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Beautiful and Affordable Yamaha Built Grand

Cable Nelson CN151 Grand

Cable Nelson CN151 Grand

For those seeking a well made grand piano at an affordable price, we have the answer. The Yamaha designed and built Cable Nelson CN151.

Now, almost anyone can own a quality piano designed and built by Yamaha. The Cable-Nelson pianos are perfectly suited for home piano players who desire Yamaha quality at a more affordable price. They live up to the company’s worldwide reputation for outstanding service, exceptional value and reliable customer support.

This expressive instrument is designed by Yamaha master craftsmen, prepared by Yamaha engineers and built by Yamaha specialists—using world-renowned manufacturing processes. The piano includes top quality parts, premium woods, extruded aluminum alloy action rails, V-Pro plates and copper wound bass strings – all features found in Yamaha brand pianos.

Unlike most manufacturers, Yamaha takes a total approach to piano-making: it retains complete control over virtually every component at every stage of production—even to the point of building the manufacturing equipment. Rather than assembling pianos from parts produced by outside companies or contracting with third parties to build its pianos, Yamaha designs, tests, evaluates and manufactures all major components by itself.

Another key advantage to Yamaha is the extent of the company’s expertise in related technologies. With well-established credentials in fields such as metallurgy, chemistry and electronics—as well as more obvious areas like acoustics and woodworking—Yamaha leverages extensive internal resources to raise the standards of piano-making. The results of this inter-disciplinary approach are a steady stream of innovations and better musical instruments.

The Cable-Nelson line also offers an extensive 10-year warranty and the support of Yamaha Piano Service.

Give us a call, or better yet stop by and listen to this beautiful and affordable Yamaha built grand. It’s worth the trip.

Features of the Cable Nelson CN151:

• Advanced scale design

• Premium woods

• Laminated spruce soundboard

• Solid maple bridge and caps

• Solid copper wound bass strings

• Aluminum alloy action rails

• Yamaha balanced grand piano action

• Spruce keys with hardwood buttons

• Premium Yamaha hammers with T-fasteners

• Specially designed hammer shanks

• Reinforced keyframe pin with adjustable guide

• Hardwood reinforced keyframe

• Dove-tail joints

• Cut thread tuning pins

• Polyester finish

• Resin sheet foundation

• Solid brass casters

• Vacuum shield mold process (V-Pro) plate

• Seasoned for destination

• 10-year warranty backed by Yamaha

• Polished Ebony Finish

Yamaha YDP-135R Digital Piano Announced

YDP-135R

Yamaha just announced the YDP-135R, the latest addition to its Arius digital piano line. It is similar in features to the YDP141, sans bench and a few other features, and will sell for $999; at this price, it is one of the most affordable Yamaha Arius pianos available.

The Yamaha YDP135R is ideal for beginning students and experienced players alike, and provides true piano sound and feel. The Graded Hammer Standard keyboard makes it enjoyable to play, both in practice or performance, and the AWM Stereo Sampling technology delivers authentic voices and clarity. The Dual voice mode lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, piano and strings are a popular combo, and the 1-track song recorder captures your original musical ideas and performances.

Attractive wood cabinetry and Yamaha’s legendary heritage in piano craftsmanship make ARIUS/YDP the premier name in entry-level console digital pianos. For information on the complete line of Yamaha keyboards and digital pianos, visit www.AndysMusic.com, or call 251-633-8944.

Alfred Piano Teacher Workshop

Andy’s Music recently hosted an Alfred Piano Teacher Workshop, featuring Gayle Kowalchyk.

Gayle Kowalchyk

Gayle Kowalchyk at Andy's Music, Mobile, AL

During her workshop, Gayle shared personal triumphs and challenges from her own teaching experiences, as well as valuable teaching tips and ideas that teachers can put into action immediately with their students.

Dr. Kowalchyk also covered repertoire selection and presented valuable motivational ideas for studio use. Other topics included: creative ideas for themed recitals, keys to understanding performance practices, selecting duets for students, and much more.

As Keyboard Editor for Supplementary Piano Publications (1988-present) for Alfred Publishing, Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk selects and edits music for the supplementary piano catalog. She holds degrees from Ohio University (piano performance, 1977), Northwestern University (piano performance and pedagogy, 1979) and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University (piano pedagogy, 1989).

Gayle Kowalchyk at Andy's Music, Mobile, AL

Left to right, Michael McClelland, Kassy Wooley, President, MMTA, Gayle Kowalchyk

From 1981 until 1996 Dr. Kowalchyk and her husband taught students of all ages at their independent piano studio in Norman, Oklahoma. She now lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and two children, where she works full-time on writing and editing projects for Alfred.

Michael McClelland was host and organizer for the clinic, and Sharon DeLaFuente was the culinary hostess

Yamaha Arius YDP181 Digital Piano

Yamaha Arius YDP181

Yamaha YDP181

As the replacement for the Yamaha YDP223, the YDP181 has some big shoes to fill. But, based on its specifications, it should do an admiral job. Updated features include: dynamic stereo sampling, 128 note polyphony, 2-track, 3 song sequencer, damper resonance for richer sustained tones, and USB TO DEVICE port.

The Yamaha Arius YDP181 uses the USB device port for storing songs recorded on the instrument. The damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound, and Dual Voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time. An on-board 2-track song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances while practicing or performing.

The YDP181 is suited to students and experienced players alike, and provides true piano sound and feel. The Graded Hammer keyboard of the YDP-181 makes it a true joy to play, both in practice and performance, and the 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling Voices deliver remarkably authentic sound.

Yamaha CP1 – Best Stage Piano of 2010

The new Yamaha CP1 digital piano claimed top prize as Best Stage Piano 2010 at the recent Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) ceremony on March 26, 2010. Musikmesse is an international musical instrument trade show held annually in Germany. The MIPA Musikmesse Internationl Press Award is considered the “Grammy” of the musical instrument and pro audio industry.

For the 11th time, more than 100 magazines from all over the world voted for the best products of 2009/2010 in the more than 40 categories of the MIPA Musikmesse International Press Award. More than 300 international representatives of manufacturers and distributors of musical instruments and audio equipment gathered for the 11th mipa Awards Show with guest from around the world.

The Yamaha CP1 is the flagship of a completely redesigned lineup of CP Series Stage Pianos, which also includes the CP5 and CP50 digital pianos.

New Yamaha NP-V60 And NP-V80 Ultra-Portable Digital Pianos

Yamaha NP-V60

Yamaha NPV60 Portable Digital Piano

Yamaha has recently announced two new portable digital pianos, the NP-V60 and NP-V80. Building on the success of the popular Yamaha NP30, the Piaggero NP-V60 and NP-V80 weigh less than 16 pounds each, operate on 6 AA batteries and are packed with piano focused features.

These new Yamaha digital pianos feature a graded soft-touch keyboard, auto-accompaniment styles, 30 internal songs and Yamaha’s legendary sound and quality.

For additional information on the new NPV60 and NPV80 digital pianos, visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

New Yamaha CP Series Digital Pianos

Yamaha has recently announced three new CP series digital pianos: The CP1, CP5, and CP50. The CP1 will be available December 2009, while the CP5 and CP50 will arrive in March 2010.

The no-compromise CP1 is a premium instrument with a commitment to both tradition and innovation. A unique new Spectral Component Modeling (SCM) tone generation system accurately recreates the sound of acoustic and vintage electronic pianos. In addition, Yamaha developed a new NW-STAGE wooden key action to meet the demands of top professionals. This combination of touch and tone make the CP1 the most expressive stage piano that has ever been created.

The CP5 takes the core sounds and technologies of the CP1 and offers them in an instrument that is both flexible and affordable. In fact, the CP5 adds a wide range of AWM sounds to the CP1. Clavs, organs, strings and more make the CP5 perfect for church and live situations where everything needs to be performed on one keyboard. The mic input lets you easily add vocals to your performance. Moreover, the CP5 features not only Virtual Circuit Modeling effects, but also many more effects taken from the Motif XS line of synthesizers. The CP5 has the same NW-STAGE wooden action keyboard as the CP1.

The CP50 utilizes core sounds and technology of the CP1, but its flexibility and portability make it perfect for the working pro on the go. The CP50 adds a wide range of additional AWM sounds to the CP1. The CP50 features not only Virtual Circuit Modeling effects but also many effects taken from the Motif XS line of synthesizers. The CP50 has a graded hammer action and a lightweight, portable design.

For more information on these new Yamaha CP digital pianos, visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

University Piano Sale at USA

During the past year, the music department at the University of South Alabama has had the benefit of using new Yamaha and Kohler & Campbell pianos through an ongoing arrangement with Andy’s Music. Having quality instruments has been and continues to be essential in providing a proper and lasting musical experience for USA students.

Each year the pianos on loan to the University are sold and replaced with new instruments for the coming season. This is your opportunity to purchase one of these pianos at a fraction of its retail cost before being offered to the general public. The annual USA Piano Sale will be held in the rehearsal hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on Oct. 2, 3, and 4.

The selection includes baby grands, grands, professional uprights, consoles, player pianos, and digital pianos. All instruments will carry their Full Manufacturers Warranty and on-site financing and delivery will be available.

There are two ways to view and purchase these pianos:

  1. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Friday Oct. 2 and Saturday Oct. 3. You may arrange a private appointment by calling 877.868.0876.
  2. BY ATTENDING THE SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC on Sunday Oct. 4 from 12:00am to 5:00pm.

This sale only happens once a year so if you are interested in a quality piano please schedule a private appointment today by calling 877.868.0876!

Don’t miss this once a year event!