Music is the perfect marriage of mathematics and emotion. When an understanding of intervals and a mastery of internally counting units of time are applied to practiced fine motor skills, the result stirs hearts, stimulates minds, and moves bodies. Music tells personal stories, records history and helps us both experience and regulate emotions. Learning music builds memorization skills. Coupling lyrics with music presents an exciting way to explore language arts. Analyzing music builds focus and pattern recognition. YAMA helps students both make and discover music in its many varieties.