November Calendar of Events in Lexington

Every November in Lexington, KY is full of color! The foilage on trees change to orange and red. Every now and then some white snow finds its’ way to the ground. You’ll also find UK blue throughout the city as the football season is in full steam, and basketball season beings!  It’s a beautiful time of the year to be in Lexington indeed!

Every day at Willis Music in November is full of color as well!  We just added new guitars and drums! We rearranged those sections so that you’ll see something you’ve never seen before on your next visit. New pianos just arrived! This month also brings about the single best day to purchase a Step-Up Band & Orchestra instrument. Plus the annual Willis Music Warehouse Sale!

The Lexington Experience is unique at Willis Music! Come try a new instrument! Visit with our experts on staff!

Click on the calendar below to see all the colors of our November calendar!

 

Join Us For The 2017 16th Annual Warehouse Sale

October Calendar of Events – Lexington

Fall has arrived in Lexington, KY and the experiences taking place at our Lexington store in October are just as fantastic as a day of racing at Keeneland!

  • A Yamaha Music Production Workshop on October 16 featuring the Montage 8 made by Yamaha!
  • 3 Hamiltunes LEX gatherings on the First Friday, Third Tuesday, and a special Kids sing-a-long on October 7.
  • A one day only discount to celebrate 10-4 Day with 10% off a purchase of four items or more.
  •  A Last Chance Sale Event on all scratch & dent items in the store from October 19-22.
  • Our monthly Worship Musician Night continues on the Second Tuesday at 6:30pm.
  • Come see the Disklavier In-Concert Performance featuring Sir Elton John this month!
  • For the entire month we are offering a special Piano Trade-Up event for owners of Yamaha P Series keyboards!
  • Don’t miss out on our Creepy Composers sale from October 23-31.

Lexington September Calendar of Events

This September our Lexington location is busy with many fun-filled events! Click on the calendar below to see a larger version.

  • HamiltunesLEX begins in September! We are hosting this sing-a-long event licensed by the creators of Hamilton: The Musical!  Come to our recital hall on the First Friday & Third Tuesdays each month for your chance to sing & rap along with the most popular musical in the world! We will be featuring the Yamaha Clavinova, DBR Speakers, and TF Mixing Consoles for all HamiltunesLEX sing-a-long events!
  • It’s a busy month for pianists, piano teachers, and piano enthusiasts at our Lexington location! In fact, we’ve moved all our digital pianos right by the front door to celebrate!!  On September 5 we are hosing a Piano Workshop titled “Teaching with Technology” which will be presented by Lori Frazier of Yamaha. In addition to 2 piano student recitals this month, we will also host back-to-back performances by Jamie Cullum at our Disklavier In-Concert performances on September 22 & 23.  Finally, we are celebrating National Piano Month with a sale event September 14-17 on all new & used acoustic pianos, Clavinovas, Yamaha hybrid pianos, stage pianos, synthesizers, and keyboards!

Yamaha Disklavier Live Experience: August 2017

Exclusive to our Lexington, KY location, is our monthly Yamaha Disklavier Live Experience.
This month join us on Friday, August 25 at 6 p.m.

WHAT IS THE DISKLAVIER LIVE EXPERIENCE?

Come experience some of the most renowned piano performances with the Yamaha Disklavier feature of the month. Imagine sitting at home in the comfort of your own living room watching a concert on TV that features a big band, a classical pianist, or even artists like Elton John or Sarah Mclachlan. Every musical moment is made by the pianist, reproduced live right in front of your eyes on the grand piano. This is what the Disklavier Live Experience at Willis Music Lexington is all about.

Bring a date, or the entire family for this unique experience. Enjoy an evening in our John Thompson Recital Hall with the elegant sounds of a conservatory Yamaha grand piano, a large video projection screen, and a professionally installed sound system. We look forward to sharing this musical moment with you this month. 

 

FEATURED ARTIST FOR AUGUST: CHADWICK JOHNSON

Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center brings the soul of jazz, elegance of cabaret and talent from the multitude of performers that cross the stage into one sophisticated nightclub. This rebroadcast performance from Cabaret Jazz features singer, songwriter and band leader Chadwick Johnson. Johnson’s soulful approach to music, passion for the classics and versatility amongst multiple genres has earned him praise from the music community, including his 2014 award for “Vegas’ Next Emerging Star” given by The Entertainment Consumers Exchange. Also accredited for his brilliant vocal ability, Johnson’s sincerity, passion and innovative talent are evident as soon as he takes the stage.

 

BRING A DISKLAVIER EXPERIENCE TO YOUR  NEXT EVENT

Contact Matthew Powell (mattp@willismusic.com) at the Lexington store location to schedule your in-home demonstration or to rent a disklavier for parties, your business, or any special event. 

 

COMING IN SEPTEMBER FOR THE YAMAHA DISKLAVIER LIVE EXPERIENCE …………

Yamaha Artist Jamie Cullum is more than your average jazz musician—describing him as remarkably talented or refreshingly one-of-a-kind is only the tip of the iceberg. Known for his work in the jazz genre, Cullum is also recognized for his strikingly creative way with cover versions of songs from multiple different genres. In this exclusive broadcast, presented by Yamaha Entertainment Group, you will get to experience the versatility and sheer genius of Cullum’s work with cover versions—including his renditions of “Just One of Those Things” (Cole Porter), “The Wind Cries Mary” (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), “Don’t Stop The Music” (Rihanna) and, probably his most well-known, “High and Dry” (Radiohead). This performance also includes pieces from Cullum’s album, The Pursuit.

 

Lexington August 2017 Calendar of Events

It’s Back to School month at Willis Music in Lexington, KY!! August is one of our favorite months of the year – just click on the calendar below to see why!

We are extending our hours beginning August 14, by opening at 10am Monday-Friday for a few weeks. If you are looking to rent a band or orchestra instrument, we are ready and at your service!

Here are some of the events happening over the next month:

August 5: Aaron Jones (piano) Conert at 11am 
August 5: Willis Music Studio Recital at 3pm
August 8: Monthly Worship Musician Night w/ a special time for networking & a jam session from 6:30-8pm
August 11: Live-Streaming of the Drum Corps International Semifinals 
August 12: Guitar & Drumset Blowout Sale: Save $$$ on all guitars & drumsets, including at extra 10% on items already on sale at the lowest prices in Lexington!
August 25: Yamaha Disklavier TV Experience at 6pm featuring Chadwick Johnson

and…..

September 1: We host the premiere of Hamiltunes LEX, a sing-a-long celebration of the Hamilton musical featuring the Yamaha Clavinovas, and our pro-quality sound system of products.

 

Fender Brad Paisley Signature Telecaster

Brad Paisley Guitar

Coming very soon from Willis/Moeller Music is the Fender Brad Paisley Signature Tele.  Introduced at the Summer NAMM show this guitar should be arriving any day.  We had advanced notice of this launch and are one of the first in line.  Brad is one of the last of the guitar heroes.  He lives and breathes guitars and has one of the best tones on the planet.   I got to play it at the Fender Key Dealer Meeting in Scottsdale and I want one myself.  Plays great, looks great, sounds great, win, win ,win.  Did I mention it’s also affordable?  Unlike most signature guitars, Brad wanted this one to be accessible to his fans, not one locked away in a glass case.  Stop in your nearest Willis or Moeller store and check one out! 

  • Road Worn silver sparkle lacquer finish
  • Spruce top and back, paulownia center
  • Custom Brad Paisley neck shape – thick “V”
  • Paisley cowboy hat on headstock

 

Lexington July Calendar of Events

July is an exciting month at the Lexington, KY location of Willis Music!  For YOU we will have multiple sale events! These will be two of the best opportunities of 2017 for you to save money!

July 1-16 we are having a huge amplifier blowout sale! As many as 12 new guitar amplifiers from Blackstar, Fender, and Peavey – for a limited time will have a lower price than what you will find in any other store or even online!

July 20-23 is our annual Create Your Own Discount sale! You can save up to 20% on an item during this 4 day event!

Other events include:

  • Our 2nd ever Church Musician Day. This monthly event (second Tuesdays) provides not only good deals, but an opportunity for networking and a jam session! Mark your calendars for July 11!
  • Twice during July we will host our regular Yamaha Disklavier In-Concert Performance. You will want to come check out one of these dates: July 8 will be Shades of Sinatra & July 28 will be a performance by John Prouix.
  • July 22 will be our second (of three) Drum Corps International (DCI) live streaming events for the summer.
  • July 29 we will host both an Ukulele Workshop & Songwriting Workshop with David McLean.

Lexington June Calendar of Events

Willis Music was just named by NAMM as a 2017 Top 100 Dealer! This honor is exciting and we want to celebrate with you this summer!

Check out the calendar below to look at the events taking place at our Lexington, KY location this month.

Don’t miss our Amplifier & Guitar Sale Event, happening now until June 16!

This month we have 2 Yamaha Disklavier In-Concert Performances at our store on June 9 & 23.

Plus, we begin a monthly CHURCH MUSICIANS DAY which will take place on the second Tuesday of every month.

To wrap up the month we will host a Live Streaming Event of the Drum Corps International (DCI) competition that evening from Muncie, Indiana. Come enjoy drum corps with a massive pro-quality surround sound system.

YAY FOR SUMMER!

Lexington May 2017 Calendar of Events

May is one of our favorite months of the year! Recitals galore and our annual SHRED FEST event where we have AMAZING DEALS planned on guitars and amplifiers!

This year May will be sprinked in with a Yamaha Clavinova Event featuring Yamaha professional, Lori Frazier. Plus add 3 Yamaha Disklavier Night’s during the month.

Finally, we add 2 Ukulele Workshops by David McLean. If you do not have an uke, come purchase one at the workshop at 2pm on May 21. Then stay for he 2nd workshop immediately to follow for a crash course on ukulele techniques and songs.

Click on the calendar to see it closer up.

Lexington April Calendar of Events

April is going to be a month full of GREAT DEALS at Willis Music Lexington! Click on the calendar below to see all the events this month. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Guitarists: All month long we celebrate International Guitar Month with special savings on all Fender Telecasters on Tuesdays, and Fender Stratocasters on Saturdays. Take home a Tele or Strat over $375 and save money this month!
  • Band and Orchestra Instrumentalists: Current rental customers will receive special savings on a new Step-Up instrument this month!  Also, thanks to Yamaha we have the perfect graduation gift opportunity for the favorite wind player in your life! Get a $100 mail-in rebate April 1-June 30 on a purchase of a several Yamaha instruments, including Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Euphonium, and Trombone.
  • All Musicians: You will want to come visit our store April 20-23 for our Indoor Yard Sale where tables of items that MUST GO will be on sale! This includes sheet music, accessories, and instruments! RAIN OR SHINE!!!!
  • Finally we are excited for our Spring Recital season to kick-off with several recitals during the month.

 

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What Can You Expect At The In-Door Yard Sale?

Lexington – March Calendar of Events

We are celebrating MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS for the entire month of March!  Check out all the sales planned in the Lexington Willis Music location this month!

 

MARCH MONTH LONG EVENTS

Acoustic Drumset Sale: This month we have AMAZING deals on acoustic drumsets by Mapex, Gretsch, Tama, and Yamaha. Plus Roland Electric Drumkits! Two members of our staff (Chris & Casey) are professional percussionists who gig regularly in the Lexington area. Come play and take your favorite drumkit home today!

Musician Accessories Clearance Sale: As Lexington’s One-Stop Music Shop, we carry a lot of product in our store. It’s fair to say that you just can’t see everything in one visit. So this month we are going to make it easier! Look for our clearance table loaded with must see accessories you don’t see everyday!  

 

 

Taylor New Product Showcase – March 9

Mark your calendar for March 9 at 7pm to be the first to see the the New Products from Taylor Guitars!

Are you a Taylor Guitar fan like us? You will not want to miss this event. We will have all the new Taylor Guitars from the 2017 NAMM show at Willis Music Florence for you to touch and play and take home for your own! Taylor just released a series that you have to play to believe it! We will also have a factory rep on hands to answer all your questions and let you know why Taylor does what they do!

Need more info? Call 859-525-6050 or email deniseb@willismusic.com

Details:

When – March 9, 2017

Time – 7pm

Where – 7567 Mall Rd, Florence, KY, 41042

Cost – FREE

Willis Music KMEA Preview

This week Willis Music will be in the Exhibit Hall at the 2017 Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) Conference in Louisville, KY. Stop by our booth between 9am-5pm on Thurs. & Fri. to say hello and Experience Yamaha! Be sure to ask us about our KMEA PRICING on all items we will have on display.

The Willis Music staff planning to be present include, Chris Teesdale (manager of our Lexington location), Matthew Powell (Keyboard Specialist for our Lexington location), Chase Clark (School Service Representative for Central KY), and Michelle VanSickle (School Service Representative for Northern KY). In addition to other members of our Willis Music team, we welcome representatives from the Yamaha Corporation Keyboard & Pro Music divisions who will join us in our exhibit.

Below is a brief preview of what we will have on display for demonstration:

As the ONLY Yamaha Acoustic Piano dealer in Kentucky we are excited to feature
the Yamaha B2 Acoustic Upright Piano with Silent technology.
This piano is perfect for practice rooms, small performance venues, and even at home.

 

The CLP-585 Yamaha Clavinova is one instrument in the KMEA Exhibit Hall you will want to hear!
Experience the unparalleled sound quality of a CFX Grand & Bosendorfer.
“Quite simply, the finest CLP Clavinova ever made.”

 

Woodwind, Brass, and String musicians will find numerous Professional and Intermediate instruments on display at our KMEA booth and available for demonstration!
This includes Yamaha flutes, clarinets, oboe, saxophones,
trumpets, french horns, and trombones!
Plus, we will have Eastman violins, and Yamaha Silent Electric Violins!

Too many instruments to include photographs – so come check this out for yourself at our booth!
Looking for a specific item or want to know more?  TEXT US AT 859-474-2664.

 

 

The Yamaha TF Rack Digital Mixer is one of the newest and coolest products in the music industry for 2017
and we will have it for you to play with and learn about at KMEA!

This is perfect for any marching band program looking to amplify instruments and voices.
Plus, it works great in a theater or any portable environment!

 

Be sure to check out the affordable and dynamic Yamaha DBR Loudspeaker Series we will have in our booth at KMEA –
as well as Chauvet Lighting.
We offer free installation for any school environment needing pro audio or lighting!

 

Guitar has quickly become a large part of music classrooms in Kentucky!
In 2016 we helped fill up a classroom of guitars at Coventry Oak Elementary (Lexington),
George Rogers Clark High (Winchester), and East Jessamine High (Nicholasville).
Come strum a few chords with us this week at our KMEA booth
featuring some popular classroom guitars by Yamaha.
We also have their Transacoustic Guitar on hand for those of you who want to experience something really special on a guitar!

We plan to bring a few Kala Ukuleles with us too! Another great tool for music educators!

   

In 2016 Yamaha released the Montage synthesizer! It will blow your socks off!
Imagine the MOTIF and DX models combined – and it’s user friendly!
For KMEA we will have the Montage and a CP4 Stage Piano on display.

 

Percussionists, we’ve made sure to bring some fun items for you at KMEA as well.
A sweet sounding custom made Holloman snare drum, along with two BRAND NEW
concert snare drum sticks by Promark! We love these!

Featuring the Concert One and Concert Two drumsticks. Come give them a try!

 

And finally…. the Yamaha DTX Multi 12 pad! Used extensively in the Hamilton musical, as well as through out the marching band and indoor percussion activities.

Lexington February 2017 Calendar of Events

Don’t let the winter weather slow you down this month! We are excited to come to work each day in February to serve YOU in all your musical needs. Come enjoy “The Yamaha Experience” at our Lexington location!

Did you know there is an app out there for certain digital pianos, for electronic drumkits, and for guitar amplifiers? Explore the amazing possibilities these apps create at our Yamaha App Corner in Lexington!

February always brings out one of our biggest sale events of the year!  Don’t miss the annual Willis Music Penny Sale, February 23-26! There will be over twenty deals when purchasing one item, you get another item for only a penny!  Could you ever imagine getting an guitar clip-on tuner for only $0.01?  What about purchasing an ukulele for $0.01?!   Even better, how about a Powerwerks speaker for $0.01!!  You will find those deals and much more during our Penny Sale event.

 

Two events you’ll want to add to your personal calendars in February include the GUITAR WORKSHOP with Alan Robinson, on Saturday, February 11 at 4 p.m. This workshop is going to be great for any level of musicianship! In fact, we promise you that its not even necessary that you play guitar in order to attend this free workshop. Learn how to solo over different chord progressions, and gain a few tricks in how to create your own melodies!

Our monthly Disklavier concert on the 4th Friday takes place on February 24 at 6 p.m. Attend a live piano concert, in an intimate setting, with tons of technology making it all happen! It’s a beautiful evening you’ll be happy to experience!

 

Check out our February calendar of events:

Lexington January Calendar of Events

Click on the calendar photo for a closer look at our events planned at the Lexington location this month:

 

January Events (Lexington Location Only!)

  • January 2-10 we will be showcasing the best products of 2016. Not only will we feature the best selling products from our store, but we also will display the winning product lines of the MMR Dealers Choice Awards for 2016!
  • January 19-22 while our buyers at at NAMM in California we will have a Clearance Sale Event!  You can call it our “OUT WITH THE OLD & IN WITH THE NEW” Sale! There will be some amazing deals on brand new product all four days.
  • January 27 is our monthly “4th Friday Concert” featuring a Yamaha Disklavier! It’s an elegant experience, so bring a date and enjoy live music unlike anything you’ve seen before. Starts at 6pm in our Recital Hall.
  • January 29 we will be celebrating at the 3rd Annual Lexington Music Awards (taking place at the Lyric Theatre) where we are nominated for the third consecutive year for Best Music Store in Lexington!
  • All month long we have a Yamaha Piano sale event where you get get 12 months same as cash by purchasing a new piano using Allegro Finance on approved credit!

The New Boss GT-1 Effects Processor

Boss GT-1

 

New and in stock at Moeller and Willis Music is the Boss GT-1 Guitar Effects Processor.

PREMIUM TONE FOR PLAYERS ON THE GO
Ultra-portable and easy to use, the GT-1 delivers pro-level tones everywhere you play. Driven by the powerful BOSS GT-series engine, it gives you access to a huge selection of world-class amps and effects for all types of music. A streamlined interface enables quick and intuitive sound creation, while an assignable control switch and expression pedal provide dynamic real-time effects adjustment. And by connecting to BOSS TONE CENTRAL, you can download free pro patches, editing software, and more. Equally suited for beginners, weekend warriors, and traveling players, the GT-1 packs premium sound in a compact and rugged package.

-Flagship-class BOSS sound engine squeezed into a light and compact floor unit
-Modern design with no hard edges enables safe transport in a guitar bag
-Easy Select and Easy Edit functions for quickly choosing and tweaking patches
-Four AA batteries provide up to seven hours of playing time for busking and mobile gigs
-Onboard control switch and expression pedal; footswitch/expression pedal jack and USB
-Download ready-to-play pro patches for free at BOSS Tone Central

Join Us For The 2016 15th Annual Warehouse Sale

Our long anticipated warehouse sale is coming up this month! This is the 15th annual sale and it will be bigger and better than ever! We have new surprises in store and more awesome deals that you don’t want to miss!

New this year are pianos.  Check out our used pianos and pre-shop the warehouse sale.
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Check out some videos to get you hyped for the Warehouse sale!
A look at how we make the magic come together
 

Here is a look at the 2015 warehouse sale! It is always buzzing with excitement!
 

November Calendar of Events for Lexington

November is going to be another exciting month at Willis Music in Lexington, KY.  For the entire month we have a sale going on for all our new Yamaha pianos and Clavinovas on the sales floor! We are Kentucky’s only authorized dealer for Yamaha acoustic pianos, and we promise you will be satisfied with the quality of product at Willis Music Lexington. Our goal with every customer is to help you find the perfect product for you! Come stop by our store on West Tiverton Way this month to take advantage of the Piano Floor Model Sale, our Drum Sale Event, and other one day sale events.

Don’t miss our 12 Gifts of Christmas promotions that kickoff on Black Friday!

 

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New Fender Offset line has arrived at a Willis!

We have exciting news for our guitar customers! The new Fender Offsets have just arrived at a Willis store near you! We are excited to share this awesome news with you. Come on into a location near you and shred for a couple of minutes on one of these beauties! You can check out some of the videos and pictures of all for a preview. Like what you see? Go ahead and add a Fender Offset to your collection we know you want to!

Left-of-center expression for the next generation of players.  Introducing the new Fender Offset series.  Five new models based on classic designs but re-envisioned for today.  You’re seeing them played everywhere from South by Southwest to Panic! At the Disco, now you can own one.

The full line includes:

Duo-Sonic, Duo-Sonic HS, Mustang, Mustang 90 and Mustang Bass PJ.

Here are the key features:

    • 24″ scale guitar/30″ scale bass
    • Single-coil, humbucker, Mustang 90 and PJ pickup configurations
    • All models feature 9.5″ radius fingerboards, medium jumbo frets, and modern C shapes
    • Many cool new finish/pickguard configurations
    • 3-way toggles are used instead of slider switches on Mustangs. Duo-Sonic HS features a coil-split function
    • String-through hardtail bridges

Take a look at the Fender Offset Mustang and Mustang 90s

Fender Offset Mustang 90 OliveFender Offset Mustang 90 Olympic WhiteFender Offset Mustang 90 Torino Red
Fender Offset Mustang 90 silverFender Offset Mustang 90 Black

Check out the video tour of the Fender Offset Mustang 90 model below and then stop in to your nearest Willis Music to play and own your very own!

Take a look at the Fender Offset Duo-Sonic and Duo-Sonic HS Models

Fender Offset Duo Sonic Torino RedFender Duo Sonic Capri OrangeFender Duo Sonic daphne BlueFender Duo sonic Surf Green
Fender Duo sonic Aged White Fender Duo Sonic Black

Check out the video tour of the Fender Offset Duo sonic HS model below and then stop in to your nearest Willis Music to play and own your very own!

Take a look at the Fender Offset Mustang Bass PJ Models

 Fender Mustanf Bass PJ Olympic WhiteFender Mustang Bass PJ Sonic BlueFender Mustang Bass PJ torino Red

Check out the video tour of the Fender Offset Mustang Bass PJ model below and then stop in to your nearest Willis Music to play and own your very own!

Can’t make it into the store or we don’t have one close to you? No problem take a look at our online store and purchase the one you have had your eye on today! Click here to see our entire Fender Offset stock.

September Calendar of Events – Lexington

School is back in session and we are in full throttle at Willis Music in Lexington, KY! Be sure to come experience the thrills of September. It will be a fun month!

  • Our weekday hours are extended through September 16 to better serve you. We open at 10am Monday through Friday during the first half of the month.
  • Earn Double Music Money during Labor Day Weekend! Click here to learn more about how this works! Music Money is free money just for you! It’s also our 4 year anniversary of being at West Tiverton Way!
  • During the middle of the month we are honoring all military and first responders with special deals throughout an entire week! Please bring your ID, and browse through our entire store wide inventory to save money this month! Be sure to check out the new Fender Paramount Acoustic Guitars coming in this month.
  • Lexington Live, our open mic experience, continues on the 3rd Saturday or each month this fall!
  • Our monthly Yamaha Disklavier In-Concert Performance takes place on the 4th Friday of each month. This month we will feature the Tierney Sutton Band.  Click here to learn more!

 

September 2016

Lexington August Events

August Events in Lexington

This is going to be an exciting month at the Willis Music Lexington location! It’s BACK TO SCHOOL time which means we will be busy renting orchestra & band instruments, selling recorders for local music classrooms, and much more. In fact, its going to be such an awesome month that we have decided to open an hour earlier Monday through Friday, to better serve you!

Click on the calendar below to see all the performances & sale events planned for August.

Here are two events we are highly anticipating:

Friday, August 12 – We host our 3rd annual Live Streaming Event of the Drum Corps International World Championship Semi-Finals. From 2-10pm we will have video on a large projection screen, plus pro-quality surround sound to give you the ultimate DCI experience. It will be as if you were in the stadium!!  The event starts at 2:00pm and ends by 10:30pm. We will have free drinks & popcorn, plus door prizes! Come and go as you please, or get comfortable and join us for the entire day!

Friday, August 26 – Our first ever Yamaha Disklavier In-Concert Performance! Starting at 6pm that evening you can bring a friend and enjoy a piano performance unlike any other!  This month we will enjoy world-renowned classical pianist Claire Huangci. We promise you’ll love this!

August 2016

Willis and Moeller Music Welcome Fender Supro Amps

LEARN ALL ABOUT THE SUPRO AMP.

Wills and Moeller Music proudly welcome Supro Amps to our West Chester and Lexington stores. These legendary amps are a tone freak’s dream. they are small, compact, low wattage, class A tube amps that deliver a huge sound. For those of you that have never heard of Supro all you need to know is that you have heard them, even if you didn’t know it. These are the amps that legendary Chicago blues players used in the 50’s and 60’s. They were originally low cost amps that were work horses and were everywhere. Their unique circuitry allowed them to achieve a great tone that was utilized by great players like Jimi Hendrix, Link Wray, David Bowie and Dan Auerbach. The most famous user however was Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. In 1968, Page used a Tele plugged into a customized 1 x 12 Supro combo amp to record all of the guitar parts on Led Zeppelin’s debut album. The solo to Stairway to Heaven was played on a Supro. The great irony is that Supro went out of business during that same year!

Supro Amp Image

Supro was reborn in 2013 and now you can achieve that same great tone. The signature element of a Supro amp is its “Class-A” power section, which maintains remarkable clarity and dynamics when overdriven. This gritty mid-range sound is the original alternative to Fender… you could call it “the other white meat” of classic American tone! Every element of our Supro reissue amps has been designed from the ground up to bring this long lost, holy-grail amp to musicians at a working players price. The Blue Rhino Hide tolex was specially made, the cabinetry is vintage-correct, the speakers are totally unique, the transformers are custom and the sound is 100% authentic Supro. Supro reissue amps are hand assembled in Port Jefferson, NY, USA.

I plugged an American Elite Fender Shawbucker Strat into the Saturn Reverb the night they came in. No effects, just guitar, cable, amp. I plugged into the 1+2 input, turned on a bit of reverb, and turned it all the way up. With the bridge humbucker selected instantly I had that classic ‘Whole Lotta Love” tone. Even with the volume on 10 though it was loud but comfortably loud. The kind of tone that if you put a SM57 in front of it you’d have all the amp you will need.

Loud enough for you to overcome the drummer on stage for you, but still not ear splitting and workable for a sound system. Back the volume off on the guitar and switch to the neck single coil, and you get the perfect blues tone. play lightly its as clean as a whistle, play hard it breaks up nicely and sings. I plugged a couple of different overdrive pedals In and achieved the same kind of tone at a lower volume. I added a phaser to the mix and just fell in love. A tele plugged into it got that nice Brad Paisley like tone.

Stop by and try one out with your favorite guitar and effects today.

Lexington July Band of the Month

This month’s Band of the Month for the Willis Music Lexington location is Lexington’s own PointSeven.

PointSeven

PointSeven is a trio of young and talented musicians. They present an energetic performance that will have your grooving to their setlist the entire time! The guys are influenced by a variety of hard rock, alternative rock, and classic rock artists.

PointSeven  just performed at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pigeon Forge, TN and on July 2 they will play at the Battle of Z Bands event taking place at the Manchester Music Hall in Lexington. You can also find them at Phoenix Park in downtown Lexington on July 4 for Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival.

Keep reading below to learn how PointSeven can save you money this month at Willis Music. Also, you can find out more about PointSeven at these links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/point7band

Visit the PointSeven website here.

 

Here are some FAQ about our Band Of The Month promotion:

What is it?

The Willis Music Band Of The Month is a new promotion offered by Willis Music in Lexington, where we offer perks to your band and your fans by using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do I get?

Your entire band will save up to 15% on products at Willis Music in Lexington for that month. We will also provide your band with easy, free publicity, as well as potential new followers on social media.

How does it work?

Each month we randomly pick who our Band Of The Month will be. We promote your band on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. We also promote you in our store for the month using any merchandise or flyers you provide to us. We can even play recordings of your music in our store!

Customers will get an instant discount of up to 15% of one entire purchase that month, if they “Like” your band on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, or other social media sites. If they already follow your band the offer is still good. They can show this to our staff at the register!

What do I need to do?

Visit our store to talk with a member of our staff, fill out an entry form for your band, and you will be registered for the monthly drawing!

So stop by our location at 130 West Tiverton Way, just off Nicholasville Road in Lexington to sign -up your band today!

Lexington July Event Calendar

Willis Music was recently named by NAMM as a Top 100 Dealer for 2016! We are honored to be recognized in this way, and so this month we want to celebrate with you our customers!

During July at our Lexington location we have 5 straight weekends of events:

  • July 1-4: Our 4th of July Sale event this year will feature products made right here in the USA! Get 10% OFF the current price of all American made products! This includes Fender guitars, some of which we recently marked down for the summer. That’s an additional savings we are excited to give to you.
  • July 7-10: It’s a summer blowout (the good kind!) on guitars, amplifiers, and pro audio equipment. Don’t miss out on first dibs for the best deals of the summer!
  • July 15: The Yamaha Experience is the event of the year at Willis Music! You will want to be present whether you are a Music Educator or Music Enthusiast.  Click here to learn more!
  • July 21-24: We move our clearance items to the front of the store, so it’s less work for the gear to go home with you! We need to make room for new product, and we want to help you find the perfect purchase!
  • July 28-31: Our annual MAKE YOUR OWN DEAL event is the final opportunity of the summer to find a HUGE DEAL on new or used gear! Everything in the store is on sale. The more items you buy, the better the deals!

July 2016 Calendar

The Yamaha Experience comes to Willis Music

We are excited for our biggest one-day event of the year!! It’s a great day for Music Educators and Music Enthusiasts alike! Come to Willis Music in Lexington, KY on July 15 for a day of musical fireworks!
A team of experts from the Yamaha Corporation will join our knowledgeable Willis Music sales team and school service representatives to share with you a variety of Yamaha musical instruments made to enrich your lives!
 There will also be door prizes from Yamaha & Willis Music given out during the event, in addition to catered food and beverages to keep you energized on this fantastic day!


Visit our Lexington location at 130 West Tiverton Way from Noon-5pm on Friday, July 15 to experience demonstrations on the following Yamaha instruments which are also available for purchase at a special one day discount:
– Brass, Woodwind, & Orchestra instruments
– Marching Percussion  (Snares, Tenors, and Basses are in-store that day! Come try them out!)
– Concert Percussion   (Snares, Keyboard instruments, and more will be on hand!)clav2
– Disklavier & Silent Pianos
– Clavinovas
– Acoustic & Hybrid Pianos
– Montage Synthesizer (new!) and other workstations
– Portable Keyboards and Digital Pianos
– Acoustic Guitars
– DTX and Acoustic Drumsets
– Pro Audio Speakers & Mixing Consoles

 

Some of the Yamaha Corporation team present will be:

– Michael Brumit: Keyboard Division
– Phil Clendeninn: Senior Product Specialist
– Steve Hauer: Pro Music Division
– Scott Slocum: Band & Orchestra Division
– Troy Wallwage: Percussion Marketing Manager
Yamaha Music Experience Flyer

Celebrate Local Music on Make Music Day

Celebrate Local Music in Lexington, KY for Make Music Day, this coming Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

Visit Willis Music Lexington where we will have local musicians performing from Noon to 8 p.m. Plus we have invited other local musicians to come and sell their merchandise (cd’s, gear, etc.). It’s going to be a great day to support local music and build new relationships within the Lexington music community.

Also, come join in a jam session at either 1 p.m. or 4 p.m.

Make Music Logo

Make Music Day is a celebration of music around the world that began in 1982 in France and now takes place in more than 120 countries.

 

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Noon- Lissy Taylor
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  • 2 p.m.- Point 7
  • 3 p.m.- Kabello Chirwa
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  • 5 p.m.- Whitney Acke & Ray Adams
  • 6 p.m.- Taylor Hughes
  • 7 p.m.- Noble Giants

**Live performances are free to attend, and will take place in the John Thompson Recital Hall at Willis Music located at 130 West Tiverton Way in Lexington, KY.**

ACTIVITIES & DEALS FOR MAKE MUSIC DAY

  • Store Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Jam Sessions at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
  • Instrument Petting Zoo for children
  • Extra 10% OFF storewide instruments & gear already on sale. A total savings of 20-40%!
  • 30% OFF Straps, Drumheads, and Clearance Music

Clarinet & Saxophone Workshop June 4 2016

Willis Music is excited to collaborate with D’Addario to present a Clarinet & Saxophone Workshop on Saturday, June 4, 2017 from 11am-3pm. This workshop will feature Reserve Method Clinician, Krista Weiss, and will take place at our Lexington, KY location (130 West Tiverton Way). This is a great opportunity for educators and students alike.

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Krista’s clinics focus on tone production, air support, and reed care. She also enjoys showing the value of focused, efficient practice techniques and encourages an open discussion of all things clarinet between herself and the students she encounters.

Krista Weiss is a freelance clarinetist and teacher in Indiana and Ohio. Through her work with D’Addario, Ms. Weiss has traveled to dozens of schools across the Midwest to give clinics on clarinet fundamentals and equipment. She also currently serves as principal clarinet of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and second clarinet of the Richmond Indiana Symphony. An active freelancers, Ms. Weiss has recently performed with the Cincinnati SYmphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, indianapolis Opera, South Bend Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and New World Symphony in Miami, Florida. Ms. Weiss also enjoys a career as a studio musician and has performed in dozens of recordings for Hal Leonard Corporation.

This is a great way to gain motivation for the summer. We hope all woodwind players will make plans to attend.

 

June Calendar of Events in Lexington

Summer has arrived in Lexington, KY. At our Willis Music location on West Tiverton Way, June is jam packed with great workshops, recitals, and sale events!

Here are some of the highlights from the June Calendar of Events (Click on the calendar for a larger version!):

  • Our Summer Clearance Event begins on guitars, amplifiers, percussion, and pro audio equipment. This lasts all month long.
  • D’Addario presents a Clarinet & Saxophone clinic, featuring Krista Weiss, on Saturday, June 4.
  • June 10-19 will be a unique Father’s Day Sale Event you won’t want to miss!
  • Our Open Mic experience Lexington Live takes place on the third Saturday of each month!
  • Make Music Day is June 21. It will be a fun day to visit Willis Music, and we will be featuring and publizing local bands all day long.
  • Piano Teachers will want to be present for our summer Piano Workshop featuring Carolyn Miller on June 28.

 

June 2016 Calendar
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SAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendars for July 15 and join us for Lexington’s Yamaha Experience Event here at Willis Music!  7 Yamaha representatives will be presenting the best of their products in our store all afternoon. Marching & Concert Percussion, Pianos, Clavinova, Keyboards & Arrangers including the new Montage, Band & Orhestra instruments, guitars, and drums will all be featured!

 

Willis Music Lexington Band of the Month for May

Lexington’s All the Little Pieces, is the Willis Music Lexington Band of the Month for May 2016!

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You can find music by All the Little Pieces online for your listening pleasure. We promise you’ll be glad you did! The dynamite vocals provide a fresh alternative sound and the instrumentalists have a deeply rooted mix of rock, blue, and country.

All the Little Pieces is performing Wednesday, May 18, at the Kentucky Rain event taking place at the Manchester Music Hall in Lexington. They along with many other local musicians, will be honoring the music of Prince that day! You can also find them at Willie’s Locally Known in Lexington on May 4 & 11 starting at 8pm.

Keep reading below to learn how All the Little Pieces can save you money this month at Willis Music. Also, you can find out more about All the Little Pieces at these links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allthelittlepiecesband

All the Little Pieces Website: http://www.allthelittlepiecesband.com

Here are some FAQ about our Band Of The Month promotion:

What is it?

The Willis Music Band Of The Month is a new promotion offered by Willis Music in Lexington, where we offer perks to your band and your fans by using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do I get?

Your entire band will save up to 15% on products at Willis Music in Lexington for that month. We will also provide your band with easy, free publicity, as well as potential new followers on social media.

How does it work?

Each month we randomly pick who our Band Of The Month will be. We promote your band on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. We also promote you in our store for the month using any merchandise or flyers you provide to us. We can even play recordings of your music in our store!

Customers will get an instant discount of up to 15% of one entire purchase that month, if they “Like” your band on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, or other social media sites. If they already follow your band the offer is still good. They can show this to our staff at the register!

What do I need to do?

Visit our store to talk with a member of our staff, fill out an entry form for your band, and you will be registered for the monthly drawing!

So stop by our location at 130 West Tiverton Way, just off Nicholasville Road in Lexington to sign -up your band today!

International Drum Month May 2016

Come celebrate International Drum Month May 2016 with Willis.  We are embracing the month with all percussion specials that are amazing!

DRUMROLL please!

International Drum Month Flyer

Specials are available in store only! Click here to visit the closest store.

Summer of Music Education in Lexington

Our Lexington location has a summer full of
Music Education 
opportunities on its’ schedule.

Save these dates!

 

Saturday, June 4 – D’Addario Woodwind Workshop

Clinician, Krista Weiss, will present a workshop from 11am-3pm on clarinet & saxophone
fundamentals & equipment. Plus you can come test out  D’Addario products for yourself!

Tuesday, June 28 – Carolyn Miller Piano Workshop

Composer, performer, and piano teacher, Carolyn Miller, offers a morning full of
piano pedagogy tips and best practices from 9am-Noon. You won’t want to miss this!.

Friday, July 15 – Yamaha Music Educator Experience

Music Educators: Join us from Noon-5pm for a day of musical fireworks, as a team of
Experts from the Yamaha Corporation share their products made to enrich your life!

Friday, August 12 – DCI Semi-Finals Live Streaming Event

For the third straight year we invite you to pull up a chair, bring a friend,  and enjoy Drum
Corps International live on a big screen and in a thrilling surround sound from 2-10:30pm.

Saturday, September 10 – Young Percussionists Workshop

Created for 5-8 graders percussionists, this workshop featuring local percussion educators
will focus on fundamentals & musicianship for concert percussion & drumset from 1-5pm.


All of these events are free of charge and will take place in the John Thompson Recital Hall at Willis Music.
RSVP to lexington@willismusic.com

Lexington May 2016 Calendar of Events

View the calendar to find out all the exciting things happening during the month of May at our Lexington store location:

May Calendar

 

New Acoustic Gig Tools

Have an acoustic gig at a coffee house this weekend?  Having people over and playing on your deck? Playing small venue acoustic gigs has never been easier.  We have several new acoustic gig tools to add to your box to make you sound even better.

 

The TC Helicon Play Acoustic

Play Acoustic combines all the things you need to make a live acoustic performance shine: lavish vocal sounds, perfect backing harmonies, best-selling guitar effects, and unique processing that makes your six-string sing – in perfect harmony with your voice.

FEATURES
Professional vocal effects and tone
Natural sounding vocal harmonies guided by your guitar
Guitar FX styles from TC Electronic®
BodyRez™ Filtering and Onboard EQ and DI for impeccable acoustic guitar tone

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Fender Acoustic Pro and Acoustic SFX

Acoustic Pro

TRANSPARENT SOUND, REFINED FORM
Offering a sonic experience like no other, Acoustic Pro amplifiers are true “audiophile amps,” delivering superior live sound with studio-quality effects. Along with a flexible pro feature set, Acoustic Pro offers high-grade components and technology, pure Fender tradition and expert sonic imaging—allowing every note to be naturally and painstakingly replicated, letting your acoustic personality shine.

FEATURES

200-watt 12″ combo amplifier ideal for solo performers or acoustic duos
Two channels for instruments or microphones
Onboard hall reverb and tone controls with sweepable midrange
Integrated tilt-back kickstand easily converts the amp into a stage monitor
Includes deluxe fitted cover; optional two-button footswitch for reverb bypass

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Acoustic SFX

RICH, ROOM-FILLING SOUND IN A STUNNING PACKAGE
For the discerning player in search of an eye-catching piece of acoustic architecture, the Acoustic SFX offers state-of-the-art technology for a lush sonic experience unlike any other. The ultimate solution for acoustic players, the lightweight design and portability suit anyone looking for a grab-and-go rig for small venues, offering a pleasing sound image to people located all throughout the room.

FEATURES

Two-channel 160-watt (2x80W) stereo combo amplifier; ¼”-XLR combo jacks
Adjustable SFX® technology creates lush, room-filling sound
Onboard studio-quality effects include hall reverb, echo, delay, chorus and Vibratone
Tempo-sync all effects with two quick taps
Includes fitted cover; add optional two-button footswitch for per-channel effect bypass

The AER Compact 60/3

The ultimate in pure, natural acoustic tone.  The amp of choice for Tommy Emanuel and Eric Johnson.
The AER Compact 60/3 has proven that there is an all-round, small, powerful and yet simple to use complete solution for stage, studio and home use that works up to the highest demands and standards of acoustic players.
60 watts, dynamic control
8” (200 mm) twin cone speaker twin channel, 3 and 2 band EQ
Digital effect processor with 4 presets
(2 x reverb/delay/chorus)
14.30 lbs

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Stop in you local Willis or Moeller Music today and check out these great tools and many others!

Hit the Trifecta at Willis Music

Are you ready for the two most exciting minutes in sports?

Willis Music wants to help you “Hit the Trifecta” and reward your loyalty. The week leading up to the Derby is a very exciting time, and we want to be part of that excitement. Here is what you have to do, make a purchase between May 2 and derby post time on the 7th, pick the horse you think will win the Kentucky Derby, and if you are right, we will credit your Music Money account with triple the Music Money dollars from your purchase. It really is that easy, you pick the winning horse and get some extra Music Money! Stop by the store anytime between May 2 and 7 before post time for your chance to Hit the Trifecta!

About Last Years Kentucky Derby Winner

American Pharoah Hit the Trifecta

American Pharoah (foaled February 2, 2012) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse who won the American Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2015. In winning all four races, he became the first horse to win the “Grand Slam” of American horse racing. He was voted the 2015 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year and the 2015 Eclipse Award Champion three-year-old. He was bred and owned throughout his racing career by Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables, trained by Bob Baffert, and ridden in most of his races by Victor Espinoza. He now stands at stud at Ashford Stud in Kentucky.

Click here to visit the closest Willis Music location to you.

April 2016 Calendar of Events Lexington

Spring has arrived! Horses are about to begin galloping around race tracks, flowers & trees are blossoming, and it won’t be long before swimming pools open and school’s take their summer break!

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There is no break for us though! At Willis Music we thrive on serving YOU each and every day!

Here at the Lexington location we’ve recently made some changes. Our guitar department has taken a new shape, and the opportunity of jamming with your buddies is a must! We are now also Kentucky’s only dealer of the full line of Yamaha Acoustic & Digital Pianos! Our showroom is stocked full and more beautiful than ever. Come see for yourself!

Here are a few of the things we are excited about in Lexington this month:

  • Every Day! – Celebrate International Guitar Month with us and SAVE! Many of our guitars have already dropped in price! Get additional savings this month – it changes with each day of the week in April:
    • Mondays: Ibanez Electric Guitars are electrifying the sales floor this month. SAVE 10% and get a 10′ RHINO GUITAR CABLE for FREE!
    • Tuesday: Fender Telecasters on SALE! 10% OFF in-stock Tele’s! Plus get two free sets of D’Addario NYXL Strings!
    • Wednesday: Acoustic Guitars by Fender, Luna, Cordoba, Yamaha, and Seagull are 10% OFF!
    • Thursday: Bass Guitars are stocked full and begging for a new home! 10% OFF PLUS A FREE STAND!
    • Friday: Save an EXTRA 15% on all Scratch & Dent, Discontinued, and Used Guitars!
    • Saturday: Buy a Martin Guitar and get a FREE Strap & D’Addario Humiditrak System! Click here to learn more about this brand new product in 2016.
    • Sunday: Fender Stratocasters are 10% OFF this day each week of April! We will throw in a FREE GIG BAG TOO!guitar blog
  • Every Day! – It’s Jazz Appreciation Month so learn a new jazz tune or two this month! All Jazz Music is on SALE just for you! Get 15% off any in-stock jazz genre music book in April!
  • Every Thursday Evening – Group Guitar Classes meet 4-8pm with David McLean.
    • Buy a guitar in April and get free tuition for the summer group guitar class!
  • Saturday, April 16 -Our monthly open-mic experience called LEXINGTON LIVE is from 3-5pm.
  • Sunday, April 17 – Local music educator Kim Whitehead holds her Student Recital from 3-4:30pm.
  • Saturday, April 30 – Live Accordian Concert presented by the world renowned Tony Lovello at 3pm.
  • COMING SOON – You won’t want to miss our Yamaha Piano Open House Event! Date to be announced. This will be the biggest event ever at our store! Guest artists, food & drinks, clinicians, and much fanfare!

 

April Band of the Month Lexington

April Band of the Month Lexington

April is Jazz Appreciation Month!

Jazz legend, Herbie Hancock once said “The spirit of jazz is the spirit of openness.”

It is in that spirit that we are thrilled to share with you that our Band of the Month for April 2016 is The MetroGnomes!

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We are quite fond of The MetroGnomes. Composed of 17 musicians, this big band is made up of people from various walks of life who love to play music! They are directed by Doug Oatley, a retired band director from Lexington.

The MetroGnomes perform quite often in the Central Kentucky area! Keep reading below to learn how The MetroGnomes can save you money this month at Willis Music.

Also, you can find out more about The MetroGnomes at these links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Metrognomes-253513281345045/?fref=ts

Learn more about The MetroGnomes online at: http://www.themetrognomes.com/

Be sure to catch The MetroGnomes live in concert on April 15  and May 17. More information on those performances can be found on their Facebook page we listed above.

Did you know that by clicking LIKE on The MetroGnomes facebook page you can save money at Willis Music this month? CLICK HERE to learn how this works!

 

Want to be the next Band Of The Month in Lexington? Click Here!

March Calendar of Events – Lexington

Check out what’s happening at the Lexington location during March!

SALE EVENTS

March 2 – In-Store Used Items on Sale

March 13 – Headphones on Sale

March 17 – Annual St. Patrick’s Day Sale

March 25 – Ukuleles on Sale

EDUCATIONAL & PERFORMANCE EVENTS

March 12 – LEXINGTON LIVE! Our free open-mic experience. All are welcome!

March 19 – Beginning Guitar Workshop  (Click here to learn more)

March 21 – Lexington Chapter of Nashville Songwriter’s Association meets

March 24 – The Spring session of our group guitar classes with David McLean begins

 

Coming in April……. Date TBA for our OPEN HOUSE EVENT showcasing our new Yamaha Piano Showroom!

 

(Click on the image below for the best view.)

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March Band of the Month – Lexington

Lexington dance & party band, Kung Fu Grip is the Willis Music Lexington Band of the Month for March 2016!

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They recently won a Lexington Music Award for Best Funk/R&B/Reggae band. Kung Fu Grip is an awesome live band, and will make everyone in the room want to get up and dance! Keep reading below to learn how Kung Fu Grip can save you money this month at Willis Music.

Also, you can find out more about Kung Fu Grip at this link:

 

Learn more about Kung Fu Grip here: http://artistecard.com/kungfugripky

 

 

Want to be the next Band Of The Month in Lexington? Click Here!

 

Free Drum Workshop – February 13

Is your child playing percussion at school?

Does your child need extra pratice & tips on mallet percussion, snare drum, or auxilary percussion?

Have you always wanted to play the drums?

Did you get a drumset for Christmas, and it’s started collecting dust?

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On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Willis Music in Lexington, KY will host a hour long Workshop for beginning percussionists from 4-5pm! And it’s FREE!

The workshop will made given by Willis Lexington staff, Chris Teesdale and Dillon Garnett! Door prizes will be given out for all participants!

Chris is our store manager, but also a percussionist & music educator who has taught at many schools in KY.

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Dillon is a part of our sales team, but also a member of the drumline and pep band at the Univ. of Kentucky!

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Come learn basic technique, get an introduction to different drumming styles including rudiments, and discover how to adjust/put together hardware and other parts of your drumset. That’s not all! We will be providing instruction on auxilary and mallet percussion instruments – perfect for any child playing at their school in grades 5-8 in the Lexington area!

To pre-register for this workshop you can stop by the Lexington Willis Music location, send us an email, or give us a call at 859-273-4063.

We look forward to seeing you on February 13! Be sure to bring your own mallets/drumsticks and practice pad!

Workshop participants will also receive a special discount for the day of the workshop on drumsets, cymbals, and more!

February Band of the Month

Lexington rock band, Pulse is the Willis Music Lexington Band of the Month for February 2016!  Pulse recently  released an EP titled “Call Me the Captain.” The musicianship is superb! We promise you’ll love it, so be sure to check it out! Keep reading below to learn how Pulse can save you money this month at Willis Music. Also, you can find out more about Pulse at these links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PulseLexington

Bandcamp Channel: https://pulsebandlex.bandcamp.com

Here are some FAQ about our Band Of The Month promotion:

What is it?

The Willis Music Band Of The Month is a new promotion offered by Willis Music in Lexington, where we offer perks to your band and your fans by using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do I get?

Your entire band will save up to 15% on products at Willis Music in Lexington for that month. We will also provide your band with easy, free publicity, as well as potential new followers on social media.

How does it work?

Each month we randomly pick who our Band Of The Month will be. We promote your band on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. We also promote you in our store for the month using any merchandise or flyers you provide to us. We can even play recordings of your music in our store!

Customers will get an instant discount of up to 15% of one entire purchase that month, if they “Like” your band on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, or other social media sites. If they already follow your band the offer is still good. They can show this to our staff at the register!

What do I need to do?

Visit our store to talk with a member of our staff, fill out an entry form for your band, and you will be registered for the monthly drawing!

So stop by our location at 130 West Tiverton Way, just off Nicholasville Road in Lexington to sign -up your band today!

Beginning Guitar Workshop – March 19

Have you always wanted to learn the guitar?

Did you receive a guitar for Christmas and it’s starting to collect dust?

Here is how you can get a jump-start on one of the most popular instruments in history!

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, Willis Music in Lexington, KY will host a two-hour Guitar Workshop for beginners!

1:30pm – Registration
2-4pm – Beginning Guitar Workshop

The workshop will made given by Brent Larimore. A great music educator in the Lexington area!

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Come learn basic technique, picking and strumming styles, chords, a popular 12 Bar Blues progression, plus an easy scale for soloing! Each participant will receive a booklet to take home with you.

The cost for this two-hour workshop is $20. (A normal 30-minute guitar lesson would cost at least $20!) To pre-register for this workshop you can stop by the Lexington Willis Music location, send us an email, or give us a call at 859-273-4063.

We look forward to seeing you on March 19! Be sure to bring your own guitar (sorry no amps this time!). If you do not have a guitar, come see our awesome sales staff at the Lexington Willis Music store location and they will be glad to help you find the perfect guitar for you!

February Calendar of Events

See What’s Happening in February at Willis Music in Lexington, KY!

  • Month-Long Electric Guitar Closeout Sale on Charvel, Dean, EVH, LTD, and Schecter in-stock guitars. (While they last!)
  • Free Drum Workshop on February 13 by our staff from 4-5pm.
  • Annual Willis Music Penny Sale Event February 18-22
  • Lexington Live (our Open Mic experience!) is on Febuary 20!
  • Hallet Davis acoustic piano sale (While they last!) is February 26-29

February Calendar Blog

Announcement: Lexington’s New Dealer of Yamaha Pianos

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Willis Music Company is now the authorized dealer of Yamaha Pianos for Lexington, KY.  At our location in the Tiverton Crossing Shopping Center at 130 West Tiverton Way, you will find Yamaha Acoustic Pianos, Digital Pianos, Hybrid Pianos, Portable Keyboards, Synthesizers, and Arranger Workstations.

No where else in Kentucky will you find the full line of Yamaha pianos! This includes Grand & Upright pianos, plus the entire line of Digital Pianos including Clavinova, Arius, Disklavier, Contemporary, and Silent Pianos. We are also the dealer for popular Synthesizers such as the MONTAGE and MOXF.

To learn more about the complete selection of Yamaha Pianos & Keyboards visit the Yamaha website, or contact Matt or Chris at the Lexington location, 859-273-4063.

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The Yamaha Corporation began in 1887 as a producer of reed organs, and has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of  a full line of musical instruments. Yamaha’s focus is to contribute to the enrichment of the quality of lives for people around the world.  The Willis Music Company was founded just 12 years later in 1899, and is known internationally for its’ educational piano catalog. The focus of Willis Music has always been to serve the needs of music educators and encourage music participation.

Together Yamaha and Willis Music bring a total of 246 years to serve Lexington and all of Central Kentucky. Willis Music also carries Yamaha Band & Orchestra Instruments, including the exclusive Allegro line of Step-Up Wind Instruments. Willis Music provides its’ customers with a large selection of  Yamaha Acoustic Guitars and is a dealer of Yamaha Acoustic, Digital, and Hybrid Drumsets, as well as for the Yamaha Marching & Concert Percussion instruments. Willis Music carries the Yamaha Pro Audio equipment including mixers, loudspeakers, and studio monitors. You will also find a great selection of Yamaha accessories throughout the entire store.

Stay tuned for our future announcement of an Open House Event in May of 2016 for a great day at our showroom in Lexington, KY.

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Happy New Year!

 

The entire staff at the Willis Music location in Lexington, KY would like to wish YOU,

our friends, a very Happy New Year! We also want to Thank YOU for a wonderful 2015!

We are looking forward to 2016 and hope to see YOU soon!

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Pictured above: Chris (Top Left) – Store Manager, Matt (Top Right) – Piano Specialist,

Chase (Bottom Left) – School Service Representative, and Justin (Bottom Right) – Salesperson

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Pictured above: Joel (Top Left) – Salesperson, Barry (Top Right) – Salesperson,

Aaron (Bottom Left) – Salesperson, and Dillon (Bottom Right) – Salesperson

January Band of the Month

Artica

Lexington rock band, Aritca is the Willis Music Lexington Band of the Month for January 2016!  Artica recently  released an album titled “In Honesty” that is full of energy! Be sure to check it out! Keep reading below to learn how Artica can save you money this month at Willis Music. Also, you can find out more about Artica at these links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/articabandky

Bandcamp Channel: http://articaband.bandcamp.com

Here are some FAQ about our Band Of The Month promotion:

What is it?

The Willis Music Band Of The Month is a new promotion offered by Willis Music in Lexington, where we offer perks to your band and your fans by using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do I get?

Your entire band will save up to 15% on products at Willis Music in Lexington for that month. We will also provide your band with easy, free publicity, as well as potential new followers on social media.

How does it work?

Each month we randomly pick who our Band Of The Month will be. We promote your band on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. We also promote you in our store for the month using any merchandise or flyers you provide to us. We can even play recordings of your music in our store!

Customers will get an instant discount of up to 15% of one entire purchase that month, if they “Like” your band on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, or other social media sites. If they already follow your band the offer is still good. They can show this to our staff at the register!

What do I need to do?

Visit our store to talk with a member of our staff, fill out an entry form for your band, and you will be registered for the monthly drawing!

So stop by our location at 130 West Tiverton Way, just off Nicholasville Road in Lexington to sign -up your band today!

January Calendar of Events

CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH US AT WILLIS MUSIC IN LEXINGTON, KY!

We have a bunch of exciting things happening at Willis Music in 2016! So many that we are holding in some of those until you arrive in our Lexington store.

Don’t miss out on the events we have planned for the month, especially these highlights:

  • Get Free Registration ($25 value) by signing up for Private Lessons in store on January 2.
  • Save $$$ on a new guitar, during our annual January Martin Guitar Sale Event from January 4-10.
  • Learn to play guitar at our Workshop for Beginners on January 10.
  • Experience performing on our stage (FREE EVENT) at Lexington Live on January 16.
  • Discover something new at our Percussion Sale Event January 23-25.

Click on the calendar below to see all of our events and sales taking place in January!

January Calendar

Willis Music nominated for a Lexington Music Award

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Willis Music in Lexington, KY has been nominated for a Lexington Music Award for the second consecutive year.  Willis Music is one of three nominees for the Best in Industry – Music Store (instruments). It is an honor to be nominated and we appreciate everyone who voted.

The Lexington music community is fantastic, and we love serving local musicians on a daily basis.  The Lexington Music Awards is a great way to bring the music community together across all genres. To learn more details click here.

Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader first reported the nomination results here.

The awards ceremony will take place at 6pm on January 31 at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Center located at 300 East Third Street in Lexington. Tickets are $12.

 

 

December Band of the Month

Our December Band of the Month is Taylor Hughes!

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Taylor Hughes is a local country/pop artist here in Lexington, KY. You can see her perform at places like Henry Clay’s Public House, Chatham’s, and Twisted Cork on a regular basis. Taylor is currently working on creating an album of original music – so stay tuned for that one!  Keep reading below to learn how she can save you money this month at Willis Music. Also, you can find out more about Taylor online using these links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Taylor-Hughes-Music

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Taylor-Hughes-Music

Here are some FAQ about our Band Of The Month promotion:

What is it?

The Willis Music Band Of The Month is a new promotion offered by Willis Music in Lexington, where we offer perks to your band and your fans by using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do I get?

Your entire band will save up to 15% on products at Willis Music in Lexington for that month. We will also provide your band with easy, free publicity, as well as potential new followers on social media.

How does it work?

Each month we randomly pick who our Band Of The Month will be. We promote your band on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. We also promote you in our store for the month using any merchandise or flyers you provide to us. We can even play recordings of your music in our store!

Customers will get an instant discount of up to 15% of one entire purchase that month, if they “Like” your band on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, or other social media sites. If they already follow your band the offer is still good. They can show this to our staff at the register!

What do I need to do?

Visit our store to talk with a member of our staff, fill out an entry form for your band, and you will be registered for the monthly drawing!

So stop by our location at 130 West Tiverton Way, just off Nicholasville Road in Lexington to sign -up your band today!

Instrument Petting Zoo @ Tween Night

On November 14, 2015 part of our staff at the Willis Music Lexington location, packed up several instruments and took them to the Explorium in downtown Lexington.  The city’s children museum hosted a Tween Night for about 100 children. As part of the event, Willis Music created an instrument petting zoo!

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This was a great event to promote music education to the children of Lexington. We also used this evening to promote our music lesson program to everyone in attendance. We provided violins, trumpets, trombones, a guitar, ukulele, keyboard, djembe, a drum pad, and a melodica!

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Popular Used Pianos for Sale

Here at Willis Music in Lexington, KY you can always find a great selection of Used Pianos made in the USA!

Our pianos all include delivery to your home, as well as one in-home tuning!

 

Come see our current selection of a few of our pianos in stock today:

 

Aeolian Console

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Kimball Console

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Story & Clark Console – Made in 1962

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To learn more about our entire Used Piano selection at Willis Music go HERE.

 

 

 

Used Hallet Davis Pianos at Willis

At the Willis Music location in Lexington, KY you can currently find 3 premium quality Used Upright Pianos at an affordable price!

We have 3 Hallet, Davis & Co. pianos made in 2013, that are technician approved and ready for a new home. These pianos include delivery to your home and one free in-home tuning.

 

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Hallet, Davis French Console Satin Cherry Upright

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Hallet, Davis Studio Chippendale Cherry Upright

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Hallet, Davis Studio Mahogony Polish Upright

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To learn more about our entire Used Piano selection at Willis Music go HERE.

Used Technics Electric Organ

Have fun making music with this Used Technics SX-SN2 Electric Organ we now have available for purchase here at Willis Music in Lexington, KY.

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This organ is in extremely good condition, and lightweight!

 

Some of the features include:

  • Upper & Lower Keyboard Sound Select
  • Auto Play Chords
  • Music Style Arranger
  • Rhythm Track
  • Transpose Button
  • Tremolo Button
  • And much more!!!

 

To learn more about our Used Piano selection at Willis Music go HERE.

Used Samick Player Piano

At Willis Music in Lexington, KY, we have a beautiful used Samick 5’4″ Grand Piano for sale. It’s quickly become a customer favorite, and won’t be here long!

This SG-161 model was made in Korea and is in excellent condition. It is technician reviewed & approved.

A Piano Disc PDS-128 Plus player device is included with the piano, as well as a matching bench.

Delivery and one free home tuning is also included.

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To learn more about our Used Piano selection at Willis Music go HERE.

Used Baldwin Acrosonic Piano

SOLDWe just received this Used Baldwin Acrosonic Piano on a trade-in at the Willis Music – Lexington, KY store. It sounds fantastic! Come see for yourself.

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8 Reasons to Buy Your GUITAR at Willis Music

Are you wanting to purchase an acoustic guitar? How about an electric guitar? An amp? Or your first effects pedal?

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Here are 8 Reasons why you should buy your guitar here at Willis Music in Lexington:

1. All guitars are Detailed and Inspected.

2. All guitars necks are Inspected and Adjusted by our guitar product specialists.

3. All guitar frets are Inspected and Polished by our guitar product specialists.

4. Adjustable Bridge Intonated

5. All electronics professionally inspected

6. We give you the Manufacturers Warranty EXTENDED for 1 Full Year! (Excludes Wood and Finish Cracks)

7. We provide a Free “How To” Class for First Time Buyers**

This is a $119 Value that is INCLUDED for Free with your Guitar purchase at Willis Music!

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** The First Time Buyer’s Guitar Care Class takes places on the First Saturday of every month at 10:30 A.M. EST.  Classes are conducted by our guitar product specialists.

This class is a $39 value. Learn how to:
– Tune your guitar
– Care for your guitar
– Change strings

You will also be able to participate in a Question & Answer session, and receive a FREE polish cloth and a FREE set of strings!  (Bass set for 65% OFF!)