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October 31, 2017 10:41 PM

Yamaha Promotes Music Education at Vietnamese Elementary Schools

Yamaha announced on October 13 that the company and Yamaha Music Vietnam Co., Ltd., a subsidiary in Vietnam, reached an agreement with Education & Training Dept. of Vietnam providing elementary school children with extra curriculular instrumental music education in the country using recorder and keyboard harmonica. (photos : Makoto Tani, president of Yamaha Vietnam (l) and Nguyen Duc Huu deputy manager of Vietnam Education & Training Dept., Vietnamese elementary school children enjoy recorder ensemble.) 

Yamaha has long supported instrumental music education at schools in numerous countries so far. With rich experience in this field, the company has worked in Vietnam since January 2016 in preparation for a new Course of Study to be introduced in the country  in 2019.

The case studies have continued at 25 elementary, junior high and senior high schools in Vietnam to today with recorders, keyboard harmonicas and teaching materials offered by Yamaha. Yamaha music teaching programs have also helped raise qualified music teachers.

Yamaha and Yamaha Music Vietnam launch government-authorized extra curricular music learning programs using recorder and keyboard harmonica for 3 years until September 2020 at 245 elementary schools across the nation.

As part of EDU-Port Nippon public-private initiative to disseminate Japanese-style education overseas, music education for elementary school children in Vietnam is successfully progressing now in cooperation with Yokohama National University, Kyoiku-Geijutsu Sha, publisher of authorized music textbooks for school in Tokyo.

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