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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

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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.

 

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 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 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

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
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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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