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New Teacher Alert

Here at Willis Music we are always excited to add new teachers to our education program. Here are a few of our teachers to consider when choosing the teacher that is right for you. To sign up for lessons now, click here.

Jason Easter
West Chester Location

We are very excited to have Jason aboard. His love for the trumpet is evident in everything he does. He has taught at this location before with the Moeller Music Company, and is excited to be back. “I attended Miami University and Wright State university for a double performance major in voice and trumpet. I had moved to New York briefly and played with several salsa, jazz and funk bands in Manhattan and Brooklyn. I have experience teaching beginners as well as junior high school and high school level private lessons.”

To sign up for lessons with Jason, click here.

Deborah Hodge
Lexington Location

Deborah is a great find here in the Lexington location. Here experience really speaks for itself. “Hi, I am Dr. Deborah Hodge, and though I have resided in New York for about 25 years, I am a native of Lexington, Kentucky. I am a certified music teacher and I recently relocated back to Lexington after teaching music in New York for a numbers of years. I also taught music for approximately 10 years in the Fayette County School District. My teaching experience includes vocal, instrumental (band and orchestra), keyboarding (recording), and marching band (Assistant and Director). I have taught on both the elementary and secondary levels.

To sign up for lessons with Deborah, click here.

May 2014 Calendar of Events for the Willis Music Florence Super Store.

May is recital season! Welcome to the students of Denitsa Van Pelt, Peggy Wolverton, Anna Bonham-White, Lara Koogler, Debbie Starosciak, Katie Davidson, Becky Slater, Dan Walsh, Christina Day, Janice Greenhalgh. May is also International Drum Month and we are celebrating all month long with extra savings. May Sales Events: Cinco de Mayo (5/5), Mother’s Day (5/11) and Memorial Day (5/26). May Concerts: Steinway Young Artist Concert (5/14) featuring Hannah Meloy and Christina Haan. Willis Music / Woodsongs Coffeehouse Concert (5/17) featuring Wendy Miller and the Country Grass.


Melvin the “Mello” – phone….Do you name your instruments?

Melvin the Mello

Melvin the Mello

Came across this case in the store the other day.  A school had dropped off about a dozen mellophones for their yearly maintenance and there was a huge stack of them clogging the isles.  Obviously someone (name deleted for privacy reasons) had become so attached to this mellophone and spent so much time with it that they felt compelled to give it a name.  It reminded me of a middle school girl who came in the store once who was renting a viola.  I can’t remember the size but violas come in different sizes and as a child grows they have to upgrade occasionally to a bigger size.  This child’s teacher had decided that it was time for her to go to the next size up  The girl came in with her mother and was on the verge of tears because she was so attached to the viola which she had named, can’t remember the name unfortunately.  She refused to give it up.  She threw a virtual fit until her mother finally gave in and decided that despite the teacher’s wishes, she would let her daughter continue to rent the original viola.


Musicians can be strange birds sometimes.  We spend so much time with our instruments that we form a special “bond” with them, sometimes to the point of an unhealthy obsession with them.  We’d rather spend time with our special “someone” than humans.  This got me thinking about some of the famous examples of this out there.  Huge stars are no exception to this.  Below are some examples:

Yngwie Malmsteen’s “The Duck”

Yngwie's the Duck

Yngwie’s the Duck





Eddie Van Halen’s “FrankenStrat” or “Frankenstein”







Willie Nelson’s “Trigger”







and probably the most famous:

BB King’s “Lucille”




















Have you named your instrument?  Tell us about it either here or on one of our Facebook pages.  Need a new love of your life?  Come see us and pick out a new one.  Speed dating available daily!  Check out some of your fine choices here!





Calendar of Events for April 2014 at the Willis Music Florence Super Store.

April is a VIP+1 (Very Important Person – bring a friend) month. This special event is our way of saying Thank You to our customers. April 11-12 enjoy great savings, music, give aways and refreshments. Great Martin String Challenge is April 25th. This event kicks off our Pick Your Martin Sale (April 25-27). All month long enjoy rebates for that new Yamaha band instrument. April is Spring Recital time. Recitals for the students of Suzanne Butler, Dephne Walters, NKMTA (Northern Kentucky Music Teachers Association), Christie Arquiness and Debbie Starosciak. Re-occurring events include: 4/9: Steinway Young Artist Concert (Marcus Schwarting and friends), 4/16: Open Mic Night (with Scott Stuckswich), 4/20: Open Blues Jam (with Don Jackson), 4/23: Ukulele Club Jam (with Joe Yoakum), 4/25: Open Bluegrass Jam (NKBMA). Willis Music/Woodsongs Coffeehouse Concert: 4/19: featuring Sammy Adkins and the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys.


March 2014 Calendar of Events for the Willis Music Florence Super Store.

March is full of fun events and great sales events: Celebrate Mardi Gras (3/4) with us and save! Daylight Saving time is (3/9) and we celebrating with savings on great instruments. Don’t forget to wear your green at our St. Patrick’s weekend sale (3/15 – 3/17). Re-occurring events for March are: Blues Jam Sunday (3/16-2pm), Open Mic Night (3/19-6pm), Ukulele Club (3/26-7pm), NKBMA Open Bluegrass Jam (3/28-6pm), Steinway Young Artist (3/29-7pm). Special Events: Larry Sparks and Lonesome Rumblers Concert (3/20-7pm), Stan Ginn Drum Clinic (3/25-6:30pm),  Dentley Little Kids Rock Charity Concert (3/27), Willis Music / Woodsongs partner with Steinway Young Artist to bring you a special concert (3/29-7pm): 3 Ladies and the Piano (Elizabeth Windau, Jill Jantzen, Holly Judd Wilson).


Come See Our New Store!

Come See Our New Store!

Moeller Music of Willis Music

Located in West Chester, OH on the corner of Cox and Tylersville, right across the street from VOA in the Kroger plaza. Our pseudo-newest location has more drum products than you can shake a drum-stick at, three times as many Band Instruments and four times as much sheet music!

Themed Weekends Include:

  • February 14 – 17, 2014 Print Music Days — Saturday “Scene” from 9 AM to Noon; Opening one hour earlier than usual for teachers!
  • Choose From Selected Music Just a Penny-A-Page!

  • February 21 – 23, 2014 Band and Orchestra Days — Saturday “Scene” from Noon to 3 PM; sponsored by Rico. Band Director Specials!
  • First Fifty Customers Get Free Swag From Rico Reeds!

  • February 28 – March 2, 2014 Drum Days — Saturday “Scene” from Noon to 3 PM; sponsored by Evans.
  • First Fifty Customers Get Free Swag From Evans Drum Heads!

  • March 7 – 9, 2014 Guitar Days — Saturday “Scene” from Noon to 3 PM; sponsored by D’Addario.
  • First Fifty Customers Get Free Swag From D’Addario!

Saturday “Scenes” = Product Giveaways, Food and Drink!!!

During All 3-Day Events, Receive a $5.00 Gift Card For Each $50.00 You Spend!

Moeller Music (of Willis Music)
7850 Cox Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 777-7474

February 2014 Calendar of Events for the Willis Music Florence Super Store.

February is packed with sales events, concerts and our re-occurring get togethers. Join us that the Woodsongs concert: Feb 1st with Wilderness Trail Bluegrass Band. Special Events include: The Day the Music Died (Feb. 3rd), Make a Friend Day (Feb. 11th) and No Brainer Day (Feb. 27th). Look for details on the Willis Music Florence Facebook page. Valentine Day (Feb 14th) Sing for strings. Join us for the Steinway Young Artist Concert Series (Feb 12th) featuring Jonathan Carlisle. Kim Robins and 40 Years Late will perform at the Woodsongs concert (Feb. 21st). Our re-occurring get togethers are: Open Mic Night (3rd Wednesday), Open Blues Jam (3rd Sunday), Ukulele Club (4th Wednesday), NKBMA Open Bluegrass Jam (4th Friday). Piano teachers will get a chance at winning the use of a Boston piano (in their studio for a year) at the Steinway Boston Teachers Event (Feb 22nd).


December 2013 Calendar of Events for the Willis Music Florence Super Store!

Wow! Is it December already! Now is the time to buy that special musician in your life a new musical instrument from Willis Music Florence Super Store! Our biggest sale of the year is now! Starting Black Friday (November 29th through December 31st). The selection is great and Santa’s helpers are here to help you with your selection! Lots of recitals, open jams and a musical good time is happening all month! Come and join us!


Yamaha Triple Rebate Day – Friday!!

This Friday!!

Just a reminder that this Friday is triple rebate day on Yamaha band instruments. This is an exclusive event for Willis Music! Call today to schedule an appointment or stop by any time that day!!

See ya there.

Step Up to Yamaha – Triple Rebate Day

Thats right – Triple Rebates!!

On November 29, 2013, we will be offering triple rebates on Yamaha band instruments. This will be the best time to buy a step up or pro instrument!!  Turn your rebate into $150 or $300! This is a special event just for Willis Music. Call today to schedule your appointment to get the best selection. 859-525-6050

Public Service Announcement: Stolen Trumpets, Let’s Help Someone in our Community!

We received a very sad email this morning, a customer’s home was burglarized and several trumpets were stolen.  Below is a list of missing trumpets:
Bach/Laskey C Trumpet #286179
Bach/Laskey C Trumpet #230990
Bach/Laskey C Trumpet #94584
Bach/Laskey Bb Trumpet #42848
Bach/Laskey Bb Trumpet #59367
Bach D Trumpet #72612
Bach/Melk Eb Trumpet #492066
Bach Bb Cornet #214784
Schilke A7C Cornet #11969
Schilke E3L #15718
Schilke E3 #3197
Schilke G1L #15122
Schilke P4 #7551
Schagerl C Rotary W-2001 #5176817

All trumpets are Silver Plated and in Marcus Bonna and Reunion Blues Cases.
Any info call:  Springfield Township Police Department (513) 729-1300 and ask for Det. Eric Catron (513) 729-0003 (Ext. 6140).


In case you didn’t know it, Willis Music is now your Yamaha Band Headquarters!

That’s right, just in time for the best time of year… the Step Up to Yamaha event. From now until the end of the year, Yamaha has a mail in rebate for you, but for 1 special day we get to do DOUBLE rebates from Yamaha AND Willis wants to make it TRIPLE! Thats right, a TRIPLE REBATE!! November 29, 2013 is the BEST time to buy your Yamaha Band instrument. Stop in today and throw it in layaway, get it out that day and still receive the TRIPLE rebate!! This is the sale you have been waiting for!

November 2013 Calendar of Events for the Willis Music Florence Super Store.

November is here and it’s getting cold outside, but the deals get hotter inside the Willis Music Florence Super Store. The Amazing Deal and Closeout sale has been extended to November 1-10. After the 10th the remaining items get shipped out, so get them while they last.

November 13-22 we celebrate the bluegrass and folk musician with extra savings. Every 4th Friday of the month the Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Music Association has a open bluegrass jam. The Jam is on November 22 at 6pm.

Stop the Press!!!! Huge announcement!!! Willis Music Florence is now your YAMAHA Band Instrument dealer. We are celebrating big! On November 29th, we are having the “Step up to Yamaha” Band Event with TRIPLE rebates on Yamaha band Instruments. WOW!

Willis Music / Woodsongs Coffeehouse Concert feature: Southland Drive. Be part of the television audience on November 9th at 7pm. Check out the Calendar for all the happenings.




That’s right, we have gotten a shipment of a bunch of NEW stuff never seen before here at Willis Music! Something for everyone – our expanded band selection will help any bandy get back to school jammin, Chauvet lighting – it will light up your world, Red Witch pedals – the Seven Sisters pedals will rock for 300 hours after 1 charge!

There is so much more that we can’t even list it all, but stop by and you wont be disappointed!! See you soon, hurry, come on… you are still reading and  you should be in the car!

‘Back to Band’ Time Is Here!! And yes, we have what you need!

Willis Music Tri County prides itself in having all the necessary instruments for your student starting and continuing in school band!  Not only do we have the instruments, we also have all 7 possible learning books for the area schools, cleaning kits, reeds, mouthpieces, music stands and SO MUCH MORE!

We are keeping a file the required supplies for each school in the area.  If you have lost your print out from the school or director DON’T WORRY- we can still help you!

Don’t forget!  We have private lessons available for all your favorite instruments.  Want to really have some fun with that new saxophone or clarinet?  Come find out why our teachers are 2nd to no-one!

If you are an area band director, and you want to double check our records for what your students are required to have- please call Kevin Schwallie: 513.671.3288

Back 2 Band is Easy at Willis Music!

back 2 band ad

Students rarely rave about lots of homework, walking to the bus stop in the rain or the math test they have on Friday. What they do rave about is their band and orchestra classes! Music’s benefits to students of every age are not just nationally recognized; they’re seen every day by the families and friends of that musician.

As Band and orchestra classes begin for this year, Willis Music has once again ramped up our selection of band instruments, accessories, books, cleaning and care products and stands. Great efforts are made my these musicians to succeed, and we’re committed to helping them in every way possible. We’ve even brought in 4 new band instrument teachers for those wanting private lessons!

Everything they need under one roof.

Expert help with no hassles.

Back 2 Band Season has never been easier!

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BIG BAND BONANZA! It’s time to Step Up!

July 18th- Join us at Willis Music Tri County Mall for the absolute BEST time to select your intermediate, advanced, or pro grade instrument!

We will have specialists ON SITE from: Jupiter, Bach, LeBlanc, Selmer, Conn, Buffet Crampon, Keilwerth, King, Gemeinhardt, Besson, B&S, and Courtois.  Yes!  That’s correct, 12 brands on site to choose from!!!

Have an instrument you want to upgrade? TRADE IT IN!  Need time to pay it off?  Financing will be available!  Excited?  Let us know you coming!!

Questions & Interest?  Email: or call Stephanie or Kevin: 513.671.3288!

HUGE Storewide Used Gear & “New Old Stock” Sale June 21-24th Celebrating National Music Day

Friday June 21st is summer solstace, the first day of summer,  and National Music Day.
What better time to play music than the longest day of the year? In celebration we are having a HUGE weekend sale, Friday June 21st through Monday June 24th.

We are having a HUGE store-wide sale on all of our used gear and “New Old Stock” items this weekend, Friday June 21st to Monday June 24th. Save an additional 20% off our already priced to move “Amazing Deal” and Closeout tagged items.

Save at least 20% off the tagged price of any used item in the store. We are over run with used gear and merchandise that’s been here too long, and need to move some. These will be the best prices all year long on our used inventory.

There are tons to choose from in EVERY department of the store including: pianos & keyboards, electric guitars and amps, acoustic guitars, bass guitars and amps, percussion, live sound reinforcement and Band & Orchestra.

Here are just a few examples of the savings:

Band and Orchestra:
Musino 4/4 violin outfit, used, was $129.99, Sale Price $99.00
Yamaha TR200AD Trumpet, used was $395.00, Sale Price $299.00
Emerson Solid Silver open hole Flute, used, was $495.00, Sale Price $395.00
Jupiter CXL Tenor Sax, new old stock, was $1975, Sale Price $1575.00
Jupiter CXL Flugelhorn, new old stock was $749.00, Sale Price $599.00

Pianos and Keyboards:
Yamaha PSR-550 arranger used, was $399.00 Sale Price $319.20
Kohler and Campbell console piano, used (Only 3 yrs old) was $2295.00 Sale Price $1836.00
Jesse French spinet piano, used, was $599.00, Sale Price $479.80
Baldwin Acrosonic piano, used, was $1595.00, Sale Price $1276.00
Orla 88 note Digital piano, new old stock was $715.00, Sale Price $572.00

Drums and Percussion:
Verve 5pc. set complete, used, was $249.00, Sale Price $199.99
Mapex Meridian Maple 5pc. new old stock, was $715.00, Sale Price $572.00
Mapex Meridian Birch 5pc. new old stock was $675.00, Sale Price $540.00
Tama Rhythm Mate complete 5pc. new old stock, was $545.00, Sale Price $436.00

Live Sound Re-inforcement:
Peavey 20USB mixer, used, was $440.00, Sale Price $352.00
M-Audio NRV-10 firewire mixer, new old stock, was $269.99, Sale Price $215.00
Peavey SP-5 15″ Speakers, new old stock, was $355.00, Sale Price $284.00 each
Peavey Impulse 15″ Speakers, used, was $299.00, Sale Price $239.00

Electric Guitars:
Godin Triumph (silver sparkle), used, was $299.00, Sale Price $239.00
Epiphone G-400 SG, used, was $259.00, Sale Price $199.00
Ibanez Talman, used, was $349.00, Sale Price $279.00
Jackon Demolition V, used, was $550.00, Sale Price $439.00
Schecter Damien 7, 7 String, used, was $249.00, Sale Price $199.00
Eastwood Sidejack Baritone, used, was $339.00, Sale Price $269.00
Fender USA Hot Rod ’52 Tele, used, was $1349.00, Sale Price $1079.20
Fender USA ’70s Reissue Strat, used, was $849.00 Sale Price $679.20

Electric guitar amps:
Fender FM-212R used, was $269.99 Sale Price $215.00
Peavey Vypyr 100, new old stock, was $325.00 Sale Price $260.00
Peqvey Vypyr Tube 120, new old stock, was $375.00 Sale Price $300.00
Bogner Alchemist 212, new old stock, was $719.00, Sale Price $575.20

Bass Guitars:
Warwick Rock Bass 5, 5 string, used, was $349.00, Sale Price $279.00
Warwick Rock Bass Vampyre, used, was $349.00, Sale Price $279.00
OLP Stingray Bass, used, was $169.00, Sale Price $135.00
Fender Road Worn ’50s P-Bass, new old stock, was $619.99,  Sale Price $495.00
Dean Sledgehammer
, used, was $329.99, Sale Price $265.00
Peavey Milestone EXP, used was $119.99, Sale Price $95.00

Acoustic Guitars:
Takamine EG-541C, used, was $275.00, Sale Price $219.00
Dean Performer ac/el, used was $259.00, Sale Price $179.00
Fender CD-60, used was $169.00, Sale Price $135.00
Gibson DSM, used, was $875.00, Sale Price $699.00
Fender MA-1, 3/4 size, used,  was $109.00, Sale Price $85.00
Yakima Classical, used, was $75.00, Sale Price $59.00

plus much, much, much more!!!! Stop in and SAVE BIG $$$$




June 22 is going to be a blast!

We are going to have our Spring into Summer VIP event. We will have live music all day, a cookout from 12-2, giveaways throughout the day (must be present to win), factory reps in the store, Terry from Cook Instrument repair will be here 11-3 giving away strings with a paid setup, and of course special pricing on everything in the store! We will announce the band line up soon, but I promise you it will be awesome!

See ya there!

The Sound of Your Art

east violin

Eastman’s violins are works of art you get to hold. The tone makes you want to close your eyes as the music you make takes you to places a car never could. Whether you’re a new musician or seasoned player, an Eastman instrument will improve your playing simply because the stunning attention to every detail makes each violin a singular example of inspiration. You deserve this…  try one today!

Click the pic for a cool violin/guitar jam session video & contact us at 502-426-1818 if you’d like to sign up for violin/fiddle lessons!

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