Yamaha PSR-S775 Arranger Keyboard – New!

March 3rd, 2018

January 2018 – Yamaha has just announced the PSRS775 Arranger Workstation Keyboard to replace the current model, PSRS-770.

Yamaha PSRS775 Arranger Keyboard

Yamaha PSR-S775

Upgrades include an improved design, MP3 lyrics viewer, new Styles, 280MB of expansion memory, plus much more.

The PSRS775 has abundant performance features, flexible audio playback functions and a Mic/Guitar input, making it ideal for live use on stage, in the studio or at home. The large 7″ LCD screen allows you to monitor the status of your instrument at a glance and provides easy access to valuable performance functions.

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New Yamaha YDP-S34 Digital Piano

January 25th, 2018


NAMM January 25, 2018 – Yamaha has just announced the release of their newest 88-key weighted action digital piano, the YAMAHA ARIUS YDP-S34.

The Arius YDP-S34 digital piano lets you express your creativity through a stylish, affordable, and compact design that brings smart design and elegance to any room.

Features include: GHS weighted action, CFX premium grand sound, 192 note polyphone, string and damper resonance, and much more. The new YDPS34 should be available from Andy’s Music in April, 2018.

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New Yamaha Bluetooth Stagepas 400BT & 600BT Portable PA Systems

January 24th, 2018
Yamaha Stagepass 600BT

Yamaha Bluetooth Stagepas portable PA system


NAMM 2018 – Yamaha has just announced the new Bluetooth Stagepas 400BT and 600BT portable PA systems. They are the updated versions of the current models, Stagepas 400i and 600i.

With the new Yamaha Stagepas 400BT and 600BT, you can wirelessly stream and control audio from your Bluetooth device. They provide useful controls and power in a ready-to-use portable sound system ideal for musicians and vocalist in small venues.

Features include: One Button Intelligent Feedback Suppression, full stereo operation, 1 knob master EQ, and Yamaha’s renowed SPX digital reverb.

These new Yamaha Bluetooth sound systems should be available in March, 2018.

New Yamaha APX600 Acoustic Electric Guitar

January 11th, 2018
Yamaha APX600 Natural Finish

Yamaha APX600

The new Yamaha APX600 thinline cutaway acoustic electric guitar is the successor to the best selling APX500III series, and continues with the thin-body style that began with the origineal APX500.

The APX600 improves on the APX500III, with an abalone reosette, 25″ scale length and two new colors, Vintage White, and Old Violin Sunburst.

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New Yamaha YDP-184 Digital Piano

December 7th, 2017
Yamaha Arius YDP-184 Digital Piano

Yamaha Arius YDP-184 Digital Piano

The Yamaha Arius YDP-184R digital piano is the new flagship of the YDP Digital Piano Series. The Yamaha CFX piano sample, Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) and the GH3 keyboard action set it apart from its closest kin, the YDP-181.

The GH3 Graded Hammer action uses the same hammering system and springless mechanism of a grand piano. As a result, it reproduces the authentic piano touch, from the heavy feel in the lower register to a lighter touch in the upper keys.

It also features a three-sensor setup which facilitates quick note repetition and authentic expressive control while producing a grand piano style experience. Additionally, synthetic ivory key tops provide a tactile surface to the white keys, absorbing moisture from the fingers and preventing them from slipping.

The keyboard action of a digital piano is very important to most piano teachers, more so than price or tone. Although the sound is a close second to touch, with price being a distant third prerequisite. Let me give you an example.

When one of our piano teacher customers comes looking for a digital piano to recommend to a student, the very first thing the teacher does is touch and play the keys. If it feels authentic, they’ll continue the search process and listen to the instrument. If it doesn’t feel right, they move to another instrument without hesitating.

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The Incredible Health Benefits of Music

November 14th, 2017

Readers Digest – BY LAUREN GELMAN

The right notes can dampen appetite, relax blood vessels, and improve brain focus. Read on.


Preschoolers who sang and played instruments as a group were a whopping 30 times more likely to help others in subsequent tasks that measured their helpfulness and problem-solving abilities, compared with a control group of kids who listened to a story, British researchers reported in 2013. The study focused on pre-school aged children playing well known children’s music as a group. As a whole, music appears to be more stimulating for their developing brains with effects lasting for decades.

Health Benefits of Music

Playing music makes you smarter


Teenagers undergoing cancer treatment who joined a music therapy program in the hospital showed improved coping skills and more resilience when compared to a control group of patients who received audio books. The patients, who were undergoing stem cell transplants, worked with music therapists to write song lyrics and produce videos. “Making music videos allows these patients to project their feelings through another outlet,” Shawna Grissom, director of child life at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, told Health Day. “It gives them a sense of control, a medium in which they can express themselves.”


The more years’ middle-aged and older adults spent playing musical instruments as children, the faster their brains responded to speech sounds during an experiment, according to a study in the Journal of Neuroscience.


According to an Ohio State University study, ICU patients who listened to their favorite music lowered their anxiety by about one third.  Not just any music, but familiar, comforting pieces.


When Hardees’s gave one of its restaurants a fine-dining makeover—including soft lighting and jazz—diners ate about 18 percent less and reported enjoying their food more, according to a Cornell study in the journal Psychological Reports.


Listening to their favorite music for 30 minutes a day improved blood vessel health in heart disease patients, Dutch researchers reported at the 2013 European Society of Cardiology Congress. Patients who listened to music while exercising experienced the greatest cardiovascular benefits.

Why is today a day that all
saxophonist should be thankful for?

November 6th, 2017

Inventor of the saxophone, Adolphe Sax

Why is today a day that all saxophonist should be thankful for? It’s the birthday of Adolphe Sax, the inventor and developer of the saxophone in the early 1840’s.

Unlike other musical instruments that evolved over centuries, the saxophone was developed for a purpose. Adolphe wanted a reed instrument that could compete with the volume of brass instruments like the trumpet, and eventually developed the sax. It was used in and helped diversify the sound of military bands.

The instrument has continued to develop and improve through the research efforts of major musical instrument manufacturers. We can say with confidence that Adolphe Sax would be extremely happy with the way his creation has improved and developed over the past century.

New At Andy’s – Hartke Bass Amplifiers

November 2nd, 2017
Hartke Bass Amplifiers

Hartke Bass Amplifiers

We’ve just received our first shipment of Hartke bass amplifiers. Come check’em out!

Ukuleles Galore!

March 27th, 2017

Just last week we received a huge shipment of brand new ukuleles. Full of bright colors and unique designs, we were so excited to put these on display. To create an entire wall of ukuleles, we had to shift around our whole guitar room. Once we had the space, we whipped out our Gear Buddy® clip-on tuners and started tuning away! After they were all tuned (and then tuned again), we were able to hang them up and really see how awesome all these ukes are.

Each new ukulele comes with its very own bag, and prices start at only $41. These small instruments are great for children of any size, but the fun doesn’t stop there. People of all ages enjoy these Hawaiian instruments. Ukuleles have nylon strings, which are easy on your fingers, and they only have four strings, so learning chords and songs is always simple.

Ukuleles are the perfect gift for a family member or friend, and they’re the perfect instrument to give to yourself.

You can check out some of our ukuleles on our website here!

YAMAHA AC5R Acoustic Electric Concert Guitar – NEW!

January 19th, 2017
Yamaha AC5R

Yamaha AC5R Acoustic Electric Concert Guitar

Yamaha announced today the introduction of the AC5R handcrafted acoustic electric guitar, which is made in their Japan Custom Shop.

The Yamaha AC5R acoustic electric guitar is a concert size instrument with cutaway, and features all-solid rosewood back and sides and hand selected premium woods. It also features Yamaha’s exclusive Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.) technology that enables the guitar to produce the sound of a decades old guitar.

The Yamaha A-Series acoustic electric guitars are a different from Yamaha’s best selling FG and L Series handcrafted guitars. They have a new look, feel and sound, and were designed and developed in the U.S. by Yamaha’s R & D team over a three year period. Thousands of hours were spent working and speaking with performing musicians to develop these new guitars.

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