Five-time platinum-selling pianist, songwriter and radio host, Jim Brickman, is the best selling solo pianist of our time and – as part of his “A Joyful Christmas” tour – he is coming to Frankfort, Kentucky for a lighthearted evening of live music, stories and Holiday family fun. Jim will perform at The Grand Theater in Frankfort on Monday, December 18 at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now with prices from $45-$65 per person. Joining Jim for this magical evening of music will be long-time friend, radio co-host and soulful vocalist, Anne Cochran. If you haven’t seen Anne and Jim perform together, you are in for a treat! Finally, international violin sensation, Mr. Tracy Silverman, will bring his electrifying talents to the stage with an unbelievable repertoire of music adapted for the six-string electric violin. The BBC calls Silverman “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin” and with good reason. This trio of musicians will delight music lovers of all ages and tastes. What better way to get your family into The Christmas Spirit?
…and – as a special perk exclusively for Gist Piano Center’s Partners In Education members – PIE teachers, students and their families are invited to a private sound check and “meet and greet” with Jim! Here’s how it works:
In 2009, Apple informed that World that – no matter what we want to do – “There’s an app for that.” …and never has that slogan rang more true than today. It would seem that nearly every business has its own app. Almost every product has it’s own accompanying software. Kids can even scan their Happy Meal toys and incorporate them into custom-made software. There’s an app for everything!
Especially since Bluetooth technology has simplified and stabilized the connections between devices, the trick now is to find the BEST app for your particular… APPlication.
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!
If you’re a member of our Partners In Education Program and you have students between the ages of 10 and 18 who can play a Christmas song or a Jim Brickman song, you will want to pay close attention to this blog. Your students could win the unbelievable opportunity to perform with five-time platinum-selling pianist, Jim Brickman – LIVE ON STAGE!
[UPDATE] Signups are closed now, but we have a wonderful selection of students who will perform for Jim on Saturday, November 5. The program will begin at 10am and run until about noon.
Jim is looking for a great performance, original ideas and features from The Roland LX-17 included in the performance. The song must be a Christmas song or a Jim Brickman tune. If you’d like to schedule a private coaching session in Louisville with James before November 5, contact him at 502-451-1831 x200. James is available this week from 10am – 6pm (except for Tuesday).
Jim will chose one or two students to perform with him… but all performers will get to meet Jim in person and will have a wonderful, uplifting experience. Don’t let YOUR kids miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime memory!
Have you ever dreamed of performing LIVE with a legendary pianist?
Well, thanks to a special partnership between Gist Piano Center and Roland, you can win a chance to do JUST THAT!
Five-time Platinum-selling pianist and songwriter, Jim Brickman, is coming to Louisville this Holiday Season and we’re offering members of our Partners In Education program the experience of a lifetime!
Better yet – If you are a current member of PIE – between the ages of 10 and 18, AND you can perform a Holiday song or a Jim Brickman tune – then you may audition for an opportunity to perform LIVE – ON STAGE with Jim Brickman!
To audition for this experience of a lifetime, have your teacher contact James at Gist Piano Center. Auditions will occur on Saturday, November 5 at Gist Piano Center in Louisville. A MAXIMUM of 50 students will be allowed to audition and Jim will select one or two students to perform with him LIVE at his December 20th show!
Students will audition on the all-new Roland LX-17 digital piano and judges will evaluate performances based on technique, interpretation and the creative use of the Roland LX-17. Each student will schedule at least two practice sessions on the Roland piano prior to the audition. All students must complete a registration form, provide proof of print music purchase (no photocopies allowed) and have a signed media release form to audition. Winners will be announced on Gist Piano Center Louisville’s Facebook page.
Don’t miss this incredible chance to meet one of the World’s favorite pianists! The Jim Brickman Experience of a Lifetime is sponsored by Roland and Gist Piano Center.