Moonbeam 3- Music For Young Children

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Moonbeams 3 is the final level in Music for Young Children.  When MYC was written, it was with the intent to integrate and prepare our students to take their first piano exam and theory exam at the end of their MB3 year.  

What You’ll Learn

  • Study of minimum of eight keys with continued study of scales harmonized with primary chords.
  • Practice of accompaniment patterns including broken chords and playing rhythmic patterns.
  • Study of three forms of the minor scale: natural, harmonic, and melodic.
  • Study of inversions of triads
  • Study of cadences. (A cadence is a progression of chords.)
  • Study of 6/8 time signature.
  • Expanded study of: note names to include ledger lines and articulation with an introduction to accents.
  • Introduction to simple analysis.
  • Continued practice in: harmonization and transposition, composition and arranging.
  • Continued listening for dynamics, meter, articulation, form, and accompaniment styles.


  • Completion of Moonbeam 2
  • Access to a keyboard/piano
  • A computer with Internet access

Course Curriculum


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