In ancient times the physician and musician were one and the same. Scientists are now beginning to identify the phenomenally intricate links between music and our biology - and using those connections to improve our lives.
In the interest of bringing the physical and emotional rewards of music-making to all, we founded the Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute (YMWI) which is actively engaged in exploring the impact of creative musical expression on the human genome and sharing the work in peer-reviewed scientific research studies. Yamaha works with educators and therapists who are training the next generation of music educators to reach underserved groups. In addition, Yamaha brings new technologies to the field of music-making to remove barriers to participation.
Music should be an enjoyable, accessible, and fulfilling activity that unites people of all ages regardless of their challenges, backgrounds, ethnicity, ability, or prior experience.
Music helped restore our family’s lives - it allowed us to enjoy, express and share the power of music with others. It brought us in a direction that we never saw coming - and we are most thankful for that. We also appreciate all that Yamaha has done for us - they were there for us at the very beginning and believed in our mission and core values, and we will always remember the kindness and generosity that was exhibited to us.