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Yamaha Trunk Sale on December 12, 2015

Paige’s Music has partnered with Yamaha Music Coprporation to bring you a unique opportunity to upgrade your instrument. On Saturday, December 12th we will have a greater selection of Yamaha instruments that we don’t normally stock. Here are some of the key details of the sale:

BEAT THE TAX – SAVE AT LEAST 7%:

All instruments purchased that day will save at least an extra 7%. No reason to shop online for cyber deals! The savings are better at Paige’s Music.

HUGE SELECTION:

Paige’s Music will have an increased selection of Yamaha step up instruments at big discounts. Choose from several intermediate to professional flutes, piccolos, clarinets, saxphones, trumpets, trombones, French horns, amd more! All at extra savings!

DOUBLE YAMAHA REBATES:

Earn Double Rebates! Purchase any qualified Yamaha ‘Step-Up’ Intermediate or Allegro level band instrument between now and December 31, 2015 and receive a $50 mail-in rebate. On Saturday, December 12, 2015 this rebate will double to $100! Purchase any qualified Yamaha ‘Step-Up’ Professional or Custom level band instrument between now and December 31, 2015 and receive a $100 mail-in rebate. On Saturday, December 12, 2015 this rebate will Double to $200!

SALE IS ON SATURDAY, December 12, 2015 ONLY.

Our 2015 SuperSale is November 19-21

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The “SuperSale” at Paige’s Music is one of our biggest sales of the year. If you are thinking of moving your student up to an intermediate or advanced level instrument this is the best time to do it. We would love to help you find the best instrument for your advancing student or answer any questions about this special promotion.

Here’s how it works – Come to the store and draw a coupon that will allow you to “SUPER SIZE” your savings. The coupons range from 5%-50% OFF* our already low prices!

OR – If you would rather not use the coupon that you selected, you can use our 12 months same-as-cash* option. There’s no interest as long as your balance is paid in full within 12 months. There are minimum payments due each month and our retail staff can help estimate what those might be.

The sale runs from Thursday, November 19th through Saturday, November 21st. Our hours are Monday – Friday: 10-6 and Saturday: 10-4.

As always, contact us via email at news@paigesmusic.com or by phone at 1-800-382-1099.

*Offers valid 11/19/15 through 11/21/15. One coupon per family. 12 Months Same-as-Cash subject to credit approval and applies to all instrument and accessory purchases $399 or more. Not applicable toward existing account balances or repairs. Offers cannot be combined. See store for details.

Step Up Your Instrument With Step Up To Yamaha

Now that school has been back in session for a few months it is a great time to talk about the benefits of an upgraded instrument.  Manufacturers build student level instruments to be durable and easy to play. This is great for a new player but it can become a detriment as the individual progresses.  Some of the benefits that you gain with an upgraded instrument can include: better tone, improved range, new features and even different materials that are used when making it.  Here is a video that our Retail Staff made a few months ago that explains some of these benefits.

Another great time about this time of year is that it is rebate season and the most popular one is Step Up to Yamaha!  The Step Up to Yamaha rebate promotion provides great consumer offers on some of the finest quality instruments from one of the most recognizable brands in the music industry.  This is an opportunity to get a great instrument and receive either a $50 or $100 rebate back from Yamaha. To kick things off, we are offering a double rebate this Saturday, October 10th.  Just come in and pick out your new horn and your rebate will be worth twice as much!  If you have any questions give us a call!

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Back To School!

It is that time of year again.  We are all getting into the swing of another school year.  Getting new supplies, meeting new friends, and adjusting to a new schedule.  It is also a great time to upgrade to a new instrument!  There are many advantages to upgrading your student’s instrument.  In many cases, it will be easier to play, it will make a better sound, and it will give your student the excitement to keep progressing on their musical journey.

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Now through the end of September we will be having our Back To School promotion!  It is easy to do; you just give us your horn, fill out a new agreement, and leave with an upgrade!  The best part of it is that you can leave your wallet at home.  If you upgrade this by the end of September you will be able to walk out of the store with no money down!

If you have any questions, feel free to call our sales department at 1-800-382-1099.

Rico/D’Addario Clarinet Reeds

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A few months ago we talked about how important it is for a reed player to have a good, well-made reed.  It is one of the most integral parts to their set-up to get the sound they are looking for.  At that time we discussed all of the different reed cuts that Vandoren makes.  This time we are going to look at the other major reed brand, Rico/D’addario.

D’addario purchased Rico in 2004 and in that time they have worked tirelessly to provide the reeds that players need to get their “voice”.   They have invested heavily in new technology to make the reeds better and more consistent than they ever have been before.  D’addario grows 100 percent of their own cane which gives them control of the materials throughout the entire process.  Below we have laid out the different models of Rico/D’addario reeds that we stock and the features of them.

Rico This is the standard orange box that we have seen for years.  This reed is unfiled and has thinner profile and blank.  They are cut from the most flexible grade of cane.  They vibrate easy which make them a great reed for Jazz players and students that are just learning how to play.

Rico Royal– This reed combines the features of the standard Rico reed with a French File.  The filing gives it an increased response, especially in the lower register.  This is designed for an advancing player as it offers an even response across all of the registers.

Mitchell Lurie–  Mitchell Lurie reeds are unfiled and have a thinner tip for an ease of response.  This, with the addition of a thicker spine, make the reed more resistant with a warmer sound.  Available in filed (Mitchell Lurie Premium) as well.

Reserve Classic– A premium, filed reed with a thick blank that offers tonal depth.  It also features a longer vamp  for flexibility and a thicker tip for clear articulation.

La Voz– La Voz reeds are similar to the Rico cut.  It is unfiled and has a thinner profile and blank.  They have a deep powerful tone, due to the stronger spine, which gives greater resistance.

Grand Concert Select Traditional– This reed is filed and features a traditional tip with a thicker spine.  It has a quick response with a darker tone.

Rico/D’Addario Alto Sax Reeds

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A few months ago we talked about how important it is for a reed player to have a good, well-made reed.  It is one of the most integral parts to their set-up to get the sound they are looking for.  At that time we discussed all of the different reed cuts that Vandoren makes.  This time we are going to look at the other major reed brand, Rico/D’addario.

D’addario purchased Rico in 2004 and in that time they have worked tirelessly to provide the reeds that players need to get their “voice”.   They have invested heavily in new technology to make the reeds better and more consistent than they ever have been before.  D’addario grows 100 percent of their own cane which gives them control of the materials throughout the entire process.  Below we have laid out the different models of Rico/D’addario reeds that we stock and the features of them.

Rico This is the standard orange box that we have seen for years.  This reed is unfiled and has thinner profile and blank.  They are cut from the most flexible grade of cane.  They vibrate easy which make them a great reed for Jazz players and students that are just learning how to play.

Rico Royal– This reed combines the features of the standard Rico reed with a French File.  The filing gives it an increased response, especially in the lower register.  This is designed for an advancing player as it offers an even response across all of the registers. 

Hemke– The Frederick L. Hemke reeds are filed and have a thinner tip and shorter vamp.  This gives the player an easier time in getting a good response out of the reed.  They shorter vamp also provides the player with a darker tone which make it a favorite of many classical players. 

Reserve– A premium, filed reed with a thick blank that provides a rich, warm tone.  It features a heavy spine that promotes dynamic flexibility and exceptional tone in all registers.  It also has a traditional tip thickness for ease of articulation.

La Voz– La Voz reeds are similar to the Rico cut.  It is unfiled and has a thinner profile and blank.  They have a deep powerful tone, due to the stronger spine, which gives greater resistance.

Select Jazz– This reed offers the thickest spine and blank of the D’addario reed line.  They have a traditional tip as well.  A well-defined heart and longer vamp gives the Select Jazz great projection, focus, a vibrant sound, and fast response.  They are offered in both filed and unfiled models.

Summer Time Playing Tips

paiges-music-private-teachers14As we are closing in on the end of another school year, we have a tendency to want to take the summer off from anything school related. When it comes to playing an instrument you have to resist the urge to do that.   You should make a plan to practice and stick with it so that you don’t lose any of the skills that you have taken the whole school year to learn.

The great thing about doing this is that you, as the player, get to decide what you want to practice and play. If there is a popular song you have wanted to learn, get the music for it and teach yourself. If there are scales that you need to know, you can learn them at your own pace. The beauty of setting your own practice schedule in the summer is that it is all about what you want to do and learn.

If practicing by yourself is not your thing, then take the opportunity to take a few lessons from a local private teacher.   Here is a link to our private teacher list: https://www.paigesmusic.com/paiges/run?id=6&_tid=418&lvid=485. You may find someone that will challenge you and help you learn more in just a couple of months than you could teach yourself in a year.

Ultimately, you just need to make sure you get your instrument out and play. Whether it is by yourself, with friends, or with a private teacher, you just need to keep your chops up so that you will be ready to go as soon as fall rolls around. And if you have time, make sure you stop by and see us at Paige’s Music!

School Is Ending – What Do I Do With My Instrument?

As we near the end of the school year, one of the questions on a band parent’s mind is, “What do we do with my student’s instrument?” There are a couple of answers to this, but we can help you answer them.

First, you need to find out if your student plans to play again next year. If the answer to this is “yes” then you don’t need to do anything. Your student will bring the instrument home on the last day of school. This will give them the ability to play it all summer long. There are many online resources that they can utilize to make their playing even better while they are at home. The best part about it is that you student will be able to play whatever music they choose and they will go back in the fall an even better player than they were at the end of May.

If your student has decided that they are not going to participate in the music program next year, we make getting their instrument back to use easy as well. Here is a video that explains exactly how to get it back to us.

And as always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!