SCHOOL PROJECT

Voices - School Project

Yamaha implements the School Project through industry-government-academia collaboration, and offers proposals to Ministries of Education in partner countries (teacher training, providing musical instruments and teaching materials, and so on).


Schemes

Yamaha School Project Promotion Structure Chart

1. Japanese Governmental Organizations

Regarding the purpose of EDU-Port Japan
Expanding Japanese-style education out to overseas countries not only allows us to contribute globally, but also enables us to uncover issues in Japanese education itself. Feedback concerning those issues enables us to improve Japanese education. This interactivity is the most vital aspect of this project.
Regarding Yamaha business supporting the introduction of instrumental music education
Recently, the notion of "Japanese-style education" has been enjoying increased attention in Egypt. Actually, some characteristic educational activities of Japanese schools, such as cleaning activities, are also implemented in Egyptian Japanese schools. In addition, the importance of nurturing non-cognitive skills in school education through instrumental music education has been recognized globally in recent years. We hope Yamaha expands this project by considering local educational matters with the experience acquired in other countries to date, and gives feedback on the achievements and knowledge gained through the School Project in Egypt to Japanese education. We expect this project to serve as an opportunity for horizontal and interactive learning between Egypt and Japan.
Director, Office for International Strategy Planning, International Affairs Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – Japan Takahisa Murakami

Director,
Office for International Strategy Planning,
International Affairs Division, Minister’s Secretariat,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – Japan

Takahisa Murakami

2. Academic Institutions

It is a privilege to work collaboratively on this school project in partnership with Ministry of Education and Technical Education, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Tokyo Gakugei University Children Institute for the Future in order to contribute to music education in Egypt with academic insights. It is beneficial to cooperate with different organizations and utilize our expertise and achievements from previous projects for developing the content and broadening the outcomes. Based on previous achievements with the School Project, our team is investigating the possibilities of music education within local contexts from the academic standpoint.
There are plenty of countries where music education is not well established in the school curriculum. Music education in schools can bring opportunities to experience musical activities with peers, enabling these experiences to cultivate pupils’ social abilities and bring the joy of making music together. We hope that we can expand the possibilities of music education to contribute not only to musical progress, but also social and emotional development for children through this School Project.

Associate Professor, Tokyo Gakugei University Yuki Morijiri

Associate Professor,
Tokyo Gakugei University

Yuki Morijiri

3. Ministries of education

The Project Management Unit has started cooperation with Yamaha around December 2020, since then we've found them very cooperative and helpful. Through this cooperation they've trained 10 music teachers in 10 different Egyptian Japanese schools across Egypt on how to teach the Recorder to G3 and G4 students.
We are looking forward to have the children develop artistic senses, be creative, learn how to work in teams, be open to international art through instrumental music education. Instrumental music education is beneficial to children as develop children ability to be creative, appreciate team work and improve self esteem. (Nevine Hamouda, Advisor to minister of Education for strategic affairs and EJS supervisor)

4. Teachers

The children not only developed a better sense of rhythm by playing musical instruments, but also gained concentration through listening to each other’s sounds when playing the recorder in ensemble. As a result, a sense of class unity was built up and improved the class’s teamwork. I am filled with happiness when I see fulfillment reflected on the children’s faces.

Music teacher, The Brendon Primary School in Vietnam Phung Ngoc Ha

Music teacher, The Brendon Primary School in Vietnam
Phung Ngoc Ha

5. Children

The music of the recorder is beautiful and fun, because it sounds like birds singing. I enjoy music classes when we play the recorder and listen to music. (Ali Ibrahim Algohary, a third-grade student in Egypt)

6. Parents

It teaches my daughter how to be musical and connect emotionally to whatever she is playing. It develops her musicality and sense of musicianship. Also it develops her motor and coordination skills. My daughter loves it because it is small and portable so she can go everywhere by it and show her grandma how she can play with it. (A parent of a third-grade student in Egypt)

7. Yamaha

Yamaha Music India(YMIN) is dedicating its efforts to promoting instrumental music education in Indian schools.
In India, there are few opportunities for children to perform with musical instruments as part of public education, and there is also a shortage of music teachers. Moreover, many schools are hesitant to introduce instrumental music education despite the interest.
At YMIN, we are soliciting the importance of instrumental music education to society in the hopes that every child will have at least one opportunity to learn how to play a music instrument in their life. To help spread the joy of musical instrument performance, we are faithfully contributing to overall improvements to India’s music education. Specific initiatives with this regard include training for heightening the skills of music teachers and the provision of the necessary guidelines for educational professionals and others.

School Project Representative, Yamaha Music India Pvt. Ltd. Sharad Banerjee

School Project Representative,
Yamaha Music India Pvt. Ltd.

Sharad Banerjee