TEMPE, Arizona (November 16, 2020) – When distance learning involves overseas students studying music, a Zoom call isn’t quite good enough. So, on Oct. 22, Cathal Breslin, assistant professor of Piano in Arizona State University’s (ASU) School of Mus
In October 2020, German keyboard artist Tobias Schmitz (also known as EINS ) performed a uniquely modern, socially distant musical happening centered around the connectivity of the Disklavier. The location, Trier's Porta Nigra, is the largest remaini
Freiburg University of Music is a prestigious international music college, which has trained students from countries and regions all over the world and has produced many renowned musicians since its opening in 1946. Prospective students come from all
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.
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 plann
(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 perform
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 her graduate students' service learning requirements, and she monitored the activities with a properly empirical study of the efficacy of the idea. Her findings were recently published in the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Journal, and we spoke to Dr. Pike about the process.
Yamaha artist Dan Tepfer has long embraced the Disklavier as a performance tool. Using the Disklavier's ability to send and receive data in real time, Tepfer combines algorithmic computer programming and MIDI-driven visualizations to produce unique performances in which the piano becomes an equal partner to the composer.
(video coming soon) In this video, Peter Baartmans explains the features of the Mark IV and Mark IV PRO Disklavier. The Mark IV is widely used in institutional settings and is recognized by it's PDA-style controller and sleek DMC-100 media center with sliding cover.
The 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:
Yamaha 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