Fairview Heights Pianos – (618) 624-7272


Join us for 4 weeks, and play your favorite songs this Christmas!

It's fun, relaxing and merry good for your health!

New sessions forming soon in Chesterfield and Fairview Heights.

Only $29 including book!

Join us for 4 fun and creative one hour sessions!

Call today for more information!

Fairview Heights 618-624-7272

Chesterfield 636-532-1881

Columbia 573-445-5690

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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!

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When Yamaha positioned the b Series as the ‘piano to grow with,’ they recognized that for many people this would be the first piano on their lifetime journey of making music. Often, as one’s daily rigors of practice and perfection of skills progresses, that hidden dream of owning a grand piano begins to grow. What better way to keep your eye on the prize than to have the assurance that the investment of your practice, time and money will all contribute to that end goal.

Effective October 2014, all owners will be eligible to trade-up their b Series piano applying 100% of their purchase price against the purchase of a new Yamaha GC, CX or CF Series grand piano. Regardless of where they currently live, or may move in the future within the United States, their investment will be protected for up to 10 years at Piano Distributors.

 

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Please join us for the 2014 Yamaha Clavinova Festival. You and your students are invited to participate in the most musical fun ever! It's time for the YAMAHA Clavinova Festival and a student is going to WIN a brand new Yamaha digital piano too! The main focus of this event is to HAVE FUN! It's a day of good, wholesome musical piano fun on the Yamaha CVP Series Clavinova. The 2014 Clavinova Festival will be held on November 1st, 2014.

So, what is a Clavinova Festival you ask?

The Yamaha Clavinova Festival is an opportunity for kids to have fun performing while playing on Yamaha's CVP Series digital piano called a Clavinova.  There are only 2 rules:

♦Students must use two features on the Clavinova

♦Students must have fun!

Questions? We invite you to attend a special teachers workshop to find out how the festival works, how to use a Yamaha Clavinova and how much fun teaching with technology can be. Plan to attend, and find out what many teachers have been finding out — how to expand their teaching studio with the use of technology that inspires today's young students! Bring your questions, and be prepared to learn.  Also, visit www.clavinovafestival.com for more information.

If you are interested in participating but do not have access to a Yamaha CVP Series Clavinova please see Ed Riegler at Piano Distributors about the opportunity to have one placed in your studio during the weeks prior to the Festival for you and your students familiarity of the instrument. Certain eligibility requirements do apply.

Registration for this years festival is due by October 1st, 2014. Registration forms are available at the Piano Distributors store or by email.  All participants will receive a festival t-shirt and pair of sunglasses and will be entered in a drawing to win a digital piano! Participants registered after the October 15th deadline cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt and glasses.

For further questions or for more information feel free to contact Festival Coordinator Christy Hacay: christyspianostudio@yahoo.com.

Questions regarding the Yamaha CVP Series Clavinovas, the Festival Teacher loan program or purchasing a Yamaha CVP series Clavinova can be directed to Steve Trawford at 618-624-7272 or strawford@pianodistributors.com.

Location: Piano Distributors

455 Salem Place,

Fairview Heights, IL

Clavinova Festival 

Date: Saturday, November 1st

Register by: October 1st, 2014

Please RSVP to (618) 624 -7272

 
piano-technicians-guild-whiteThe newest issue of the Piano Technicians Guild newsletter is now out! The next meeting for PTG will be held at Piano Distributors on October, 14th of this year.  
 
piano For October, we have a recital and meeting booked for Gill Cerbin and Stephanie Owen on the 3rd from 10:00AM-12:00PM. On the 7th of October, Gill and Stephanie will have another recital at 10:00AM. October 14th, there will be a meeting for the Piano Technicians Guild from 5:00PM-9:30PM. Naomi Brown will have a recital at 3:00PM on the 25th of October. Lastly, Gill Cerbin will have her students play on the 26th from 2:00PM-4:00PM. We look forward to hearing everyone play!
 
Think about entertaining family and friends this year with "LIVE" Concerts emanating from you living room on a Yamaha Disklavier!
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DisklavierTV™ plays YOUR Piano

DisklavierTV provides access to a variety of streaming performances 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – performances that combine perfectly synchronized video, audio and the data that actually plays YOUR piano in YOUR living room!

Wide Variety of On Demand Contents

Most of these performances have been captured live at venues and events from around the US, including the Newport Music Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival. They cover a wide range of music genres, and we are continually adding to the selection from which you can choose.

Selected LIVE Performances

In addition, we broadcast selected performances LIVE as they are actually happening, and we've had the privilege of offering the performances of such mega-stars as Sarah McLachlan, The Tierney Sutton Band featuring Christian Jacob and Elton John!
Imagine YOUR piano being played by a performer who may be thousands of miles away! There is truly nothing like it! You'll have to experience it to believe it!

See What You're Missing!

You might want to experience the full excitement of DisklavierTV before deciding to subscribe. If you already have a Disklavier*set it up as described here and explore the free contents. * Mark IIXG Series or later
 

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
Contact Us for more information about this piano.

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
Contact Us for more information about this piano.

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


Contact Us for more information about this piano.

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
Contact Us for more information about this piano.

Knabe WMV245 Walnut

photo (2) This is a beautiful studio piano.  Ideal for the family with beginning pianists.  Produced by Samick, this brand new instrument is value priced at just under $3,000.  Full 10 year manufacturer's warranty! Special buy!!   Brand: Knabe Model: WMV245 Finish: Walnut Serial Number: IKKEU1810
Contact Us for more information about this piano.

Our In-Store Music Teachers

Yamaha Group Piano Classes

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For Children: Tuesday  Keyboard Encounters Kids – 5-11yr   5:00

This course is group based and will have a registration fee of $35.

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For Adults and Teens: 4 Week Play By Christmas course   Oct – Dec  6:00

Since the adult classes are short term, they will not have a registration fee.

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Why group lessons?

Not as intimidating as one-on-one classes.

Confidence increases.The poise they gain goes with them into other settings.

 It’s fun! Students enjoy the interaction with other students and learn from each other.

Group learning helps to establish a strong sense of pulse  A good sense of rhythm is essential to musical success.

 Accountability. The group pace requires that students develop good practice routines. Progress is usually more consistent in a group setting.

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Both courses will be taught by our esteemed instructor, Dawn Carr-Smith!

Please contact Dawn at dcarr@pianodistributors.com

To sign up, please call 618-624-7272 for Fairview Heights

or 636-532-1881 for Chesterfield

Come in our store today!

 

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

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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