There’s a Piano Competition currently running on Facebook
but instead of winning medals the top three will be winning pianos!
Sonny’s Pianos from Holbrook NY is sponsoring their second “Win A Free Piano Contest” on Facebook, starting on Thursday, June 7 and running for 5 weeks. Anyone in the continental USA can upload a video of themselves, family members or friends playing the piano or keyboards and have a shot at winning one of three beautiful pianos being given away as the grand prizes, including a brand new Albert Weber upright piano. Individuals, schools, churches, bands and music organizations are all eligible and invited to participate by uploading a video and then gathering votes from their friends and family on Facebook. Go to http://www.facebook.com/SonnysPianoTV to see the contest page. Winners will be determined by the amount of votes cast during the 5 week competition.
So while the U.S. athletes are preparing to compete in the Summer Olympics for medals, Americans of all ages will be competing on Facebook for pianos. The first contest, conducted last year, reached over 250,000 Facebook members. Eventually dubbed “The American Piano Idol” by the media, it was a new concept: upload a video of yourself playing the piano and then have your friends from your Facebook community vote for you. With the three grand prizes being a Knabe Grand Piano, a Steinway Upright and an Aeloian Player Piano, the contest immediately drew a lot of attention and people started uploading a wide assortment of videos in hopes of winning a free piano.
This innovative way of using Facebook and the app behind it is the brainchild of Sonny Dante Stancarone, owner of Sonny’s Piano Warehouse in Holbrook, NY and the host and producer of Sonny’s PianoTV Show a piano and wellness variety show that airs on Long Island Cablevision and on his website. The Internet personality, entrepreneur and native Long Islander said he wanted to come up with an innovative way to spread the word that piano playing is fun, healthy, relaxing and something everyone can do. His website www.SonnysPianoTV.com is an all video TV Channel on the Internet that promote pianos and piano playing for health & well being and through which he buys and sells pianos worldwide.
The first contest was very exciting, votes poured in not just from the US but from many other countries including the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, England, Australia, Japan, Canada and more. The eventual first and second place winners were at times within 10 votes of each other, often trading the lead back and forth several times in one day. The contest built to a crescendo finish with thousands of votes generated for the top three contestants.
Fast forward to Summer 2012. The Grand Prize this time is a brand new Albert Weber Upright Piano, designed by a former Steinway Engineer, Joseph Pramberger. This high end brand new piano is made by the Young Chang Piano Company. Sonny calls Albert Weber Pianos “The Best Kept Secret on The Internet” as “people are just starting to be aware of how good it is”. Second Place Prize is an Stief Baby Grand Piano, third place prize is a Wurlitzer Upright and contestants that come in from 7th through 10th will receive a copy of Sonny’s Piano Yoga DVD Kit.
Sonny’s “Piano Yoga” is a method Sonny developed for learning to play the piano instantly based on Yoga principles of breathing, relaxing and getting into the flow. His Piano Yoga DVD Kit is also available through his website.
is an interactive all video website and Internet TV Channel that promotes piano playing for health and well being and features piano and wellness TV shows, tips, lessons, a jazz café and Sonny’s piano video gallery with new and used pianos for sale. Sonny’s Piano TV Company sells and ships pianos nationwide and worldwide. Sonny also hosts and produces other online TV websites, and his programs run on L.I. Cable TV.
For More Information, please contact:
Sonny Dante Stancarone
770 Broadway Ave.
Holbrook, NY 11741
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