YAMAHA corporation started to make pianos in 1900. Today Yamaha is known as one of the world's biggest and only musical product manufacturer that can offer such a comprehensive range of music instruments and music related equipment. Not only does Yamaha specialise in producing renowned musical instruments and AV products but the company also places great importance on sharing the joy of music and nurturing young musicians through music classes.
The very first YAMAHA music class opened for children in Tokyo, Japan in 1954. In 1965, the first Yamaha overseas class started in Los Angeles, USA. After that, YAMAHA opened classes in Mexico, Canada, Thailand, and Germany, and in 1970, they opened their first school in Australia.
Nowadays, Yamaha has about 4,600 locations that cater for 520,000 students within Japan, while 180,000 students at 1,600 different schools in 14 different countries experience the joy of music each year.
YAMAHA has almost 1,500 students that attend YAMAHA music classes in Australia each week.
In Victoria, there are eight YAMAHA music school locations, and among them Carnegie, the largest location (300 students) which just opened in February 2010 (Please check the website for more detail).
Yamaha's classes appeal to people from a range of different backgrounds and as a result there is a mix of children from Australian, European and Asian backgrounds in Yamaha classes. The courses you can take are; the Junior Music (JMC) for children aged 4.5 to 6 which is said to be best time to develop hearing or the Young Musicians' Course (YMC) is for older children, 6.5 to 8 years. These courses are the same as the Japanese YAMAHA courses and classes are taught by local teachers who are regularly trained by instructors from Yamaha Japan. Thie Yamaha Music Education System is common in all countries and one of the key aspects of the method is teaching in a group environment. The group environment encourages children and through singing and playing music together and for each other, kids from different backgrounds can gain confidence, learn cooperativeness and above all gain a great sense of music.
In addition, the Yamaha Music Education System aims to develop a sense of creativeness in the students. Through regular classes, YAMAHA develops each child's ability to bring out their creativity using their imagination, allowing them to express themselves and enjoy creating their own music.
In Japan, the number of adult students who take YAHAMA courses have been increasing every year. Now within Japan there are 113,000 adult students who enjoy music through YAMAHA courses in 1,600 locations. From beginners to intermediate students, there is a lot of variety for students taking YAMAHA courses; some of them go to classes after work to relax and release stress, and
some of them simply want to learn a new skill, or pick up where they might have left off many years ago.
The Carnegie music school which has just opened, has the very first Yamaha adult courses in Australia for guitar, drums and keyboard. The course includes Yamaha's quality education materials and curriculum, and is taught by teachers who are well trained to deliver the courses carefully but cheerfully.
"I used to play the guitar and try it again" "I would like to start drums but do not have enough space" Reasons to start music vary, for a challenging, new experience or to enjoy your free time, feel the joy of playing music and enorl in a Yamaha class today.
Application for courses, inquiry
Please refer website for day and time for each course
-Address (Carnegie School)
Carnegie Central, Level 2
Cnr Koornang Rd & Princes Hwy Carnegie VIC 3163
Altona, Balwyn North, Berwick, Brighton, Carnegie, Glen Waverley, Strathmore, Wyndham