Friday, June 29, 2012

Showcase Academy now offers variety of lessons

RICHMOND, BC - Showcase Academy, located in Richmond's beautiful Aberdeen Centre, has expanded from having only piano lessons to now offering lessons for violin, voice, harp, flute, and cello.

Violin teacher Dominic Woo is the Concert Master of the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, and has his Ph.D in Violin Performance as well as his masters in Music Education.

Flute teacher Paul Hung is a student of Lorna McGhee, the principal flutist of Pittsburgh Symphony and is expecting to graduate with a Bachelor's of Music degree from UBC in November of  2012.

Voice teacher Sarah Tatto holds a Bachelor of Music Degree (Operatic Performance) from the Vancouver Academy of Music, having studied with the late Phyllis Mailing.

Harp teacher Miya Otake is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, Miya Otake is an active harpist contributing her talent in both performing and teaching.  She is the founder of the award winning Westcoast Harp Ensemble and currently, she is the principal harp instructor at both Langley Community Music School and the Vancouver Academy of Music.  Miya has been awarded the Teachers Certificate of Recognition from the Royal Conservatory of Music for her student's highest achievements.

Book a free preview lesson by calling  604.270.8861 or visit the Showcase Academy website: 

Showcase Academy
#3480 - 4151 Hazelbridge Way

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Showcase Academy Masterclass Series 2012

RICHMOND, BC - Showcase Academy is pleased to announce the following upcoming dates as part of the 2012 Masterclass Series.  All classes are open to the public, and the cost of admission is $12 per person.  Please click on the names to read their biography:

     July 7 - Dr. Lucas Wong
     July 8 - Dr. Sasha Starcevich 
     Aug 12 - Dr. Corey Hamm

Four students are arranged for each 2 hour masterclass, each student gets half an hour for the price $130 - and this includes 2 audience seats for family members.

Please call Showcase Academy at (604) 270-8861 to reserve a spot as a student or as a member of the audience.

Dates will soon be announced for other Masterclasses coming soon including: Linda Lee Thomas, Dr. Robert Silverman, Dr. Libby Yu, Dr. DerekChiu, The Bergmann Duo, Winfried Rompf, and Dr. Eugene Skodorodinkov.

Please visit the Academy website:

Showcase Pianos adds affordable Knabe brand to line-up

VANCOUVER, BC -  Both locations of Showcase Pianos will now sell Knabe upright and grand pianos which start at $3,998.  Previously, the most affordable upright available at Showcase Pianos was priced at $8,998.   Yana Levkovich, the newly appointed piano department manager, says of the new line: "We took our time to search for a good quality entry level brand.  Our technician reported to us that he was very pleased with them.   We feel it's an excellent addition to our line up, and we've had excellent response from buyers already."

Showcase Pianos not only welcomes trade-ins, but also has one of the best "Trade-Up" programs in the city.  Buyers can get 100% money back when they 'trade-up' their purchase to something double the price or more - even if the next piano is a used piano or on sale!

Learn more about Knabe here:

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


VANCOUVER, BC - Piano buyers will get one great opportunity to save BIG on one of the biggest and most important purchases of their lives during the Showcase Pianos Huge Inventory Blow-Out Sale.  The sale is on July 14 and 15 - one weekend ONLY.

New and used pianos will be discounted heavily at both locations.  New pianos start at $3,998 for uprights and $8,998 for grands.   Showcase Pianos is the exclusive dealer for 6 different brands of acoustic pianos - most of which are made in Europe - as well as one line of digital pianos: Roland.

Used pianos currently in stock include good quality locally used pianos made by Kawai, Yamaha, Steinway, and Heintzman.

Sale locations:

1224 W Broadway, Vancouver  
Hours: Sat & Sun: 12 - 5pm
(604) 437-5161

Aberdeen Centre #3480 - 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
Hours: Sat 11am - 9pm, Sun 11am - 7pm
(604) 270-8883