Horses, Fairies, Birthdays, and More!

As teachers are starting to wind down their year of teaching, we have some great choices for fun summer pieces!

Happy Birthday to You! (HL00143602)

Happy Birthday to You! (HL00143602)

Happy Birthday to You – Words and Music by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill, arr. By Phillip Keveren
Hal Leonard – HL00143602
$3.99

Did you know that Happy Birthday was written by two sisters from Kentucky? This arrangement is an easily accessible version for the young pianist who has yet to start reading notes on the staff. A lyrical teacher accompaniment by Phillip Keveren is included.

 

I Love Horses – by Mary Leaf

I Love Horses (W9426)

I Love Horses (W9426)

FJH Company – W9427
$2.95

This is the perfect piece for the young pianist who loves horses! (and who doesn’t in Kentucky!?) Written for the early elementary pianist, this piece focuses around Middle C and includes fun lyrics about Clydesdales and Mustangs! A teacher accompaniment is also available.

 

 

Faerie Wings (W9427)

Faerie Wings (W9427)

Faerie Wings – by Mary Leaf
FJH Company – W9427
$2.95

Faerie Wings is a magical little piece for your younger students that sometimes show up to their lessons wearing fairy wings. A lyrical accompaniment and whimsical lyrics are included.

 

 

Over the Rain from The Wizard of Oz (HL00143604)

Over the Rain from The Wizard of Oz (HL00143604)

Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz – Words by E.Y. Harburg, Music by Harold Arlen, arr. By Phillip Keveren
Hal Leonard – HL00143604
$3.99

Over the Rainbow is the newest addition to Hal Leonard’s Showcase Solo Pops series. Written for an elementary level pianist (level 2), this brand new arrangement includes lyrics and a teacher’s accompaniment by Phillip Keveren.

 

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Piano Duets That Celebrate Latin American Styles

Alfred Publishing has recently released a collection of Latin American piano duets. This is a

The Música Latina para Dos series by Wynn-Anne Rossi introduces students to the rhythms, styles, and musical characteristics of Latin American music.

The Música Latina para Dos series by Wynn-Anne Rossi introduces students to the rhythms, styles, and musical characteristics of Latin American music.

follow-up to Wynn-Anne Rossi’s Música Latina, a collection of Latin American solos.

Música Latina para Dos is available in four different levels. Before each piece, the students are introduced to the rhythmic patterns in the piece, and also learn a little bit about the history and culture of the music they are playing. This is a collection of duets that your students will enjoy!

Place your order for this new set of duets at your favorite Gist location.

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Pop Piano Hits for All!

The Pop Piano Hits series is a great collection of the most popular downloaded songs for a beginner pianist.

The Pop Piano Hits series is a great collection of the most popular downloaded songs for a beginner pianist.

The Pop Piano Hits series is a great collection of the most popular downloaded songs for a beginner pianist. Each book contains 5 easy arrangements of songs that are popular on the radio and easily recognized by most kids and teenagers. All songs includes chord symbols, fingering, and lyrics so that your student can sing along. As they progress with their playing, performers can make things a little more interesting by adding their own special touch by following the chords!

There are currently five volumes available. Some of the artists featured include One Republic, Ed Sheeran, Phillip Phillips, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars. Each volume is reasonably priced at $9.99.

Stay with Me, Sing & More Hot Singles (00138067)
Call Me Maybe, Home & More Hot Singles (00121544)
Shake It Off, All About That Bass & More Hot Singles (00142734)
Get Lucky, Blurred Lines & More Hot Singles (00122334)
Ho Hey, Some Nights & More Hot Singles (00119861)

Visit your local Gist Piano Center to check out a copy or order your copies here.

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Yamaha Total Piano Rebate

Yamaha Total Piano Rebate

Save up to $1000 on qualifying Yamaha pianos, digital pianos, Clavinovas, Silent Pianos, Hybrid Pianos and Disklaviers – INSTANTLY!  Rebate valid now through March 31, 2015

A fine piano is a joy to play, but finding the perfect piano for your home is a joy that can last a lifetime.  …and right now, Yamaha – maker of The World’s Favorite Piano – would like to invite you to experience that joy with an unprecedented benefit.

Now through March 31, you can select your Yamaha Acoustic Piano, Clavinova, Disklavier, Hybrid, Arius or Silent Piano and save up to $1000 off of the SALE price INSTANTLY.  That’s right!  Begin your Yamaha journey now and you’ll benefit from the first-ever Yamaha Total Piano Instant Rebate.  …but hurry.  This rebate is only available for a limited time!  Visit your closest Gist Piano Center store and experience the magic of making music with Yamaha today!

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Test Drive a Yamaha Hybrid Piano… and WIN!

Yamaha Hybrid PianosEver since the first digital pianos came out in the early 1970s, pianists have warred over the merits of acoustic pianos vs. those of digital pianos and – though the debate is far from over – one thing has become clear:  Most players want the traditional sound and touch of an acoustic piano… but they would love to take advantage of some of the modern technologies available today if they could do so without compromising the instrument’s performance.  That is why Yamaha invented the Hybrid Piano.

Strictly speaking, any piano that combines the sound and touch of a traditional acoustic piano with electronic features could be considered a “Hybrid Piano.”  For example, Yamaha Silent Pianos are traditional acoustic pianos.  They have hammers and strings and they operate just like any other piano.  However, with the push of a button, they can communicate with computers, control other instruments and even play silently through headphones!  By definition, these pianos blur the lines between acoustic and digital pianos.  Thus, they could be called “Hybrid Pianos.”

Yamaha has gone one step further, however.  By pulling some components from their World-famous Yamaha Acoustic Pianos and adding the latest technologies from Yamaha Disklavier player pianos, the new Yamaha Hybrid Pianos are a perfect marriage of traditional performance and state-of-the-art-technology.  You won’t find these amazing instruments anywhere else either!  Yamaha is the only manufacturer to produce true Hybrid Pianos and you will have to come to Gist to experience them.

In fact, if you come in between now and January 1, you can “test drive” a Yamaha Hybrid Piano and enter to win one of your own!  Why not stop by Gist Piano Center today and “Test Drive a Yamaha Hybrid Piano?”  You won’t believe what you hear!

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