Our family is growing and we’d like to introduce you to our three newest faces. Please join us in welcoming them to the Gist Piano Center family!
Darian Payne was part of our internship program with Bellarmine University and she has officially joined us as our Director of Public Relations. A recent graduate of Bellarmine, she majored in Music and Arts Administration with an emphasis on Piano Pedagogy and Accompanying (with a minor in Business). You’ll see her work on our YouTube Channel, on Facebook and in all of our media (and social media) outlets. Darian also plays viola spends her free time with her two Chihuahuas, Roxxi and Chilli. Check out Darian’s FIRST YouTube video at Gist!
Lauren Hines has been a pianist for over 12 years. A consummate artist, Lauren loves to paint and draw in her spare time. She also has quite the zoo at home with a Chihuahua named “Taco Bell”, a rabbit named Ellie, and Vincent and Picasso – her two fish. You can see Lauren part-time in our Lexington store and at the exciting PIE events coming up soon!
Gist Piano Academy in Lexington is proud to welcome our newest piano teacher – Kate Sivy – to our Lexington studio! Kate has been teaching piano for over 15 years. She has a Bachelors in Piano Performance from Geneva College and a Masters in Piano Performance from Ohio State University. Specializing in students from five on up, Kate is a fun person who loves to share the Magic of Making Music with her students. Welcome, Kate!
Probably the most common question I get online is “What the heck is so SuperNATURAL about Roland’s piano sound?” …and it’s a fair question! Since Roland invented the first digital piano in 1975, they have been known throughout the World as a leader in digital music technology. If they’re excited about a technology, then it must be something big!
Well, I decided that SuperNATURAL Piano was too intricate to describe in a text blog. Who’d want to read that anyway?! …so for all of you who’ve wondered but never asked – and, of course, for all of you who asked, here’s my latest video: “What is SuperNATURAL Piano by Roland?”
This time of year, I get a number of bid requests from local schools for digital piano labs. Teaching class piano has been a part of college curriculum for many years, but these days more and more of these bid requests are coming from secondary and even elementary schools. The actual bid proposal takes awhile to customize and explain (since we custom-fit digital piano labs for any size room or budget), but I thought you might enjoy a look at the possibilities…
Enjoy this brief video showing what one school in Texas did with their Roland digital piano lab and how it’s changed class piano forever…