DOVER, N.J., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Music in Our Schools Month,' designated by The National Association for Music Education, is an annual celebration that takes place in March to promote the benefits of music education programs in schools among music educators and students alike. This March, Casio America, Inc. is supporting 'Music in Our Schools Month' and encouraging students to let their inner musician flourish through its continued commitment to provide schools and music programs across the nation with industry-leading electronic musical instruments, including its Privia digital pianos.
'Music in Our Schools Month' is a time to appreciate the benefits that music provides students, and music teachers across the nation celebrate in many ways by offering special performances, lessons, sing-alongs, and activities in the classroom. Research has shown that children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons1. By providing the best tools possible, Casio strives to help students find a long-lasting passion for music. As part of Casio's ongoing commitment to support music education, the company recently donated a variety of digital pianos to the Jazz Education Network (JEN), Leverett Elementary School in Arkansas, and to 10 Berklee City Music Network locations including the Boys & Girls Harbor in New York City.
"Casio is committed to supporting music education and delivering high-quality tools to help foster a love of music among students," said Stephen Schmidt, vice president of Casio's Electronic Musical Instruments Division. "Music in Our Schools Month is a wonderful time for students to explore music and our Privia digital pianos are ideal tools to help start the learning process due to their versatility, portability and high-quality sound."
The latest addition to Casio's well-known Privia digital piano line is the PX-160, which features amazing new tones and enhanced performance capabilities. As a successor to the popular Privia PX-150, this 88-key digital piano comes equipped with Casio's proprietary AiR technology, which redefines the digital piano experience with richer and more genuine sounds by reproducing the sound of the finest acoustic grand pianos. The multi-dimensional AiR sound generation included in the PX-160 features the sound of a 9-foot concert grand at four dynamic levels, and utilizes Casio's remarkable Tri-Sensor Hammer Action II keyboard. The simulated ebony and ivory-textured keys produce an incredible grand piano feel. Other major enhancements of the PX-160 include ¼" audio outputs, dual headphone jacks on the front panel of the keyboard, 128 notes of polyphony, 18 total instrument tones and duet mode for teacher and student play.
To learn more about Casio's music education initiatives and 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, 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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