Glyn Madden, Editor of the Yamaha Club Magazine has been kind enough to write a few words regarding the recent closure of my own independent Yamaha keyboard and digital piano enthusiast website.
James is a difficult act to follow because his honesty and integrity will be hard to match – and it’s these qualities, combined with an expert knowledge of Internet technology, that have played such a crucial part in YPKO’s success.
Glyn has allowed me to include a *.PDF version of the two page article:
> Yamaha Club Magazine – James Woodcock Closes the Door on YPKO
The Yamaha Club in association with Yamaha Personal Keyboard Owner (owned by James Woodcock) have released three tutorial DVD offerings so far, providing you with all the essential information you will need if you are going to get the very best from your Yamaha instrument. The tutorials are relevant to a wide range of models because most of the mid to upper range instruments produced since the turn of the century have adopted the same way of working, so the essentials remain unchanged right back to the PSR-1000 keyboard.
Today my Yamaha Personal Keyboard Owner website celebrates its 5th anniversary. With over 20.5 million hits, 215,000 forum posts and nearly 10,000 authenticated registered members since December 21st 2004 when it launched. My independent Yamaha keyboard and digital piano enthusiast website has grown from a small hobby site into a feature rich resource recognised by visitors from all over the world.
Owned and operated solely by James Woodcock, YPKO as it is now affectionately known by many of the members continues to grow and will hopefully exist for many more years to come…
The Inspiration Behind ‘Yamaha Personal Keyboard Owner’ Video – I Explain My Enthusiasm for Yamaha Keyboards
I am the owner and Editor of ‘Yamaha Personal Keyboard Owner‘ and today I decided to record myself through the webcam and built in microphone on my computer, creating a little live video with no fancy editing, just explaining why I began this independent Yamaha keyboard and digital piano website.
I hope you enjoy this short video…
My Yamaha Keyboard and Digital Piano enthusiast website celebrated its 4th Anniversary just before the New Year and in that time, boasts over 8500 members, 157,000 community posts and 14,000,000 hits. I have a lot to celebrate as my website increases in popularity, while also enjoying co-operation with the Yamaha Club and indeed Yamaha UK themselves.
In their latest magazine, I have written an article explaining how the website began, while also detailing a new forum feature for Yamaha Club members and mention the official Tyros3 website updates. The Yamaha Club is an independent bi-monthly magazine edited by Glyn Madden.
If you have been watching ‘Your Country Needs You’ on the BBC, you will know that the ‘Twins’ (Francine and Nicola) who featured at the Yamaha Club Weekend 2008 have been performing their hearts out in a bid to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision 2009. They made it all the way to the final night with many very memorable performances, but unfortunately on this occasion it wasn’t to be. Having heard them live myself, I know this is just the beginning of their career and I know that Glyn is very proud of what they have achieved as are the rest of us here at Yamaha Personal Keyboard Owner.