“I was fortunate that MYC was a space that I could be creative and passionate about music from a young age and my teachers would push me to not only improve but have fun.” – Aidan Johnson-Bujold

MYC teachers are a varied and talented group of people. We had the pleasure of speaking with Aidan Johnson-Bujold, who not only teaches MYC but is also a recording artist, producer and touring musician! Jordyn Severin is a successful musician and business woman, who owns Marie-Rose Music Studio which both Aidan and Jordyn teach from […]

“I was fortunate that MYC was a space that I could be creative and passionate about music from a young age and my teachers would push me to not only improve but have fun.” – Aidan Johnson-Bujold

“I was fortunate that MYC was a space that I could be creative and passionate about music from a young age and my teachers would push me to not only improve but have fun.” – Aidan Johnson-Bujold

MYC teachers are a varied and talented group of people. We had the pleasure of speaking with Aidan Johnson-Bujold, who not only teaches MYC but is also a recording artist, producer and touring musician! Jordyn Severin is a successful musician and business woman, who owns Marie-Rose Music Studio which both Aidan and Jordyn teach from […]

35th Annual International Composition Festival Winners!

35th Annual International Composition Festival Winners!

  After two weeks of careful reviewing, 32 Regional Decisions and 1 Final Livestreamed International Decisions event, we are pleased to announce this year’s winners! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL! Sunshine 1 1st – Isabel Tso (Singapore) – Butterfly Fly So High 2nd – Alain Camiré (QB) – Camions! 3rd – Claire Kwochka (SK) – Little Groundhog […]

“I think MYC is the whole reason I have a musical career”: Former MYC student, Angie C releases her new song ‘Magnum Cherry’.

“I think MYC is the whole reason I have a musical career”: Former MYC student, Angie C releases her new song ‘Magnum Cherry’.

Angie C’s lead single ‘Magnum Cherry’ will be released on May 7th, 2021. This electro-pop track is the first of 3 singles from her upcoming album ‘Star Seeds’. The album is set to be released in September 2021. Her album was recorded by controlling the world’s largest analog synthesizer, called TONTO, using a brainwave headset […]

34th Annual Composition Festival Winners!

34th Annual Composition Festival Winners!

Congratulations composers, teachers, and families! We are pleased to present this year’s winners. Click the song title to see these amazing music scores! Sunshine 1 1st – Sylvi Ip (BC) – This Little Bunny 2nd – Christopher Tan (Singapore) – Baby Brother 3rd – Zachary Zhu (MI) – School Bus on the Road 4th – […]

New Classes Starting in January, 2021

New Classes Starting in January, 2021

Do you want to give the gift of music lessons to a loved one? Are you looking for an activity you can do WITH your child? If you have answered yes to any of the above questions then a Music for Young Children (MYC®) class is just what you are looking for! MYC teachers have […]

33rd Annual International Composition Festival

33rd Annual International Composition Festival

From January to March, 2020, compositions were submitted by over 5,500 Music for Young Children students for the 33rd Annual International Composition Festival. MYC students from Canada, the U.S., Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam took part. During the week of March 9-13, each composition was played and judged within their level in four different regions – […]

Composition Festival Art Contest: Winners Announced

Composition Festival Art Contest: Winners Announced

This year we received over 500 pieces of student artwork from children ages 3 and up, depicting what they love about their MYC classes! We saw lots of colour, Critters, pianos, music notation, and happy children throughout the artwork. The winners were decided in an online vote which was open to the public for two […]

New Classes Starting in January, 2020

New Classes Starting in January, 2020

Did you miss out on signing up for classes in September? Are you looking to give the gift of music lessons? Are you looking for an activity you can do WITH your child? If you have answered yes to any of the above questions then a Music for Young Children (MYC) class is just what […]

From MYC to Carnegie Hall

From MYC to Carnegie Hall

Singapore – June 13, 2019 MYC graduates 9-yr-old Sheryl Tan, and 8-yr-old Caleb Lim have recently been declared winners in the American Protégé Music Talent Competition, winning 1st and 2nd place respectively! As a result they will give their debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City this December at the Winner’s Recital. You […]

32nd Annual International Composition Festival

32nd Annual International Composition Festival

KANATA – March 22, 2019 From January to March, 2019, compositions were submitted by over 5,500 Music for Young Children students for the 32nd Annual International Composition Festival. MYC students from Canada, the U.S., Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam took part. During the week of March 4th-8th, compositions were judged within their level in four […]

Guess Who Won the Sticker Art Contest?

Guess Who Won the Sticker Art Contest?

It’s Joel Loh Earn Xi, in Setia Alam, Malaysia and Olivia Tan Xin Yan in Johor Bahru, Malaysia! Congratulations to these young artists, and congratulations to all of our Composition Festival participants who will receive this beautiful sticker! Thank you to everyone who voted and we can’t wait to see new works of art next […]

MYC Students’ Achievements Recognized

MYC Students’ Achievements Recognized

Each Fall, the Royal Conservatory of Music and Conservatory Canada award students with certificates and medals of excellence. Again this year, MYC students were well represented among the recipients. Interested in becoming a teacher? Find out more about our award winning program Ready to start your child on the path to excellence? Find a Teacher […]

New Classes Starting in January

New Classes Starting in January

Did you miss out on signing up for classes in September? Not to worry – there are many teachers offering MYC beginner/entry level classes in January. With programs offered for children ages 2 and up, Music for Young Children is the best way to give your child (and the whole family!) the gift of music in […]

Grand Prize Awarded to Laurissa Sieklicki for Teacher Referral

Grand Prize Awarded to Laurissa Sieklicki for Teacher Referral

Congratulations to Laurissa Sieklicki in Brandon, Manitoba for winning MYC’s 2018 annual Teacher Referral Draw for $1000! Laurissa referred Hannah Marple in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who is now teaching 21 beginner MYC students. A total of 29 potential teachers were referred to us and 13 are now teaching MYC’s curriculum.  More than 24,000 students per year benefit from Music for Young Children with […]

MYC Grad Earns Top Marks

MYC Grad Earns Top Marks

Her Secret? Lots of Practice Alisha Dhillon, MYC graduate and student of MYC teacher Claudia Muir, of Chilliwack, BC, recently earned First Class Honours with Distinction with a score of 95% on her Grade 3 Conservatory Canada piano exam. We spoke to Alisha, her teacher and her parents to find out how MYC contributed to […]

31st Annual International Composition Festival

31st Annual International Composition Festival

KANATA – March 21, 2018 From March 5-9th, 2018, compositions were submitted by over 6,000 Music for Young Children students competing in the 31st Annual International Composition Festival. MYC students from Canada, the U.S., Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam took part. Compositions are judged within their level in four different regions – Western Canada (BC, […]

And the MYC 2017 Teacher Referral winner is….

And the MYC 2017 Teacher Referral winner is….

Congratulations to Judy Freeman in Parry Sound, Ontario for winning MYC’s 2018 annual Teacher Referral Draw for $1000! This year a total of 26 potential teachers were referred to MYC and 11 are now teaching MYC’s curriculum. Through our network of over 24,000 students and approximately 1,000 teachers on three continents, each year Music for […]

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

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 […]