Product Spotlight: Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone

Yamaha recently introduced the YDS-150 Digital Saxophone, a first-of-its-kind instrument that allows saxophonists of all levels and those new to playing a wind instrument to create great sounding music from the very start. The YDS-150 effectively emulates an authentic saxophone experience digitally—from the sound and key layout to feedback from the instrument—while maintaining the sense […]

Yamaha Announces New Portable Keyboards

Yamaha recently introduced the 76-key PSR-EW310 and 61-key PSR-E373, the newest additions to the company’s line of portable keyboards. These instruments, which replace the PSR-EW300 and PSR-E363 respectively, boast expressive capabilities derived from the company’s flagship Genos digital workstation and PSR-SX keyboards, delivering a powerful learning experience to serious beginning pianists. Eleven Super Articulation Lite […]

Yamaha Plant-based Plastic Recorders

Yamaha’s plant-based recorder have bodies made of plant-based “Ecodear” plastic, the world’s first application of environmentally friendly plant based materials in a musical instrument, which achieves a mellow, centered tone that is similar to that of wood recorders. Comes in Baroque system alto and soprano. The body design is based on the popular Yamaha 300-series […]

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Yamaha Offers Resources for Online Teaching

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 […]

Trumpet review: Yamaha YTR-8310ZS a versatile instrument

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 […]