FORTISSIMO An Authorized Yamaha Music School
What Some of Our Parents Say
"In short, we've been impressed: the program included ear training, solfege singing, and rhythm training, in addition to piano instruction. We loved how the group setting and parent participation were integral to the early curriculum.
In the last four years, we’ve had so many wonderful experiences at Yamaha."
- Jeanne Hayes
"We’ve enjoyed 3 years of classes with you and appreciated your efforts to make it a fun and supportive experience. As a parent, it’s been exciting to see my daughter go through the learning process…not always fun, but fascinating to see her learning that you have to stick with it…once she ‘gets it’, she loves the sense of accomplishment. Hearing her say ‘I get it, Mom! and I can do it, Mom!’ with a big grin and watching her go into the living room to play the piano without prompting, has been priceless!
Thanks so much… Looking forward to the extension course."
- Marcia Rutledge
"We feel Yamaha Music School is playing an important role in our child's growing years. She learns not just about music but also about creativity and imagination. The teachers at Yamaha are very kind and passionate about teaching music and we are very happy to see our child learning from her teacher.
It is a beautiful melodies journey and happy to be a part of Yamaha Family."
- Nima and Harrish Guntakatta
"Yamaha teachers are amazing, dedicated people with top-notch credentials, musical careers of their own and a real commitment to teaching. They are incredibly generous with their time, and they have never failed to challenge and inspire my daughter. There is a real community here. Through the amazing faculty and nurturing environment at the Yamaha, my daughter has excelled beyond what we had imagined possible, due to the support and coaching she received here. She has the confidence to help her school's string teacher on the days when she comes to teach. She has developed stage presence, poise, and confidence, all thanks to the Yamaha Music School and their dedicated faculty.
Beginning a musical education can be both daunting and expensive. Often, only children of the wealthy can afford a musical education, which can make for a homogeneous population of demanding parents and children alike. Educational environments such as these can make for an intimidating, sometimes unwelcoming reception for new parents and students, especially those coming from diverse backgrounds. But the Yamaha School is an extremely special place. Supporting excellence in teaching, and fostering a love of learning they welcome you. When I was shopping for a place to begin music lessons for my daughter, other local community schools felt icy in comparison to the this school. The administration is simply magnificent; they streamline difficult logistical processes, set up payment plans, and make scheduling and rescheduling lessons easy. Communication with staff is always pleasant there's always someone there to talk to in person, and they always remember your family and your name.
Quite simply, the Yamaha School services our community providing an educational environment that makes both students and parents feel comfortable and valued."
- Rawan Seibold
“Thanks to all the Yamaha Boston staff who coached, coordinated and led a wonderful concert experience today! We were present for two concerts and enjoyed them both so much! We are truly fortunate to be part of an organization that is so dedicated to children's appreciation for music.
It shows in everything you do and we want you to know that we notice this dedication and appreciate it very much! The smiles on the parent's faces and the applause for the staff at the last concert today were just a token of our enthusiasm for all that you do at YMS Boston! Thank you, thank you! I hope you feel proud of how you have musically touched so many people's lives throughout the year.”
- Kim McCormick & Shawn Ohler
"We are writing to congratulate you and the YMS community on the successful conclusion of the Grade 8 examinations and the submission of an impressive slate of original compositions to the annual Yamaha competition.
We would also like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the efforts of our son's teachers in coaching and preparing him for these trials. Indeed, Rebecca and Ayako have both exhibited a degree of devotion to their students and an amount of dedication to their musical excellence that we found to be far beyond the call of duty. With the extra hours, the cram sessions, and the mock examinations, we were left agape in wonder at their boundless energy and infinite patience. Let us not forget the work of Andy who managed in the space of a few short months to coax original compositions from each of his students, all of which showed independent flights of creative imagination and in wildly varying styles no less.
For us as parents, it is a pleasure and indeed a privilege to be able to work with such a team. Under the tutelage of the trio, our son has managed to achieve a level of musicianship at a tender age that far surpasses our greatest expectations. For this, we owe the three our deepest gratitude."
– Josephine and Shiufun
Our experienced, professional staff is adept at working with anyone
youngster through adult--at any skill level--beginner through advanced.
COVID-19 status update: We provide on-line lessons in this fall semester, only Dr. Park and Mr. Daniel are available for face to face lessons this semester