YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman

Posted by: Rustykeys

YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/28/15 06:30 PM

Peter Baartmans in Florida ! Playing many different locations. yamahakeys us
Posted by: Stephenm52

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/28/15 06:59 PM

Rusty, Thanks for the heads up he's in Orlando Saturday , not a bad drive from where I am. If there's anyway I can get there I will if not there are some other options all a little further away.

How you doing with all that snow?

GO PATS!!!
Posted by: Dnj

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/28/15 07:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Stephenm52
Rusty, Thanks for the heads up he's in Orlando Saturday , not a bad drive from where I am. If there's anyway I can get there I will if not there are some other options all a little further away.

How you doing with all that snow?

GO PATS!!!


pics /videos Steve for us?
Posted by: Jerryghr

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/28/15 09:57 PM


Yamaha's Peter Baartmans is coming to a Florida location near you to demonstrate the powerful Clavinova CVP Series and the versatile Tyros5!

Call for more information and to reserve your spot!

January 28, 2015
Tampa - Piano Distributors
11634 N. Dale Mabry Hwy - 813-609-6900

January 29, 2015
Lakeland - Piano Distributors
6595 S. Florida Ave., Ste 11 - 563-937-9091

January 30, 2015
Orlando - Piano Distributors
8114 S. Orange Blossom Trail - 407-490-1237

February 2, 2015
Naples - Piano Distributors
10353 Tamiami Trail - 239-772-4500

February 3, 2015
Cape Coral - Petrucci Pianos
601 Del Prado Blvd. N - 239-772-4500

February 4, 2015
Sarasota - Piano Distributors
7606 S. Tamiami Trail - 941-960-7170

February 5, 2015
Clearwater - Piano Distributors
6170 Ulmerton Road - 727-532-9926
Posted by: Stephenm52

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 04:38 AM

Originally Posted By: Dnj
Originally Posted By: Stephenm52
Rusty, Thanks for the heads up he's in Orlando Saturday , not a bad drive from where I am. If there's anyway I can get there I will if not there are some other options all a little further away.

How you doing with all that snow?

GO PATS!!!


pics /videos Steve for us?


Looks like the Orlando location is the closest, if I can make it I will get photos, video if possible too.
Posted by: Dnj

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 05:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Stephenm52
Originally Posted By: Dnj
Originally Posted By: Stephenm52
Rusty, Thanks for the heads up he's in Orlando Saturday , not a bad drive from where I am. If there's anyway I can get there I will if not there are some other options all a little further away.

How you doing with all that snow?

GO PATS!!!


pics /videos Steve for us?


Looks like the Orlando location is the closest, if I can make it I will get photos, video if possible too.


great news Steve on the spot reporter lol......

have fun
Posted by: Bachus

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 08:08 AM

One reminder, in general Baartmans does a Demo and not an interactive workshop

I had some workshops here in Holland for specific arrangers, where everyone comes with their own Arranger, and they get to try out new stuff during the workshop.... Those kind of workshops are great for learning your new instrument..


Peter does high quallities Demo´s however, with high quallity playing but only with one thing in mind... Sell instruments. Nevertheless, its well worth the Ride Stephen... but not a workshop.
Posted by: travlin'easy

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 09:24 AM

Of course he's there to sell keyboard - Why else would Yamaha send him to sunny Florida? That's why they hired him. Good musicians are a dime a dozen, but good demonstrators are tough to find. Additionally, Florida, especially the west coast and central Florida, is where the older folks live, and they're the ones that have the money to buy keyboards for home use. Let's be realistic here. Yamaha knows it's market and that is what it is targeting in this part of the world. They sure as Hell would not target pro musicians, which is less then 1/100th of a percent of their overall sales.

A good demonstrator, such as Bartman is worth his weight in gold to any arranger keyboard manufacturer. When he demos those keyboards they come alive. And, he can sing quite well, which is a big plus. Top this off with his ability to communicate with any audience, his charisma and humor and you have the makings of a great sales person. So yes, that's why he's there. He surely didn't come to south Florida to improve his tan. wink

Gary cool
Posted by: cgiles

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 09:40 AM

Originally Posted By: travlin'easy
He surely didn't come to south Florida to improve his tan. wink

Gary cool


Me neither.....and it has saved me tons of money over the years smile smile smile.

chas
Posted by: travlin'easy

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 09:43 AM

smile
Posted by: Bachus

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 09:43 AM

Originally Posted By: travlin'easy
Of course he's there to sell keyboard - Why else would Yamaha send him to sunny Florida? That's why they hired him. Good musicians are a dime a dozen, but good demonstrators are tough to find. Additionally, Florida, especially the west coast and central Florida, is where the older folks live, and they're the ones that have the money to buy keyboards for home use. Let's be realistic here. Yamaha knows it's market and that is what it is targeting in this part of the world. They sure as Hell would not target pro musicians, which is less then 1/100th of a percent of their overall sales.

A good demonstrator, such as Bartman is worth his weight in gold to any arranger keyboard manufacturer. When he demos those keyboards they come alive. And, he can sing quite well, which is a big plus. Top this off with his ability to communicate with any audience, his charisma and humor and you have the makings of a great sales person. So yes, that's why he's there. He surely didn't come to south Florida to improve his tan. wink

Gary cool


You missed my point...... When he comes for a demo, people should not call it a workshop...
Posted by: travlin'easy

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 09:48 AM

Well, in a way it IS a workshop, especially when you see things you've never understood about the keyboard and learn how to do them by watching someone as masterful as Bartman go through the steps and explain how it's done. He does this a lot, and he makes it very easy to follow the procedures by putting that information right in front of the audiences in plain language that everyone can understand. He is a great communicator, and that's what makes it a workshop as well.

Gary cool
Posted by: tony mads usa

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 10:49 AM

Originally Posted By: cgiles

Me neither.....and it has saved me tons of money over the years smile smile smile.
chas


Com'on, chas ... you have to use sun block just like the rest of us ... smile
Posted by: Stephenm52

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 11:21 AM

I called Piano Distributors in Orlando to get the details. At 2:30 PM tomorrow there will be a Q&A session that I understand will be going on until 7 PM when Baartmans will be putting on a show. I doubt I'm going to stay for the show, but figure the Q&A session could be insteresting. I also understand this dealer is a piano dealer and does not sell the Tyros or PSR line of keyboards. The sales rep I spoke to didn't know whether Peter would be bringing a T5 or not. I don't plan on buying anything either have more than my share of toys but this is a rare chance to meet Baartmans.
Posted by: Rustykeys

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 03:59 PM

Thanks Gary I offer my apology to Mr Bachus. I guess I used the incorrect termonolgy for a show. Sometimes its tough to be perfect or correct all the time. Gary is spot on , nobody comes close to his talent
Posted by: cgiles

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 04:59 PM

Originally Posted By: tony mads usa

Com'on, chas ... you have to use sun block just like the rest of us ... smile


Yep, it's called melanin smile smile.

chas
Posted by: Dnj

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 05:00 PM



Aside from the "SINGLE" braced X stand I loved this demo...
clap headphone clap

PAS is that Martin Harris ( red shirt ) sitting in the last chair on the right front row?
Posted by: travlin'easy

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 07:32 PM

What an incredible talent. I only wish I had half as much talent as Bartman. His fingers just glide over the keyboard and the accuracy is beyond my wildest dreams.

Gary cool
Posted by: ianmcnll

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/29/15 09:18 PM

Just before I retired, I was fortunate enough to spend a few days working with Peter when he was visiting Nova Scotia, and even had a bit of a jam session with him, trading fours and generally having a lot of fun.

He is a really down to earth, humble guy, with exceptional talent.

Ian
Posted by: Mark79100

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/30/15 12:00 AM

I just noticed this thread. Saw the name Peter Baartman and remembered I had a few of his demo recordings. I pulled up Mas Que Nada where he did a piano solo on a Ketron model.

That's got to be one of the best demo's ever, and he really has my vote for one of the best players on the scene.

I give credit where credit is due and this man is really impressive. Gary said it all: "What an incredible talent. I only wish I had half as much talent as Bartman. His fingers just glide over the keyboard and the accuracy is beyond my wildest dreams."
Posted by: Dnj

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/30/15 05:54 AM

Originally Posted By: travlin'easy
What an incredible talent. I only wish I had half as much talent as Bartman. His fingers just glide over the keyboard and the accuracy is beyond my wildest dreams.

Gary cool


ditto Gary...not to mention the Tyros5 has to be the best sounding arranger KB in his hands for sure ! headphone
Posted by: Dnj

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/30/15 02:19 PM

Steve M is DA Man!!!!!! wow!! clap
Posted by: Bachus

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/30/15 02:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Dnj
Originally Posted By: travlin'easy
What an incredible talent. I only wish I had half as much talent as Bartman. His fingers just glide over the keyboard and the accuracy is beyond my wildest dreams.

Gary cool


ditto Gary...not to mention the Tyros5 has to be the best sounding arranger KB in his hands for sure ! headphone


Yep thats true, except for the piano sound that is...

But since Baartmans is primarly the Clavinova demonstrator, i guess its going to be mostly piano... And there is one gripe i have with the Clavinova line of Yamaha... I really dislike the touch of their hammeraction keybeds .. But then, you will not hear that when Baartmans plays for sure..
Posted by: Stephenm52

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/30/15 05:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Dnj
Steve M is DA Man!!!!!! wow!! clap


What a great time! keys I'm going to start another thread on the workshop.
Posted by: Dnj

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/30/15 05:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Stephenm52
Originally Posted By: Dnj
Steve M is DA Man!!!!!! wow!! clap


What a great time! keys I'm going to start another thread on the workshop.


hurry steve keys
Posted by: travlin'easy

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/30/15 07:39 PM


wish I could have been there, Steve, just too far for a one day drive.

Gary cool
Posted by: Stephenm52

Re: YAMAHA WORKSHOPS-Peter Baartman - 01/30/15 07:48 PM

Originally Posted By: travlin'easy

wish I could have been there, Steve, just too far for a one day drive.

Gary cool


Gary you would have loved it, but you're right that is one long drive from Marathon. One day next week he's in Cape Coral but that's even one long haul. I was a mere 75 minutes away from Orlando today.