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  1. Two Million Dollar Pianos

    Two Million Dollar Pianos
    Elton’s Million Dollar Wonder The Million Dollar Piano show made its debut performance in September 2011, initially for 16 nights. There have been almost 150 subsequent performances. New dates have just been announced for later this year (see end of post). However it’s the piano itself that interests us here. Apart from Elton himself of course, the piano is the...
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  2. David Bowie's Manhattan Apartment and Yamaha Piano On Sale for $65M

    David Bowie's Manhattan Apartment and Yamaha Piano On Sale for $65M
    Written by Fang Block Originally published in Mansion Global An upscale Manhattan apartment that was once home to world renowned musical legend David Bowie recently hit the market for $6.495 million. The British musician and actor, born David R. Jones, purchased the three-bedroom apartment in 1991, according to records on PropertyShark. He and his beautiful wife, the model Iman, lived...
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  3. Yamaha Piano from Tom Lee Music Enriches UBC Library

    Yamaha Piano from Tom Lee Music Enriches UBC Library
    Kevin Madill, music librarian and head of The Music, Art and Architecture Library at UBC, never imagined that a piano could be placed in a library that required absolute silence. How would it not become a decoration? How would it work? As an experiment, the UBC Music Library received a Yamaha hybrid piano donated by Tom Lee Music last August. Such a thing would be...
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  4. Elton John Returns To Vegas with "The Million Dollar Piano"

    Elton John Returns To Vegas with "The Million Dollar Piano"
    Elton John recently confirmed dates in October and February for “The Million Dollar Piano” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The show features a Yamaha piano with more than 68 LED videos screens that swirl colors and patterns while Elton plays a setlist of songs spanning his five-decade career. Joining the songwriter onstage is Nigel Olsson (drums), Davey Johnstone...
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  5. Purple Piano - Yamaha Prince Tribute

    Purple Piano - Yamaha Prince Tribute
    The custom-made Purple Yamaha Grand Piano, which was delivered to Prince's home at Paisley Park in Minnesota a few weeks ago, was a rush job that had to be completed in about three months, said Chris Gero, vice president of Yamaha Entertainment Group, based in Franklin, Tennessee. "We were on the top end of the idea, but it accelerated so...
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  6. 2016 Celebration Of Excellence

    2016 Celebration Of Excellence
    On March 7, three students from our Vancouver Academy were invited to perform at the Annual BCRMTA Celebration of Excellence Recital. They have achieved First Class Honors with Distinction for the RCM Examination in 2015 and have met the selection criteria of the committee to be presented with a special award. Two students are from the current Yamaha Junior Special...
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  7. 2016 Vancouver Yamaha Junior Original Concert

    2016 Vancouver Yamaha Junior Original Concert
    One of the goals of our Yamaha program is to encourage students to compose and perform their own compositions. This year over 80 pieces were performed as in-class recitals. And among them, 26 candidates were invited to our Annual Vancouver Yamaha Junior Original Concert on February 7. This concert featured students from our popular Junior Special Advanced Courses and senior...
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  8. 2016 February 7 Nordstrom Performance

    2016 February 7 Nordstrom Performance
    Students from our Tom Lee Music Academy were invited to perform at the newly opened Nordstrom Department Store in downtown Vancouver. As it was the Chinese New Year’s Eve, a lot of customers walked by and were amazed with our little ambassadors who performed so well at such a young age. Bravo to all of our students! Photo Highlight
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  9. Burnaby Brentwood Mall Performance

    Burnaby Brentwood Mall Performance
    Students from Ms. Amy Teo-Poh, Ms. Christina Chow and Ms Elaine Lee (Coquitlam location) participated in performing at Burnaby Brentwood Mall during the Christmas season. Ms. Elaine Lee brought her groups of Yamaha students ranging from 5 to 8 years old to performing solos and duets. Ms. Christina Chow brought her groups of students to performance as well. Students from...
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  10. Burnaby Metrotown RBC's Avion VIP Boutique Performance

    Burnaby Metrotown RBC's Avion VIP Boutique Performance
    Students from Ms. Elaine Lee (Coquitlam Location); Ms. Pauline Ng (Richmond Location) and Ms. Rebecca Cheng (Vancouver Location) were invited to perform inside the RBC Avion VIP Boutique in Burnaby Metrotown on December 6, 2015.
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