The Tradition of Excellence at MYC

The Tradition of Excellence at MYC

Created by Frances Balodis over 37 years ago, Music for Young Children has helped families develop a passion and fundamental understanding of music through a proven approach that prepares graduates for Royal Conservatory examinations. Through family involvement, engaging curriculum, and highly trained instructors like Christine Gardhouse of Summit Music Centre in Collingwood, Ontario, MYC consistently […]

MYC Alumni Kristy Hagerman Lands Record Deal

MYC Alumni Kristy Hagerman Lands Record Deal

Kristy Hagerman began her love for playing music at the age of 6 when she enrolled in Music for Young Children classes in Ottawa Ontario. Since then, the local Greely Ontario Singer Songwriter has made a name for herself playing gigs at local restaurants, public events, music venues, weddings and performing O’ Canada during the […]

Thoughts from a MYC Parent: Will Stroet

Family friendly music that parents can enjoy as much as kids is hard to find. But Juno nominee Will Stroet, star of Will’s Jams on CBC Kids and Kidoodle TV has been working to create enjoyable music that inspires kids to be active, healthy, creative, and engaged in the world through music. With a passion […]

6 Ways to Help Your Kids Love Music

6 Ways to Help Your Kids Love Music

  Not only is music a skill that will spread joy throughout a lifetime, the benefits of teaching music to children have been demonstrated through multiple studies showing that music education improves memory, creativity, expressiveness, confidence and discipline. Many parents understand the value and wish to raise musical kids, but are unsure how to encourage […]

Why Parent Participation Makes a Difference

Why Parent Participation Makes a Difference

By being present in classes, parents become aware of their child’s learning styles, strengths and interests. Parent participation allows reinforcement of concepts and skill-building at home.  The presence of a parent provides stability and security for the child, for whom this may be the first structured experience. Parents believe they should be involved with their […]

Using Music to Develop Young Brains

Using Music to Develop Young Brains

Musical training helps develop the brain; study after study has shown that and we all want to have smart children.  The Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill University studies have shown that children who received keyboard instruction for 15 months showed greater behavioral improvements on finger motor tasks and melody/rhythmic tasks. The IQ’s of young students […]

MYC has won the Little Magazine Awards 2016

2016 Little Awards MYC has won the Little Magazine Awards 2016, and has earned the title of Music School of the Year! This award recognizes that MYC offers the best kids’ education in music. Thank you little Magazine for awarding MYC with this title and a big congratulations to Sannly Cheng, Lynn Koh, MYC Yishun […]

MYC Wins CAFÉ Ottawa Family Enterprise of the Year Award for in 2011!

Established in 1983, CAFE is a national not-for-profit organization that has a mandate to promote the well-being, understanding and success of families in business. Through 12 chapters across Canada, CAFE provides services, resources and support to those involved in family enterprise including both extended business families and the advisors that counsel them. Members of our […]

30th International Composition Festival

Music for Young Children’s 30th International Composition Festival had 6,217 MYC students taking part in Canada, the U.S., Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam.  Compositions are judged within their level in four different regions – Western Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB), Eastern Canada (ON, PQ, NS, NB, PEI, NF), United States, Asia & New Zealand […]