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Clarinet & Saxophone Workshop June 4 2016

Willis Music is excited to collaborate with D’Addario to present a Clarinet & Saxophone Workshop on Saturday, June 4, 2017 from 11am-3pm. This workshop will feature Reserve Method Clinician, Krista Weiss, and will take place at our Lexington, KY location (130 West Tiverton Way). This is a great opportunity for educators and students alike.

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Krista’s clinics focus on tone production, air support, and reed care. She also enjoys showing the value of focused, efficient practice techniques and encourages an open discussion of all things clarinet between herself and the students she encounters.

Krista Weiss is a freelance clarinetist and teacher in Indiana and Ohio. Through her work with D’Addario, Ms. Weiss has traveled to dozens of schools across the Midwest to give clinics on clarinet fundamentals and equipment. She also currently serves as principal clarinet of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and second clarinet of the Richmond Indiana Symphony. An active freelancers, Ms. Weiss has recently performed with the Cincinnati SYmphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, indianapolis Opera, South Bend Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and New World Symphony in Miami, Florida. Ms. Weiss also enjoys a career as a studio musician and has performed in dozens of recordings for Hal Leonard Corporation.

This is a great way to gain motivation for the summer. We hope all woodwind players will make plans to attend.

 

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!

 

Tales of a Traveling Composer

Cambridge, England

Cambridge, England

“Aretta and I spent the morning wandering the magnificent and awe-inspiring streets of Cambridge. The college campuses and cathedrals are absolutely stunning. We also walked by the ADC Theatre, home of the famous Footlights Revue where some of my favorite English comedians first developed their craft.

The workshop at Miller’s Music Centre was a delight. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the teachers and was very impressed by the wonderful staff. After saying our farewells we hopped on a train south to Brighton. Tomorrow will be quite busy with sessions in both Brighton and London followed by a reunion with my old Berklee roommate. It’s been an incredible week.”

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written by Eric Baumgartner, Willis Music Composer

Click HERE to see Compositions and Arrangements by Eric Baumgartner

Click HERE to see all of Eric’s Travels

Tales of a Traveling Composer

Newcastle (upon Tyne), England

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“On Monday morning we traveled by train from London to Newcastle. We were happy to have a few hours to explore the city prior to the workshop. Newcastle is a fascinating blend of the old and the new. I wish we would have had more time to explore. It’s worth a return trip.

Our fabulous hosts at J. G. Windows set up a terrific workshop Monday evening and I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with the local teachers. Afterward it was off to dinner with our hosts. The locals emerging from the pubs after their St. Patrick’s celebrations made for an endlessly entertaining walk home.

Off to Manchester…”

 

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written by Eric Baumgartner, Willis Music Composer

Click HERE to see Compositions and Arrangements by Eric Baumgartner

Click HERE to see all of Eric’s Travels

Stan Ginn’s Drum Tuning And Maintenance Workshop

Hey all you drummers! The question we are asked more often than any other concerning drums is: “How do I tune them?”  Well, on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30, all of your questions will be answered!  Stan Ginn, one of the area’s best and busiest percussionists, will be here to demonstrate proper drum tuning, maintenance, and other tips and techniques to make sure that you are getting all you can from your instruments.

Stan is an incredibly gifted performer, educator, and authority on all things percussion, from drum set, to congas, cajons, and most things you strike.

So, load up your snares, congas, hand drums, and whatever, and join us on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30 for the answers to all your questions!!!

Call John Coffey at 859-525-6050 ext 5 if you have any other questions.  Hope to see you there!

Sound and Lighting Workshop coming Up! Oh, it’s FREE too.

Have you ever wondered what lights would do for me, or how do I get a new PA installed, or we need to start recording our service? Then this workshop is for YOU!

We have 3 of our top reps coming to help make your life better. September 28 starting at 10am! Oh, the best part is this is all FREE to you!!

10am-11am ~ “Sound Systems: Selecting the Proper Equipment for Voice and Music” with Chris Bednar for TechRep Marketing. Chris has working the A/V industry for 14 years as a recording engineer, A/V system designer and manufacturers rep. His favorite thing in the whole world is helping people learn to use technology to make their lives better. Chris will make this confusing recording stuff easy for everyone!

11am-12pm ~ “The Process on Having PA Installed” with Steve Cook from Cook Audio Consultants. Cook Audio has been in business for 21 years and specializes in the design and installation of medium to large format systems. Being an audiophile, his designs take into account the acoustical physics of the space itself along with the specs of the equipment. He also has been certified in advanced rigging by the Crane Builders Association and uses those safe practice principals in every install.

12pm-1pm ~ “Recording: How to Record your Services and Why It Is Important” with Chris Bednar for TechRep Marketing. Chris has working the A/V industry for 14 years as a recording engineer, A/V system designer and manufacturers rep. His favorite thing in the whole world is helping people learn to use technology to make their lives better. Chris will make this confusing recording stuff easy for everyone!

1pm-2pm ~ “How to Pick the Right Lighting” with Dan Erickson from Chauvet Lighting. Dan has a particular passion for working with churches to help them find the right solutions for their audio, video, and lighting needs and creating systems that enhance the worship experience without the technology becoming the center of attention. Dan will help shed some “light” on the mystery of lighting.

RSVP with Denise @ denises@willismusic.com or call 859-525-6050 ext 5. Remember that it is FREE!

Recap:

10-11 ~ Lighting

11-12 ~ Install

12-1 ~ Recording

1-2 ~ Lighting

See you there!

 

 

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!