Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for young piano players!

We are proud to support the Hayes School of Music Piano Competition this year, happening Saturday, October 26 2019. This opportunity is open to pianists in 8th through 12th grade, and offers prize awards ranging from $250-$1000 along with additional honors.

Read more about competition sponsor Lucy Chu:

Lucy Chu is a recognized piano teacher and music educator with 60+ years of teaching experience.

A native of Shanghai, Lucy received her Bachelors and Masters music performance degrees from Indiana University and continued her studies at the Juilliard and Mannes Schools of Music. She has also performed as a guest artist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In 1989, she created and developed the E-Z Notes series of music teaching and learning tools, which are highly-regarded and endorsed by major composers and pedagogues.

Lucy’s initiative to underwrite the Hayes School of Music Piano Competition stems from her commitment to furthering music education at the pre-college level. She says, “the Hayes School of Music Piano Competition has been one of the most gratifying projects that I have had the pleasure of being a part of in my many years of supporting the arts. It is wonderful to hear and meet these dedicated young pianists with such inspirational talent. I look forward to watching them develop as young artists in the future.”

If you think your student may be interested in this competition, please contact Laura Chu Stokes at stokeslc@appstate.edu or 828.262.3020.

To register for this competition, visit this link: https://music.appstate.edu/pianocompetition

Looking to get your high schooler interested in learning how to play the piano? Stop by our showroom and let them try out one of our instruments!

The Painted Piano makes its debut!

A few weeks ago we posted about our Painted Piano project — a special piano handpainted by our very own Paula Webster, adorned with the names of celebrated musicians and intended to be an instrument that everyone can (and should!) play.

After a being rained out, we finally had a great opportunity to place the Painted Piano outside of a popular gallery in downtown Winston-Salem on a Gallery Hop evening, with amazing results! Here are a few shots we managed to capture of that fun evening.

What’s next for the Painted Piano? We’re thrilled to announce that it’s going to be one of the supporting stars in the upcoming production of Sister Act, beginning July 19th at the Stained Glass Playhouse. Make sure to head over to their website to learn how you can get tickets!

Where should we bring the Painted Piano next? Stop by our showroom to give us your ideas and find a piano that’s perfect for your next production!