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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Yamaha JMC Graduation

With his music teacher


Concert about to begin

Group performing Aye Aye

Wearing the gown and mortar board for mommy's
camera

He says he likes drumming

Our seat for the last 2 years

´╗┐Finally graduated after 2 years of hardwork


This is a backdated post.

The graduation concert was held at Yamaha headquarters in Petaling Jaya.  We dropped Ian there before 9am for a last minute rehearsal ´╗┐while daddy and mommy went for our breakfast at the coffeeshop nearby before heading back to attend the concert at 10.30am.  The concert lasted 1 1/2 hours and 8 classes from 3 outlets were to perform a song each.  My boy's class performed "Aye Aye" where they played on the electone and the tambourine as well.  There were about 50 graduands on that day from 8 classes of 3 outlets and most of them were aged 6-7.  

When the class was first started two years ago, we had full class of 12 students but along the way, half of them gave up and with only 6 graduated from JMC and one decided not to continue with JXC, there was left 5 students.  A minimum of 6 students are required to start a class, so sadly to say our class have to be dissolved.  We were given an option to join the Thurdays 8pm or Saturday 12 noon classes.  I chose neither as the time were just out for me. 

I initially wanted to stop him from Yamaha (group  music learning) after JMC and start him with private music lessons.  But thinking twice, it would be a waste of effort for the past 2 years should I stop him now and looking at the enthusiasm in him that he kept bugging and reminding me to buy him the JXC books that his teacher showed us.  He also kept telling me how well his classmates in school can play the piano now that they are in JXC (they have music lesson once a week in school and they get to play the piano during the lesson), I changed my mind. 

To be continued.....

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21 Comments:

Anonymous suituapui said...

Congrats to your boy! Yes, since he's interested and really keen, let him go on playing and enjoy himself. Some kids are not interested and yet their parents force them to suffer and go through all the lesson and exams - cases like these, really no point.

October 14, 2010 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Hayley said...

Wow, congratulations to your boy! ^^

October 14, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Alice Law said...

Congratulation! Personal opinion, I won't think it will be a waste of time if you swapped your boy to private lesson for more intrinsic skill. Since you have already developed his interest towards music and he seems to have great time during his JMC, that's more than enough!

However, it's all up to your boy... if he prefers group learning, let him be. When he is much older, he still have to leave his group and join a private lesson.:)

Cheers and have a nice day!

October 14, 2010 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Congrats to your boy! If your boy is interested in it, let him continue! It will end up a high-earning career!

October 14, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Shenny's mommy said...

Congrats to Ian. I would think to follow your boy's interest. He is old enough to know what he wants. :)

October 14, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Annie Q said...

Is this the book 4 JMC graduation? My son's music teacher did tell us before, said after finish book 4, there will be a "serious" concert. Now i wonder can my boys do that. :(

I think if my boys still interested, after finish JMC i will sent them to those private class, so i don't need to sit in with them. hahahahha

Well done Ian!!

October 14, 2010 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger mNhL said...

Congrats to Ian. Good that he has got the interest in music.

p/s: tried to leave comment in your blog numerous time but sometimes, failed.

October 14, 2010 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

Annie: Yes, the graduation concert was held right after completion of JMC Book 4. You think the same way as I do. Private lessons = NO need to sit in with him! Hahaha..

October 14, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Caroline Ng May Ling said...

congratulations to ur smart boy! :D

October 14, 2010 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Sheoh Yan said...

Bravo to Ian. Another milestone that he made this year.

October 15, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job and congrats to Ian ...and mummy (for the patience for sitting in with Ian every class thruout the two years!)

Jessie

October 15, 2010 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Merryn said...

Congratulations :D It's the child's interest that matters the most rite? Ian is happy to be there and just look at his smile :) NICE!

October 15, 2010 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

Wah congrats! Good that he persevered! My Vic is at JMC3 now, and I didn't even know that they got gown and mortar board to wear at graduation. Hehe...

October 15, 2010 at 6:15 PM  
Anonymous mommy to chumsy said...

congratulations to your son :) mine dropped out of JMC after the 2nd term :(

October 16, 2010 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger slavemom said...

Congratulations to Ian and Mummy! Wow... the graduation's so grand, complete with mortar board n robe.

October 16, 2010 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Mom Daughter Style said...

congratulations to your boy! nice pictures.

October 18, 2010 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Alice Phua said...

Hi, greetings from Adventures of Juan Or and Mommy! I saw a link to your blog from Sheoh Yan's blog.

COngratulations to your son on his acheivement! In my opinion, if he still enjoys group teaching and you finally can make the time to accomodate, then let him continue on. Otherwise is to opt for private one-to-one lessons whereby the timing is far more flexible to arrange than group teaching type. Anyway, eventually after a certain stage of group teaching, he will still have to move on to those individual classes type one day - can't escape from it though.

P/S: I have linked your blog. Hope you will do the same too! :-)

October 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Health Freak Mommy said...

Congrats to your boy! Wah, the graduation is really grand and makes the 'graduates' feel like they have achieved victory. I thought the lady there is you. Why I never see your pic in your blog? :D

October 19, 2010 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

Shireen: I am camera shy.;P

October 20, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Mommy Ling said...

Congrats!!!! Well as we always said, if he has the passion towards this why not,ya.

October 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger coffeesncookies said...

Congratulations to Ian and you ! you perseverance, sitting along w him plays a big part. I'm thinking of sending mine to JMC next year but haih.. hubs n I are still throwing the ball around, none of us wants to be stuck in the music class.. :(

October 21, 2010 at 12:19 AM  

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