10/31/2008 [Brass/Woodwinds]Yamaha Continues to Support The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine; Instruments Provide a Wealth of Benefits to Children and Adults with Asthma, Pulmonary and Heart Diseases
Yamaha donates recorders to be used in music therapy
"We are committed to continuing our support of this important program," states Ted Kuehnert, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Accessories. "We are proud that Yamaha recorders are playing a major role in advancing the field of music therapy in health care."
Yamaha has become an industry leader in advancing research in the area of music and wellness. In addition to the company's support of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine, the company also spearheaded the Clavinova Connection (www.clavinovaconnection.com), an innovative keyboard-based music-making program scientifically proven to provide wellness benefits, including stress reduction. The company also created the Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute, (www.yamahainstitute.org) an organization supporting the notion that active music participation can ultimately become an effective, integral healthy lifestyle strategy for people throughout the world.
"The Yamaha recorders are easy to play and have the clearest tone of all the recorders currently on the market," said Dr. Joanne V. Loewy, Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine. "The recorders provide easy incentive for breathing, which creates a playful and musical mechanism for breathing with others. The instruments elicit a musical 'ensemble' feeling enhanced through group wind-playing improvisational music therapy."
For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail email@example.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/band.