Winner Announced

We are pleased to announce that the Great Start Grant recipient for 2022 is Greenvale Secondary College.

In addition, Christ the King Primary School (VIC) and Broome North Primary School (WA) have been awarded $2,000 to help bolster their music programs.

Who is it for?

The grant is targeted at Australian schools in need of a helping hand to get their Music Performance Program off the ground.

Each year, Yamaha looks for a school with the passion and drive to promote quality music education but lacks the equipment to get off to a great start.

Why does Yamaha Music Australia award the grant?

Music is widely accepted as a valuable and powerful part of a child’s education. Unfortunately, in Australia, not every school offers continuous, sequential music education.

By creating a national conversation around music education, Yamaha’s goal is to get the essential stakeholders within a school talking about how they can begin or expand their music offering. In highlighting the journey of one school, a pathway is laid to inspire others.

With group music-making activity proven to improve social connections, emotional well-being and academic performance, the Great Start Grant can significantly impact students’ lives and achievement. As the largest musical instrument manufacturer globally, Yamaha aims to lead a conversation around the value of making music.