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Join Us For The 2019 18th Annual Warehouse Sale

November Calendar of Events in Lexington

Every November in Lexington, KY is full of color! The foilage on trees change to orange and red. Every now and then some white snow finds its’ way to the ground. You’ll also find UK blue throughout the city as the football season is in full steam, and basketball season beings!  It’s a beautiful time of the year to be in Lexington indeed!

Every day at Willis Music in November is full of color as well!  We just added new guitars and drums! We rearranged those sections so that you’ll see something you’ve never seen before on your next visit. New pianos just arrived! This month also brings about the single best day to purchase a Step-Up Band & Orchestra instrument. Plus the annual Willis Music Warehouse Sale!

The Lexington Experience is unique at Willis Music! Come try a new instrument! Visit with our experts on staff!

Click on the calendar below to see all the colors of our November calendar!

 

Join Us For The 2016 15th Annual Warehouse Sale

Our long anticipated warehouse sale is coming up this month! This is the 15th annual sale and it will be bigger and better than ever! We have new surprises in store and more awesome deals that you don’t want to miss!

New this year are pianos.  Check out our used pianos and pre-shop the warehouse sale.
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Check out some videos to get you hyped for the Warehouse sale!
A look at how we make the magic come together
 

Here is a look at the 2015 warehouse sale! It is always buzzing with excitement!
 

Music Therapy With Melodic Connections

Starting at the beginning of the year, we have had the opportunity to work with the wonderful people at Melodic Connections. Melodic Connections DayMelodic Connections is a music therapy program, and they have been having a class in our Kenwood store every week since March. The class is set up as a “Career Module”, helping the students learn what it takes to work in the music business. We have worked on many things from cleaning band instruments, selling pianos, making change, and more.

 

Over the past few weeks we have been working on something that is really fun- assembling a drum set to put on display at the store!
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We started out by learning how to put the set together, everything from assembling drum heads to attaching the cymbals. We worked on using teamwork to give each person a specific job, so that the whole group could work together!
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Next, we talked about what it takes to sell the drum set! We all made a sample flyer and price tag and choose from them all to see which one we thought was the best.

 

Our Kenwood location does not stock drum sets, so that means it was time for a road trip! Melodic Connections arrived at our Eastgate location and got straight to work- loading the drum set into the store, deciding where it should go, putting it together, and placing the price tag. It was a great day! Again, we love working with Melodic Connections- they remind us every week that we work in the best industry around!
Melodic Connections Day

You can check out this cool timelapse video of the students from Melodic Connections from that day!

If you would like to learn more about Melodic Connections and what they do for the community you can visit their website by clicking here!

Sabian: A New Generation-Florence

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Sabian has been redefining cymbals and cymbal accessories for decades, and they haven’t skipped a beat yet (buh-dut-tss).  There is a reason why famous drummers like Terry Bozzio, JoJo Mayer, Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy play Sabian.  That reason you may ask? Quality.  More so, quality, consistency and passion.  The Sabian brand has moved mountains to get where they are today, based on those qualities and many more just like them.  Lucky for us though, they brought some new toys with them.

 

This year, Sabian has delivered a new line, simply titled, the XSR Series.  With this new series, players will get thinner, quicker crashes, tasty balanced rides for better stick definition and tone, and a variety of other beneficial gear as well.  With these cymbals, Sabian has included their pure Sabian B20 Bronze, utilizing the same “trickle-down technology” incorporated in their award winning Evolution and X-Plosion cymbals.  The best part about these cymbals though?  XSR delivers a better price point than most any other cymbal out there.  It’s almost a no brainer when you think about it.  High quality cymbals at a fraction of the cost? Sign me up!

 

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Luckily, here at Willis Music in Florence, we carry this impressive line.  All you drummers out there should come check them, and let me know how you like them in the process.  Drum on folks!

The Little Drummer Boy

How many of us can say at 8 years old we could keep a sick beat on the drums? This kid can!

Cooper At the Drums

This is Cooper (Aka: one of the coolest kids you will ever meet!). He is 8 years old and can drum like no one’s business. His awesome talents helped him become one of our winners for our Willis Music “Kid’s Got Talent” contest. This little guy can also read music, sing, and play drums at the same time!

I had the pleasure of sitting down and interviewing Cooper… Jealous? You should be! This kid seriously knows what he is doing! Before the interview started we put him at a drumset that is on display in our West Chester store… He knew how to set it up better than we did! He went right to work adjusting everything to fit him and happily let the master go to work!

It seems Cooper was destined to be a drummer from the day he was born. Cooper’s mom, Lisa, said that Cooper was born on December 21st so they were playing Christmas music in the O.R. as little Cooper was being delivered. The song that was playing ironically was “The Little Drummer Boy.” Lisa told me she turned to her husband Brian and said “well, here’s our drummer!” Little did she know at the time that would actually come true!

Cooper’s interest in drums came when he was only 9 months old! I asked him what sparked his interest to become a drummer and he said he was “…too young to remember…” hey, who can blame him he was only two! So I asked his mom, because who would know better than her? She said at 9 months old Cooper could “…keep the beat anytime he heard music and loved watching bands on television.” She said like most young kids do he would “…pull out all of the pots and pans, but he would try to set them up to resemble an actual drum set!” She said he loved to bang on whatever he could, but rather than it just sounding like a bunch of loud noise, he actually sounded good. When he was two years old they began talking about getting him his very own drum kit. So the morning of Cooper’s third birthday, that is exactly what he got! His mom said he was the happiest kid she has ever seen! There is a video of Cooper playing “White Room” with his dad, who is a bass player, only a few days after his birthday. Seriously, how cool is this story?

It is so great seeing a kid as young as Cooper taking such a great interest in music. It is also great for him to have a family who are proud of his musical talents and support him! Here is Cooper with his family! Don’t they look great!

Now that you know a little about Cooper check out this interview he did with me and him testing out some drums in our store!

Want to see more of Cooper… we know you do… I mean come on… he is awesome! Go check out his YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/brianonbass

New Teachers in West Chester- Sign up Today!

We have several exciting new teachers at our West Chester Moeller/Willis Music location. These four new teachers are a great addition to our lessons!

Shelia Gardner- View Profile Here!

Voice lessons, Thursday Evenings 

Register for Lessons With Shelia Today!

 

 

Keith Lykins- View Profile Here

Acoustic, Electric, and Classical Guitar- Saturday, Sunday, & Monday

Register for Lessons With Keith Today!

 

Josiah Wolf- View Profile Here!

Drums- Thursdays 

Register for Lessons With Josiah Today!

 

Mike Haid- View Profile Here!

Drums- Sundays

Register for Lessons With Mike Today!

 

 

To see all of the teachers at our West Chester location, Click Here

Or Click Here to find a teacher near you!

 

7 Reasons to Buy Your DRUMS at Willis Music

Are you wanting to purchase a drum set? How about a djembe? Cajon? Or your first snare drum?

Here are 7 Reasons why you should buy your drums here at Willis Music in Lexington:

1. All drums are Detailed and Inspected.

2. All drums are Assembled by our percussion product specialists.

3. All drums are Tuned by our percussion product specialists.

4. All drum sets include an Evans Power Center Premium Snare Head

5. All drum sets include an Evans EQ Bass Drum Beater Pad

6. We give you the Manufacturers Warranty EXTENDED for 1 Full Year!

7. We provide a Free “How To” Class for First Time Buyers.**

This is a $119 Value that is INCLUDED for Free with your Drum purchase at Willis Music!

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** The First Time Buyer’s Drum Care Class takes places on the Second Saturday of every month at 10:30 A.M. EST.  Classes are conducted by our percussion product specialists.

This class is a $39 value. Learn how to:
– Tune your drums
– Care for your drums
– Change a drumhead
– Know about cymbal, stick, and drumhead selection
– Use a metronome and learn the importance of meter

You will also be able to participate in a Question & Answer session, and receive a free pair of drum sticks!

 

Our Fantastic Teaching Staff

We tend to take them for granted and don’t talk about them enough so just wanted to take a second to introduce our fantastic teaching staff here at Moeller of Willis Music West Chester!

 

Check out their bios here! Or better yet,  just go ahead and sign up for lessons here!

 

We offer guitar, bass, drums, piano, keyboard, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, coronet,  bass clarinet, violin, viola, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, and voice lessons and perhaps a few I forgot to mention.

Drum Heaven at Moeller of Willis Music West Chester!

The new store is really starting to take shape here in West Chester!  If you’re a drummer and you haven’t stopped in yet please do.  We have a much larger selection than we ever have.  We have cymbals from Sabian, Zildjian, Meinl, Amedia, and Dream.  Featuring drum sets from Tama, Gretsch, Mapex, and Ddrum.  Electronic kits from Roland and Yamaha.  Percussion from LP, Toca, and Meinl.  Heads from Remo and Evans.  We have all your percussion needs covered.

Stop in and check it out and don’t forget about our “All About Drum Days” from Feb. 28 – March 2 and our Saturday “Scene” from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM sponsored by Evans.  Free Swag to the first 50 customers from Evans Drum Heads.

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Our new expanded drum department.

Cymbal Wall!

West Chester Cymbal Wall

Tri County Willis Music MOVING!!!!!!!

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That’s right folks!  We are moving to newly acquired Moeller Music store in West Chester!!
But- we have TONS of stuff that we would rather sell than truck over there!
Our last day in Tri County Mall is Jan. 6th, so stop in, and find a GREAT deal on that thing you have been wanting for a long time!

Special discounts throughout the store, print music, drums, keyboards, guitars, amps, straps, sticks, strings, new and used brass and woodwind instruments!

On a side note: I just want to thank everyone who has shopped with us!  Whether you have been with us for several years, or just recently found us in our corner of the mall, I do truly mean it when I say THANK YOU.  I hope I can continue serving and helping you in your musical efforts, and you should never hesitate to ask me for any help or assistance you might need.  It’s going to be an exciting couple of weeks!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and I hope we see each other soon!  -Kevin Schwallie, Manager Willis Music Tri County.

 

Print Music Special Offer!!! Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!!!

That’s right, friends!  Buy any 2 books of your favorite music in the store, for ANY instrument, and the 3rd one you want is FREE!

There is no limit on how many books you may get with this offer!  This offer does expire December 24th!!!

**Offer isn’t valid on piano & guitar method books.

INDOOR YARD SALE!!! RAIN OR SHINE! (click for pic)

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That’s right folks!  We wanted to be the LAST yard sale you  went to this season, and it’s a whopper!

Thursday Sept 19 – Sunday Sept 22 is our Annual Indoor Yard Sale!
~ Receive killer deals on new, fully warrantied plus Willis extended warrantied, items
~ Receive 10% of your purchase over $500 or more in a gift card to be used on a future purchase!
~ Receive DOUBLE blocks on Willis Music Money cards!
~ Receive extra FREE goods on certain closeouts until supplies run out!
~ Receive mega discounts on hundreds of accessories!
~ Receive 50% off vintage sheet music titles!
See a sample of instrument deals online at www.willismusic.com/yardsale
See ya there! It will be a blast!

INDOOR YARD SALE!!! RAIN OR SHINE! (click for pic)

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That’s right folks!  We wanted to be the LAST yard sale you  went to this season, and it’s a whopper!

Thursday Sept 19 – Sunday Sept 22 is our Annual Indoor Yard Sale!
~ Receive killer deals on new, fully warrantied plus Willis extended warrantied, items
~ Receive 10% of your purchase over $500 or more in a gift card to be used on a future purchase!
~ Receive DOUBLE blocks on Willis Music Money cards!
~ Receive extra FREE goods on certain closeouts until supplies run out!
~ Receive mega discounts on hundreds of accessories!
~ Receive 50% off vintage sheet music titles!
See a sample of instrument deals online at www.willismusic.com/yardsale
See ya there! It will be a blast!

Incredible Savings This Weekend!!

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THIS WEEKEND IS OUR ANNUAL INDOOR YARD SALE!!!

Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22, Willis Music on Hurstbourne is giving you the chance to save like never before!

– Receive FANTASTIC DEALS on new, fully warrantied (including the Willis extended warranty) items!
– Receive 10% of purchases over $500 or more ON A GIFT CARD to be used with a future purchase!
– Receive DOUBLE entries on Willis Music Money cards!
– Receive extra FREE goods on certain closeouts until supplies run out!
– Receive mega discounts on HUNDREDS of accessories!
– Receive 50% OFF vintage sheet music titles!

You do not want to miss out on this event! Rain… shine… cold… hot… zombies…. NOTHING stops the deals!!

1850S. Hurstbourne Pkwy. Louisville, KY. 40220

502.426.1818   louisville@willismusic.com

For a sneak peek of our YARD SALE instrument deals visit:  www.willismusic.com/yardsale

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USED GEAR MONTH AT WILLIS MUSIC TRI COUNTY!!

We will give you an extra 10% off your new instrument when you trade in your old unwanted gear!!

That’s right folks, you read it correctly!  Every Friday & Saturday through September, anytime you trade in your old gear, we will give you another 10% off the already Promised Lowest Price of your new instrument!  Please call Kevin the Manager to set up a time to bring in your gear, but ANY of our staff is happy to help you select your new instrument.  (Must be 18 or over to trade/sell gear to the store)

See you soon!!!

Name Your Own Price????

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We hear it on the radio… “No reasonable offers refused”. Sounds too good to be true, but isn’t it worth a look? If you could get a great product at a price you name wouldn’t you be pumped?

Willis Music not only has the coolest, most current musical equipment in Louisville, we also have great used gear at killer prices. But maybe the price could be even more killer, huh? When you see the tag above on instruments in our store, that means we’re opening the door to you setting a price. We’ll do everything we can to meet your offer. If we aren’t able to take your offer, we’ll make a counter-offer so you know we’re 100% serious about giving you the very best deal around.

Look for Mr. Brando. Get great gear. Save some money.

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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 $$$$

 

 

Free DVDs This Weekend!

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Not much more to say… best prices in town on the coolest instruments from Orange, Gibson, EVH, Mesa/Boogie, Fender, Yamaha, Selmer, Blackstar, Mapex, Charvel, Gretsch, Martin and so many more AND a free DVD on top! Visit June 15-17 to take advantage!

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New Store Hours March 1st!

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We’re making it even easier to get that guitar, violin, drum kit, amp…. you want! Our new hours are musician friendly & more convenient than ever.

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