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Classic Pianos

Early Winter 2016
Issue #7
Welcome to our January edition of Around the Piano!

This month we focus on education: we learn how to keep our pianos inspiring, we learn about the ultimate modern instrument, and we learn about the impact of African composers on classical music. We also caught up (again) with one of the great, young blues pianists of our time. If that weren't enough, we're offering the ultimate songwriting workshop, coming up soon!

Of course, January presents one of the best piano-buying opportunities of the year too. So, please contact us to learn more!

As always, we hope you enjoy this issue. Please read below for details, audio interviews, videos, links and more. 

All the best,

Ben Klinger
Sales Manager, Classic Pianos



Tuning and Voicing with the Piano Doctor, John Slavick 

This issue, John talks about how to keep your piano sounding as beautifully as it did the day you bought it.


When concert pianist, Dr. William Chapman-Nyaho, realized the volumes of classical music that were influenced and composed by musicians of African descent, his discovery went beyond the academic and became career-altering. We were thrilled to sit down with "Nyaho" to discuss his journey and his book, "Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora." (See http://www.nyaho.com/anthology.cfm)

Beyond Pianos with Steve Sloan

Steve has been in the piano industry for more than thirty years, and he has worn nearly every hat imaginable in the piano business, from GM to Piano Technology Expert. In this video, Steve introduces us to the ultimate instrument, the perfect intersection of technology and tradition. The "Yamaha Disklavier" has become an invaluable tool for music professionals, educators, universities and recording studios, because of its rich functionality. But, most importantly, it allows customers to enjoy "live music" in their homes, when they otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity. Please join us, as we learn about the latest and greatest piano technology in the world.

Shane Adams is back! Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a true songwriting phenom! No matter where you are in your music-writing journey, the input of an award-winning professional can propel you to higher levels! Registration is online only this year: http://resonance.events/event/shane-adams/

Since our visit with Blues pianist, Arthur Migliazza (featured in our June 2015 issue), the Hal Leonard Company has published his exciting new book, "How to Play Boogie Woogie Piano." Also, Arthur is starring now in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway show, BOOGIE STOMP! Please sit in for our conversation with Arthur. We were able to catch up with him again after his Song Heights performance last September.
January Clearance

There really is no substitute for our annual January Clearance Sale. The savings during this time are unbelievable and real, because we need to make room for incoming 2016 models. All in-store new 2015 models must go! Please give us a call, or email, to learn more. Better yet, please visit us! We would love to show you the opportunities!