Timing: Saturdays at 12:50pm
Class duration: 55 min
Max class size: 4-6 students
“Conveying the joy of playing music to people throughout the world”
This is Yamaha’s goal—to contribute to the enrichment of society by cultivating enthusiasm and sensitivity through musical activities.
With our common ideal of personally enjoying music, expressing with music, and sharing music with others, we have developed courses and established our unique education methods adapted to the needs of every generation from children to adults, and from beginners to more advanced students.
Over 5 million students have learned music in our schools over the past 60 years. It currently operates in more than 40 countries and regions all over the world.
“Benefits of Music”
Have you ever been told that music nourishes the soul? Or heard that playing a musical instrument makes you smarter? It has been scientifically proven that playing music has positive physiological and psychological effects – for example, music reduces stress, which in turn results in better health and learning capacity.
“Never Too Late to Learn”
However, nowadays even school-age children are busy with academic pursuits and so music has become a back-burner for many who have the passion but not the time for practice. Moreover, many adults believe that musical skills cannot be developed unless the learner starts very young – this misconception has deterred them from their musical aspirations. The good news is that it is never too late to start and Yamaha has developed a new music course for the busy school-age children and adults. The Music Friends Course is a stress-free program that requires minimal practice because you get to set your own rate of progress.
“Music Friends Course”
The unique Music Friends Course integrates individual and group teaching methods so that students develop playing abilities at their own pace – akin to individual lessons – and enjoy the benefits of group lessons, such as the fun of ensemble playing and solfege singing.
Together with a wide and interesting range of pieces, an easy-to-learn approach and the latest learning resources, the music learning experience of the students of Music Friends Course is further enhanced.