1st Annual Willis Music Hollywood Showcase

Willis Music is proud to present its first annual Hollywood Showcase!  The show will put a fun and low-pressure twist on the traditional piano recital, and includes ALL instruments and ALL ages.  Anybody studying an instrument is welcome to showcase their skills.  Participants are invited to dress up like their favorite celebrities.  Be careful though, we heard the paparazzi will be there!  The Louisville Hollywood Showcase will be on Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 pm and the Lexington Hollywood Showcase will be on Thursday, May 30th at 6:00 pm.  To register to participate, send an email to kellyz@willismusic.com with your name, song title and artist, instrument and phone number.  Feel free to contact Kelly with any questions as well!

Click here for printable PDF

Not in Louisville or Lexington and the Hollywood Showcase really tickles your fancy?  More themed showcases are coming soon to a store near you!  Stay tuned for details!

Piano Lessons for All Ages and Skill Levels

piano hands steinwayWillis Music is THE place for piano lessons in Cincinnati, Lexington and Louisville!  Our professional and highly qualified teachers work with all ages and skill levels to bring out the musician in anyone!

Click on a teacher below for their complete bio or to sign up for piano lessons NOW!


Lexington: Barry Stenulson  Vanessa Chinn  Steve Smith

Louisville: Todd Ihrig Drakkar Wilkins  Candice Edwards  Alison Suell  Kendall Carter  Joseph Sohler

Cincinnati –   Kenwood: JC Brooks  Todd Hepburn Rachel Balogh  Barbara Leder  Tony Beck

Tri-County: Brenda Mendenhall  Jeff Holmes

Eastgate:  Visit www.looking4lessons.com and enter the zipcode 45245 for a complete list of teachers.

Florence:   Visit www.looking4lessons.com and enter the zipcode 41042 for a complete list of teachers.



Kevin Cranley, NAMM Chairman & Willis Music President, in Russia for new Trade Show

Inaugural NAMM Musikmesse Russia Show

NAMM [joined] Messe Frankfurt, producers of Musikmesse and Music China, to co-produce two new trade shows in Russia. Both organizations are working to grow new markets and encourage professional development and music education in the region.

The new shows, NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia, [took] place in Moscow’s Expo Centre May 16–19, 2012. NAMM Musikmesse Russia [focused] on the musical instrument sector, while the Prolight + Sound NAMM show concurrently [represented] pro audio, lighting and event technology.”

Kevin Cranley talks about his experience…

Kevin: “I had the opportunity to present at the NAMM Musikmesse Russia Show. Working with a translator provides a unique challenge to presenting but the translator was great and the audience was responsive.  This was the first year that the convention was in Moscow and the attendance exceeded our targets.  I look forward to attending and presenting in Moscow again next year.”

Kevin: “Here I am with some of the NAMM team (From left to right: Kevin, Dominique, Joe, Betty and Dan) on the Moskva River.  The City of Moscow was named after the river. Directly across from the river is Gorky Park, which was made famous in the US by the 1983 movie based on the novel of the same name.  As you might be able to tell from this picture, the weather was great and unusually warm for mid May; it was in the mid 80’s.  ”

Kevin: “…In front of the ‘Russian White House’, of course that’s not the real name but it is what the people we spoke to call it.  The english translation of the name of the building is, ‘House of the Government of the Russian Federation.’ It can also be the home of the Russian President, who can choose there or the Kremlin to live.  The building sits on the Krasnopresnenskaya embankment on the Moskva River.  Here I am with Joe, NAMM President and Betty, NAMM Director of International Affairs.”

For more information about this show, click HERE

For more information about NAMM, click HERE

For more information about Willis Music, click HERE