Music, Mind, and Body

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.