Worth More than A Penny

Do you feel that a Penny isn’t worth anything these days? 

Well at Willis Music, we want the penny to be worth lots more!! Come visit us at our Annual Penny Sale February 18-21! Need a new drum set? Buy any Gretsch, DDrun, Mapex Saturn, MyDentity or Armory kit and GET FOR A PENNY, in stock hand drum, snare drum or hardware! (Some restrictions do apply). How about a new guitar? Buy any American made guitar/ bass and get 6 re-strings from a pro guitar tech FOR A PENNY!

There is so many more deals, you have to stop in to see them all! And as always, we are bringing back our Penny A Page Sale Music!! Choose from selected titles of music!! It’s amazing!

See you there!

January Events

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A Summer Full Of Music

I think it is safe to say that we are all ready for summer. Don’t get me wrong- I used to think snow was really pretty- but not anymore! Spring is one of the busiest times of year for a lot of people, so summer is that promise of a little relaxation. Even through the hustle of getting the kids out of school, final exams, and work deadline, there is still the promise of a great summer at the end of it all.

That being said- summer was so much more fun we you were young. So here at Willis Music- we want to help you plan the perfect summer for your children- and maybe you can even get involved too! We are planning several different summer group programs in our different locations.

The benefits of group music making are endless. While one-on-one instruction is crucial to the learning process, starting with a group can be a great way to shake off the nerves. Starting something new is scary, but starting something new with 10 other people doesn’t sound so bad. We have had several group classes here and we love them.

We are planning all sorts of group lessons for the summer. We are still developing some- but here is a little bit more about one I am really excited about

In our Eastgate location, we will be holding a kids keyboard class called “Teaching Little Fingers to Play”. The class will be taught by our very own piano teacher Mike Bachelier. Mike teaches Piano, Guitar, and Voice several days a week at Willis Music and is excited to do some group work. The class will be on Monday mornings, 10:30-11:30, and will last for 6 weeks starting on June 15th. The price of the class will be $100. Space is limited so sign up in store or give the store a call at 513-752-6341.

More information on other group classes will be coming soon. If you would like to stay in the loop, make sure to visit or stop in a store today to find out what they are planning for you this summer.

Playing music in a group is a great way for your child to excel, as well as make new friends and learn new skills. You don’t have to take my word for it- check out this video of brothers who have always played music together and are proof that hard work and practice can really pay off!


Summer Music Camps at Willis!!!

Willis Music in Lexington is excited to offer 3 Summer Music Camp experiences this summer for children ages 6-10!  Piano and Violins players of any ability are welcome and encouraged.

piano camp picFive-Day Piano Camp
For children ages 6-10 years old

June 23-27

$150 registration


Twice Weekly Piano Class
For children ages 6-10 years old

July 8-31
(Tuesdays & Thursdays)

$100 registration for 8 classes


Twice Weekly Violin Class
For children ages 6-10 years old

July 8-31
(Tuesdays & Thursdays)

$100 registration for 8 classes



Dr. Erica Rumbley is a pianist who is passionate about music and life in general. She began studying the piano at the age of six. At 12 she took up the violin and had lessons during junior and senior high school, played in the Evansville (Indiana) Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and later with the Olivet Nazarene University Symphony. She graduated with a degree in piano performance from Olivet, and then received a Master’s in Musicology and a Masters in Piano from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Rumbley just completed a Ph.D. in Musicology at UK. She frequently gives recitals, serves as a faculty pianist at Transylvania University, and instructs undergraduate music classes, as well as teaching piano and violin lessons. In 2012, she performed in Kiefersfelden, Germany, as part of the International Performing Artists Institute. Erica enjoys getting to know new students and strives to make the lesson experience fun as well as productive.


If you have a question about our Summer Music Camps please email us at


Amazing Deals! Get them while they are hot!

We just marked down 100s of instruments to some Amazing Pricing! Every department got some items marked down, so now is the time to buy!!!  Stop in today!

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.

Welcome Aboard

Welcome Abigail Westwood to our team here at Willis Music Florence. Abigail will be our new Steinway representative. Stop by and say hello!

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Abigail Westwood has been involved with music as long as she can remember. As a child, she sang in several choirs and took piano and flute lessons throughout her school age years. She received a scholarship to study music at Northern Kentucky University where she worked towards a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis on flute. She taught piano and flute lessons for several years, as well as General Music K-8 at St. Cecilia’s Grade School in Independence, KY. She currently enjoys playing music regularly with a local folk ensemble. Abigail has a strong passion for music and quality and is excited to fuse these passions with Steinway’s vision.

Yamaha Acoustic Pianos are Here!


Willis Music in Louisville is well known for our great selection of guitars, band instruments, drums, amplifiers and PA equipment, but after hearing your requests we’ve added something new to our offerings: Yamaha acoustic pianos!

There were several options to consider when we decided to bring acoustic pianos in, but the one closest to our mind was satisfying the needs in the very best way possible. The good news is that since Yamaha was hands down the most asked for brand, we chose to add the U1 and U3 uprights to our store. The better news is that we’re bringing in used pianos that are so beautifully refinished you’d think they were brand new, except for the price!

Please come in & give your fingers and ears a treat- you’ll be very glad you did!

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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!!!


So its about 14 hours away from kickoff of the big event, so we will go ahead a tell you the giveaways! You must be present to win! TOMORROW, JUNE 22 starting at 10! Always subject to change and we aren’t going to list them all, but I will tell you that we have something to giveaway every half hour starting at 11! 12pm we have a Fender Mic/ Cable pack, 12:30 – $25 Willis Gift Card, 1:30 – 2 Hours of Recording at the Soundworkshop, 2:30 – Sabian cymbal AND 3 InstrumentLife Vault Cards, 3:30 Kala 15S Uke, 4 – $50 Willis Gift Card, 5 – Peavey Nanovypyr, 5:30 – Presonus Studio 1 Producer, 6:30 – Vox Stomplab 2G and 7 – Gretsch Taylor Hawkins Snare Drum! Again, these are not all of them. Stop by the store tomorrow to see the complete list!


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!

We Make Learning Music Fun & Easy!

The love of music has no age & neither does the desire to learn to play it! We’ve assembled a staff of teachers that create individual lesson programs for each student to make sure they receive exactly what they want to learn. Flexible schedules & great studios mean we work around your needs while providing a comfortable atmosphere to help you make your musical dreams come true. Stop waiting & start playing… whether you want one-on-one private lessons or the experience of a group class we’re ready to get you making the music you’ve dreamed of today!

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