2017 Remote Lesson Masterclass

pianoSonoma is thrilled to offer another  Remote Lesson masterclass, following last year’s success. Using Yamaha’s Remote Lesson  technology and the piano company’s world-renowned Disklavier CFX concert grand, musicians will work on stage at The Green Music Center’s Schroeder Hall with a master teacher located in New York City. Pianists working with the teacher will represent a vibrant cross-section of up-and-coming talent, from pianoSonoma participants to local high-school musicians. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, August 2 at 1:15pm in Schroeder 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, are grateful for the opportunity to work with Yamaha and The Green Music Center to bring this truly extraordinary experience to the Sonoma area.