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Making the Most of Streaming Musical Performances

Let's face it, most musicians and music educators won't be working in live venues in the near future. If we want to keep playing live, or if we need to create appealing music education content, we need some solutions right away. Luckily, there are just a few tips and low-cost accessories you can add to your home teaching/playing enviroment to make a HUGE difference in the quality that your listeners experience. You may already even have some of these at home. 
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Drake's New Bösendorfer is Simply Exquisite

Drake's New Bösendorfer is Simply Exquisite
Canadian Rapper Drake, had the designer and architect Ferris Rafauli build an exclusive mansion in his hometown of Toronto. Read all the details at Bösendorfer.com

Peter Dugan and Charles Yang Celebrate Bill Withers

DuganYangPosterImage What happens when a couple of versatile and energetic artists decide to celebrate a lost legend?

Check out this inspiring cover of the Bill Withers classic Lean on Me by Yamaha artist Peter Dugan and violinist Charles Yang.

MTNA Virtual Showcases from Yamaha

MTNA Virtual Showcases from Yamaha
Lori Frazer, Yamaha Consultant
When the 2020 MTNA Conference became the 2020 MTNA Virtual Conference, Yamaha provided three all-new showcases, created especially for helping schools and teachers teachers adapt to new normals of distance learning, working from home, and planning for the future. Creative teaching gurus Lori Frazer and Leila Viss join Shana Kirk for some Clavinova tips in Put Your Clavinova to Work. Shana provides an overview of the benefits of Yamaha's Hybrid instruments in an era of working and going to school from home. Lori Frazer also gives a detailed tour of the MLC-200 lab controller, just for all the universities, conservatories, and music academies, who are using closed facilities to re-invision the future of group teaching. Find all these and more at the Yamaha Music Educator Suite's special MTNA Virtual Conference  resources page. 

Yamaha Wins Regional Emmy Awards

Congratulations to our colleagues at Yamaha Entertainment Group, who won four Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards for the short film “World Without Music” in February 2020.The Tennessee-based record label earned victories in the “Director, Short Form,” “Audio,” “Photographer,” and “Editor/Program” categories. In addition, “World Without Music” received nominations in the “Arts,” “Music Composer/Arranger,” “Lighting,” and “Commercial Campaign” categories in November 2019.“World Without Music” is a visually stunning and emotionally powerful film that highlights the company’s brand promise, “Make Waves.” Yamaha Chief Artist Relations Executive Chris Gero, called the awards "humbling." Yamaha Entertainment Group has won 11 Regional Emmy Awards since 2016.

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