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|Hello, Kenny, and welcome to this month's issue of "Piano Monthly"|
Together, we're working
to build a musical future for our community and we believe the key to
accomplishing that is providing you with good information on local
events, concerts, workshops, recitals - all the news that is news in the
Kentuckiana piano community. We invite you to join us in this
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|Gist's New Website Goes LIVE|
Gist Piano Center is proud to announce the official launch of our new website.
It took over a year of planning, surveys and
development to create the new site, but we think you will agree that it
was worth the wait! Now you can check a date on our online event
calendar, watch a video, listen to piano music from Steinway, schedule a
tuning, download FREE staff paper, calculate a monthly payment, reserve
recital space, learn about pianos and even interview piano teachers in
your area - all ONLINE!
Check out www.gistpianocenter.com today and see all the exciting things you can do.
|JCPS Purchased New Roland Piano Lab|
17 Roland Digitals for Lincoln School
Public Schools (JCPS) and Gist Piano Center are proud to
announce the historic addition of a Roland Digital Piano Lab to the
newly transformed Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School in
Louisville. While most schools across the U.S. are eliminating
their music programs, JCPS is pioneering the re-inclusion of music
education into the core primary and secondary school curriculums.
the students of our community every possible chance to succeed is our
main focus," stated Tim King, the Director of Performing Arts for
JCPS. "Countless studies have shown that students who learn to
play the piano outperform their peers on core curriculum subjects such
as mathematical and scientific reasoning."
is already realizing a 23% increase in student enrollment since the
program's launch last year. In addition to the new Roland piano
lab, JCPS will be adding a new $30,000 performing arts wing to Lincoln
John Gist, VP of Gist Piano Center,
said "We could not be more excited about our partnership with JCPS and
our role in helping prepare the next generation of creative
professionals for our global community."
Gist Piano Center will install the
new Roland lab - along with a state-of-the-art lab conferencing system -
and provide Phase 1 of teacher training on the new equipment on
Wednesday, July 7. The lab and the Roland customized curriculum
will be ready for students to use this August.
for reading. If you enjoyed this issue of Piano Monthly, let us
know. We love hearing your ideas and suggestions. ...and,
remember, if you're ever in the area, you're always welcome at
Gist. Stop by and say hello from time to time. Until then,
may the music move you.
James Harding and Barrett Wilson
Gist Piano Center