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Yamaha Academy of Arts & Music

Yamaha Academy of Arts & Music

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Institution Profile


About Us

Yamaha Academy of Arts & Music was established in 1996 to provide holistic education for the music industry and to enrich lives through the joy of music. Yamaha Academy comes under the umbrella of its parent company Yamaha Music Malaysia. The Academy is also affiliated with an international leading music company, Yamaha Music in providing opportunity in career advancement.

The Academy consists of professional academicians, both foreign and local graduates with diverse experience. One of the advantages of this programme is that the lecturers are able to be attentive to the students individually and even in group classes.

Students are able to exchange their knowledge and experience with each other because of the way the programme is structured. At our faculty we have many studios that can be used for practice and all are well equipped with instruments. We provide a wide range of music facilities such as the Yamaha Festival Hall where student recitals, concerts and master classes are held.

Our Vision

To be a leader in providing holistic education for the music industry and enriching lives through the joy of music.

Our Mission


  • Achieve regional recognition as a centre for education excellence.
  • Students are educated broadly in chosen discipline and also living attributes and values by a dedicated faculty and contribute well to society.
  • Achieves recognition as a leader in the performing arts.
  • Foster close relations with other educational institutions both local and internationally.

Our Aim

To provide music education and professional music skills that prepare students to develop the musical skills, knowledge, understanding and resources which will enable them to contribute significantly in their musical career.

Academic Strength

Profile of Lecturers

YAAM is reputed to have an outstanding teaching faculty. All teaching staff possess master’s degrees and PhD.

Chairman: Nobuhide Ito

Chief Executive Officer: Yee Boon Kheong, Raymond

Registrar: Margaret Khoo

Head of Academic: Julie Tan

Programme Outline


Yamaha Academy of Arts & Music offers a Diploma in Music course for SPM holders. It has links and partnerships with Middlesex University, London and University of Wolverhampton, London to offer a bachelor degree.

Middlesex University, London

  • BA (Hons) Music
  • BA (Hons) Music Business & Arts Management

University of Wolverhampton

  • BMus (Hons) Music
  • BA (Hons) Music & Popular Music
  • BA (Hons) Music Technology & Popular Music

Recognition and Accreditation

  • The programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and MQA with full accreditation
  • MyQuest 2014/2015 awarded 3 Star to Yamaha Academy of Arts & Music for qualify in Cluster-Based Rating (Art and Humanities)
  • MyQuest 2014/2015 awarded 3 Star to Yamaha Academy of Arts & Music for qualify in College-Based Rating

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Courses Offered

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Diploma Level
Diploma in Music
Fees (Local): 46880/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)

Student Testimonials

Link Xin Wei

March 2011 – I became a part of Yamaha Academy of Arts and Music (YAAM) pursuing Diploma in Music, a three-year course that develops our musical skills, performance studies, writing skills and creativity.

Three years might be a long period of time for someone, but for me, I learnt a lot during this time. Yamaha Academy of Arts and Music provides subjects that encourage students to explore and utilise their interests and capabilities.

Performance has always been my first interest since I first started music lessons at the age of four. At Yamaha Academy of Arts and Music, a platform is provided for students to perform on different occasions, such as during concerts and competitions. Students gain experience and exposure through all the opportunities offered here.

After graduating from Yamaha Academy of Arts and Music, I pursued my degree at the University of Middlesex, UK; majoring in Performance in Music. My educational experience at University of Middlesex was beyond what I expected. Besides all the course work and assignments, the university also exposed me to real-world issues such as employment, music business and sociology. I was able to meet musicians from around the world, sharing our thoughts on music.

During my studies there, I developed skills in critical thinking, research, presentation, collaboration, leadership and performance all of which are relevant to my future career. I also worked with a well-known string quartet, Allegri in collaborative performances at churches and musical halls. It was no doubt a fun and memorable experience. In July 2015, I graduated with Second Upper Class Honours. All my hard work had paid off in the best way I could ever wish for. My passion for performing never ends. I decided to pursue a Master of Music in Performance and Related Studies at Goldsmiths University, UK in September 2016. I hope what I have learnt all these years will lead me to the path of success. Education is the key to the future, it will never be too late to learn.

Contact Details

Yamaha Academy of Arts & Music

No. 8 Jalan Perbandaran
Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya

Type: Private College

Tel: 03-7803 0900 ext 233,264,297
Fax: 03-7803 0612
Website: https://my.yamaha.com
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