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The LK-165 is a Helpful Learning Tool for Amateur and Intermediate Musicians
 November 1, 2011

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 BRIGHTEN THE HOLIDAYS WITH CASIO’S 61 KEY LIGHTED KEYBOARD

The LK-165 is a Helpful Learning Tool for Amateur and Intermediate Musicians

DOVER, NJ, November 01, 2011 - Casio America, Inc., a leader and innovator in the digital keyboard category, is proud to announce its newest and most affordable lighted keyboard, the LK-165. The LK-165 features Casio’s proprietary Step-Up Lesson System, making it easy for anyone to learn to play the keyboard – starting with the basics.

CASIO Lighted Keyboard LK-165
LK-165

The LK-165 allows novice users to learn 110 built-in songs phase by phase, at their own individual pace. Utilizing the LCD display, aspiring musicians can learn both music notation and correct hand positioning, while Casio’s interactive Step-Up Lesson System evaluates performance, allowing users to track their progress and incremental success in order to improve their playing skills.

“We are thrilled to offer a product that will enhance musical literacy,” said Mike Martin, general manager, marketing, Electronic Musical Instruments Division. “With the enhanced tools and instructional capabilities found in our LK-165, beginners and amateur musicians alike will benefit from the built in chord book and illuminated keys.  Learning to play will progress faster with the lighted keyboard and it’s lesson system.”

The LK-165 boasts a 61-Key Piano Style keyboard and features a class-compliant USB MIDI port, allowing for easy access to utilize the keyboard to rock out with popular music education and composition software. The keyboard also includes an audio input which transforms the keyboard into a stereo speaker system for a MP3 Player.

Other key features include 400 Built-in Tones, 10 Reverb Types, a 10-Second Sampler and 150 Rhythms and Accompaniments. 

Casio’s LK-165 keyboard comes with an AC adapter, music stand and music book and is available at Toys“R”Us®, Radio Shack® and Target® with an MSRP of $199.99. For more information on Casio’s electronic musical instruments, please visit www.casio.com.

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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 titles and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.