Larry Dunn, keyboardist

Join us for “An Evening with Larry Dunn” at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center on Thursday, September 25th at 7PM.

Schmitt Music and Casio proudly present a special performance, workshop and Q&A session with Larry Dunn, solo artist and original keyboardist for Earth, Wind and Fire! Mr. Dunn will talk about his extensive career and showcase Casio Celviano digital pianos.

Seating is limited, so RSVP to save your seats! Please call 763-398-5050, email us at bckb@schmittmusic.com, or use our online RSVP form – .

Watch Larry performing on a Casio Privia PX-5S at NAMM 2014:

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With his keyboard playing, Larry Dunn helped transform Earth, Wind & Fire into one of the all-time most successful R&B bands in the world, with sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide, 6 Grammys, 13 Grammy nominations, 4 American Music Awards, 32 Gold & Platinum/Multi-Platinum Records & Albums, a Star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame, induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (2000) and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame (2010), as well as other industry awards.

In addition to playing organ, synthesizer, piano, keyboards, and clavinet with the group from 1972 until 1983, Larry held the position and handled the responsibilities of the band’s Musical Director. As one of the key people behind the scene, much of the group’s musical success can be attributed to him. In addition, he rehearsed Earth, Wind & Fire for live stage performances and wrote many of the musical segues and medleys.

Along with playing keyboards, programming synthesizers, and composing, Larry has
developed a talent of producing and composing for other artists. To further this talent, for the past 20 years, Larry has been increasing his knowledge of sound engineering, computers, and synthesizer programming. Learn more on Mr. Dunn’s website: larrydunnmusic.com.


The Larry Dunn performance & workshop is a kick-off event for our 5-Day “Fall Piano Warehouse Sale” at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center:

Shop our warehouse sale and you’ll find the area’s best selection of new, used and consignment pianos, discontinued models, demos, clearance pianos and more – CLICK HERE to learn more!

Casio Celviano digital piano rebates, financing

For a limited time, you can get special interest-free, 12 month financing and great rebates up to $150 on select models of Casio & Celviano digital pianos! Click here to learn more!

 

Kawai Fall instant rebates

SAVE UP TO $1,000 INSTANTLY!

Purchase a qualifying new Kawai grand or upright acoustic piano, or digital piano now through September 30, 2014, and you’ll receive an Instant Rebate up to $1,000!

Visit your Schmitt Music store today to see and hear why Kawai pianos are the choice of those who know. Contact one of our friendly, knowledgeable Piano Specialists to set up a showing today!

Fall Instant Rebates are not valid with other offers. Rebates are good on qualifying in-stock or special order pianos. Ask your Piano Specialist for details.

 

Casio Celviano digital piano rebates, financing

Visit your Schmitt Music store for special interest-free, 12 month financing and great rebates up to $150 on select models of Casio & Celviano digital pianos – for limited-time only!

Get a $150 INSTANT REBATE when you purchase a Celviano AP-650, or buy a Celviano AP-450 and get a $100 INSTANT REBATE!

12 MONTHS, INTEREST-FREE FINANCING: For a limited time, you can get special financing on all Casio and Celviano digital pianos $1100 or more. GE Consumer Financing is available with qualified credit, through 12/31/2014.

MATCHING BENCH & 5 YEAR WARRANTY: All Celviano pianos include a 5-year warranty covering in-home parts and labor!

Visit your Schmitt Music store today or contact a Schmitt Music Piano Specialist for details, or to set up your piano showing.

Experience the elegant design and rich resonance of the Casio Celviano piano. The Celviano line of pianos has been refined for those who demand an authentic grand piano experience. The traditional design houses new stereo grand piano sounds and redesigned keyboard action including “Ebony and Ivory textured keys.” Utilizing a new tri-sensor springless 88 note scaled hammer action, every nuance and detail of your performance is captured. A new 4 layer stereo grand piano sound is delivers a natural, expressive and dynamic piano experience.

GET INSTANT REBATES ON THESE CELVIANO MODELS!

CELVIANO AP-650

• Hammer Response, Damper & String Resonance Simulation

• 17 Track / 5 Song Recorder

• 256 Note Polyphony

• AiR Sound Source

• Interest-free, 12 Month Financing!

• 5 YEAR WARRANTY

CELVIANO AP-450

• Hammer Response, Damper & String Resonance, Piano Lid Simulators

• Ebony and Ivory Feel Keys

• 256 Note Polyphony

• AiR Sound Source

• Interest-free, 12 Month Financing!

• 5 YEAR WARRANTY


 
Click here to learn more about the CELVIANO line of digital pianos on Casio’s website, or visit your Schmitt Music store to try one today.  Shop with an expert!  Please contact a Schmitt Music Piano Specialist to schedule your showing.

Celviano digital pianos are currently not on display in our Eau Claire, WI or Virginia, MN locations, and are not available at Schmitt Music in Sioux Falls, SD.
 

Top 100 Dealer Awards, NAMM

Schmitt Music Wins Two ‘Top 100 Dealer Awards’!

We are proud to announce that Schmitt Music is the winner of the “Best Marketing & Sales Promotion” and “Best Support Music Advocacy” as recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) at the Top 100 Dealer Awards. The awards ceremony took place on July 12, during the Summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the categories we won at the Top 100 Dealer Awards!

Tom Schmitt receives an award from host Steve Wariner

Schmitt Music President, Tom Schmitt (pictured on right), receives the award for “Best Marketing & Sales Promotion” from event host, American country music star, Steve Wariner (left).

Schmitt Music was also nominated for “Dealer of the Year” at the July 12th event, and was honored as one of the Top 100 Dealers in May 2013. Learn more about Schmitt Music’s awards here: www.schmittmusic.com/nammawards

 

Orange Amps, Epiphone Guitars

Epiphone Guitars & Orange Amps at Select Stores!

Schmitt Music is proud to announce the addition of two classic brands: we welcome Orange Amplification and Epiphone to our featured guitar shops!

You’ll find a great selection of guitars and basses by Epiphone, like the classic “Les Paul” electric guitar, and we’ve got Orange products like the famous “Tiny Terror” amp head and more!

Orange and Epiphone products are now in-stock at Schmitt Music stores in Fargo, North Dakota; and Burnsville, Duluth and Rochester, Minnesota. Contact one of our guitar gurus for current inventory, or for more product details:

Call 952-435-2454 or to submit an email.
 

Call 218-727-8341 or to submit an email.
 

Call 701-281-1828 or to submit an email.
 

Call 507-288-1960 or to submit an email.
 

 

Best of 2014, Edina Magazine

Schmitt Music Edina Wins “Best Music Lessons” Award!

We are proud to announce that Schmitt Music Edina is the winner of a “Best Music Lessons” Award, as recognized in Edina Magazine’s “Best of 2014 Reader’s Choice” edition. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

With 4,000 weekly music lessons, one of the best selections of saxophones and trumpets in the country and 15 stores operating in the Midwest, it’s no wonder Schmitt Music earns this top spot. “The Edina location is the largest lesson-offering store in the company,” says director of education, Michael Wright. “It’s a great store. People are very happy with the services and education they receive.”

Are you interested in music lessons?! Try Schmitt Music’s easy online lesson search to browse teachers by instrument, store, or age/skill level. You can even sign up online!   CLICK HERE to find the right music teacher today!

Check out the rest of Edina Magazine’s “Best of 2014 Reader’s Choice” list on their website: www.edinamag.com.


In 2013, Schmitt Music won two awards at the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) TOP 100 DEALER AWARDS: “Best Support Music Advocacy” and “Best Marketing & Sales Promotion.”  CLICK HERE to learn more about our NAMM recognition.

 

Martin guitar financing

INTEREST FREE FINANCING FOR 12 MONTHS!

Visit your Schmitt Music guitar shop and get 0% INTEREST, 12 MONTHS FINANCING* on Martin acoustic guitars! Don’t miss this great opportunity to get your hands on an American classic – offer valid now through December 31, 2014.

Selection varies by location, so please contact your Schmitt Music store for availability and more information. *GE Financing is available with qualifying credit; 12 months deferred interest with monthly payments. Financing offer not valid on Martin LX Series guitar models.

Special order your Martin guitar at any Schmitt Music store, or play the best selection of in-stock Martin guitars at these Schmitt Music guitar shops:

 

Steinway Artists The 5 Browns in Kansas City

Are you curious about the different piano programs at Colleges and Universities in Kansas and Missouri and what they have to offer you? Want to meet piano professors from some of the top piano schools in our area and learn what they are doing in their Music Departments? Do you want to know which Music Department at which College or University will fit your needs best?

Join us at the “College Fair” on Saturday, September 27th from 10:00AM – 4:00PM at Schmitt Music Kansas City.

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors (along with teachers and parents) can meet several professors and learn how their school can benefit you. This is your chance to meet professors from these top-flight schools and find out what is the best fit for your college career:

Avila University, Baker University, Emporia State University, Kansas State University, Missouri State University, Missouri Western University, Northwest Missouri State University, Ottawa University, Tabor College, University of Central Missouri, University of Kansas, University of Missouri–Kansas City, University of Missouri, Washburn University, Wichita State University and others will be here, and they want to meet you. BRING YOUR QUESTIONS!

Stop by our Rosana Square store anytime from 10AM to 4PM on September 27, or RSVP to let us know when you’re coming. Please feel free to contact a Schmitt Music Piano Specialist for details!

Please call 913-663-4756 or to RSVP online.
 

Free Performance & Clinics with Alliance Brass

Please join us for a special event with Alliance Brass Quintet at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center on Wednesday, September 17 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM – Free Performance and Clinics!

All are invited to attend the performance, and bring your horn for the trumpet, french horn, trombone and tuba clinics to follow! The Alliance Brass Quintet is helping us unveil our incredible new Brass Pro Shops space in Brooklyn Center – Trumpet Shop Manager, Mark Bobnick, and Low Brass Shop Manager, Keith Hilson, will be on hand to answer any questions about instruments & accessories.

Seating is limited, so RSVP to save your spot!  Give us a call at 763-398-5018, email us at trumpetshop@schmittmusic.com, or use our online RSVP form – .


Watch Alliance Brass perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Alleluia, BMV 142:

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Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, The Alliance Brass Quintet is comprised of some of the United States’ finest young talent. Members of the ensemble have performed all over the world from Canada and Mexico to Russia, the UK and Japan, having shared the stage with orchestras such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Celveland Orchestra. These five virtuosos have also performed with the top chamber ensembles in the world including the Boston Brass, Synergy Brass, Stiletto and more.

Alliance Brass is: Chris O’Hara, trumpet; Mary Galime, trumpet; Kelly Langenberg, horn; Rachel Castellanos, trombone; William Russell, tuba.

Dazzling audiences with a repertoire ranging from the early Renaissance to jazz and beyond, the Alliance Brass Quintet is posed to become one of the world’s finest brass ensembles. In addition to performance, the ensemble is equally dedicated to the education of the next generation of musicians and music-lovers alike. Members of ABQ have served on faculty at some of the top music institutions including the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, DePaul University, the International Festival and Institute at Round Top, and more. Beyond their teaching efforts, the ensemble also offers a wide range of programs designed to fit school music programs.

Whether through performances, clinics or workshops, the Alliance Brass has an infectious enthusiasm they use to inspire a passion for music wherever they go. Learn more on their website: www.alliancebrass.com.

 

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Please join us for “An Evening with Kara Huber” at Schmitt Music Denver on Wednesday, September 24 at 7PMFREE!

American pianist Kara Huber has been acclaimed for her “mature vision” by the Washington Post. The Classical Voice of North Carolina wrote that she plays “technically difficult solo passages with uncanny accuracy.”

Ms. Huber’s program will include: Beethoven’s Sonata in E Major, Op. 109, Chopin’s Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52, Brahms’ Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 52 and more! Seating is limited, so RSVP to save your spot.

Call 303-777-1900, email us at dnkb@schmittmusic.com, or use our online RSVP form – .


Watch Kara perform Sonetto 104 del Petrarca by Liszt:

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Kara Huber has made numerous solo appearances at the Kennedy Center, in the Eastern Illinois University Guest Artist Series and the Rising Stars Piano Series in Southampton, NY. Ms. Huber has received numerous prizes and awards for her performances, including the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, The Stetcher and Horowitz Foundation’s New York Piano Competition, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Kara has attended summer festivals such as Tanglewood, Music Academy of the West, and Pianofest in the Hamptons. She recently finished a creative music residency at the Banff Centre in Canada.

First picking up melodies by ear at an early age, Ms. Huber began private lessons at the age of five. At sixteen, she was admitted to the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where she also made her orchestral debut with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. Teachers include John Perry, Awadagin Pratt, Frank Weintstock, Michael Coonrod, Yoshi Nagai, Paul Schenly, and Jerome Lowenthal. Ms. Huber has received degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is currently earning an Artist Diploma degree at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Learn more online at www.karahuber.com.

 

Duo Classica

Please join us at Schmitt Music Denver for “An Evening with DuoClassica” performing works by Beethoven, Brahms and more – FREE CONCERTThursday, September 11 at 7PM.

DuoClassica has been praised for exquisitely poetic sonority, powerful and expressive execution, extraordinary precision, and dazzling virtuosity. Formed in 2008 by violinist Lydia Sviatlovskaya and pianist Olga Dashevskaya, the Duo plays a diverse repertoire ranging from Baroque to Contemporary music, providing the kind of concerts that only masters of their craft can deliver. Visit their website: duoclassica.com.

Call 303-777-1900, email us at dnkb@schmittmusic.com, or use our online RSVP form – .


Lydia Sviatlovskaya, violin

Lydia Sviatlovskaya, violin

Lydia, a native of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), graduated from the Special Music School for Gifted Children in Leningrad and entered the Moscow Conservatory. Among her teachers was world-renowned violinist Leonid Kogan. In 1976, Lydia won Second Prize at the “Concertino Prague” Competition in Czechoslovakia.

Her solo appearances with orchestra include the Moscow Orchestra of Chamber Music, USSR State Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Radio Symphony, Winnipeg Royal Ballet, Central City Opera Festival Orchestra, Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, Mercury Ensemble Chamber Orchestra, Vail International Dance Festival, and Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra.

Lydia has given numerous Solo and Chamber Music Recitals in Europe and the United States. She is currently Concertmaster of the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and Associate Concertmaster of Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra. Lydia has a private music studio in Denver.

Olga Dashevskaya, piano

Olga Dashevskaya, piano

Olga, a native of Ukraine in the former Soviet Union, gave her first public concert at age of eight. She studied at the Special Music School for Gifted Children and the Kharkov State Conservatory, from which she graduated with Honors and received Master’s degrees in piano and music theory. Olga began her professional career in Moscow as an editor of music programs at the Moscow State Philharmonic, and later was an editor at the State Publishers “Muzica.” She published numerous articles on music history, produced music radio programs, and performed concerts. Since moving to the United States in 1990, Olga has given numerous solo performances and lectures, performed with various symphony orchestras, and successfully collaborated with noted vocalists and instrumentalists

Olga runs her own music school and is a professor of piano performance, theory and music history at Red Rocks Community College.


Listen to DuoClassica perform Tartini’s “Sonata in G Minor” here:

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Denver Labor Day Piano Sale!

SALE ON NOW – Labor Day, Monday, September 1

Visit Schmitt Music Denver for huge savings on new, used and consignment pianos, rental returns and more!  Plus, we’ve got great rebates and special financing on select pianos!

Casio, Lyrica pianos

New Grand Piano in Ebony High Polish from $6299 or just $135 per month!*

New Vertical Pianos in Ebony High Polish from $2999 or just $66 per month!*

*With qualified credit, assuming 7% tax, local delivery, 60 monthly payments and 10% down payment.

New Digital Pianos from $499.99 — choose from a great selection and great features!

We have a great selection of acoustic grand and vertical pianos – New, Rebuilt, Used and Consignment, Rental Returns and more! Ask a Piano Specialist for details, as our used and consignment inventory changes daily.

We’re open Labor Day from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM!

Call 303-777-1900 or email us – to send an online email form.
Visit us today at Schmitt Music Denver, or contact a Piano Specialist for sale details or to set up your piano showing.

Casio Celviano digital piano rebates, financing

Get special interest-free, 12 month financing and great rebates up to $150 on select models of Casio & Celviano digital pianos – for limited-time only – CLICK HERE for details!

Kawai Factory Rebates on K Series

Now through August 31, you can GET UP TO $450 BACK on Kawai K Series Upright Pianos! Visit us today to see and hear why Kawai pianos are the choice of those who know – LEARN MORE!


Steinway, Boston, Essex, Kawai, Lyrica, Roland, Casio piano


Contact a Schmitt Music Piano Specialist to set up your showing – click above or call 303-777-1900 today!
 

Kansas City Labor Day Piano Sale!

Friday, August 22 – Labor Day, Monday, September 1

Visit Schmitt Music Omaha for huge savings on new, used and consignment pianos, rental returns and more!  Plus, we’ve got great rebates and special financing on select pianos!

Casio, Lyrica pianos

New Grand Piano in Ebony High Polish from $6299 or just $135 per month!*

New Vertical Pianos in Ebony High Polish from $2999 or just $66 per month!*

*With qualified credit, assuming 7% tax, local delivery, 60 monthly payments and 10% down payment.

New Digital Pianos from $499.99 — choose from a great selection and great features!

We have a great selection of acoustic grand and vertical pianos – New, Rebuilt, Used and Consignment, Rental Returns and more! Ask a Piano Specialist for details, as our used and consignment inventory changes daily.

We’re open Labor Day from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM!

Call 402-391-5588 or email us – to send an online email form.
Visit us today at Schmitt Music Omaha, or contact a Piano Specialist for sale details or to set up your piano showing.

Casio Celviano digital piano rebates, financing

Get special interest-free, 12 month financing and great rebates up to $150 on select models of Casio & Celviano digital pianos – for limited-time only – CLICK HERE for details!

Kawai Factory Rebates on K Series

Now through August 31, you can GET UP TO $450 BACK on Kawai K Series Upright Pianos! Visit us today to see and hear why Kawai pianos are the choice of those who know – LEARN MORE!


Steinway, Boston, Essex, Kawai, Lyrica, Roland, Casio piano


Contact a Schmitt Music Piano Specialist to set up your showing – click above or call 402-391-5588 today!
 

Kansas City Labor Day Piano Sale!

Friday, August 22 – Labor Day, Monday, September 1

Visit Schmitt Music Kansas City for huge savings on new, used and consignment pianos, rental returns and more!  Plus, we’ve got great rebates and special financing on select pianos!

Casio, Lyrica pianos

New Grand Piano in Ebony High Polish from $6299 or just $135 per month!*

New Vertical Pianos in Ebony High Polish from $2999 or just $66 per month!*

*With qualified credit, assuming 7% tax, local delivery, 60 monthly payments and 10% down payment.

New Digital Pianos from $499.99 — choose from a great selection and great features!

We have a great selection of acoustic grand and vertical pianos – New, Rebuilt, Used and Consignment, Rental Returns and more! Ask a Piano Specialist for details, as our used and consignment inventory changes daily.

We’re open Labor Day from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM!

Call 913-663-4756 or email us – to send an online email form.
Visit us today at Schmitt Music Kansas City, or contact a Piano Specialist for sale details or to set up your piano showing.

Casio Celviano digital piano rebates, financing

Get special interest-free, 12 month financing and great rebates up to $150 on select models of Casio & Celviano digital pianos – for limited-time only – CLICK HERE for details!

Kawai Factory Rebates on K Series

Now through August 31, you can GET UP TO $450 BACK on Kawai K Series Upright Pianos! Visit us today to see and hear why Kawai pianos are the choice of those who know – LEARN MORE!


Steinway, Boston, Essex, Kawai, Lyrica, Roland, Casio piano


Contact a Schmitt Music Piano Specialist to set up your showing – click above or call 913-663-4756 today!
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