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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!

 

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

Hitting The Road with JT

As many of you know, I am the lessons coordinator here at Willis Music. But something that you may not know is that I am also working with the publications side of our business. Before anything else, Willis Music has been known for publishing the best piano method books in the world, including the John Thompson Modern Piano Course. I learned to play piano using John Thompson, as I am sure many of you have as well.

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This past weekend, we went up to The National Conference on Piano Pedagogy to represent Willis Music. This was my first time working the Willis booth at one of these events and I really didn’t know what to expect. It was so exciting to speak with so many teachers who are passionate about the Willis family of composers.

On this trip with us were Carolyn Miller and Glenda Austin. It was so great to have them both there with us. They both really enjoy talking to everyone about the music they have worked so hard to create.

On Saturday morning, Carolyn lead the Willis Showcase where she talked a lot about picking the perfect recital piece for your student. She displayed a lot of great music- especially the new issues. Some of my favorites were Carolyn’s own new sheet called “Remember When” and Glenda’s new book called “7 Minor Moods”. Carolyn talked about writing “Remember When” about her late mother- and how she sat down to write the song while she was missing her mom. It really was such an inspiration to be around two very talented composers.

I also learned about something I didn’t even know was an option to piano teachers. It is called Willis Teacher Advantage. When you sign up, you will have new publications shipped to your house every other month- simply because we want you to be the first to try out our new music. To learn more, visit www.willispianomusic.com or click here.

 

Also, follow Willis Piano Music on Facebook to keep up on everything happening in the publications world.