Fairview Heights Pianos – (618) 624-7272


th[7]   Top 10 reasons why Yamaha group lessons are the best way to start your child in music 10. It’s fun. Children enjoy the interaction with other children and learn from each other. They also enjoy sharing with their parents. 9. It’s an hour a week. 8. Ear training is possible on a sophisticated level. Children become excellent listeners, performers, and creators  7. Group learning helps to establish a strong sense of pulse  A good sense of rhythm is essential to musical success. 6. Confidence increases.The poise they gain goes with them into other settings. 5. Children receive the tools necessary to create their own music. 4. Accountability. The group pace requires that students develop good practice routines. Progress is usually more consistent in a group setting. 3. Teachers are trained in group teaching techniques. Skills necessary for future success in choir, band, or orchestra are easily taught in group lessons. 2. Ensemble performance is the activity of choice for most students  1. Yamaha methods and materials are age appropriate capitalizing on the strongest skills and learning style of each age. Children experience success because the curriculum is based on their developmental stage and interest.
Group Fun

Group Fun

 
Young or Old Always a good time to Learn

Young or Old
Always a good time to Learn

 

Piano Distributors is proud to introduce our Fairview Heights store, opened in 2010, just a half mile from Lotawata Creek on the outer road at Rte159 (N Illinois St) and Interstate 64.

Our customers enjoy over 15,000 square feet of showroom, including a recital hall that seats over 100 music enthusiasts. Students and musicians can play a Yamaha Concert Grand or relax in our reception sitting area. (If you want to simply enjoy the ambiance of a keyboard environment that houses over 100 pianos, including digital pianos of all makes and sizes).

Fairview Heights Piano Store

We offer quality piano instruction from our teaching studios for all ages in a one-on-one environment, as well as recreational music-making group lessons for the beginning adult who just wants to have fun playing music.

We firmly believe that the gift of music has no rival when it comes to the enrichment of one’s life. Don’t say “I wish I had kept playing,” or, "It’s too late to start,” just stop by and let us show you how you can begin a lifetime of music and fun!

th[7]   Top 10 reasons why Yamaha group lessons are the best way to start your child in music 10. It’s fun. Children enjoy the interaction with other children and learn from each other. They also enjoy sharing with their parents. 9. It’s an hour a week. 8. Ear training is possible on a sophisticated level. Children become excellent listeners, performers, and creators  7. Group learning helps to establish a strong sense of pulse  A good sense of rhythm is essential to musical success. 6. Confidence increases.The poise they gain goes with them into other settings. 5. Children receive the tools necessary to create their own music. 4. Accountability. The group pace requires that students develop good practice routines. Progress is usually more consistent in a group setting. 3. Teachers are trained in group teaching techniques. Skills necessary for future success in choir, band, or orchestra are easily taught in group lessons. 2. Ensemble performance is the activity of choice for most students  1. Yamaha methods and materials are age appropriate capitalizing on the strongest skills and learning style of each age. Children experience success because the curriculum is based on their developmental stage and interest.
Group Fun

Group Fun

 
Young or Old Always a good time to Learn

Young or Old
Always a good time to Learn

 
 
Music Teachers New piano classes are forming with our esteemed instructor, Dawn Carr-Smith! She will be teaching lessons for both children and adults.   For Children: Tuesday       (Wednesdays as Tues classes fill) Keyboard Encounters Kids – 5-11yr   5:00 This course is group based and will have a registration fee of $35.   For Adults:  6:00 4 week course  Quick Play 1 course  ( 59$) book included 8 Week Play By Christmas course  ( some experience needed) Oct – Dec     $119 Since the adult classes are short term, they will not have a registration fee.   To sign up, please call 618-624-7272 or come in our store today!      
 
par_DisklavierTV_home4_duet_in_tvHave you ever wanted your own personal concert in your home? With Disklavier, you can have your favorite artists perform right in your living room! Featuring Elton John, Sarah McLachlan, and many more! All of the artists selected on Disklavier TV have every touch, nuance, and dynamic change from their performance recorded and played back perfectly right on your very own Disklavier! You can listen to your piano play back their exact performances and also watch the concert on your TV at home. Invite your family and friends over and you can host a one of a kind party that is sure to wow everyone in the room!   Stop into our store today to see a Disklavier in action! If you want to learn more about Disklavier TV, click here.
 
piano For August, we have a recital booked for Shira Sahder on the 10th of August for the whole day. We look forward to hearing all of their wonderful students play!  We also have a Clavinova CVP-600 series teacher workshop happening on the 29th!
 
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Young Chang pianos have been a staple of many homes for over 50 years. People all over the world enjoy the dulcet tones and melodious harmonies of these wonderfully made pianos. Young Chang has always put quality first and each member of the manufacturing process meticulously creates fantastic piano after fantastic piano. Not only are Young Chang pianos excellent instruments, but they are also very affordable, and are a very nice addition to any home. Add winning countless awards along with its affordability and wonderful craft and it's no wonder that Young Chang pianos are the leaders of the industry.

 

Pre-Owned Pianos Available Now!

Kawai GE-1 Baby Grand

IMAG0279Would this beautiful white Kawai look good in your home? Brand: Kawai Model: GE-1 Finish: White Serial Number: 1735652
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4'8" Samick SE

IMAG0277This baby grand is in beautiful condition. 4'7 in length; it plays like a larger piano.   Brand: Samick Model: SG140 Finish: Satin Ebony Serial Number: I0BG0014
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Whitney Spinet: Mahogany

Whitney SpinetOn a budget? Need a little bit of extra space in the living room? This beautiful piano might work for you! Only $795.00! Brand: Whitney Model: Spinet Finish: Mahogany Serial Number: 761196


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Yamaha T116 Polished Ebony

photo(1) Here is an ideal instrument for your family!  This 45" tall piano was made in America and has a full, robust sound.  Excellent condition!  New, this model would sell around $5,500.  It's yours for $3,100!  Contact Keith at 618-624-7272     Brand: Yamaha Model: T116 Finish: Polished Ebony Serial Number: 236638
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Kawai RX-2 Mahogany

photo (1) Here's a brilliant buy!  Almost new condition, this 4 year old Kawai RX-2 is 5'10'' has a powerful bass and singing treble.  It is the perfect piano for a small recital space or a spacious great room.  Remaining 6 year term on the warranty is still available.   Brand: Kawai Model: RX-2 Finish: Mahogany Serial Number: 2468409
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Our In-Store Music Teachers

Donna Guillaume: Piano

DonnaDonna Guillaume believes that the study of music is food for the soul, nourishment for the brain, and can provide students with wonderful tools for developing learning skills. Her goal is to help students use their skills in playing piano as an outlet for creativity and leisure time pursuits, so that making music becomes a lifelong love.

Donna has taught music for over 25 years. As the wife of a U.S. Air Force bandsman, she has had the opportunity to live and teach in many locations, including Kentucky, Colorado, Georgia, Washington, Virginia, Japan, and now Illinois. She has taught private lessons and public school music at all grade levels, as well as having taught adults.

As a native of Kentucky, she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at Northern Kentucky University and later added a Bachelor of Music Education degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She is nationally certified with the Music Teachers National Association. In the local association, Gateway Arch East Music Teachers Association, she has served as the President, Vice President, Librarian, and Parliamentarian of the organization.

Through the Illinois Music Teachers Association, her students are able to participate in Achievement in Music (AIM), which is a nationally recognized curriculum that "focuses on comprehensive musicianship skills for students. As students progress from beginning through advanced levels, they receive a rich training in performance and theory. Yearly examinations give students the incentive to set goals and experience the rewards of musical accomplishment." (from ISMTA website)

Donna Guillaume performs piano regularly at her church and has performed in numerous recitals and concerts, recently with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic in a concert in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Contact Piano Distributors to speak with Donna at (618)-589-1900


Rebecca Freshour: Piano

Rebecca Freshour

Rebecca received her Bachelor of Arts from McKendree University in Piano performance, and as well as being a piano performance major spent a great deal of class time in pedagogy (learning to teach). Rebecca accepts a wide variety of students from youth to seniors, beginners to advanced. Rebecca is still active performing and accompanying in churches and performance venues. She is a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and along with various recitals throughout the year gives her students an opportunity to get credit for AIM evaluations (Achievement in Music) and other local competitions. Whatever your piano playing goals whether beginner or advanced, young and adult, Rebecca can help strengthen your musical experience.

Contact Piano Distributors to speak with Rebecca at (618)-589-1900


Bethany Nikstad: Piano

Bethany Nikstad has been teaching private piano lessons since 2007.  She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with degrees in Piano and German, and completed additional coursework in Piano Pedagogy and Piano Literature.  Bethany is a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs and her students are eligible to participate in their adjudicated festivals, such as the Parade of American Music, Sacred Music, World Music, and Gold Cup Festivals.  Additional performance opportunities include the Clavinova Festival and recitals at Piano Distributors.

Bethany’s objectives with her students are to create a love of music and to expand their self-expression.  Instruction in improvisation, composition, music history, and technique are included in lessons.  She uses the “Music Mind Games” curriculum to teach music theory in an enjoyable way.  Her students play music in a variety of styles, including classical, jazz, and world music. She maintains a relaxed, playful environment in her studio.  Bethany welcomes students from age five to adult, beginning to advanced.

Contact Piano Distributors to speak with Bethany at (618)-589-1900