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Tom Meyer Receives National Award

The Patrick John Hughes Parent/Booster Award annually recognizes the extraordinary commitment, dedication, support and sacrifice of music parents and boosters around the world by shining a spotlight on an individual who exemplifies these qualities. 

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The Heart Strings Gala 2015 Raises $45,000 for Band of Angels

Meyer Music and Fox 4 News held the annual Heart Strings Gala on February 14, 2015 at the Bean Hangar Event Space at The Roasterie. As well as raising $45,000 for Band of Angels, the gala tugged at attendees’ heartstrings with a special music instrument presentation and a guest artist performance by Mark Pender. 

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Solo and Small Ensemble Music Festivals “Take a Village”

Intense instrument practice is in full swing for many band and orchestra students across Kansas and Missouri. Preparation for annual solo and small ensemble music festivals begins after winter break and continues through the beginning of May.

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Meyer Music Official Drop Off Location for the Manilow Music Project

The public is invited to donate new or gently used music instruments to benefit Kansas City Public School children in exchange for two free tickets to Barry Manilow’s ONE LAST TIME! concert.

Turning instrument parts into jewelry to benefit Band of Angels

Putting Beauty in Both the Eye and Ear of the Beholder

Artists have been repurposing materials for use in their art for years. Jewelry artists are no different, and have joined the popular re-purposing movement. Hang Ups in KC is a Kansas City, Missouri-based small business owned and operated by co-creators Kristi Jurgensen and Carolyn Adams. Kristi & Carolyn transform vintage treasures such as keys, silverware and typewriters (to name a few) into fun and inspiring jewelry. The duo have added a unique twist to their materials repertoire thanks to Band of Angels.

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Selecting the Right Step-Up Instrument at the Right Time

It’s an exciting moment when a student gets his or her first band or orchestra instrument. Yet, that moment can be fleeting because soon enough your child’s skill and ability will improve to the point where he or she outgrows that beginner’s instrument. 

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Meyer Music’s Buyer’s Guide for Grand Pianos

There are very few musical instruments that carry as much significance or are as impressive as a grand piano. When investing in one, it is crucial to find the grand piano that not only lives up to your expectations, but also its manufacturer’s reputation.

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The Consumer Guide to Buying a Piano

Buying the right piano for you

You want to buy a piano. You don’t want to spend more than you have to, but you want to invest your money wisely in a piano that will meet your needs now and in the future. We understand. The most important thing to know (and will put your mind at ease) is that it’s hard to go wrong when buying a piano.

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Five Great Reasons Children Should Take Piano Lessons in Kansas City

With three locations around the area, Meyer Music gives thousands of piano lessons in Kansas City every week. Generally speaking, our piano students begin learning to play piano for one of two reasons.

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No Pain, All Brain

Science proves playing a band or orchestra instrument improves brain function.

Some kids may not like vegetables. They avoid leafy greens and healthy food like homework and chores. Nothing you tell them could possibly change their mind. But have you ever heard of a kid who doesn’t like music?