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Free Drum Workshop – February 13

Have you always wanted to play the drums?

Did you get a drumset for Christmas, and it’s started collecting dust?

Here is how you can get a jump-start on one of the most popular instruments in history!

On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Willis Music in Lexington, KY will host an hour long Workshop for beginning percussionists from 4-5pm! And it’s FREE!

The workshop will made given by Willis Lexington staff, Chris Teesdale and Dillon Garnett! Door prizes will be given out for all participants!

Chris is our store manager, but also a percussionist & music educator who has taught at many schools in KY.

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Dillon is a member of the drumline and pep band at the Univ. of Kentucky!

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Come learn basic technique, get an introduction to different drumming styles including rudiments, and discover how to adjust/put together hardware and other parts of your drumset. That’s not all! We will be providing instruction on auxilary and mallet percussion instruments – perfect for any child playing at their school!

To pre-register for this workshop you can stop by the Lexington Willis Music location, send us an email, or give us a call at 859-273-4063.

We look forward to seeing you on February 13! Be sure to bring your own drumsticks and practice pad if you have them!

Workshop participants will also receive a special discount for the day of the workshop on drumsets, cymbals, and more!

February Band of the Month

Lexington rock band, Pulse is the Willis Music Lexington Band of the Month for February 2016!  Pulse recently  released an EP titled “Call Me the Captain.” The musicianship is superb! We promise you’ll love it, so be sure to check it out! Keep reading below to learn how Pulse can save you money this month at Willis Music. Also, you can find out more about Pulse at these links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PulseLexington

Bandcamp Channel: https://pulsebandlex.bandcamp.com

Here are some FAQ about our Band Of The Month promotion:

What is it?

The Willis Music Band Of The Month is a new promotion offered by Willis Music in Lexington, where we offer perks to your band and your fans by using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do I get?

Your entire band will save up to 15% on products at Willis Music in Lexington for that month. We will also provide your band with easy, free publicity, as well as potential new followers on social media.

How does it work?

Each month we randomly pick who our Band Of The Month will be. We promote your band on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. We also promote you in our store for the month using any merchandise or flyers you provide to us. We can even play recordings of your music in our store!

Customers will get an instant discount of up to 15% of one entire purchase that month, if they “Like” your band on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, or other social media sites. If they already follow your band the offer is still good. They can show this to our staff at the register!

What do I need to do?

Visit our store to talk with a member of our staff, fill out an entry form for your band, and you will be registered for the monthly drawing!

So stop by our location at 130 West Tiverton Way, just off Nicholasville Road in Lexington to sign -up your band today!

Beginning Guitar Workshop – March 19

Have you always wanted to learn the guitar?

Did you receive a guitar for Christmas and it’s starting to collect dust?

Here is how you can get a jump-start on one of the most popular instruments in history!

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, Willis Music in Lexington, KY will host a two-hour Guitar Workshop for beginners!

1:30pm – Registration
2-4pm – Beginning Guitar Workshop

The workshop will made given by Brent Larimore. A great music educator in the Lexington area!

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Come learn basic technique, picking and strumming styles, chords, a popular 12 Bar Blues progression, plus an easy scale for soloing! Each participant will receive a booklet to take home with you.

The cost for this two-hour workshop is $20. (A normal 30-minute guitar lesson would cost at least $20!) To pre-register for this workshop you can stop by the Lexington Willis Music location, send us an email, or give us a call at 859-273-4063.

We look forward to seeing you on March 19! Be sure to bring your own guitar (sorry no amps this time!). If you do not have a guitar, come see our awesome sales staff at the Lexington Willis Music store location and they will be glad to help you find the perfect guitar for you!

February Calendar of Events

See What’s Happening in February at Willis Music in Lexington, KY!

  • Month-Long Electric Guitar Closeout Sale on Charvel, Dean, EVH, LTD, and Schecter in-stock guitars. (While they last!)
  • Free Drum Workshop on February 13 by our staff from 4-5pm.
  • Annual Willis Music Penny Sale Event February 18-22
  • Lexington Live (our Open Mic experience!) is on Febuary 20!
  • Hallet Davis acoustic piano sale (While they last!) is February 26-29

February Calendar Blog

Announcement: Lexington’s New Dealer of Yamaha Pianos

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Willis Music Company is now the authorized dealer of Yamaha Pianos for Lexington, KY.  At our location in the Tiverton Crossing Shopping Center at 130 West Tiverton Way, you will find Yamaha Acoustic Pianos, Digital Pianos, Hybrid Pianos, Portable Keyboards, Synthesizers, and Arranger Workstations.

This includes Grand & Upright pianos, plus the entire line of Digital Pianos including Clavinova, Arius, Disklavier, Contemporary, and Silent Pianos. We are also the dealer for popular Synthesizers such as the MONTAGE and MOXF.

To learn more about the complete selection of Yamaha Pianos & Keyboards visit the Yamaha website, or contact Matt or Chris at the Lexington location, 859-273-4063.

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The Yamaha Corporation began in 1887 as a producer of reed organs, and has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of  a full line of musical instruments. Yamaha’s focus is to contribute to the enrichment of the quality of lives for people around the world.  The Willis Music Company was founded just 12 years later in 1899, and is known internationally for its’ educational piano catalog. The focus of Willis Music has always been to serve the needs of music educators and encourage music participation.

Together Yamaha and Willis Music bring a total of 246 years to serve Lexington and all of Central Kentucky. Willis Music also carries Yamaha Band & Orchestra Instruments, including the exclusive Allegro line of Step-Up Wind Instruments. Willis Music provides its’ customers with a large selection of  Yamaha Acoustic Guitars and is a dealer of Yamaha Acoustic, Digital, and Hybrid Drumsets, as well as for the Yamaha Marching & Concert Percussion instruments. Willis Music carries the Yamaha Pro Audio equipment including mixers, loudspeakers, and studio monitors. You will also find a great selection of Yamaha accessories throughout the entire store.

Stay tuned for our future announcement of an Open House Event in April 2016 for a great day at our showroom in Lexington, KY.

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Happy New Year!

 

The entire staff at the Willis Music location in Lexington, KY would like to wish YOU,

our friends, a very Happy New Year! We also want to Thank YOU for a wonderful 2015!

We are looking forward to 2016 and hope to see YOU soon!

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Pictured above: Chris (Top Left) – Store Manager, Matt (Top Right) – Piano Specialist,

Chase (Bottom Left) – School Service Representative, and Justin (Bottom Right) – Salesperson

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Pictured above: Joel (Top Left) – Salesperson, Barry (Top Right) – Salesperson,

Aaron (Bottom Left) – Salesperson, and Dillon (Bottom Right) – Salesperson

Willis Music nominated for a Lexington Music Award

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Willis Music in Lexington, KY has been nominated for a Lexington Music Award for the second consecutive year.  Willis Music is one of three nominees for the Best in Industry – Music Store (instruments). It is an honor to be nominated and we appreciate everyone who voted.

The Lexington music community is fantastic, and we love serving local musicians on a daily basis.  The Lexington Music Awards is a great way to bring the music community together across all genres. To learn more details click here.

Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader first reported the nomination results here.

The awards ceremony will take place at 6pm on January 31 at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Center located at 300 East Third Street in Lexington. Tickets are $12.

 

 

December Band of the Month

Our December Band of the Month is Taylor Hughes!

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Taylor Hughes is a local country/pop artist here in Lexington, KY. You can see her perform at places like Henry Clay’s Public House, Chatham’s, and Twisted Cork on a regular basis. Taylor is currently working on creating an album of original music – so stay tuned for that one!  Keep reading below to learn how she can save you money this month at Willis Music. Also, you can find out more about Taylor online using these links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Taylor-Hughes-Music

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/Taylor-Hughes-Music

Here are some FAQ about our Band Of The Month promotion:

What is it?

The Willis Music Band Of The Month is a new promotion offered by Willis Music in Lexington, where we offer perks to your band and your fans by using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do I get?

Your entire band will save up to 15% on products at Willis Music in Lexington for that month. We will also provide your band with easy, free publicity, as well as potential new followers on social media.

How does it work?

Each month we randomly pick who our Band Of The Month will be. We promote your band on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. We also promote you in our store for the month using any merchandise or flyers you provide to us. We can even play recordings of your music in our store!

Customers will get an instant discount of up to 15% of one entire purchase that month, if they “Like” your band on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, or other social media sites. If they already follow your band the offer is still good. They can show this to our staff at the register!

What do I need to do?

Visit our store to talk with a member of our staff, fill out an entry form for your band, and you will be registered for the monthly drawing!

So stop by our location at 130 West Tiverton Way, just off Nicholasville Road in Lexington to sign -up your band today!

November Band of the Month

Our November Band of the Month is Triage!

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Triage is a local band here in Lexington, KY. You will find them playing at places like Azur and Brassabana on a regular basis. These guys are a concoction of blues, rock, folk, and jazz. A strange mix of guys bridging a generational gap that comes together in a smooth style all their own. Keep reading below to learn how they can save you money this month at Willis Music. Also, you can find out more about them online using these links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atriage

Here are some FAQ about our Band Of The Month promotion:

What is it?

The Willis Music Band Of The Month is a new promotion offered by Willis Music in Lexington, where we offer perks to your band and your fans by using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do I get?

Your entire band will save up to 15% on products at Willis Music in Lexington for that month. We will also provide your band with easy, free publicity, as well as potential new followers on social media.

How does it work?

Each month we randomly pick who our Band Of The Month will be. We promote your band on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. We also promote you in our store for the month using any merchandise or flyers you provide to us. We can even play recordings of your music in our store!

Customers will get an instant discount of up to 15% of one entire purchase that month, if they “Like” your band on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, or other social media sites. If they already follow your band the offer is still good. They can show this to our staff at the register!

What do I need to do?

Visit our store to talk with a member of our staff, fill out an entry form for your band, and you will be registered for the monthly drawing!

So stop by our location at 130 West Tiverton Way, just off Nicholasville Road in Lexington to sign -up your band today!

 

Halloween Treats Clearance Event

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Now through November 1st at the Willis Music in Lexington, KY we are giving treats to all our customers! So come in, have a piece of candy, and check out all the great deals going on for the remainder of this month!

  • 50% OFF – Select Clearance Books, DVDs, and Educational Software
  • 50% OFF – Select Guitar Straps

……… and we’re just getting started! Check out these other items on sale:

  • Save an extra 10% on our current Amazing Deals with in-stock Ddrum & Gretsch Drumkits (cymbals not included)
  • $50 off the Pioneer DDJ-SB (while supplies last)
  • $50 off all Presonus gear
  • 15% OFF all Orange Amps
  • Plus don’t miss out on our Scratch & Dent Guitar Deals in-store!

No tricks! JUST TREATS AT WILLIS MUSIC!