Following the inauguration of Yamaha Music’s first factory in Chennai, India, and the recent launch of its first ‘Make in India’ Keyboard PSR I500, the company has launched its new PSS Series Compact Keyboards targeting the young music talents of the country. The Keyboards were launched by Lyidan Nadhaswaram, a child prodigy and a renowned pianist known for his feats in music. At the event, a mesmerising performance was showcased by the students of Bala Vidya Bhawan.
According to Yamaha, the key objective of launching the PSS Series of Keyboards is to support the music education in India and to communicate to parents that musical instruments should be the first leisure activity promoted among kids rather than a restricted and harmful smart phone.
It cannot be denied that toddlers these days are glued to smart phones and are getting addicted to virtual games which are leading to various hazards at their very young age like weak eyes, insomnia, slow brain development and depraved mental health. It also becomes very important to communicate to parents in India that young children who play any sort of musical instrument increase their chances of having rapid brain development. This reflects particularly in the areas of language, speech, listening, and reading and social skill abilities. It also helps with sensory development, when kids are able to create and explore ideas using musical instruments. It creates more pathways in their brains and assists them in developing self-confidence & decision making. By learning to make decisions, a child is laying the ground work for positive social interactions when they get older and improve their listening skills when they start to hear and experiment with the sounds of different musical instruments.
PSS E30, F30, and A50 are the models launched under the PSS Series at the event. PSS E30, named ‘Remie’, is the beginner model with all necessary functions for kids to have fun while making music. The keyboard has been intelligently designed for small hands. It comes with a songbook programmed to help young minds extract soulful tunes. The compact, lightweight instrument is easy for the young maestro to take out and put away on their own. It also features a more advanced mode that challenges the child to guess the right notes. The Remie (PSS-E30) comes with pre-set songs and enjoyable versions of famous tunes the child will hear throughout his life. On the other hand, the PSS F30 features a wide range of beautiful sounds, automatic accompaniment function and a pre-set library of famous tunes similar to PSS E30.
Lastly, the PSS A50 is where a big shift happens as Yamaha has tried its hard to give a pro level experience to teenagers. From performing to recording, this mobile keyboard can do it all. It even features a built-in arpeggiator to create melodies and beat making, and a Phrase Recorder to create loops, playback and record.