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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. 

The DEN Educator's Guide

The DEN Educator's Guide
The DEN Educator's Guide is a great resource to find out what other institutions and educators are doing with the Disklavier for teaching, performing, and creating music.

The Latest Resources for Teaching Music Online

The Latest Resources for Teaching Music Online
Our colleagues over at Yamaha Educator Suite have compiled an outstanding list of resources to help teachers everywhere make the transition to online music educaiton as seamless as possible. Check it out at YamahaEducatorSuite.com. 

Gershwin Plays Cincinnati

Gershwin Plays Cincinnati
(L-R) Peter Phillips, Louis Langrée, and Dr. Stella Sick
(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 year. This is no ghost story. Rather, it’s a tale of technology.Gershwin’s piano part had actually been recorded in 1924 on piano rolls for the then-popular Duo-Art reproducing piano. Phillips converted the performance to MIDI data, using a machine he built himself, for other live performance projects way back in 2013.  It sounds relatively simple, but in fact it was extremely challenging and labor-intensive to reproduce Gershwin’s part accurately and to make it possible for the conductor, Louis Langrée, and the orchestra to follow along with it. Check out the full story on the YamahaUSA Blog! 

Gearing up for the Alaska e-Competition!

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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-stitutions, and Yamaha piano dealers will be treated to almost a fortnight of the world's most beloved piano repertoire, played by the world's most competitive emerging keyboard artists. 
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