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Save 35% at Christmas in July

[Lexington – 7/26-8/2]  Deck the Halls and light up the lights!  It’s Christmas in July at Gist Piano Center Lexington!

That’s right!  We’re offering UNBELIEVABLE savings on all in-store print music, piano accessories, gift items and more as part of our “Christmas in July” celebration.  Save 35% on all in-stock (non-piano) items for ONE WEEK ONLY!

Also, save BIG on pianos as part of our Red Tag Summer Clearance Sale – happening at the same time!  All of our pianos (new and used) are on sale.  You can even save BIG MONEY on digital pianos, player systems and keyboards!

OH, the weather outside is delightful!  We’ve planned for your arrival!  Everything on sale must go!   Save some dough!  Save some dough!  Save some dough!

Fall is right around the corner.  Stock up now and SAVE!

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The Perfect Church Piano

A Church PianoIf you’ve been following our blog, you’ve probably noticed that this topic comes up from time to time.  …and while I’ve tried to recommend a number of digital instruments over the years, some of you have brought it to my attention that I’ve never discussed an ideal acoustic piano for your church.  As usual, different folks have different opinions, but I’ve been a worship leader for almost 15 years and I’ve been in the piano business for even longer than that.  Hopefully, my combined experience will help you cut through the sales hype and find the perfect worship piano for your church.

As always, please feel free to comment below if you have any thoughts or questions.  I take the time to respond to everyone.

God bless!

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The Ultimate Worship Keyboard or Digital Piano

worship keyboard

In January of 2011, I wrote a blog called “Finding the Ultimate Worship Keyboard” hoping that my experience as both a worship leader and a professional piano consultant would help other Music Ministers better navigate the confusing waters of piano (and keyboard) retail.  To my surprise, that blog quickly exploded into the most read – and one of the most commented upon – blogs in Gist history.  Now, over six years later, new technologies and considerations have given me reason to revisit this topic and (perhaps) expand upon it.  As always, it is my sincere hope that my experiences will help you find the worship tool that best fits your needs and those of your ministry.  I am sure some folks will disagree with my conclusions, but (God willing) the meat of these discussions will nourish all of us!  Thank you for reading and God bless!

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Gist’s Louisville Store Remains Open During Road Work

[Update – 1/30/17]  Road work appears to have moved away from our store.  All directions to our building are currently open – despite some signs that still say “ROAD CLOSED.”  All roads are currently open (though they are a bit more bumpy than usual).  Please drive cautiously as always, but you should have no problems getting in and out of our store now!

[Update – 1/9/17]  Road work continues as MSD moves up and down our road.  Access to Gist is difficult, but still possible.  As of the end of this day, you will want to take the Taylor Ave. exit (Taylor Ave to Jackson Ave to Lincoln Ave) from Poplar Level to get to us.  See the map to the right for more info.

If you’re planning a trip to Gist Piano Center Louisville in the next few days, have no fear – despite appearances, we are still open and on our regular business hours schedule.

For the past few days, Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer Department (MSD) has been upgrading the sewer lines in our section of town and – as a result – have had to shut down sections of Lincoln Avenue.  Specifically, the path between our store and Wendys is currently closed.  The ONLY way to get in and out of our parking lot is to take the Frisch’s Big Boy exit from Poplar Level Road (between Frisch’s and Speedway) and drive to our store from there.

Just ignore the “Road Closed” signs.  They won’t block you from our driveway.

If you get stuck trying to find your way to us, just call us at 502-451-1831 (ext 200) and we’ll help you find our store.

MSD hopes to have the work completed in the next few days, but we thought you’d appreciate a little “heads up” ahead of time. 

We are still here and ready to serve you in 2017!  Happy New Year, Louisville!

PS – This is a tricky intersection – especially right now – so we made this map up for you to help clarify what we’re talking about.  Thank you – in advance – for your patience as the City does its work.

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Gist Piano Center Discontinues DVD Recording Service

For the past several years, we have had the privilege of recording thousands of student performances as part of our Partners In Education Recital DVD program.  It has been our honor to preserve these memories for our PIE Families over the years and we are grateful for each and every one.

As technology changes, however, different media come and go (see image below).  …and just like the items listed below, DVDs have moved past their prime.

Walkman-iPod
 

Thus, due to the changing face of visual media, we have decided to discontinue our recital DVD service (effective immediately).  We thank you all for your years of talent and enthusiasm!

Stay tuned for further updates on new benefits coming to PIE Teachers and their families in 2016!

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