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Freiburg University Taps Disklavier for Covid-Era Entrance Exams

Freiburg University Taps Disklavier for Covid-Era Entrance Exams
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 over the world to take the University’s entrance examinations, which are held in June every year and include a practical performance component; however, this year, due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, examinees from other countries faced significant difficulties taking the test locally in Freiburg. To solve this problem, the University introduced remote entrance exams for the first time ever, utilizing the musical instruments and technologies provided by Yamaha to enable practical performance tests of piano playing from remote locations. Read more details at the Yamaha Educator Blog!

University of Oregon Takes Disklavier for a Spin

Pianist Alexandre Dossin and the students at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance have partnered with Classic Pianos to arrange the use of a Disklavier in the 2020 Spring semester. Before school was closed due to the pandemic, Dossin experience long-distance teaching, as he instructed students at Brigham Young University via the Disklavier Remote Lesson feature.Alexandre Dossin Teaches a BYU Student via Remote Lesson on Diskalvier
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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.

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