Junior Step Course

The Junior Step Course is focused on building upon the foundations of music that were established in the Junior Fundamental Course by developing the technical and expressive piano performance skills of each individual student. Through ongoing support from highly skilled teachers, students are encouraged to work independently to further develop their creative skills and work toward improvisation and composition.

Students in the Junior Step Course are eligible to sit for a Yamaha Grade Examination each year, where their piano performance, sight playing/reading, hearing (melody and harmony) and accompaniment/improvisation skills are all formally assessed.

Junior Extension Course students not only learn how to play music written by others, but are also taught the technical, analytical and expressive skills required to be able to create their own music and thus participate in Yamaha’s world famous Junior Original Concert program. Each year, over 35,000 Yamaha students across the globe compose and perform their own compositions to appreciative audiences.


  • Be encouraged to work more independently
  • Fostering their performance skills and self-expression when playing
  • Further capitalising on your child's physical, mental and emotional development
  • Continued development of aural and reading skills
  • Ongoing encouragement within a group environment, assisting with team work
  • Progression to Yamaha Advanced Courses

Students will experience:

  • Repertoire playing
  • Rhythm & Aural training
  • Ensemble playing
  • Music appreciation
  • Rudiments of music
  • Creativity development
  • Opportunity to perform at Yamaha’s Annual Concert
  • Eligible for Yamaha’s Grade Examination
  • Take part in Junior Original Concert

Course information:

Class Length 60 Minutes
Course Length 2 Years
Parent Participation Not Required
Class Type Group
Assessment Type Yamaha Piano Grade 10 & 9 Exam
Materials CD, Book
Cost Per Lesson $30.00
Cost Per Semester (including materials) $665.00 (based on 20 lessons)