Instructor: Leona Foster

Music for Young Children (MYC) provides quality music education for children by blending the pleasure of music making with sound instruction. Its curriculum is designed to teach children the foundation of music and piano within a group setting. All MYC levels incorporate keyboard, rhythm ensemble, singing, solfege, ear training, and composition. Age appropriate activities using all four learning styles (visual, auditory, tactile, analytical) help develop their ability to play and read music.

Students register for a 10-week class in the Spring and have the option to continue working with Leona as the students progress in their musical skills. Here are the Winter courses by age that are being offered this year. If you have any questions about where to place your student or about the cost of the music books that are required for the program, please contact Leona at

SUNBEAMS 1: Ages 5 – 6
Saturday, April 20 – June 22
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Sunbeams 1 (SB1) is the entry point of the MYC® Method for 5-6-year-old beginners.  They are first introduced to piano geography and rhythms through our MYC Critters to help set their foundation of music knowledge and education; however, the pace of learning for these Sunbeams matches their developmental stages. Goals for this level are pre-reading patterns off-the-staff as well as notes on-the-staff, listening to and writing out a rhythm pattern, scale playing with harmonizing bridge chords in the keys of C Major, G Major, and a minor.


Visit the MYC website to learn more about this unique program.

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Sunbeam 1

CLASS FEES: $15 Per Class Session

Members: $162.00
Non-Members: $135.00

If you would like, you can choose to pay for this class in three monthly payments. There is a $1.50 charge per month added to the price of the class. To choose this option, register for the payment plan option below for the class in which you are registering your child. The first payment will be applied now and the Registrar will contact you to set up the two additional automatic credit card payments.

Students purchase music books from the instructor. For more information about materials fees, contact Leona Forster at

  • Sunbeams 1: Week 1
    April 20, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Sunbeams 1: Week 2
    April 27, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Sunbeams 1: Week 3
    May 4, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Sunbeams 1: Week 4
    May 11, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Sunbeams 1: Week 5
    May 18, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Sunbeams 1: Week 6
    May 25, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Sunbeams 1: Week 7
    June 1, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Sunbeams 1: Week 8
    June 8, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Sunbeams 1: Week 9
    June 15, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Sunbeams 1: Week 10
    June 22, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


321 Front St, Lynden, Washington, 98264, United States


The Music Ensemble Room at the Jansen Art Center is located in the NE corner of the second floor: