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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

and…..

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 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!

November Calendar of Events for Lexington

November is going to be another exciting month at Willis Music in Lexington, KY.  For the entire month we have a sale going on for all our new Yamaha pianos and Clavinovas on the sales floor! We are Kentucky’s only authorized dealer for Yamaha acoustic pianos, and we promise you will be satisfied with the quality of product at Willis Music Lexington. Our goal with every customer is to help you find the perfect product for you! Come stop by our store on West Tiverton Way this month to take advantage of the Piano Floor Model Sale, our Drum Sale Event, and other one day sale events.

Don’t miss our 12 Gifts of Christmas promotions that kickoff on Black Friday!

 

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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

Willis and Moeller Music Welcome Fender Supro Amps

LEARN ALL ABOUT THE SUPRO AMP.

Wills and Moeller Music proudly welcome Supro Amps to our West Chester and Lexington stores. These legendary amps are a tone freak’s dream. they are small, compact, low wattage, class A tube amps that deliver a huge sound. For those of you that have never heard of Supro all you need to know is that you have heard them, even if you didn’t know it. These are the amps that legendary Chicago blues players used in the 50’s and 60’s. They were originally low cost amps that were work horses and were everywhere. Their unique circuitry allowed them to achieve a great tone that was utilized by great players like Jimi Hendrix, Link Wray, David Bowie and Dan Auerbach. The most famous user however was Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. In 1968, Page used a Tele plugged into a customized 1 x 12 Supro combo amp to record all of the guitar parts on Led Zeppelin’s debut album. The solo to Stairway to Heaven was played on a Supro. The great irony is that Supro went out of business during that same year!

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Supro was reborn in 2013 and now you can achieve that same great tone. The signature element of a Supro amp is its “Class-A” power section, which maintains remarkable clarity and dynamics when overdriven. This gritty mid-range sound is the original alternative to Fender… you could call it “the other white meat” of classic American tone! Every element of our Supro reissue amps has been designed from the ground up to bring this long lost, holy-grail amp to musicians at a working players price. The Blue Rhino Hide tolex was specially made, the cabinetry is vintage-correct, the speakers are totally unique, the transformers are custom and the sound is 100% authentic Supro. Supro reissue amps are hand assembled in Port Jefferson, NY, USA.

I plugged an American Elite Fender Shawbucker Strat into the Saturn Reverb the night they came in. No effects, just guitar, cable, amp. I plugged into the 1+2 input, turned on a bit of reverb, and turned it all the way up. With the bridge humbucker selected instantly I had that classic ‘Whole Lotta Love” tone. Even with the volume on 10 though it was loud but comfortably loud. The kind of tone that if you put a SM57 in front of it you’d have all the amp you will need.

Loud enough for you to overcome the drummer on stage for you, but still not ear splitting and workable for a sound system. Back the volume off on the guitar and switch to the neck single coil, and you get the perfect blues tone. play lightly its as clean as a whistle, play hard it breaks up nicely and sings. I plugged a couple of different overdrive pedals In and achieved the same kind of tone at a lower volume. I added a phaser to the mix and just fell in love. A tele plugged into it got that nice Brad Paisley like tone.

Stop by and try one out with your favorite guitar and effects today.

Willis Music Lexington Band of the Month for May

Lexington’s All the Little Pieces, is the Willis Music Lexington Band of the Month for May 2016!

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You can find music by All the Little Pieces online for your listening pleasure. We promise you’ll be glad you did! The dynamite vocals provide a fresh alternative sound and the instrumentalists have a deeply rooted mix of rock, blue, and country.

All the Little Pieces is performing Wednesday, May 18, at the Kentucky Rain event taking place at the Manchester Music Hall in Lexington. They along with many other local musicians, will be honoring the music of Prince that day! You can also find them at Willie’s Locally Known in Lexington on May 4 & 11 starting at 8pm.

Keep reading below to learn how All the Little Pieces can save you money this month at Willis Music. Also, you can find out more about All the Little Pieces at these links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allthelittlepiecesband

All the Little Pieces Website: http://www.allthelittlepiecesband.com

Here are some FAQ about our Band Of The Month promotion:

What is it?

The Willis Music Band Of The Month is a new promotion offered by Willis Music in Lexington, where we offer perks to your band and your fans by using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do I get?

Your entire band will save up to 15% on products at Willis Music in Lexington for that month. We will also provide your band with easy, free publicity, as well as potential new followers on social media.

How does it work?

Each month we randomly pick who our Band Of The Month will be. We promote your band on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. We also promote you in our store for the month using any merchandise or flyers you provide to us. We can even play recordings of your music in our store!

Customers will get an instant discount of up to 15% of one entire purchase that month, if they “Like” your band on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, or other social media sites. If they already follow your band the offer is still good. They can show this to our staff at the register!

What do I need to do?

Visit our store to talk with a member of our staff, fill out an entry form for your band, and you will be registered for the monthly drawing!

So stop by our location at 130 West Tiverton Way, just off Nicholasville Road in Lexington to sign -up your band today!

Lexington May 2016 Calendar of Events

View the calendar to find out all the exciting things happening during the month of May at our Lexington store location:

May Calendar

 

January Band of the Month

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Lexington rock band, Aritca is the Willis Music Lexington Band of the Month for January 2016! Artica recently  released an album titled “In Honesty” that is full of energy! Be sure to check it out! Keep reading below to learn how Artica can save you money this month at Willis Music. Also, you can find out more about Artica at these links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/articabandky

Bandcamp Channel: http://articaband.bandcamp.com

Here are some FAQ about our Band Of The Month promotion:

What is it?

The Willis Music Band Of The Month is a new promotion offered by Willis Music in Lexington, where we offer perks to your band and your fans by using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do I get?

Your entire band will save up to 15% on products at Willis Music in Lexington for that month. We will also provide your band with easy, free publicity, as well as potential new followers on social media.

How does it work?

Each month we randomly pick who our Band Of The Month will be. We promote your band on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. We also promote you in our store for the month using any merchandise or flyers you provide to us. We can even play recordings of your music in our store!

Customers will get an instant discount of up to 15% of one entire purchase that month, if they “Like” your band on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, or other social media sites. If they already follow your band the offer is still good. They can show this to our staff at the register!

What do I need to do?

Visit our store to talk with a member of our staff, fill out an entry form for your band, and you will be registered for the monthly drawing!

So stop by our location at 130 West Tiverton Way, just off Nicholasville Road in Lexington to sign -up your band today!

January Calendar of Events

CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH US AT WILLIS MUSIC IN LEXINGTON, KY!

We have a bunch of exciting things happening at Willis Music in 2016! So many that we are holding in some of those until you arrive in our Lexington store.

Don’t miss out on the events we have planned for the month, especially these highlights:

  • Get Free Registration ($25 value) by signing up for Private Lessons in store on January 2.
  • Save $$$ on a new guitar, during our annual January Martin Guitar Sale Event from January 4-10.
  • Learn to play guitar at our Workshop for Beginners on January 10.
  • Experience performing on our stage (FREE EVENT) at Lexington Live on January 16.
  • Discover something new at our Percussion Sale Event January 23-25.

Click on the calendar below to see all of our events and sales taking place in January!

January Calendar

Instrument Petting Zoo @ Tween Night

On November 14, 2015 part of our staff at the Willis Music Lexington location, packed up several instruments and took them to the Explorium in downtown Lexington.  The city’s children museum hosted a Tween Night for about 100 children. As part of the event, Willis Music created an instrument petting zoo!

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This was a great event to promote music education to the children of Lexington. We also used this evening to promote our music lesson program to everyone in attendance. We provided violins, trumpets, trombones, a guitar, ukulele, keyboard, djembe, a drum pad, and a melodica!

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Music Money: Customer Loyalty Cards

Do you have Music Money?

At Willis Music in Lexington we like making every day a Customer Appreciation Day! We like it so much that we have trees growing Music Money especially for you.

As a thank you for choosing Willis Music we will give you a gift card after every 6 purchases you make in the store.

After every 6 purchases, you will receive a gift card as a GIFT from Willis Music for 5% of those 6 purchases (not including tax), up to $25.

Be sure to sign up to get your Music Money Card on your next visit to our store!

 

New Voice Teacher- Tonya Jenkins

We are very excited to have Tonya Jenkins on board teaching at our Lexington Location.

Tonya teachers voice lessons and is available any time of day on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Sign up for lessons Today!

I’m so happy you are considering vocal lessons! I have been singing since I was 5 years old. I entered every competition, choir and vocal group I could. When it was time to go to college, my Dad told me he would pay for my college education or an apartment in New York so I could audition for musicals. He was my biggest fan. I teach vocal conditioning and technique but most importantly I try to help instill confidence in each student. After college I performed for 10 years. I was the Music Director at a private school. I’ve been doing private vocal instruction since 1997. I’ve always sang at Church. I believe any talent is a gift from God. I try to give back any way I can. Music is truly my passion and I would love to work with you.

You can view Tonya’s Profile Here

 

Open Mic Night! Tuesday, March 11th from 6-8pm

The next installment of our Open Mic Night! is TOMORROW, Tuesday March 11th from 6-8 pm.

Any performer on any instrument is welcome. Kids and teens are especially encouraged to participate.

Come on out and show off your talents or just come out and listen and encourage the others.

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Willis Music in Lexington hosts Open Mic Night! the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

Product Spotlight: Yamaha ARIUS Digital Piano

Whether you are looking for a piano to practice on or to use in performances, make the Yamaha ARIUS Digital Piano the instrument of choice for you!

Perfect for beginning and experienced players alike!
An authentic sound. A natural touch. And an absolute joy to play!

What more could you possibly want with a digital piano?

ARIUS Yamaha Digital Piano YDP-181

ARIUS Yamaha Digital Piano YDP-181

Features
The Tone of a Yamaha concert grand piano.
The Graded Hammer Standard Action just like an acoustic piano.
The ability to interface with a variety of computers or mobile devices.
Premium key stability, response, and repetition.
Synthetic Ivory Keytops make the white keys easy to “grip.”

The entire Yamaha ARIUS series of digital pianos is superb, but today we are highlighting the YDP-181 model (pictured above in our showroom.)  This model is the best of the best! Here’s why:

  • It has 14 Voices! Experience the sounds of Strings, Electric Piano, Acoustic Guitar, and more.
  • It has a Full Control Panel!  You will have access to the features you need most within an arms reach as you play!
  • It has a LED Display!  Bad vision? No problem! This is clear & crisp, and shows you everything from tempo to transposition tools, and more!
  • It has 16cm speakers! Centemeters have never looked, or more important SOUNDED so good! These speakers deliver more bass for a full, powerful sound.

At Willis Music our team of associates are excited to share with you the benefits of owning such a fantastic instrument! Come visit the Willis Music store closest to you and experience the ARIUS digital pianos made by Yamaha. You will be glad you did!

 

LEXINGTON GRAND OPENING SALE!!

BUT WE AREN’T IN LEXINGTON?

Our Lexington store is having a grand opening tomorrow from 10-5, but if you aren’t getting to go to their party, come visit us!! TOMORROW ONLY (April 6) FROM 10-5, we will be doing special pricing on everything in the store AND we will give you double block on your Music Money card. Don’t have our Music Money loyalty card yet? Don’t worry, we will get you one and do the double block! How do we do it, you ask? Cause we love you being part of our Willis family and want to show the love… but don’t tell our boss, cause we didn’t run it by him! Hehehe.

April 6th We Celebrate Our New Lexington Store!

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Our new store in Lexington kicks butt… but if you aren’t making the drive for their party, we invite you to ours! Tons of specials await you!

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