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.


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




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!


FREE strings & FREE restring in Florence!!


In support of International Guitar Month, Earth Day and to celebrate the launch of DAddario‘s Playback String Recycling Program, Willis Music invites you to attend DAddario‘s Guitar Restring and String Recycling Event!

Apr 23, 2016 11:00 AM

Willis Music
7567 Mall Rd
Florence, KY 41042

DAddario is rolling out the world’s first wide-scale string recycling program: Playback. The program is powered by TerraCycle, a highly awarded, international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products to repurpose the material into affordable, innovative products.

Collect your used strings (and from your friends and fellow musicians) and bring them to the store along with your electric or acoustic guitar. Your contribution of used strings qualifies you for a FREE set of DAddario strings and a complimentary restring by our expert team. Choose either a set of DAddario‘s premium NYXL electric guitar strings or DAddario‘s NEW Nickel Bronze acoustic guitar strings. The amazing string doctor, Terry Steding of Cook Instrument Repair, will also be in the store to do on the spot repairs!

Thank you for doing your part to reduce wasteful landfill and to support DAddario and Willis Music efforts to make the world a better place for all musicians.

We are looking forward to seeing you Apr 23, 2016 11:00 AM – 5pm!

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

April Newsletter Highlights GUITAR

Guitar News April 2013


D’Addario’s NEW XL Nickel Wound Balanced Tension Strings – Responding to consumer demand, D’Addario XL Nickel Wound Balanced Tension sets have been optimized to have a comparable tension string-to-string allowing for greater dynamic control and a more evenly balanced effort while fretting, bending, strumming and picking on guitar, as well as plucking, slapping and bending on bass. Comprised of mathematically optimized string gauge combinations, each balanced tension set was extensively tested with players and experts in order to insure not only that they were balanced, but that they retained all of the inherent properties expected of a D’Addario XL nickel wound set.

“For years, D’Addario’s been dedicated to helping players find the best set for them. As far back as 10 years ago, we published a String Tension Guide to educate players on the many factors that determine the actual and perceived string tension on your instrument,” commented Brian Vance, Director of Product Management at D’Addario. “This guide has led to hundreds of inquiries through email and social media each year from players who have questions or problems to solve related to string gauges or tensions. Our new Balanced Tension sets address the needs of those players and reaffirm consumers that we are listening.”

The Balanced Tension sets are another example of D’Addario’s dedication to inspiring all musicians to reach for higher levels of performance and creativity.

Interested in purchasing these strings? Give us a call or send us an email! Click HERE for a location nearest you.

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