Practicing the Piano S L O W L Y: What’s the Point?

Effective Piano Lesson Techniques

Whether you’re researching Bay Area piano stores or pricing out piano lessons for your 10-year-old daughter, you’ve been bombarded with different philosophies about how to teach and play the instrument. Here’s one intriguing philosophy – slow practice. Continue reading

Why You Should Buy Your Piano from an Authorized Dealer

Tips From Your Bay Area Authorized Yamaha Piano Dealers

You’re shopping for Yamaha pianos, and you want to find an excellent deal on an instrument that you may keep for years, if not decades, to give your child music lessons or practice your composition skills. However, before you make an impulsive decision, be sure that you only use authorized dealers during this process. Why? Several reasons: Continue reading

Yamaha Piano Music Events

NEW! Elton John
The Piano Played LIVE Around the World

he Piano Played LIVE Around the WorldOn January 25, 2013 history was made as Elton John’s performance from Disneyland’s Hyperion Theater “brought pianos to life” around the world thanks to DisklavierTV™ powered by RemoteLive™ technology. Sir Elton’s actual piano keystrokes were faithfully re-created, note for note, in real time on each of the remote instruments, while the entire 60-piece orchestra was seen and heard on adjacent monitors, in perfect sync with the remote piano performances. This groundbreaking performance was broadcast live to remote instruments in multiple countries including Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Australia. For a limited time only, you can relive this historic performance that was originally recorded and broadcast LIVE around the world on January 23, 2013 from Disneyland’s Hyperion Theater in Anaheim, CA. See video here.

NEW! Kyle Eastwood

Kyle Eastwood video

Friday, Mar 14, 2014
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

Talented bassist—and son of famed actor-director Clint Eastwood—Kyle Eastwood has grown his career in the jazz scene since his debut in 1998 with his album From There To Here. With four subsequent album releases in the following years, Eastwood has produced an incredible body of work, and earned respect amongst other musicians in the genre. After living in Paris for the past eight years, adopting influences from North African and Middle Eastern music, his sixth and most recent release, The View From Here, expands into a more diverse collection of jazz and world influences, while demonstrating his strong command of both electric and upright basses. Accompanied by a London-based group of musicians—pianist Andrew McCormack, tenor saxophonist Graeme Blevins, trumpeter Quentin Collins and drummer Martyn Kaine—Eastwood and company delivers a stellar performance. This uncut, unedited performance is broadcast LIVE on March 14, 2014 from MIM in Phoenix, AZ. See it here.

NEW! Children’s Concert from the “Casino Theatre”

NewportFriday, Mar 21, 2014 3:00 PM thru
Monday, Mar 24, 2014 9:00 AM PDT

Featuring dynamic duo of pianist Frederic Chiu and storyteller David Gonzalez, featuring Peter and the Wolf and The Story of Babar: the Little Elephant. This uncut, unedited performance was previously recorded at the “Casino Theatre” on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. See it here.

NEW! “Live from Laurel Canyon”
Songs & Stories of American Folk-Rock LIVE from MIM

laurel canyon yamaha

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

“Live from Laurel Canyon”—Songs & Stories of American Folk-Rock—is a tribute performance to one of the most influential eras of American pop music. Talented artists Khani Cole, Brian Chartrand and Kip Fox journey through the classic songs and stories from this special neighborhood that cultivated an era in music that defined a generation and influenced generations to come. Laurel Canyon, which sits high above Los Angeles and winds down to intersect with Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, has been home to many musical legends including: the Byrds, Carole King, James Taylor, the Mamas and the Papas, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Eagles, Jim Morrison, Neil Young, among many other artists. This performance will take you on a journey back in time through the musical history of Laurel Canyon and its vast influence. This uncut, unedited performance is broadcast LIVE from MIM on March 27, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ. See it here.