Soon they are able to choose the chords that fit with the melody. This is the basis for improvisation and composition. In addition, the aural skills they develop will allow them to imitate the music they hear on the radio, CDs, or TV.
4. Accountability. The group pace requires that students develop good practice routines. Progress is usually more consistent in a group setting.
3. Teachers are trained in group teaching techniques. Activities that may seem boring in private setting can be fun in a group. Skills necessary for future success in choir, band, or orchestra are easily taught in group lessons.
2. Ensemble performance is the activity of choice for most students. Children love the combination of orchestral sounds and rhythms. It is a challenge for them to play their own parts correctly while listening to the musical whole.
1. Yamaha methods and materials are age appropriate capitalizing on the strongest skills and learning style of each age. Children experience success because the curriculum is based on their developmental stage and interest.