Cerritos Yamaha Music School Expands at New Location to Meet Community’s Growing Music Education Needs

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Cerritos Yamaha Music School has moved to spacious new quarters in the Villa Grande Business Park to meet the community's music education needs

From L to R: Mike Morrell, manager, Yamaha Music Education System; Synthia Tjioe, owner, Cerritos Yamaha Music School; Grace Hu, mayor, City of Cerritos; Dave Jewell, marketing comm. manager, Yamaha.

“It’s incredible to consider how many music makers the school has inspired over the years and the new location is ideal to take the business to the next level,” says Tom Hemphill, marketing manager, Yamaha Music Education Department.

After 25 years of serving its community at 13201 South Street, the Cerritos Yamaha Music School has moved to spacious new quarters at 17150 Norwalk Boulevard, #106, in the Villa Grande Business Park. The opening celebration was held on April 8th at 4 p.m. and featured remarks by Cerritos Mayor Grace Hu, Yamaha personnel and performances by the students.

Since the school’s inception in 1993, thousands of children and adults have taken lessons and learned how to play an instrument. “Being able to appreciate music is one of the greatest treasures in the world,” said Synthia Tjioe, director and owner of the school. “Bringing the love of music to young children creates memories that will last a lifetime.”

“I believe the Cerritos Yamaha Music School is a great example of the lasting value of music education,” says Tom Hemphill, marketing manager, Yamaha Music Education Department. “It’s incredible to consider how many music makers the school has inspired over the years and the new location is ideal to take the business to the next level.”

The Yamaha Music Education System is based in music schools and musical instrument dealers in 40 countries worldwide. In the United States, more than 60 schools nationwide are authorized to teach the Yamaha method. Since its inception in 1954, more than six million students have graduated from the program and many of them have become professional musicians. Currently, almost 600,000 students are enrolled around the globe.

The Yamaha Music Foundation in Tokyo produces, publishes and distributes music education materials throughout the world. The comprehensive system developed by Yamaha helps students reach a high level of ability not only as performers, but also as improvisers and composers.

For more information about Yamaha Music School programs, visit http://4wrd.it/YMES18.

About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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