General Posts

2016 November Super Sale!

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The “Super Sale” at Paige’s Music is one of our biggest sales of the year. If you are thinking of “stepping” 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.

Meet Our New Repair Technician Ben Bruemmer

Ben Bruemmer

Meet our new repair technician Benjamin Bruemmer

Ben has been working as a repair technician since graduating from the Red Wing Technicial College Musical Instrument Repair program in 2013.

Having graduated from high school in Nelson, Minnesota he attended Bob Jones University, in Greenville North Carolina, where he graduating with a BA in French Horn Performance.

After graduation from Red Wing College he worked at a music store in Olathe, Kansas for three years.

Now that he has joined our repair team here at Paige’s Music he is looking forward to advancing his repair career and playing French horn in one of our many community bands around Indianapolis.

Welcome Ben!

Music At The College Level

Indiana State University Wind Symphony

Indiana State University Wind Symphony

Music does not have to end with high school graduation. You are not required to be a music major to reap the benefits of a college music program. Compared to a high school program, colleges and universities can offer a much wider array of ensembles to play in, such as year-round orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber ensembles, jazz bands, show choir, theater ensembles as well as marching band and pep band.

Performing music at the college level is a transformative experience. What makes the experience transformative is that most of the work and practice you put into it will be on your own. Almost all of your rehearsal time will be put into the music itself. Your group rehearsals may also be quite independent in terms of sectionals and other small group rehearsals. This time will challenge you to improve yourself without the supervision you might be used to. This gives you the opportunity to not only master your instrument and performance of music, but to make incredible lifetime friends!

Scott Hayden – Brass Technician

Scott Hayden

A sad but happy time for us in the shop this week.

Scott Hayden, our lead brass technician, is retiring after 39 years of service here at Paige’s Music.

When Scott joined me here in 1977 it was just the two of us doing all the repairs. Four shop remodeling’s and two moves later we now have a staff of 23 in the shop. Through all of the changes Scott has been instrumental in development, training, organizing and maintaining the level of repair we believe in, as well as one of the finest brass technicians I know.

We wish him well in this new chapter of his life as he and his wife, Mary Lou, get to enjoy their grandkids and traveling at their leisure.

~ Tim Roethler

You can learn more about Scott from his Staff Spotlight that we recorded back in February of this year (2016).

 

Being A Yamaha Shokunin Dealer

Yamaha Shokunin

Earlier this year, Paige’s Music became a Shokunin Select Dealer.  What does Shokunin mean? Yamaha phrases it as:

Shokunin

(sho-ku-neen) Japanese (n) craftsman, artisan.

“The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning. The Japanese apprentice is taught that shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies an attitude and social consciousness. The shokunin has a social obligation to work his/her best for the general welfare of the people.”- Toshio Odate

Shokunin logoAt Paige’s Music, we feature Yamaha’s highest quality instruments elegantly crafted by Yamaha’s finest luthiers. In the process of designing each Shokunin instrument, each instrument serves as a laboratory for new designs, new features, and a new approach the instrument itself. These instruments are the most innovative and are often the birthplace for features that you will see across the Yamaha range in the future. Let’s take a closer look at some very special members of the Yamaha family.