I’ve seen it time and time again – cautious, yet well-meaning, parents purchasing portable keyboards to see if their student is going to “stick with” piano lessons. …and I can understand why. Pianos (and piano lessons) are expensive. Nobody wants to invest thousands of dollars into a fleeting fancy. Most parents are willing to support their child’s musical hobby as long as they have some indication that their child seriously wants to play.
If you own a Roland Digital Piano with Bluetooth, you’ll be happy to know that you’ve just gotten a FREE upgrade – courtesy of Roland! All you have to do is update your piano’s firmware and download the update for Piano Partner 2! It’s easy and it gives you a TON of great new features!
Haven’t tried Roland’s famous Piano Partner 2 APP yet? Well, now is definitely the time to download it and give it a shot! It’s FREE and packed FULL of features that will make playing your Roland piano faster, more educational and more fun!
Here’s what’s new with Piano Partner 2 (Version 2):
- New Remote Controller – allows you to choose sounds, set split points, change balances, transpose, and more from a simple, graphical interface.
- New Recorder – allows you to record yourself (or your students) and play that recording back WIRELESSLY! No extra equipment required!
- New Practice Diary – allows you to keep track of how long you played, how many keys you pushed – and more! It’s never been easier to regulate your “at home” piano time!
- Updated Rhythms – allows you to practice with an orchestrated accompaniment OR a plain drum rhythm with just the touch of a button!
- Updated Songs – adds “Next” and “Previous” song buttons for easy access to your onboard library. You can even use shuffle or continuous play with an Apple Watch!
Roland Piano Partner 2 (Version 2) is a FREE app for Bluetooth pianos and it’s available now. Here’s how you can upgrade and start enjoying all the new features:
- Upgrade your piano’s firmware. Click here for video Instructions.
- Make sure you are using Roland Piano Partner 2 (Version 2) on your tablet. If you have downloaded Piano Partner 2 before, you will need to update it. If not, you can click here to download it.
- Once your piano and app are both updated, you need only pair your tablet to your piano with Bluetooth. Click here for video instructions.
- Enjoy all the FREE new features from Roland!
Roland’s Piano Partner 2 Bluetooth app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, as well as Android devices. Compatible Pianos: GP-609, GP-607, LX-17, LX-7, HP-605, HP-603A, HP-603, HP-601, RP-501R, RP-102, F-140R, FP-90, FP-60, FP-30.
How would you like to meet a legendary pianist?
Well, thanks to a special partnership between Gist Piano Center and Roland, you can have a chance to do JUST THAT!
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:
- Make sure your piano teacher is a current member of our Partners In Education program.
- Purchase your “A Joyful Christmas” tickets from The Grand Theater.
- Take a cell phone photo of your tickets and email it to email@example.com
- Include “Jim Brickman Experience” in the subject line of your email.
- Gist Piano Center will email you back with a special pass (one per ticket) for the sound check and “meet and greet” experience.
Christmas is coming up fast, so get your tickets now and get ready for The Jim Brickman Experience!
The flowers are blooming; the leaves are poking out and everywhere the sounds of unlucky allergy sufferers sniffling and sneezing their way around town fill the air. That’s right, Kentuckiana, Spring is here and it’s time to start getting ready for Derby!
What are you doing for your Derby party this year?
Why not karaoke? Did you know that our QRS PNO3 System is full of fun sing-a-long music designed to make your party the talk of the town? Gather around your tablet and sing along as the words appear on your screen. The piano will provide all the background music – including drums! Make your party SWING with a player piano from Gist! Right now, we have player piano specials starting at $15,000 and we can guarantee pre-Derby delivery… but act NOW! Time is running out!
Already have a piano? Contact us today and we’ll ADD player technology to your existing instrument! We can bring your piano in, clean it, tune it and install the system just in time for the festivities! Contact us today for custom options and our 2017 Derby Discount!
Maybe you plan to have a live piano player at your party? If so, make sure you’re piano’s in tune and ready for the big event. Contact our Service Department and request a Priority Pre-Derby Tuning Appointment now. …but hurry! We’re filling up fast!
Need to move your piano into another room or enclosure for your Derby party? Contact us now and we’ll not only agree to move your piano, we’ll offer you a special Derby Discount (good between now and Oaks). Don’t wait! Get on the schedule today!
The sounds of Thunder will soon fill the air and everybody will be celebrating! Let us help you make YOUR Derby party stand out this year! Lead the pack with sensational musical experience from Gist!
Gist Piano Center and the SMC Corporation, US are proud to announce a new partnership between Gist and the Seiler Piano Company. This partnership gives Louisville and surrounding area residents their first-ever access to the legendary line of Seiler pianos.
Since 1849, the Seiler family has been handcrafting World-class pianos in Kitzingen Germany. Considered by many to the be finest pianos made in the World, these limited-production instruments have (until recently) only been available to the European Piano Market. However, in 2008, the SMC Corporation purchased the Seiler company, the factory and even the forest from which Seiler pianos get much of their wood. Now, not only are Seiler pianos coming to America in a big way, but they are also taking the Internet by storm.
Here are just a few examples:
- “Problem” by Ariana Grande (video)
- “All of Me” by John Legend (video)
- “Demons” by Imagine Dragons (video)
These incredible instruments now come in three distinct lines. The handcrafted German Seiler models remain at the very height of piano building. For the most discerning pianists, these instruments offer unparalleled performance and beauty. For serious players, teachers and universities, the Edward Seiler line is derived from the most popular German models and handcrafted in Indonesia – bringing the World-class quality of Seiler pianos to an entirely new (and more budget-conscious) clientele. Johannes Seiler pianos also feature World-class German engineering at an attractive price for all budget ranges.
Together, the three lines of Seiler pianos give Louisville-area residents their first taste of German engineering at its best with a European tonal flair. They are a definite delight to the senses – as well as an affordable option for any home.
Come in and explore the all-new Seiler pianos at Gist Piano Center and join us in wishing Seiler a warm “willkommen” to Louisville!
…and, for more information on Seiler pianos, watch this fantastic video!