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Closed on Memorial Day

Lamorinda Music will be closed on Monday, May 25th in honor of Memorial Day. The Lamorinda Music Ukulele Club is taking the 25th off as well, but will be back on Monday, June 1st. Enjoy the long weekend, everyone!


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. The Club just celebrated its 1 year anniversary and it is going strong! For more details, click here.

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

Community Uke Jam - Saturday, June 13th

Come join our FREE community uke lesson and jam the second Saturday of every month. No experience required. Good times and fun guaranteed. $5 suggested donation

We start with a beginner class from 12:30 to 1:30 and then follow with a uke jam from 1:45pm to 3:00pm. Come for one or both events.

The beginner class assumes no prior experience with the ukulele, but we will have you playing several songs within that first hour. The jam is appropriate for beginners and experience players as well. There is new music each month for the jam, so come as often as you can.

When: Saturday, June 13th
Beginner class: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Uke Jam: 1:45pm to 3:00pm

One-Day Ukulele Workshop - Saturday, June 20th

Come join Gary Peare for a one-day ukulele workshop "Ukulele Chord Solos Demystified"

Just what is this mysterious thing that folks call a “chord solo”? How do you get started? This workshop will introduce you to the world of ukulele chord solos, starting with the basics, and putting you on solid footing for more adventurous arrangements.

The workshop is suitable for players at all skill levels. Please be comfortable playing 5- and 6-chord songs and feel confident in moving smoothly between chord shapes. Questions? Contact Gary at garypeare@comcast.net

Date: Saturday, June 20th
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Workshop Fee: $40, cash or check payable to Gary Peare.

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.

Thursday, June 18th, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
THIRD THURSDAY IMPROV JAM
Come and play with Synergy Theater at one of our Third Thursday Improv Jams!
Mix it up with awesome improvisers from all over the area, learn new formats, share some of your own, and have a freakin' blast!
$5.00 to play or watch

Friday, June 19th, 8:00pm
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

Saturday, June 20th, 8:00PM
FIRST DRAFT
Famous playwright Jackson Gravel needs your help. His brand new play is due tomorrow and he hasn't even started it yet! So, come on down to Jackson's pad and help him out with your incredible suggestions for exciting locations, mysterious characters, dramatic lines of dialogue, shocking twists and turns in the plot, and a big surprise ending that'll have the audience stomping their feet and begging for more! It's a completely improvised two-act play, completely at the mercy of your suggestions!
$10.00

Tickets and information are available online at SynergyTheater.com.

Monthly Lamorinda Drum Circle

Recently featured in the Lamorinda Sun!

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 April 6th.
Where: Lamorinda Music Big Room
Cost: $10-$15

Introducing our Newest Employee, Sarah Peck

Please welcome Sarah Peck to the Lamorinda Music family. She is a luthier (someone who makes or repairs string instruments) and brings incredible talents to our repair area.

Sarah Peck started her career working with violins at Atelier Constantin Popescu in Connecticut learning the basics of violin repair. After traveling to Ireland to work with an Irish harp maker she returned to Massachusetts where she entered a 3 year apprenticeship working at Stamell Stringed Instruments concentrating on violin repair and set up. It is here that she developed an interest in Baroque instruments and music history.

Wanting to really get a grasp on the early stringed instruments, she enrolled in a 3 year program for Early Instrument making at West Dean College in England where the focus was in the making of viols. After graduating she went to work for Stringers of London for a year and half. Upon returning to the United States she came to work for William Monical & Son of New York City. It is here she not only continued to sharpen her skills in instrument repair and restoration but also gain great experience working with professional musicians both of the Baroque and Modern practices. Sarah came to Berkeley one year ago to work for Thomas Croen and continues to advance her skills in Baroque and Modern styles.

We are very fortunate to have her working at Lamorinda Music. Feel free to bring your favorite stringed instrument for expert analysis and repair - or just to say hi!

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 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, June 13th Ukulele community class and jam. No experience required.
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.

Let Us Hear from You!

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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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81 Lafayette Circle
Lafayette CA 94549

Call us at (925) 385-0963
Fax us at (925) 385-0965

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