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  • Can Adults Learn to Play the Piano? Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    In today's blog, Joel Hurd, Amro Print Music Manager, shares a bit about his personal experience taking piano lessons for the first time as an adult.    OK, technical...
  • Happy Holidays from Amro Music Friday, December 25, 2020
    The events that transpired over the course of this last year presented us with an enormous amount of adversity, perhaps more than any of us have ever dealt with before. Despite the challenges that we...
  • Print Music Preview: Newly Released Sheet Music for December Monday, December 21, 2020
    Sheet music can be a great gift for an aspiring musician. This week's blog reviews the latest sheet music releases, in-stock now. Feel free to contact us to place an order. Holiday Sheet Mus...
  • 10 Gift Ideas for Musicians Saturday, November 28, 2020
    The holidays are a great time of year to show your loved ones how much you care about them with a thoughtful gift. Sometimes, it's hard to know what they'd like, though, isn't it? Well se...
  • Virtual Fall Keyboard Festival: Update Thursday, November 19, 2020
    This year, we held our first-ever virtual Keyboard Festival. The students did an fabulous job, despite the fact that we encountered a few challenges along the way on our end of things. But hey, ...
  • What is Bluff City Strings? Thursday, November 12, 2020
    On today's blog, we've got something really exciting to share with you all. We'd like to announce our brand new orchestral instrument divison:  Bluff City Strings! What is B...
  • Print Music Preview: Newly Released Sheet Music for November Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    We have some really fun and unique sheet music selections for the month of November! Don't forget to call Joel Hurd at 901-302-3313 or email him to reserve any of these titles! Organ Sheet M...
  • Virtual Keyboard Fest is Happening Soon! Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    Today's blog is all about our Fall 2020 Virtual Keyboard Festival. This year's Keyboard Fest is sure to be one for the books! Students won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to sh...
  • Sheet Music for October Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Welcome back to our Print Music Preview for the month of October. Read below to see what's hot off the press for sheet music now and get a head start on your Holiday sheet music shopping! Pian...
  • Digital Pianos vs. Acoustic Pianos Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    Today's blog comes from guest contributor Chris Senner of KeyboardKraze.com . KeyboardKraze is a blog that reviews all things keyboards and music industry related. On his website, you ...

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Can Adults Learn to Play the Piano?

In today's blog, Joel Hurd, Amro Print Music Manager, shares a bit about his personal experience taking piano lessons for the first time as an adult.    OK, technically this isn’t my first time taking piano lessons. I mean, I remember practicing piano at our church in the early 70s (using the same Schaum book that we still sell here at Amro.) Then there was that semester of piano in college in the late 80s. But if I told you I’ve retained any of... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Virtual Fall Keyboard Festival: Update

This year, we held our first-ever virtual Keyboard Festival. The students did an fabulous job, despite the fact that we encountered a few challenges along the way on our end of things. But hey, we're learning! Despite the overwhelming amount of adjustments we've ALL had to make getting used to this virtual world, we had an incredible festival! Let me share some numbers with you. 127 Students That's right... 127 students performed in our online festival! This beats the... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Virtual Keyboard Fest is Happening Soon!

Today's blog is all about our Fall 2020 Virtual Keyboard Festival. This year's Keyboard Fest is sure to be one for the books! Students won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to showcase their talents and receive valuable feedback! Read below to find out more about how the process will work and how to enter the festival. Why should my student participate in the festival? Academics, coaches, and teachers agree that the benefits fostered by piano festivals... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Digital Pianos vs. Acoustic Pianos

Today's blog comes from guest contributor Chris Senner of KeyboardKraze.com . KeyboardKraze is a blog that reviews all things keyboards and music industry related. On his website, you will find in-depth reviews on the latest MIDI controllers, digital pianos, and keytars and insight into the music industry. With the ever-growing world of technology, we have seen a gigantic step forward in digital pianos over the years. From portability, all the way to key-action and the... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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5 Things to Know About Learning Piano as an Adult

The following article was provided by a guest contributor, Lucas Welter. Being in love with music his whole life, Lucas started the Piano Dreamers blog as the “ go-to”  place for the most accurate and detailed information about the world of music, and especially pianos! Having worked in a music store for  over 7 years , Lucas has found passion in helping others choose the most suitable instrument for them. Learning to Play the Piano as an Adult We all wish... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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Spring Keyboard Festival 2020

Here at Amro, one of the events that we look forward to every year is our Spring Keyboard Festival. It’s so rewarding to see the store bustling with students and families who are excited about making music. Read on to learn more about this event and what your students can gain from it! Why should my students participate? Who are the judges? What are the prizes being offered? How do I sign up my student?   Benefits of Music Festival Participation ... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Saturday, March 7, 2020
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How Much Does a Baby Grand Piano Cost?

Here at Amro Music, one of the questions we hear most often is, "How much does a baby grand cost?"  Most music stores don't post prices for new pianos on their sites for a couple reasons: The manufacturer may place restrictions on the retailer for what they're allowed to post visibly. Price is not the ultimate measure of a piano's quality, whether you're looking at a new or a used piano. Some people don't realize that some pianos can cost what a... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, February 2, 2018
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One Day, Online-Only Sale

This weekend, Amro is holding a special, online-only sales event - our One-Day, Online Only Sale. We've gotten a lot of questions about the event, so let's look at some of the most frequently asked questions: Why doesn't Amro sell more online? Amro values our customers and the level of service we can provide. One of the challenges of Internet retailing is connecting with customers and building relationships with them. When you walk into Amro, you'll notice hundreds... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Friday, June 12, 2015
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Music and Your Brain

Everyone knows playing an instrument can be fun and rewarding, right? Well...everyone except those who don't know it, yet. But you're not one of them, because you're reading this. Music is one of those experiences that stimulates our analytical mind. But it also moves our emotions. And, new research, showing us even more amazing things about the power of music. For example, Listening to music activates more areas of the brain than any other activity. Your brain analyzes the... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Friday, January 16, 2015
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Amro - The Year in Review

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Posted by Ben Fonville at Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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Gift Ideas for Musicians

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to reward and motivate your musician with essential gear. From basic, everyday items, to the ultimate accessories, Amro has you covered. Your musician is sure to appreciate and benefit from these specially selected items. $1-$20 -   The perfect stocking-stuffers, grab-and-go gifts, and essentials that musicians can always use and enjoy. Instrument Ornaments  ... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Friday, November 28, 2014
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A Parent's Guide to the First Piano Recital

Your child's first piano recital is often an exciting and nerve-wracking experience, all at the same time, for your student and for you . Here are some tips to help you know how to prepare, what to expect at the recital, and how to keep your child motivated AFTER the recital. As the Recital Approaches One of the best ways to help your child prepare for his/her recital is to have him/her play for the family at home, BEFORE the recital. Many students are more nervous about playing in... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Friday, October 17, 2014
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Rent vs. Purchase:

Why you might find renting first to be the best option. “New Trumpets!  Only $200!  Educator-endorsed!”   A nd don't miss those exotic brand names which could just as easily be either types of pasta or names of Renaissance painters. When you’re searching for an instrument for yourself or your student, you’ll probably come across these offers, which are: At their best - marketing slogans designed to attract you and get you to hand over the credit... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Thursday, June 5, 2014
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Four Great Reasons to Consider A Digital Piano

They sound better than used acoustics in the same price range.             ·          Spinet pianos are generally in the same price range as a new digital piano.            ·          Spinet pianos average 30-65 years old.  The average lifespan on a piano is 40-50 years in regards... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Thursday, February 6, 2014
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How to Buy a Piano: Tips & Tricks

Buying a piano can be an intimidating prospect.  If you’re an experienced player, you know how important a high-quality instrument is; if you’re just starting out, you may not be sure what to look for.  We've assembled some tips to help you get started.     Renting vs. Buying    Even if your long-term plans include purchasing, rental can be a great option.   It gives you the opportunity to try out an instrument before committing to... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, January 24, 2014
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