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Getting Wired for Long Distance Teaching Part 1: Internet Connectivity

Setting up a long distance teaching environment can be intimidating to even the most veteran technology users. Here are some setup tips we have discovered along our way! 

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Signature MIDI Collection Makes Its Debut!

SignatureMIDICollection 01smallThe Disklavier Education Network (DEN) is pleased to announce the addition of the Signature MIDI Collection to the DEN website. You can access the collection using the navigation at the top of the DEN website or by going directly to this location:

www.YamahaDEN.com/midi-files
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Johansson Captures International Piano-e-Competition Crown

PeterFriisJohansson 02smallYamaha Disklavier Plays Instrumental Role in Most Prestigious Competition for Pianists Under 32 

“The Piano-e-Competition certainly shows the remarkable remote performance capabilities of the Disklavier, and highlights how this technology can connect the music world like never before,” said Jim Levesque, Yamaha

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Stella Sick Gives Long Distance Master Class for International Institute for Young Musicians

MasterClassIIYM2014 01smallYamaha’s Disklavier Technology a Hit at International Institute for Young Musicians 

Students enrolled in exclusive program interact directly with renowned instructors in remote locations without leaving their classrooms.
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Pianist Paul Sheftel Uses Disklavier to Raise Funds for African School

Paul Talking to Shana PHOTO: JAMES STEEBERAt a recent gathering on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a small crowd filled the salon of pianist and educator Paul Sheftel. This was the last of several such events, all held in private spaces around the city during 2013 and 2014, all organized to raise funds for the Mali Nyeta organization, a foundation oversees education and public health projects in Mali and the surrounding areas. One of the projects, an elementary school, even bears the name “l’Ecole Paul Sheftel.” 
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(from the Yamaha MusicUSA blog)Thanks to longitme DEN enthusiast (DEN-thusiast?) Stella Sick, The Cincinnati Orchestra, and Australian piano roll enthusiast and digital music engineer Peter Phillips, George Gershwin appeared in a posthoumous performance earlier this yea...
Call your favorite piano tuner, connect your high-def TVs, make sure your DisklavierTV subscription is up-to-date, and invite ALL your piano-loving friends, for the time of the 2018 e-Competition is upon us! From May 19-May 31, 2018, Disklavier owners, DEN-stitutio...
In 1916, the year before his untimely death, Scott Joplin recorded 7 piano rolls. These rolls were recorded during a period in which the concept of “hand-played rolls” was still being developed.Regrettably, several factors undermined Joplin’s recordings. For starters, t...
Dr. Pamela Pike, Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana State University, has been using the Disklavier as a distance-learning and pedagogical tool for as long as just about anyone. Last year (2016), she had the idea to incorporate these technologies into he...