For most of us, a plastic recorder was the first musical instrument we encountered back in elementary school, and for that reason it’s something we tend to think of as a childhood toy. However, the recorder is actually a serious instrument, with a rich history that goes back to ancient times.
Below is an article originally published by Yamaha at www.yamahaeducatorsuite.com/online-teaching. It has been reprinted with permission. During this trying and uncertain time, we want to do our part to help music educators as you explore options and search for resources to facilitate online teaching. Since teaching face-to-face is not possible during this COVID-19 pandemic, our […]
Yamaha YTR-8310ZS Bobby Shew Custom Z MSRP: $3,396.00 Packaging: On opening the carton, a cardboard tray contains plastic bags neatly enclosing valve oil, slide grease, polishing cloth, owners guide, leather tag, shoulder strap, and case divider. Beneath this, there’s another bag containing the elegant leather-covered, zippered two-trumpet case. The case has a full-length side […]
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) competition, an annual program that has helped build the musical careers of outstanding young talent for more than 30 years.
Yamaha’s latest wind instrument, the Venova, is compact, durable, and great for a saxophone sound on the go. Check out Grace Kelly’s demonstration!
The Venova is intended to be super accessible and fun to play, without requiring years of practice and private lessons to learn. It’s a hybrid instrument that blends the simplicity of a recorder with the sound of a saxophone.
When Torakusu Yamaha repaired a broken reed organ back in 1887 and then successfully built one of his own, the Yamaha story began.