The Yamaha Method
Florentine is part of a vibrant international network of Yamaha education centers in over 40 countries. For 50 years, over 5 million families worldwide have trusted Yamaha Music School to inspire a lifelong love and appreciation for music learning, playing, and creative expression.
Our innovative music classes for children are designed to meet the unique needs and abilities for beginner through advanced students. The method combines a comprehensive curriculum with a fun, engaging classroom environment to promote a strong, well-rounded educational foundation.
The Yamaha Music Education System develops children's musical skills with three fundamental principles:
In order for children to enjoy music and to absorb and understand the given material easily, we believe it is best to give them appropriate guidance in accordance with the degree of their physical and mental development. Based upon this concept of timely education, the Yamaha method introduces music fundamentals to children at the time when their hearing capabilities are rapidly developing.
Group lessons have many advantages that enable children to enjoy rich musical experiences such as making friends through music, developing cooperativeness and deepening understanding of music through participation in ensembles. For this purpose, Yamaha has adopted a method whereby students can listen and play in a group, learning music while enjoying it.
Emphasis on Creativity
In order to enable students to develop their creative capabilities, it is important to help them develop the ability to express themselves by thinking freely. We hope to help them acquire and enhance sensitivity and imagination, which are both sources of creativity, through our comprehensive system of music education.
More than Just Piano Lessons
The Yamaha curriculum is broad compared to traditional private piano lessons. Children sing solfège, play the keyboard, sing songs with lyrics, move to music, play rhythm and keyboard ensembles and participate in music appreciation activities.
They develop diverse musical skills without prematurely focusing on one instrument or style. This approach allows students to choose their future musical path when they are more physically and mentally mature. Yamaha students are often leaders in school orchestra, band, and choir programs.
The objective of the Yamaha System is to develop each student's comprehensive musical ability in an environment that inspires a love of music and a lifetime of active music participation. The courses teach students to express themselves creatively through the language of music. As their education progresses, they build performance, improvisation and composition skills. This approach has produced award-winning professional musicians, successful music teachers and millions of music lovers worldwide.