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Florence Open Mic Night September 18th

School is back in session and its sports season!!!

Time for marching bands, tailgating, bonfires & post-
game parties. Those bonfires and parties often having singing and strumming. Do you have a couple of
new songs you want to try out before that bonfire? Come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night –
Wednesday, September 18 th from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the
left as you walk through the door.

Now that school has started, the kids have started lessons. Heck, why don’t you start lessons too? Don’t
forget Willis has all your musical needs covered. Whether you need a repair, new sheet music, or you
want to start taking lessons, Willis has what you need!

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on
Wednesday, September 18 th from 6pm to 7:45pm. See you there!!!

Florence Open Mic – DATE CHANGE – November 28th

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! DUE TO IMPENDING TURKEY GORGING, THE WILLIS MUSIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WILL BE ON THE 4TH WEDNESDAY OF NOVEMBER THIS YEAR!!!

Now where were we… oh yeah…

The holidays are approaching and with them are family get-togethers, seasonal parties, and groups of folks congregating… they are all coming up and your peeps will ask “What new songs have you learned?” It’s time to practice those live! Come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, November 28th from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

Also, don’t forget, the holidays are just around the corner – if you have a list to fill out or know someone who needs some new gear, sheet music or anything thing else musically, Willis has what you need.

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on Wednesday, November 28th from 6pm to 7:45pm. See you there!!!

ROLAND GP609 UNVEILING FEATURING PIANIST KATHRYN LOUNSBERY

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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.

 

Willis Music KMEA Preview

This week Willis Music will be in the Exhibit Hall at the 2017 Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) Conference in Louisville, KY. Stop by our booth between 9am-5pm on Thurs. & Fri. to say hello and Experience Yamaha! Be sure to ask us about our KMEA PRICING on all items we will have on display.

The Willis Music staff planning to be present include, Chris Teesdale (manager of our Lexington location), Matthew Powell (Keyboard Specialist for our Lexington location), Chase Clark (School Service Representative for Central KY), and Michelle VanSickle (School Service Representative for Northern KY). In addition to other members of our Willis Music team, we welcome representatives from the Yamaha Corporation Keyboard & Pro Music divisions who will join us in our exhibit.

Below is a brief preview of what we will have on display for demonstration:

As the ONLY Yamaha Acoustic Piano dealer in Kentucky we are excited to feature
the Yamaha B2 Acoustic Upright Piano with Silent technology.
This piano is perfect for practice rooms, small performance venues, and even at home.

 

The CLP-585 Yamaha Clavinova is one instrument in the KMEA Exhibit Hall you will want to hear!
Experience the unparalleled sound quality of a CFX Grand & Bosendorfer.
“Quite simply, the finest CLP Clavinova ever made.”

 

Woodwind, Brass, and String musicians will find numerous Professional and Intermediate instruments on display at our KMEA booth and available for demonstration!
This includes Yamaha flutes, clarinets, oboe, saxophones,
trumpets, french horns, and trombones!
Plus, we will have Eastman violins, and Yamaha Silent Electric Violins!

Too many instruments to include photographs – so come check this out for yourself at our booth!
Looking for a specific item or want to know more?  TEXT US AT 859-474-2664.

 

 

The Yamaha TF Rack Digital Mixer is one of the newest and coolest products in the music industry for 2017
and we will have it for you to play with and learn about at KMEA!

This is perfect for any marching band program looking to amplify instruments and voices.
Plus, it works great in a theater or any portable environment!

 

Be sure to check out the affordable and dynamic Yamaha DBR Loudspeaker Series we will have in our booth at KMEA –
as well as Chauvet Lighting.
We offer free installation for any school environment needing pro audio or lighting!

 

Guitar has quickly become a large part of music classrooms in Kentucky!
In 2016 we helped fill up a classroom of guitars at Coventry Oak Elementary (Lexington),
George Rogers Clark High (Winchester), and East Jessamine High (Nicholasville).
Come strum a few chords with us this week at our KMEA booth
featuring some popular classroom guitars by Yamaha.
We also have their Transacoustic Guitar on hand for those of you who want to experience something really special on a guitar!

We plan to bring a few Kala Ukuleles with us too! Another great tool for music educators!

   

In 2016 Yamaha released the Montage synthesizer! It will blow your socks off!
Imagine the MOTIF and DX models combined – and it’s user friendly!
For KMEA we will have the Montage and a CP4 Stage Piano on display.

 

Percussionists, we’ve made sure to bring some fun items for you at KMEA as well.
A sweet sounding custom made Holloman snare drum, along with two BRAND NEW
concert snare drum sticks by Promark! We love these!

Featuring the Concert One and Concert Two drumsticks. Come give them a try!

 

And finally…. the Yamaha DTX Multi 12 pad! Used extensively in the Hamilton musical, as well as through out the marching band and indoor percussion activities.

Used K.Kawai Baby Grand Piano

 

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If you are looking for a great deal on a baby grand piano, this is it.  Kawai GM-1, 4 feet 11 inches,  built in 1994, in fantastic condition. Plays easily and has a big sound considering the size.  Make an appointment to check it out.

 

Robert Falcon

513-252-0445

 

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!

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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
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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!

 

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

 

Former Willis Student Hits Broadway!

If you were not aware Willis Music has a pretty awesome lesson program. We have teachers at every location ready to teach your child or even you to play! Noah Ricketts I am sure you are wondering what kind of lessons we offer? Everything from vocal lessons to Euphonium! You can check out the list of teachers here! We have some pretty talented kids in our lessons program and we love celebrating their accomplishments. There is one guy in particular we are highlighting! Noah Ricketts took piano lessons with Willis Music when he was 10 years old. All of his hard work paid off. Noah performs on Broadway now! That is pretty awesome! We got a chance to catch up with Noah recently. Check out what he has to say!

1. Where did you attend school and what did you study?

Well, I’ve attended a couple schools. I started in my hometown of Louisville, KY at the Youth Performing Arts School studying Vocal Performance. When I was a junior in high school I decided that I needed more from my artistic education, so I took a leap and moved to Northern Michigan. There I studied Theatre at a private performing arts boarding school called Interlochen Arts Academy, beautifully nestled in the woods. After that it was time for college. I moved back towards my home state and landed in Ohio, where I earned my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (better known as CCM).

2. How old were you when you started taking music lessons?

I was 10 years old when I began taking private piano lessons. Before that, I was studying clarinet and saxophone in my elementary and middle school band classes.

3. What were your dreams regarding music when you started lessons at Willis Music?

I’m not really sure what my dreams were. I remember walking into Willis Music at my local mall and seeing a woman play vigorously on the piano. I remember standing there totally obsessed with everything she was doing and itching to learn how to do it myself. I was totally enthralled with music at a young age but at that time I didn’t even realize that a career in music was even a possibility. By the way, her name was Janie and she later became my piano teacher and life long friend.

4. When did you realize performing arts was the career path for you?

Around the same time that I started taking piano lessons at Willis Music, my mother enrolled me in a summer program called Broadway Bootcamp. I was 10 years old and in a arm cast from a skateboarding accident. We were performing “School House Rock” and I was given the song “Conjunction Junction”. I remember being so nervous, but the spotlight hit and I was totally in it. All of my nerves turned into energy and I sang my heart out. It was at that exact moment that I realized that performing was what I had to do with my life. I had no other option.

5. What is the best advice Janie gave you when you took lessons with her? Noah Performing on Broadway

Janie gave me advice all throughout my life, even into the early stages of my career so,it’s hard to pick a singular lesson. But the biggest gift I received from her was the gift of creativity. She was constantly challenging me to think outside the box and break down walls that were in my way. It was a life lesson that has gone way beyond the confines of that Willis Music studio.

6. What musicals have you been in?

A lot of them. But a couple of my favorite roles are Terk in “Tarzan” , Javert in “Les Miserables” , and C.C. in “DREAMGIRLS”. To name a few!

7. What is your favorite musical?

My favorite musical is “Little Shop of Horrors”. I’ve been obsessed with the musical movie since I was a kid. The puppetry, music, and characters are all amazing. If you haven’t seen it, check it out!

8. What is it like living and working in New York?

Living and working in NYC is extremely challenging yet thrilling. Everyone is on a mission. If you’re putting up with the madness that is New York City, it’s for a good cause. It truly is the city of dreams. So waking up everyday knowing that your life could change at the drop of a hat is extremely exciting.

9. What was the biggest adjustment to make moving to a big city like New York?

For me it was my first job. About 6 weeks into living in NYC I was offered a job on broadway in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”. I was extremely honored and at the same time slightly overwhelmed. I barely knew my way around the city and the next thing I know, I’m performing in a broadway show after four days of rehearsal. Although it was a crazy time in my life, it taught me a lot about time management and learning on the go. That’s what I mean about your life changing at the drop of a hat! Noah performing

10. What advice would you give kids who are just starting out playing music?

If you love it, don’t give up. It’s a hard journey, but every day will get a little easier and in return you will only become stronger.

11. What is your biggest dream right now?

My biggest dream right now is to originate a role in a television series/movie. It’s a new aspect of the arts that I’m interested in diving into. So I’m excited to get into class and get the ball rolling!

So, what are you waiting on? Start playing today and follow your dream!

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!

Mason & Hamlin A 5’8" Askin $35,000

This Mason & Hamlin A (5’8″) has been restored to like new condition. It is in hand rubbed black satin lacquer finish. Plays beautifully with a warm, rich tone. Stop in to play this american treasure.

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Yamaha U3 Upright $6,500

This Japanese-built Yamaha U3 is now available for sale. It has been refurbished and is in excellent condition. It is professional upright at 52″ and begging to be played.

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Hitting The Road with JT

As many of you know, I am the lessons coordinator here at Willis Music. But something that you may not know is that I am also working with the publications side of our business. Before anything else, Willis Music has been known for publishing the best piano method books in the world, including the John Thompson Modern Piano Course. I learned to play piano using John Thompson, as I am sure many of you have as well.

John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano – First Grade (Book/CD Pack)

 

This past weekend, we went up to The National Conference on Piano Pedagogy to represent Willis Music. This was my first time working the Willis booth at one of these events and I really didn’t know what to expect. It was so exciting to speak with so many teachers who are passionate about the Willis family of composers.

On this trip with us were Carolyn Miller and Glenda Austin. It was so great to have them both there with us. They both really enjoy talking to everyone about the music they have worked so hard to create.

On Saturday morning, Carolyn lead the Willis Showcase where she talked a lot about picking the perfect recital piece for your student. She displayed a lot of great music- especially the new issues. Some of my favorites were Carolyn’s own new sheet called “Remember When” and Glenda’s new book called “7 Minor Moods”. Carolyn talked about writing “Remember When” about her late mother- and how she sat down to write the song while she was missing her mom. It really was such an inspiration to be around two very talented composers.

I also learned about something I didn’t even know was an option to piano teachers. It is called Willis Teacher Advantage. When you sign up, you will have new publications shipped to your house every other month- simply because we want you to be the first to try out our new music. To learn more, visit www.willispianomusic.com or click here.

 

Also, follow Willis Piano Music on Facebook to keep up on everything happening in the publications world.

Soft Kitty Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Do you remember the movie “Big”? How about this scene from the movie?

We have our very own big piano to play now in Downtown Cincinnati! We thought “well, we are a music
company and piano music is kind of our thing so why not get a couple of our awesome employees and take a field trip downtown. So that is what we did. We took our marketing employee Laura Barrowman, Store manager Denise Burkhardt, Band rep Michelle VanSickle, the Education Coordinator Colleen Cranley, and Rob Mulhauser. When we arrived, Smale Park was crawling with families enjoying a nice warm day outside! Kids were pretty excited about jumping all over the piano, making their own form of music.

Once we saw an opportunity, Willis employees took over the piano! What did we play? Well, Soft Kitty of course. If you didn’t know this is an original Willis Music Publication. You can read all about it in President Kevin Cranley’s blog here. It took us a few practice runs to get the keys down since it is such a large piano and we had so many of us playing at one time. Once we got it down it sounded pretty awesome! After a few minutes, kids and parents started coming over and playing with us. It was pretty cool getting to teach kids the right keys to step on and see their faces as they helped us play a whole song. They were so excited!

We also decided to play “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in honor or the MLB All-Star game being right here in our hometown this summer. That one took a little more practice and coordination! You can check out our mad skills in the video! We got a pretty good audience as we played. We even got some claps…or that could have been for Rob’s ballerina moves (We are going to start calling him ‘twinkle toes’)! Either way, it was a blast.

If you haven’t made your way to Smale Park yet you need to check out this piano! Your kids will love it! It is awesome that Cincinnati has installed something like this for the public to use whenever they want. It is great that kids can be exposed to music at an early age. But it isn’t only fun for the kids. Take it from us–we had a great time getting to act like kids again. Here is the video of us playing.

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Have You Heard About Free Lesson Day?

Have you heard about Free Lesson Day?

We do many exciting things here at Willis Music- but I personally am really excited about this. We have decided that the best way for you or your child to decide if lessons are right for you- is to try them out- for free! So we invite you to come to any of our stores from 1:00-3:00 on May 23rd.

There we will have teachers ready to give you a short lesson to decide if private instruction is right for you. We will be focusing on piano and guitar. It is going to be a really fun day- introducing people to music is what we are here for. It will be a great way to meet some of our fantastic teachers. We can’t wait to see you there. Contact the store nearest you for more information.

Here is a short video telling you all about Free Lesson Day!

2002 Petrof III 6’3" Grand Piano

We have a used 2002 Petrof III. It has a high-polish walnut finish. Leather artist bench. Solid Brass hardware. Built in the Czech Republic.   Was just tuned/voiced/regulated. QRS Player system. Includes multiple CDs. Available for $16,500. Financing Available. 2002 Petrof III 6'3" Grand Piano2002 Petrof III 6'3" Grand Piano2002 Petrof III 6'3" Grand Piano

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
(Monday-Friday)
9:30am-Noon

$150 registration

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

July 8-31
(Tuesdays & Thursdays)
10:30am-11:30am

$100 registration for 8 classes

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

July 8-31
(Tuesdays & Thursdays)
12:30pm-1:30pm

$100 registration for 8 classes

 

MEET THE TEACHER

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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 lexington@willismusic.com.

TO REGISTER CALL US AT 859-273-4063, OR STOP BY THE STORE DURING OUR BUSINESS HOURS.

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!

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!

 

Piano Rental Now Available at Willis Music

 

Do you or one of your family members want to learn piano to play the piano ?

Would you like to test the waters before you invest ?

No Worries, We have a solution –

Willis Music now has a piano rental program so you can bring out your inner Beethoven      ( or Bach if you prefer )

Contact Joe at Willis Music Florence 859-525-6050×5

http://www.steinwaycincinnati.com/rentals

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.

Used Baldwin Grands!

Come check out our used Baldwin grand pianos! These pieces are all in perfect working order. They were traded in from Miami University, and have been taken care of their entire lives. The action, soundboards and pin blocks are all in very good shape. With a little love, they will be a great addition to your home for a very reasonable price.

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!

 

Steinway Piano Rental Available Through Willis Music

Have a concert, wedding, or special event that needs a piano ?

Willis Music has Steinway Pianos that are available to rent for just the occasion.

Contact Joe Yoakum at Willis Music Florence 859-525-6050×5 or

Check out or webpage  http://www.steinwaycincinnati.com/rentals

 

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.

THREE (3) DAYS UNTIL BLACK FRIDAY PIANO DEALS!!!

The shopping season is upon us. We have a large inventory of used pianos. ALL used pianos will be at drastically reduced prices this day only. We open promptly a 6 AM! Come out and select your instrument before it is taken. Financing and Delivery is easily available. Used American Built Pianos starting below $1000! Eastgate Willis Music Only! Professional Piano Consultant Available!

GRANDS, UPRIGHTS, AND DIGITALS (YAMAHA, CASIO, ROLAND, KORG)

Steinway & Sons, Baldwin (American Built), Yamaha, Petrof, Hallet, Davis & Co. Kohler & Campbell, Cable, Story & Clark.

LARGE SELECTION AND UNPRECEDENTED DEALS!!!

BLACK FRIDAY ONLY!!!

EASY FINANCING AVAILABLE!!!

CLEARLY MARKED WITH NO-HAGGLE PRICING!!!

FOUR (4) DAYS UNTIL BLACK FRIDAY PIANO DEALS!!!

The shopping season is upon us. We have a large inventory of used pianos. ALL used pianos will be at drastically reduced prices this day only. We open promptly a 6 AM! Come out and select your instrument before it is taken. Financing and Delivery is easily available. Used American Built Acoustic Pianos starting below $1000! Eastgate Willis Music Only! Professional Piano Consultant Available!

GRANDS, UPRIGHTS, AND DIGITALS (YAMAHA, CASIO, ROLAND, KORG)

Steinway & Sons, Baldwin (American Built), Yamaha, Petrof, Hallet, Davis & Co. Kohler & Campbell, Cable, Story & Clark.

LARGE SELECTION AND UNPRECEDENTED DEALS!!!

BLACK FRIDAY ONLY!!!

EASY FINANCING AVAILABLE!!!

CLEARLY MARKED WITH NO-HAGGLE PRICING!!!

SIX DAYS UNTIL BLACK FRIDAY PIANO DEALS!

The shopping season is upon us. We have a large inventory of used pianos. ALL used pianos will be at drastically reduced prices this day only. We open promptly a 6 AM! Come out and select your instrument before it is taken. Financing and Delivery is easily available. Used American Built Pianos starting below $1000! Eastgate Willis Music Only!

GRANDS, UPRIGHTS, AND DIGITALS (YAMAHA, CASIO, ROLAND, KORG)

 

Steinway & Sons, Baldwin (American Built), Yamaha, Petrof, Hallet, Davis & Co. Kohler & Campbell, Cable, Story & Clark.

LARGE SELECTION AND UNPRECEDENTED DEALS!!!

BLACK FRIDAY ONLY!!!

EASY FINANCING AVAILABLE!!!

CLEARLY MARKED WITH NO-HAGGLE PRICING!!!

 

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!

Yamaha Acoustic Pianos are Here!

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

yard sale banner

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!

BOOKS AND MUSIC COLLECTIONS- BUY 2 GET 1 FREE!!!

We are not making this up!  Stop in to Willis Music- Tri County this holiday weekend for an amazing deal on our printed material!!

All books in our sheet music department (which is incredibly large!) are Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!  This offer is for ANY in-stock book you find!

*Method books & Supplements not included in this special offer*

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!!!

Attn: Piano Teachers! Dennis Alexander IN THE HOUSE!!!

July 22nd- Dennis Alexander from Alfred Publishing will be in Willis Music Tri County for a teaching workshop!  If you have never been to a workshop with Dennis, you will leave filled with LOTS of extra fire to push your students in several new ways!  If you have seen Dennis in a workshop before, you KNOW how much fun it is, and how much you truly get out of attending!

Reserve your seat TODAY!!  Call: 513.671.3288 to get a seat!  Have questions?  Give a call and we will fill you in!

SPRING INTO SUMMER VIP EVENT

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!

Consign Your Piano!

With the many pianos that sit in homes being unappreciated, we offer the chance to get them into homes where they will be played and loved…and make you some cash in the process. As the Steinway & Sons representative for the Cincinnati/Dayton region our abilities to find a purchaser for your piano are greatly improved over standard self-sale. Why waste the time advertising and having people you don’t know coming into your home. Let us bring your quality used piano into one of our showrooms and will do the work for you. Once it sells we send YOU a check. The process is efficient and simple. Call me today so we can get it sold! Seth Parshall 513-752-6341.

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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Willis Music’s Young Artist Concert

Jonathan Reed Performed Bach’s Prelude & Fugue in D Major
For the Young Artists Concert on Wednesday March 13th 2013
This is a monthly series that occurs at Willis Music Florence
Every Second Wednesday at 7PM. See video below.

Even Legends Started With The Piano

The legendary Eddie Van Halen said, “The piano is a universal instrument. If you start there, learn your theory and how to read, you can go on to any other instrument.” A solid foundation in theory opens doors to easily expand the number of instruments you play and efficiently expand your repertoire. The piano is one of the most accessible instruments to vastly expand your theory knowledge. The piano has the capability to express the multitude and diverse aspects of music in its mere 88 keys. The transition from piano to all band and most orchestral instruments becomes learning the instrument, not requiring the labor of learning new aspects of theory, as many other transitions can require. As the exclusive Steinway & Sons dealer for the Cincinnati / Dayton we have the opportunity to provide the World’s Finest Piano for you and your child to become a truly fine musician…whatever instrument is the goal.

 

SNOW! But we are open!

Hey guys, we know its cold outside and there is white stuff on the ground, but we are open for business and cold, snowy days are the best ones to get a new musical instrument. Come get the one on one experience and we will help you find the instrument of your dreams!