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Yamaha joins forces with Vaud-based interactive sheet music specialist Tomplay


9 August 2022

A partnership with Yamaha will allow Tomplay’s interactive sheet music to be experienced with the purchase of a product from the world’s leading manufacturer of musical instruments.

Yamaha Music Europe, the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturer, and Tombooks, the Vaud-based inventor of the Interactive Sheet Music and the Tomplay app, which has revolutionized music education, have announced a partnership.

Through its unique learning platform, Tomplay offers all musicians the possibility to play their instrument along with high quality recording from professional musicians. Thanks to unique technology, the interactive scores scroll automatically on-screen, creating an immersive, concert hall experience. With features such as controlling the speed of the score’s recording, looping selected passages and self-recording, Tomplay makes learning music more effective and immersive.

Tomplay is used by more than 1 million musicians in 157 countries. In the past two years, the start-up recorded a 300 percent year-on-year growth. The company employs 40 people and collaborates with companies including Deutsche Grammophon and other licencing partners.

Yamaha customers will get three-months free Premium access to the Tomplay app granting unlimited access to more than 40,000 interactive sheet music titles arranged for 28 different instruments and in all difficulty levels.

Swiss tech to unlock musicians’ full potential

Yamaha musical instruments are renowned for their quality and are used by the world’s leading musicians. Whether its instruments are specifically designed to support musicians as they learn or instruments designed to meet the demands of the most renowned professional musicians, Yamaha has become synonymous with excellence in music.

Hinderik Leeuwe, Director, Yamaha Band & Orchestral Instruments explained: “Tomplay is the perfect partner for Yamaha instruments, helping musicians to explore new music and to enjoy their instruments to the full. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Tomplay.”

“This partnership offers a new channel to grow the platform’s userbase”, said Alexis Steinmann, Co-Founder and CEO of Tomplay.  Indeed, musicians of all levels, including teachers and students, will have the chance to enjoy a fully immersive experience by combining the potential of Yamaha’s cutting-edge instruments, including its acclaimed Silent Technology and Tomplay’s premium interactive sheet music and covers.

The partnership will start with woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion instruments for Yamaha customers upon purchase of an instrument in Europe.