About Us

Yamaha Education System


The Yamaha courses began in the mid-1950s in Japan under the direction of Mr. Gen’ichi Kawakami. Mr. Kawakami believed his company was responsible not only for making a quality product, but also for teaching customers how to use the product. Consequently, he established the non-profit Yamaha Music Foundation (YMF) in 1966 for the purpose of developing and promoting music education and music popularization activities internationally. YMF guides the development of the Yamaha Music Education System in 43 countries and also sponsors international events such as the Junior Original Concert (JOC).

Director's Note

I believe that every child

is born with the innate 

ability to create music. By 

starting their music education at

an early age, children are given not only the skill of playing but the gift of enjoying music to relax. I started East Valley Yamaha Music School in 1986 and I'm glad to say we've given thousands of children the gift of the joy in music, both for listening and creating.

Heidi Grimes 
Director and Owner 
Community Impact


East Valley Yamaha Music School is committed to serving the community, and our community of music learners. We look for opportunities to bring our students into the spotlight and encourage them to share their talent to inspire others. Through participation at local festivals, visits to preschool and kindergarten 

classrooms, and organizing community events, we hope to spread the joy of music far and wide.

If you are interested in having Yamaha students participate at your event or community gathering, contact us with the form below.

We’d love to hear from you!

3160 N. Arizona Avenue, Suite 102 | Chandler, AZ | 85225 | office@evyms.com

Tel: 480-926-4441 


Monday-Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday           9:00am - 3:00pm

                                4:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday               9:00am - 3:30pm

Friday                     9:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday                9:00am - 3:00pm

Closed Sunday

Class times may vary from Office Hours.

Office is closed during Breaks/Holidays.

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3160 N. Arizona Avenue, Suite 102

Chandler, AZ 85225

Phone: (480) 926-4441

Email: office@evyms.com

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