Popular Music Courses

Guitar Course (ages 7 to adult)

Chording, soloing and band playing, all taught in a group setting – the best way to learn guitar. The course covers many styles, note and chord reading, as well as electric guitar techniques. You will gain essential ensemble playing skills as you learn – a must for any aspiring guitarist.

Violin Course (ages 7 to adult)

Students are grouped according to age and experience level. A well-organized curriculum and motivating software accompaniments make the early stages of violin playing a pleasure rather than a pain. Styles range from classical to fiddle to popular.

Cello Course (ages 8 to adult)

Both group and private lessons are available. Students learn the correct way to hold and play the instrument, as well as a firm grounding in technique, reading and music fundamentals.

Drum Course (ages 10 to adult)

One of the most popular Yamaha courses worldwide, this group course teaches not only kit playing, but proper technique and reading skills. The up-to-date material and accompaniments make this the ideal starting point for all drummers.

Ukulele Course (ages 6 to adult)

Ukulele classes at Yamaha offer a great opportunity to develop musicianship, rhythm, listening, singing, and performing skills in a positive and fun environment. Its accessible size makes it a perfect instrument for everyone ages six and up. The focus of our ukulele course is learning to play popular and folk songs that have stood the test of time. While learning the ukulele is an end in itself, it can easily lead to learning other instruments like guitar, mandolin, banjo, and even bass. And remember, it’s nearly impossible to play a sad song on a uke!

Voice Course (ages 8 to adult)

Learn healthy breathing and vocal techniques in a variety of styles, such as popular, rock, classical, musical theatre, jazz, or folk. Improvise or compose with creative singing exercises. With our background accompaniment tracks, you will be singing with confidence in no time!