4/7/2006 [Music Education]The Yamaha Advantage band method is the first to create an online community to enhance the learning experience. The website is designed to help students improve musicianship and assist teachers in implementing the method.
A recently revamped www.yamahaadvantage.com features a moderated forum, which creates a unique community of students, teachers and parents to discuss lesson plans, instrument performance how-to’s, practice strategies, innovative uses of The Yamaha Advantage books, and more.
The Yamaha Advantage™
“The Yamaha Advantage is the first band method to create a supplemental online community to enhance the learning experience of students,” states Jeff Hawley, Product Manager, Wind Instruments, Yamaha Band & Orchestral Division. “The website is designed to help students improve their musicianship and assist teachers in the implementation of this method. Most of all, it’s designed to be fun!”
The exclusive instruction method stresses musicianship by introducing correct note duration, line direction, proper phrasing, musical forms and musical terms. The systematic yet flexible approach, comprising books and an interactive website, is designed to focus students on developing embouchure, breath support and fingering, using classical music and proven technique studies from the great composers. Co-authors Sandy Feldstein and Larry Clark wrote the Primer Level, Level One and Level Two method books, as well as supplemental solo and performance material – all available for all wind and percussion instruments.
The Yamaha Advantage™ was launched in cooperation with esteemed music publisher Sandy Feldstein Music and PlayinTime Productions.
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.
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