Yamaha’s Vision For This Program

Since its founding in 1887, and true to its corporate motto of “Sharing Passion & Performance”, Yamaha has been helping to bring inspiration to others through its various efforts in sound and music. By inspiring and moving people, music has the power to overcome obstacles between them. We believe that these children have the ability to create their own future with their own hands, and that through our program, music can help them do this. When music has brought people together, this is the moment when inspiration and creation happen. Yamaha endeavors to continue making contributions to musical culture.

02What we do

We have
 long
 believed in
the power of
 music.

AMIGO Project

We want to
help the culture
 of
 playing music
 take root.

Music is deeply rooted in the lives of people in Colombia.
 Children who come together in youth orchestras and bands there are enjoying discovering and playing music,
 but there have been several problems. One of the biggest challenges was that many organizations were not aware of their instrument maintenance and techniques.

We held workshops to give local people the necessary skills to carry out maintenance on their own, and also promoted the training of technicians able to repair broken instruments. This initiative, called the AMIGO Project, has been underway since 2014, and through it we are developing the instruments themselves in order to achieve a more fundamental solution. This initiative, called the AMIGO Project, has been underway since 2014, and through it we are developing the instruments themselves in order to achieve a more fundamental solution.

Venova

A new instrument
that addresses
 local problems
[Venova]

Over twenty years ago, in the course of studying the principles of the saxophone’s complex tone quality, we focused on investigating the use of a simple structure with a branched tube to reproduce a sound close to that of the saxophone. This configuration is called a branched pipe structure. Despite employing a repeated process of trial and error to create a new musical instrument using a branched pipe structure, a number of overlapping factors came into play that prevented us from completing the instrument at the time.

When there is a lack of people who can maintain instruments, it is advantageous to make an instrument that is durable, and we felt that something with a simple structure would require less maintenance and be easy to handle. Based on this concept and combining the latest know-how and technology, the Venova was born at last, bringing to fruition our desire to have more people play instruments.

It is our sincere hope that the Venova will provide a tool
 that allows many children to experience the joy and fun of playing music.

I’m a HERO Program

Looking to
our children’s
future

We have supported children in Central and South America by establishing a welcoming environment learn about, and play music. Along the way, we could witness first-hand the unique benefits and powerful impact that music has had on their lives and we considered what else we could do to help give them a better outlook for the future. Thus, the “I’m a HERO Program” was born.

Our vision

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