The YES School of Music provides professional instruction for children learning the violin from the age of 3 years and upwards. Preschool students at YES always begin their music education with the violin because the instrument is lighter and comes in a greater variety of sizes than other string instruments. For example, the smallest size violin (1/16) can be suitable for children as young as 2.5 years old, depending on the child's size.
The philosophy at YES is that a child's musical education should begin as early as possible to nurture musical potential. At preschool age, the child's mind is like a sponge and children have a good natural pitch for singing which fades as they get older. Learning to play the violin from a young age helps to improve a child's concentration and memory skills. Furthermore, group classes and ensemble activities have social benefits for children.
For older children who decide to continue their musical education on the violin, there are many benefits. The violin is a lead instrument in the orchestra and features in many different types of ensembles. Also, lots of wonderful and varied music has been written for the violin.
At YES, preschool and primary school children are taught by the renowned violinist and Director of YES, Maria Kelemen. Advanced students are taught by senior teacher and Artistic Director of YES, Ronald Masin.
We offer a free aptitude test to young children from the age of 3, which, through a few minutes of child-oriented games, can establish your child's musical promise. We can then advise you on how best to proceed with your child's further musical development.
Please view our Getting Started page to learn more and to book a free assessment.