In ancient times the physician and musician were one and the same. Music has clearly survived the test of time. As scientists, we are now beginning to discover the phenomenally intricate links between music and our biology.
Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute (YMWI) continues to be actively engaged in exploring the impact of creative musical expression on the human genome as presented in two peer-reviewed scientific research investigations (see RESEARCH).
Recreational Music Making is defined as "enjoyable, accessible and fulfilling group music-based activities that unite people of all ages regardless of their challenges, backgrounds, ethnicity, ability or prior experience." - Karl T. Bruhn