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Ten U.S. Schools Named ‘Yamaha Institutions of Excellence’

March 1, 2021

Yamaha has named 10 colleges and universities to its inaugural Yamaha Institution of Excellence program. They include: Auburn University, Berklee College of Music, Crane School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Holland College of Arts and Media, The New School, Thornton School of Music, University of Alabama in Huntsville, University of Kentucky School of Music, and University of North Texas.

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Yamaha DGX-670 Digital Piano

February 1, 2021

Yamaha’s DGX-670 digital piano features a modern, attractive aesthetic and a simplified user interface. The new “Portable Grand” ensemble instrument is a full, 88-note weighted action keyboard with exceptional playability, superb sound and visual appeal, making it ideal for beginners and accomplished pianists. The DGX-670 includes the company’s Graded Hammer Standard keyboard action—the low keys […]

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Yamaha Unveils Inaugural 40 Under 40 List of Top Music Educators

On Feb. 1, Yamaha recognized 40 of the most innovative, creative and impactful music educators under the age of 40 who exemplify the highest level of music education in the United States. The 40 Under 40 music education advocacy program was established by Yamaha to celebrate music educators at all grade levels, public or private, as well as private music instructors.

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Yamaha Drums Welcomes Sturino To Artist Roster

January 18, 2021

Yamaha Drums has announced the signing of New York-based drummer, arranger, composer, and educator John Sturino to the roster of Yamaha Artists.

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Yamaha Names Hibser District Manager, School Service Dealer Sales

November 17, 2020

Yamaha Corporation of America has announced that Rachel Hibser has joined the company as the Midwest District Manager for School Service Sales, effective October 5. She reports to Chris Dolson, regional sales manager, School Service Sales.

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Yamaha’s YDS-150 Digital Saxophone

October 21, 2020

Yamaha’s YDS-150 Digital Saxophone effectively emulates an authentic saxophone experience digitally—from the sound and key layout to feedback from the instrument—while maintaining the sense of unity between the saxophone and musician. Unlike MIDI Wind Controllers, the YDS-150 incorporates a key structure that replicates that of a traditional saxophone, offering players the natural feel to which they are accustomed. A genuine brass bell enhances the acoustic presence of the instrument thanks to the company’s new proprietary Integrated Bell Acoustic System technology. The instrument is Bluetooth equipped, enabling it to be paired with mobile devices through the “YDS Controller” app. Using the app, players can edit voices, customize saxophone fingerings, and adjust instrument settings such as resistance and response, as well as tuning. Comes with a neck strap, mouthpiece, synthetic reed, and case.

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