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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Yamaha Will Give You $200!

m560-girl-playing-mom-watchesIf you have been considering a new piano for your home and at least one person in your home is currently involved in piano lessons, you qualify for a FREE $200 scholarship from Yamaha!  That’s right.  Simply purchase a new Yamaha piano, Yamaha Clavinova (Model CLP-545 or higher), Yamaha Hybrid Piano, Yamaha Silent Piano or Yamaha Disklavier and you will receive $200 directly from Yamaha!

This is a fantastic time to tell yourself to quit putting off that piano purchase, hurry to Gist and select the Yamaha piano you have always dreamed about.  Click here for details and product registration instructions.

Hurry, though!  This promotion ends November 30, 2014!

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New Beginnings for Piano Students at Gist Piano Academy

We are happy to announce the addition of two new teachers to the faculty at Gist Piano Academy this Fall!

Nancy Stelter, GPA faculty

Nancy Stelter, GPA faculty

Nancy Stelter grew up in Pennsylvania and recently moved to Lexington from Rochester, New York. She has extensive experience in teaching, performing and accompanying in her home studio and at a variety of music schools, including: the Eastman School of Music Community Music School, Millikin University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Nancy uses an integrated approach, combining modern teaching methods, theory and classical repertoire. Her main emphasis is on developing strong music reading skills and expressive playing while having fun making music!   You can read more and see more of Nancy here. She is currently accepting private piano students as well as offering group classes for adults!

Beginning Piano Class for Adults – starts October 2nd at 11:15am (10 weeks)

Judith Chen Davis has spent many years of her life coaching her students through the Royal Conservatory of Music program and currently teaches piano at Campbellsville University. She believes that students should have a fun time learning the basics of music and it is her goal to create students who are proficient at the piano as well as life-long lovers of music. Judith’s students frequently receive Superior ratings at the Kentucky Music Teachers’ Association’s State Keyboard Festival and she has served KMTA as a Festival Clinician in 2012 and 2013.

Judith Chen, GPA Faculty

Judith Chen, GPA Faculty

Judith focuses both on the private piano experience and on group learning. In both programs, she offers a healthy dose of music theory and aural (or “ear”) training experience. You can read more about Judith here. She is currently accepting private piano students as well as offering group piano classes for adult beginners and an exciting class called “I Used to Play Piano” for adults who used to take piano lessons.

Beginning Piano Class for Adults – starts September 26th at 10:30am (11 weeks – first class is Free!)

I Used to Play Piano – starts September 25th at 6:00pm (11 weeks – first class is Free!)

 

Contact Gist Piano Academy at (859) 254-8492 x400 or hhamilton@gistpianocenter.com for more information about piano lessons!

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