Schmitt Music Denver, Art Show

Join us for “An Evening with the Artists” featuring the art work of Kyle Banister and the piano sounds of Mike Kraus on Thursday, November 6 at 7PM at Schmitt Music Denver!

During this exciting event, Colorado visual artist Kyle Banister displays his work in the piano showroom, while local musician Mike Kraus improvises jazz, blues and more as you browse!

Please let us know if you plan to attend! Call 303-777-1900 or to use our online RSVP form.

Kyle Banister is a multi-media visual artist, focusing much of his artistic attention on baseball. He also enjoys creating art featuring all sports, women and history. Click here to visit Kyle’s “Baseball Art” Facebook page, or click here to read a story on Kyle’s work from “Denver Westword” blog.

Mike Kraus has been playing piano and singing in Colorado for the last 25 years, and has performed in a variety of settings including night clubs, hotels, corporate parties and country clubs.


Halloween Bash with Nick Busheff

Join us for Nick Busheff’s 1st Annual “Halloween Bash” on Saturday, November 1 at 7PM at Schmitt Music DenverFREE!

Nick and his lounge band Kinky Mink will be performing “haunting classics, featuring an “appearance” from very special guest (224 year-old) Ludwig van Beethoven, performing his “new piano concerto” and more surprises!

RSVP to save your seat! Please call 303-777-1900, email us at, or RSVP online –

Nick Busheff is a prolific performer, composer and director. After years of classical training, degrees from leading conservatories, and numerous awards as a concert pianist, he ventured into popular music. His original creations and collaborations have brought him to hundreds of venues from coast to coast.

His music has been featured in the film Angel on Fire, which won the York Entertainment Award at the Moondance Film Festival, and The One Who Loves You (premiering at the 2013 Denver Film Festival). His first official music video, The Party’s Over, co-created and shot on location with jazz vocalist Nancy Stohlman, was released this spring.

Musical directing and performing credits include Brecht on Brecht (Kurt Weill), An Event You Can’t Refuse (Italian opera and Sinatra) and Stohlman’s The Monster Opera. His current concert creations include Legends of the Piano (from Bach to Billy Joel) and Dueling Pianos (A Steinway sponsored event). Learn more about Nick at


Win a

Attend one of our free “Fall Festival” workshops for music teachers and enter to WIN A PASS to 2015!

Michelle Sisler, founder of “Keys to Imagination, LLC” and “,” is presenting two great workshops at Schmitt Music stores. Simply join us at one of these events and enter to win a “Replay Pass” for the 2015 Conference – A $99 VALUE! is a national conference that comes to you and takes place entirely on-line, saving time and travel costs. The events feature a fantastic lineup of nationally-known presenters with awesome ideas to share. Learn more at

Join us for one of these workshops presented by Michelle Sisler:

“iPad iDeas: Teaching with Apps” – LEARN MORE!

“The Making of a Music Superhero” – LEARN MORE!

Click here to download the 2015 brochure (2.13mb PDF).

CLICK HERE to learn more about Schmitt Music’s FALL FESTIVAL – special clinics, workshops, sales and more in October and November!


Ragtime Revelry with Hodges and Dowling in Kansas City

“Kansas City Ragtime Revelry” presents Frederick Hodges and Richard Dowling: “Gershwin and More for Two Pianos” at Schmitt Music Kansas City on Monday, October 20 at 7PM.

The K.C. Ragtime Revelry is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of ragtime and early jazz history and music. Please join us for an evening of music by Gershwin and more, performed by Steinway Artist Richard Dowling and Frederick Hodges. Visit Kansas City Ragtime Revelry‘s website:

Tickets: $20 at the door. Children with parents and students with ID admitted free!

Seating is limited, so RSVP to save your seat! Please call 913-663-4756 or to RSVP online.

Watch Hodges and Dowling perform “Gershwin’s Variations on I Got Rhythm,” recorded in the Missouri Theatre for the Arts, June 2012:

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Hailed by the press as one of the best concert pianists in the world, Frederick Hodges is sought after by today’s foremost orchestras, festivals, conductors, and collaborative musicians. His artistry, virtuosity and charisma have brought him to the world’s most renowned stages, leaving audiences around the globe captivated.

Classically trained as a concert pianist, Frederick Hodges has established a reputation as a truly versatile artist equally sought after as soloist, singer, guest soloist with the California Pops Orchestra, and dance band pianist with Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. His extensive repertoire includes all the best ragtime, stride, and novelty piano solo pieces. He has appeared on national television, radio, and in several Hollywood films. He is also a much sought-after silent film accompanist for both live performances and on DVD. He performs regularly at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum.

Frederick has participated in many prestigious festivals including in Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, the WestCoast Ragtime Festival, The Blind Boone Festival in Columbia Missouri, the Templeton Ragtime Festival at Mississippi State University, the El Segundo Ragtime Festival, and the Sedalia Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival. Learn more on Frederick Hodges’ website:

Hailed by The New York Times as an “especially impressive fine young pianist,” Richard Dowling appears regularly across the United States and throughout the world in orchestral performances, solo recitals and chamber music collaborations. He has been acclaimed by audiences for his elegant and charismatic style of pianism which earns him frequent return engagements.

In the United States, Richard Dowling has received nationwide attention for recitals seen on the PBS program Debut and has been heard on NPR’s Performance Today, while in New York City, he has performed with orchestra at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Alice Tully Hall and in Central Park and presented recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, 92nd Street YM-YWHA, Steinway Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dahesh Museum, Kosciuszko Foundation, St. Bartholomew’s Church, Trinity Church, Metropolitan Club, Brooklyn Conservatory, Concordia College and The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center.

In addition to his regular concert performances, Richard Dowling is frequently heard as a member of the artist roster of The Piatigorsky Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing live classical music to audiences across America. Since 1994, he has performed nearly 1000 recitals under its auspices. Visit Richard’s website for more information.


Free lesson when you buy any guitar


Visit a participating Schmitt Music guitar store during our “Fall Festival” and you’ll get a FREE LESSON when you buy any acoustic guitar, electric guitar or bass guitar!

Guitar selection varies by location; please contact us for availability. At the time of purchase, you can schedule your free lesson with one of our participating instructors!

Please contact your Schmitt Music store for more information, or visit us today at one of these locations:

CLICK HERE to learn more about Schmitt Music’s FALL FESTIVAL – special clinics, workshops, sales and more in October and November!


Joey Curtin Concert in Kansas City

Please join us for a special concert with Joey Curtin at Schmitt Music Kansas City on Friday, October 17 at 7PM.

Now living in Kansas City, Joey Curtin is a composer and keyboard artist who began her musical career in the San Francisco Bay area.   Her piano and synthesizer compositions are a fusion of jazz, new age, Americana and Celtic influences. Joey’s music has been featured on Public Radio, a PBS documentary and can be heard on Pandora Radio. Learn more on her website:

Suggested donation: $10 at the door.

Seating is limited, so RSVP to save your seat! Please call 913-663-4756 or to RSVP online.

Listen to Joey’s cover of “Yellow” by Coldplay:

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Music Lesson Fair

Schmitt Music has decades of experience providing music lessons – we give over 185,000 lessons each year! Our stores offer private one-on-one lessons for beginners through highly advanced players, as well as group or class lessons for all ages and abilities.

Attend a “Music Lesson Fair” to meet our instructors and find the right lessons for you on Saturday, November 1 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Plus, when you sign up for lessons at the event, there’s NO REGISTRATION FEE!

This is a unique opportunity to visit with our current in-store lesson teachers, or talk with our Lesson Coordinator, learn about lesson options, and find the perfect music education match for you or your family member! Join us at one of these sessions on Saturday, November 1 from 1pm to 4pm:

Call 763-566-4560 or for questions or to RSVP.

Call 612-238-9930 or for questions or to RSVP.

Call 402-391-5588 or for questions or to RSVP.

Call 651-636-0801 or for questions or to RSVP.

Learn more about our music education offerings – CLICK HERE to visit the “Schmitt Music University” page to search private lessons and group classes!


CLICK HERE to learn more about Schmitt Music’s FALL FESTIVAL – special clinics, workshops, sales and more in October and November!


Denis Wick showcase

Please join us for a Denis Wick Showcase and check out a great selection of their latest mouthpieces, mutes and more! Kirk Garrison, Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Composer & Educator, will demo products and help you select the best fit for your sound!

Attend one of these free sessions:

Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30 PM: Schmitt Music Rochester

Let us know you’re coming! Please call 507-288-1960 or to RSVP online.

Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 PM: Schmitt Music Edina

Let us know you’re coming! Please call 612-238-9930 or to RSVP online.

Kirk Garrison is in high demand as a performer, composer, teacher and arranger. As a member of the Lt. Dan Band featuring actor Gary Sinise, Kirk performs for scores of active duty military members, veterans and their families, including many charity organizations for disabled veterans. The band has toured extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Other performance credits include the International Music Festival in Hue, Vietnam, the Ravinia Music Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival and numerous other venues throughout the country.

He has received commissions from DePaul University, the Chicago String Ensemble, the Millar Brass Ensemble at Northwestern University, and most recently for internationally renowned jazz saxophonist Phil Woods.

Kirk also performs as a guest soloist and clinician/adjudicator at middle schools, high schools and colleges throughout the country. He uses Denis Wick mutes and mouthpieces and is a Denis
Wick performing artist. Check out Kirk’s Dansr/Denis Wick Artist page – CLICK HERE.

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CLICK HERE to learn more about Schmitt Music’s FALL FESTIVAL – special clinics, workshops, sales and more in October and November!


Doug Lawrence Clinic at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center

Join us for a clinic with saxophonist Doug Lawrence on Saturday, November 1 at 3PM at Schmitt Music Brooklyn CenterFREE!

Check out the amazing sounds of Doug Lawrence as he plays and talks about saxophones and music.  Doug is a TM Custom artist, and we will have several TM Custom saxophones to try at the event. This is a great opportunity to see an incredible saxophonist and try out some great horns! Plus, Randy Jones – the creator of the TM custom – will also be on hand with an expanded inventory of saxophones and necks to audition.  Please contact us for details and RSVP to the event!

Call 763-566-4560 or to RSVP online.

Doug Lawrence is currently lead tenor with the 17-time Grammy-winning Count Basie Orchestra, the chair previously held by such greats as Lester Young, Hershel Evans, Buddy Tate, and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, among other legends. With the Basie band and his own groups, Lawrence has literally toured the world, playing on six continents and in virtually every major concert hall, jazz club, and jazz festival in the world.Doug Lawrence

Think of Coleman Hawkins, Louis Armstrong, Ben Webster, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra. They were able to touch our collective soul with their extraordinary sense of phrasing. Tenor man Doug Lawrence has got it. His phrasing is fluid, relaxed, conversational and charming, just like his easy going, seductive Southern drawl.”
- Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times Magazine

Born in Louisiana, Doug Lawrence spent 25 years as a working musician in the New York City jazz scene. The list of artists he has performed and recorded with reads like a who’s who of current and former industry heavyweights, from Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, and Rosemary Clooney, to Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, and Tony Bennett. He has appeared on over 100 recordings including four critically acclaimed recordings of his own. Learn more about Doug on his website:

CLICK HERE to learn more about Schmitt Music’s FALL FESTIVAL – special clinics, workshops, sales and more in October and November!


Kawai Fall instant rebates are extended!


Kawai has EXTENDED their Fall Instant Rebates through October!

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!

Purchase a qualifying new Kawai grand or upright acoustic piano, or digital piano now through October 31, 2014, and you’ll receive an Instant Rebate up to $1,000!

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.

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