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Partnership Formed to Increase Piano Education

Eliahu Sussman • News • December 12, 2013

Yamaha and Quincy Jones’ Playground Sessions Team Up to Increase Access to Piano Education

Yamaha recently announced a new partnership with Playground Sessions, the award-winning interactive keyboard software co-created by music legend Quincy JonesThe companies’ partnership demonstrates a shared desire to increase access to high-quality and engaging music education for aspiring pianists in the U.S.

Yamaha will include a free trial version of Playground Sessions software in the latest edition of its Yamaha Survival Kit, a keyboard add-on pack designed to enrich players’ experiences with their new instruments. People who purchase Survival Kits, which also provide power adapter, foot switch/pedal and stereo headphone accessories, as well as one-year warranty extensions, can use the Playground Sessions software to learn to play their favorite music with their computer right away. Additionally, anyone who buys the software from can purchase Yamaha keyboards and the software together at a special price.

Playground Sessions is an innovative music software program that teaches how to play the piano and keyboard using popular songs, gaming elements, and social connectivity.

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