DOVER, N.J., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Casio America, Inc. is encouraging musicians and consumers across the nation to celebrate "National Music Day," a day to appreciate the countless benefits that playing and enjoying music brings to people of all ages. Worldwide, hundreds of cities hold official celebrations for National Music Day, including free community events and performances. Music is a universal passion that brings people together and "National Music Day" is the perfect time to explore the many options that are available to musicians at any level.
"Casio consistently spotlights the importance of music – whether it is being played, taught, or listened to – and 'National Music Day' further cements our mission to celebrate music and the power it has to bring people in a community together," said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio's Electronic Musical Instrument Division. "Casio offers a wide variety of digital pianos and keyboards that are ideal for everyone to enjoy their passion for music, from the first-time player to the seasoned musician."
Casio's portfolio of electronic musical instruments offers the perfect combination of innovation and tradition, designed with consumers in mind to enrich the overall music-playing experience. For beginners, Casio offers a wide range of instruments, such as the LK-260, that are equipped with education tools that make learning to play the piano both entertaining and fun. The LK-260 includes Casio's Step Up Lesson System, which helps beginners be their own teacher by learning phrase by phrase at their own pace as the display shows hand position and music notation. The lighted keys provide instruction and assistance, allowing users to gain experience and eventually play on their own.
For the aspiring players and musicians, Casio offers the CGP-700 Compact Grand Piano. The CGP-700 is equipped with Casio's Color Touch Interface™, which features a premium icon-based 5.3" touch display with 168,960 pixels. The vibrant interface allows users to effortlessly choose tones, select rhythms, and split and layer sounds, all organized by category. Additionally, the CGP-700 incorporates a 3-way sound system with 40 watts of total amplification, providing a powerful stereo experience.
Finally, for more experienced professionals looking for an authentic high-grade piano experience, Casio offers its lineup of Privia and Celviano digital pianos. The Privia PX-160, an 88-key digital piano comes equipped with Casio's acclaimed AiR technology, which features the sound of a 9-foot concert grand at four dynamic levels, and Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action keyboard, which features simulated ebony and ivory-textured keys. As the newest addition to the Celviano Grand Hybrid line, the GP-400BK also comes equipped with AiR technology, as well as a String Resonance System, designed to deliver the string resonance of a grand piano, controlling the amount and combination of resonance according to the playing situation.
To learn more about Casio's full portfolio of electronic musical instruments, please visit www.CasioMusicGear.com.
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.
Casio's Privia line of digital pianos redefines the digital piano category with unprecedented sound quality and performance features in stylish, elegant designs that are supremely portable. Featuring superb grand piano sounds and a new Tri-Sensor 88 note scaled hammer action keyboard and some models weighing only 25 lbs., Casio's Privia digital pianos are versatile enough for any home, studio, or stage. The award winning grand piano sound in Privia has been dramatically improved and now utilizes more than three times the memory of the previous generation for a more natural piano tone. In addition, Casio's new proprietary sound source "AiR" (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) provides unmatched realism, detail and seamless dynamics for a remarkably expressive and powerful performance. For additional information on Casio's Privia digital pianos, please visit www.CasioMusicGear.com
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