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Matt Kerns

Matt Kerns

Yamaha

Matt Kerns has been involved in school music for just about as long as he can remember. From the early days tagging along to his big sister’s marching band tournaments, he’s been a performer, an instructor, a salesperson and now a proud band parent. Matt heads up our band and orchestral accessories department – drawing from decades of knowledge and expertise on everything from mouthpiece tip openings to valve oil viscosities.

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The Venova™ is a completely new type of instrument — one that we’re calling a Casual Wind Instrument. But just what is a “casual wind instrument?” Are you expected to serve light hors d’oeuvres to your audience? Should you

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(This is the final installment in our four-part series about brass mouthpieces.) In Part 1 we talked about choosing the right mouthpiece for your needs. In Part 2 we explored the

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You may already know that the Yamaha Venova is a fun new instrument that blends the simplicity of a recorder with the sound of a saxophone. But have you ever wondered what kind of engineering magic it takes to

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Recorders are some of the most-played instruments in the world, and millions of students in countries all around the world play their first notes on a Yamaha recorder every year.

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