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For Immediate Release

January 20, 2014

Contact: Heather Hamilton, Director of Education
Telephone: (859) 254-8492 x400
Cell Phone: (309) 230-1408


LOUISVILLE and LEXINGTON, KY, January 20 – Gist Piano Center’s Nationally-Acclaimed Partners In Education piano teacher outreach program reached a landmark 100-member milestone this month and Gist Piano Center is celebrating the program’s success with the launch of a new Partners In Education Platinum program. The new Platinum program will be available to Partners In Education teachers who have been especially active during 2013 and will function much like a loyalty program – complete with enhanced rewards, increased cross-promotion and even a P.I.E. Platinum commemorative plaque.

“We hope the new Platinum benefits will supercharge the P.I.E. program for our most active teachers and give everyone a sense of what is possible when we work this closely together,” said James Harding, Director of Marketing for Gist Piano Center. “More than ever, the success of Kentuckiana’s musical community depends on our cooperation with local educators. Together, we work to build a musical future for Kentucky and Southern Indiana.”

Partners In Education began with six piano teachers in 2009 and has grown dramatically with the development of industry-leading community programs, such as “Hollywood Nights,” “The Happiest Recital on Earth,” and “Halloweekend.” Now the largest program of its kind in the United States, Partners In Education is working to enhance educators’ teaching experience, to provide students with meaningful musical memories, and to give families the information they need in order to make good decisions for their children’s musical education.

P.I.E. Platinum provides added benefits to active P.I.E. teachers, including exclusive discounts, backstage passes, a commemorative studio plaque and a free professional website.
For more information, please call Heather Hamilton at (309) 230-1408 or visit Gist Piano Center on the web at

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GIST PIANO CENTER began in 1971 as a small piano repair shop on Preston Highway in Louisville.  Today, Gist Piano Center is Kentucky’s only local, family-owned, full-service piano firm and the area’s only authorized Steinway & Sons representative.  A full refinishing, repair, and rebuilding service center, Gist services nearly 4000 Kentuckiana pianos per year.  Gist is also the exclusive piano service provider for such iconic organizations as the Louisville Orchestra, the Singletary Center, the Kentucky Center for the Arts , and the Lexington Philharmonic.  Gist also provides recital facilities and a full print music department to educators across Kentucky and online at

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