We just opened the Roland EC-10M El Cajon mic and cajon processor, Daniel Romeiro gives us a sneak peak. Stop in to try it out!
Starting at the beginning of the year, we have had the opportunity to work with the wonderful people at Melodic Connections. Melodic Connections is a music therapy program, and they have been having a class in our Kenwood store every week since March. The class is set up as a “Career Module”, helping the students learn what it takes to work in the music business. We have worked on many things from cleaning band instruments, selling pianos, making change, and more.
We started out by learning how to put the set together, everything from assembling drum heads to attaching the cymbals. We worked on using teamwork to give each person a specific job, so that the whole group could work together!
Next, we talked about what it takes to sell the drum set! We all made a sample flyer and price tag and choose from them all to see which one we thought was the best.
Our Kenwood location does not stock drum sets, so that means it was time for a road trip! Melodic Connections arrived at our Eastgate location and got straight to work- loading the drum set into the store, deciding where it should go, putting it together, and placing the price tag. It was a great day! Again, we love working with Melodic Connections- they remind us every week that we work in the best industry around!
You can check out this cool timelapse video of the students from Melodic Connections from that day!
If you would like to learn more about Melodic Connections and what they do for the community you can visit their website by clicking here!
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) recently chose Willis Music Company for the final selection of 2016’s Top 100 Dealer Awards. The NAMM website elaborates, “Each Top 100 submission was reviewed by an independent panel of judges and numerically rated across categories that included customer service, music advocacy, store design and promotions and were scored in accordance to determine the Top 100 list, the category winners, and the overall award, Dealer of the Year.” (NAMM)
We would like to thank our customers and staff here at Willis Music for their continued support, allowing us to achieve this prestigious nomination. We pride ourselves on giving our very best to our customers and music community and we are very honored to be part of the Top 100.
Some of the Yamaha Corporation team present will be:
Come celebrate International Drum Month May 2016 with Willis. We are embracing the month with all percussion specials that are amazing!
Specials are available in store only! Click here to visit the closest store.
Sabian has been redefining cymbals and cymbal accessories for decades, and they haven’t skipped a beat yet (buh-dut-tss). There is a reason why famous drummers like Terry Bozzio, JoJo Mayer, Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy play Sabian. That reason you may ask? Quality. More so, quality, consistency and passion. The Sabian brand has moved mountains to get where they are today, based on those qualities and many more just like them. Lucky for us though, they brought some new toys with them.
This year, Sabian has delivered a new line, simply titled, the XSR Series. With this new series, players will get thinner, quicker crashes, tasty balanced rides for better stick definition and tone, and a variety of other beneficial gear as well. With these cymbals, Sabian has included their pure Sabian B20 Bronze, utilizing the same “trickle-down technology” incorporated in their award winning Evolution and X-Plosion cymbals. The best part about these cymbals though? XSR delivers a better price point than most any other cymbal out there. It’s almost a no brainer when you think about it. High quality cymbals at a fraction of the cost? Sign me up!
Luckily, here at Willis Music in Florence, we carry this impressive line. All you drummers out there should come check them, and let me know how you like them in the process. Drum on folks!
West Chester, OH 45069 513.777.7474
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Cincinnati, OH 45236 513.252.0445