Yamaha Music and Trinity College London sign agreement

19 Aug 2014

Trinity College London and the Yamaha Music Foundation have signed an agreement which enables students on the Yamaha Piano Course (YPC) to gain an internationally recognised Trinity College London qualification to demonstrate their achievement and progress.

Trinity has included a selection of pieces from the YPC textbooks in its exam syllabus exclusively for Yamaha music students in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Students can therefore select an approved alternative solo piece from the YPC Pianoforte textbooks as one of three pieces to present in the Trinity exam. The other two pieces, as well as the other exam requirements, are to be as set out in the Trinity piano syllabus.

YPC students passing the Trinity exam will be awarded a Trinity College London qualification and issued with an official certificate that is recognised and valued by students, teachers, parents and educational bodies around the world.

This arrangement applies from Initial to Grade 7 Piano exams and to the current 2012-2014 Trinity syllabus as well as the 2015-2017 syllabus.

The signing of the agreement was held at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya. Present at the ceremony were Mr Masahiro Fujiyama - General Manager of Yamaha Music Foundation, Mr Tyler Smith – Senior Vice President (Asia) of Trinity College London, and it was witnessed by Mr Mamoru Okazaki - Managing Director of Yamaha Music Malaysia.

Further information about the Trinity College London Piano syllabus can be found at www.trinitycollege.com/yamaha.

Further details about the Yamaha Piano Course can be found here.


Trinity and Yamaha, August 2014

Persons from left to right: Mamoru Okazaki (Yamaha Music Malaysia Managing Director), Masahiro Fujiyama (Yamaha Music Foundation General Manager) Tyler Smith, (Senior Vice President – Trinity College London), U-Jin Lim (Regional Academic Consultant).

Notes to editors:

Yamaha Music (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Yamaha Piano Course (YPC) is a new comprehensive course that was introduced in Malaysia in November 2011. The course curriculum embraces Yamaha philosophy and concepts which have proven a success for courses such as the Junior Music Course (JMC), Music Wonderland, etc. The Yamaha Music Education System cultivates musical ability, creativity, and a life-long love of music. YPC is exclusively developed and designed by Yamaha Music Foundation Japan in collaboration with Yamaha Music Schools in the Asia Region.

For over 50 years, Yamaha music has established itself as the pioneer in the field of music education in our country. With music programmes and courses ranging from group to individual, from Electone to piano, violin to guitar, our courses are based on our internationally-acclaimed music education system.

With over 6 million students having graduated in over 44 countries worldwide, Yamaha music lessons is the brand name that parents and children associate with.

For more information, please feel free to walk in to any of our Yamaha Music Schools or you may call Chong Kok Ting or Celine Diong at 03-7803 0900 ext: 105 or 236 respectively.


Yamaha Music Foundation

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