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.
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).
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!
Pre-Owned Pianos Available Now!
Our In-Store Music Teachers
For Children: Tuesday Keyboard Encounters Kids – 5-11yr 5:00
This course is group based and will have a registration fee of $35.
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.
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.
Both courses will be taught by our esteemed instructor, Dawn Carr-Smith!
Please contact Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org
To sign up, please call 618-624-7272 for Fairview Heights
or 636-532-1881 for Chesterfield
Come in our store today!
Donna 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 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 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