Yamaha RemoteLesson

2014 Yamaha Remote Lesson™ Masterclass

pianoSonoma was thrilled to offer a masterclass last summer unlike any Sonoma audiences have seen. Using Yamaha’s Remote Lesson™  technology and the piano company’s world-renowned Disklavier™  CFX concert grand, participants worked on stage at The Green Music Center’s Weill Hall with a master teacher in Denver. Pianists working with the clinician represented a vibrant cross-section of up-and-coming talent, from pianoSonoma’s Artists in Residence to area college students to local high-school musicians. The event, which was free and open to the public, took place on Wednesday, August 6 in Weill Hall at The Green Music Center of Sonoma State University.

More about Yamaha’s innovative technology as outlined by the global music powerhouse on the company’s website:

Remote Lesson™ technology, developed by Yamaha, makes it possible to connect two, three, or even four Disklavier pianos via the Internet. When a teacher, performer, or student plays a Disklavier using this technology, each remote Disklavier produces EXACTLY the same key and pedal movements in real time. Remote Lesson enables long distance lessons, performances, and masterclasses to take place as if the pianists are all in the same room. Remote Lesson is currently available to select performers and educators.

Disklavier™ is an advanced acoustic player piano developed by Yamaha. The instrument incorporates a digital control system that records and reproduces performances with high precision by moving the keys and pedals in exact accord with input digital information. By uploading music content to the Internet via Yamaha’s DisklavierRadio, digital information on the performance can be streamed and reproduced automatically for listeners’ enjoyment.

pianoSonoma Artistic Directors, Yamaha artists Michael and Jessica Shinn, were grateful for the opportunity to work with Yamaha and The Green Music Center to bring this truly extraordinary experience to the Sonoma area.

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