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Lamorinda Music Ukulele Club

Come join us for a fun, no-pressure weekly gathering of ukulele fans. All skill levels are welcome – whether you are brand new to the ukulele or an experienced player you will have a great time and grow as a musician.
The Uke Club is a volunteer-led group dedicated to spreading the joy and fun of the ukulele. For more details, click here.


New - click here for the songs for our December 22nd Uke Club gathering!

When: Mondays 7-9PM
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Music: Songs will be taken from The Daily Ukulele by Liz & Jim Beloff, available for purchase at Lamorinda Music

Improv Comedy Comes to Lamorinda Music!

Improv comedy company Synergy Theater is taking up residence in The Big Room! They’ll be performing their outrageous brand of improv comedy in monthly performances at Lamorinda Music.

Under the artistic direction of veteran improviser and Lafayette resident Kenn Adams, Synergy Theater performs full-length improvised theater, based on audience suggestions.

Saturday, December 20th, 8:00PM
BACKERS AUDITION
Big time Broadway producer Kip Tippling wants you to help him choose his next big Broadway smash! First, you'll see "pivotal scenes" from "exciting new plays" all based on your suggestions. Then, in Act Two, the scene you like best is transformed into a full play, featuring that exact same "pivotal scene" from Act One - or at least as much as the cast can remember! $10.00

Sunday, December 21st, 3:00PM
SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION
A comic explosion of hysterical scenes and outrageous characters all based on the real-life stories of a real, live person! $10.00

Tickets and information are available online at SynergyTheater.com.

Synergy Theater performs Saturday and Sunday on the third weekend of every month. Tickets $10 at SynergyTheater.com or (925) 408-8540. Check out more at Lamorinda Patch here.

"I got a Uke for Christmas" Class

Are you getting (or giving) a ukulele for the holidays? Then we've got a great companion gift! Join our ukulele teacher Gary Peare for an annual tradition - a single comprehensive get-to-know-your-ukulele lesson right after Christmas. Gary will have you playing in no time. It would also be perfect for someone looking to jumpstart their ukulele playing no matter when they got their uke.

Two classes available on Saturday, December 27th:
Kids - 12:30 - 1:30 (cost - $15)
Teens/Adults: 2PM - 4PM (cost - $30)

NOTE: There will be no uke class/jam in December (typically it is the second Saturday of the month). It will resume in Janurary.

Weekly Ukulele Class Starting in January

Want to learn ukulele quickly in a fun, yet structured, group setting? Gary Peare offers two levels of group classes that meet for seven Saturdays this winter.

Beginning class: Even if you've never picked up the uke before, Gary will have you playing by the end of the first session. We'll cover tuning, and basic chords and strumming. All skill levels welcome. (Students under 12 welcome with the permission of the instructor)

Intermediate class: This class will build on the basic skills developed in the Beginner Class. Open to players who know 12-15 chords, feel comfortable strumming, and are looking to take their playing to the next level. We’ll work on chord repertoire, triplet strokes and learn simple fingerpicking.

Dates: Saturdays January 24, 31, February 7, 21, 28, March 21, 28
Time: Beginners – 12:30PM – 1:30PM, Intermediate: 1:45PM – 2:45PM
Fee: $175 for the series (payable at the first class)

Questions? Please contact Gary at 925-285-8175

NEW - Monthly Lamorinda Drum Circle

Join us for a monthly Community Drum Circle in Lamorinda Music's Big Room- everyone welcome! Facilitated by Kathy Quain, Music Educator & Remo Drum Circle Facilitator.

We will warm up with a review of drumming essentials, play some favorite rhythms from various cultures/countries, and end with a Drum Circle Jam.

No prior musical experience necessary and all ages are welcome even if drumming for the first time. Youth twelve and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Wheelchair Accessible. Bring your favorite drum or percussion instrument but we will have some djembes and frame drums on hand. For the flyer with more info (in PDF format), click here.

When: First Monday of the month - next class January 5th.
Where: Lamorinda Music Big Room
Cost: $10-$15

Introducing our Newest Instructors, John Speers & Laurel Hall

John Speers grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he played oboe in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Young Peoples' Symphony Orchestra in High School. He graduated the University of Michigan in 2011 with a Bachelors degree in oboe performance. Following his graduation, he returned to the Bay Area, where he currently resides.

John spends his time freelancing with different orchestras throughout the Bay Area and teaching a full studio of private students in the East Bay. He also runs a non-profit organization called “The Prevailing Winds,” which raises money to send professional musicians to public schools and get students excited about classical music. He loves to teach and inspire students and he believes in making private lessons both fun and productive at the same time.

Teaching music is Laurel Hall’s passion. To share her love of music with students, Laurel draws on 38 years of experience as a professional clarinetist/teacher. Laurel teaches students of all ages and ability levels. Her teaching focus is on sharing enjoyable, engaging and efficient ways to practice and grow. Her top students have distinguished themselves as section leaders in their bands and orchestras, participants in local, state and national honor bands, and as competition winners at the local, state and national levels. Welcome Laurel!

Read more about Laurel here.

New Big Room Piano!

A huge thank you to Justin Levitt at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Walnut Creek. Steinway & Sons has loaned us a beautiful Boston (by Steinway) Baby Grand piano for our Big Room stage!
Did you know that Steinway rents acoustic upright and grand pianos with a rent-to-own program similar to ours? Check out the details here.

Sales

We carry only high quality student and step-up instruments that are delightful to play and meet the requirements of our instructors and local music educators. We carry Yamaha, Conn, Selmer, King, Emerson, Leblanc, Bach, Armstrong,, and Getzen band instruments; Eastman Strings and Century Strings orchestra instruments; Luna, Yamaha, and Dean guitars; Toca and LP percussion; and Kala, Ohana, Lanikai, Eleuke, Kanile'a, and Luna ukuleles. We also carry a full line of accessories for all instruments and a wide selection of sheet music for all musical abilities and tastes.

Lessons & Jams

We have state-of-the-art studios on-site and we have the best instructors in the area ready to provide private lessons for any band and orchestra instrument, piano, guitar, ukulele, and voice too. We also have a group lesson area where we offer Music Together classes for little kids as well as free monthly Folk Jams and Ukulele classes. We also have a very comfy lounge for students and their parents to wait in with free coffee, tea, a vending machine, and wi-fi too.

Upcoming Events

Check out a full calendar of events, classes, and concerts in our Big Room here. Of special note:

Mondays 7-9PM Lamorinda Music Ukulele Club. Come play and have a blast. More details here.

Saturday, January 10th Ukulele community class and jam. No experience required. (Note: no class/jam in December)
Beginning Class - 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Jam - 1:45PM - 3:00PM

Need a place to host your event? Our Big Room is available to rent. Check out some details here.

Rentals

We rent a wide selection of band and orchestra instruments as well as guitars and digital pianos too. We have very competitive rental prices and, unlike other stores, 100% of your rental payments go toward the purchase of the instrument.

We now have two complementary rental programs - our existing Student Series for high-quality beginner instruments (elementary through middle/high school) and a new Performance Series for step-up instruments (middle/high school through college). Come check them out!

Repairs

We have a NAPBIRT instrument repair technican on staff and our own in-house repair shop. We service band & orchestra instruments as well as guitars and ukuleles. Whether you need new strings for your guitar, a stuck mouthpiece pulled, woodwind pads replaced, dents fixed, or just about anything else, we can handle it quickly and at great prices! (We will even provide a loaner instrument for you in most cases)

Gifts

Who says a serious music store can't have a fun side too? Not us! We offer a range of high-quality music-themed gifts at all price ranges. These are great items for musicians to celebrate their love of music or for even non-musical friends and family to give to the musicians on their list.

Our Community

We are very proud of our neighborhood and the Lamorinda Music community - it is filled with wonderful people who value music and music education.

Check out the latest news and our community partners here.

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Who is Lamorinda Music?

We are members of the community with a simple philosophy. Music is fun. It is fun to play and a joy to listen to. It is fun to try a new instrument, discover a new band you like, improve as a musician, buy a cute music-related gift, and even fun (most of the time!) to practice. So why shouldn't a music store be fun too? We believe in a friendly, happy, and well-stocked music store that caters to brand-new elementary school musicians, seasoned professionals, and everyone in between. We can't wait to see you. For more about us, check out the page here.

We welcome questions and comments at info@lamorindamusic.com

 

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