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Pull Out Your Calendar!

Even though this is the last week in this session of classes, it doesn’t mean the fun is over until we start again! Just this morning we have set in stone some great workshops that players of every level can enjoy!

Coming up first on Tuesday, August 21st is a brand new workshop on Performance! Our students know how to play, but do you know how to perform? We’ll teach you some simple little tricks to make your playing like a star! This workshop starts at 10:30 and cost is $10 per person.

On Thursday, August 23rd, we’ll be teaching a workshop about timing. All of us have issues with playing in time at some point in our musical careers. Whether you could use a few pointers or you’re just plain lost when it comes to counting music, this one is for you! The day will also begin at 10:30 and cost for this is $10 per person as well.

Finally, we’ve planned a great workshop mainly for our newer players, but long-time hobbyists are sure to get something out of this as well! Plan on spending a couple hours with us Monday through Thursday, August 27th through 30th, beginning at 10:30am. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll teach you a brand new song. Then on Thursday, we’ll help you put the three together to create a brand new, custom medley! The cost for the entire week (including the sheet music to three new songs and the medley) is $25.

As always, reservations are required as we have limited space. Give us a call to reserve your spot in the workshops of your choice!

When the workshops are through, it will be time to start a new session of classes! Make sure you’re on the schedule to continue your musical journey with Sounds of Music!

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

When Is the Right Time?

There always seems to be a little trepidation when it comes to our students upgrading their Lowrey. The question is always “How do I know I’m ready?”. So, here is the answer to that age old question to set your mind at ease.

When are you ready for a new Lowrey? That’s actually a very easy question to answer. When you are constantly pushing the same buttons, it’s time. Now don’t get me wrong, you’re always going to have your favorite go-to sounds and styles. But are you pushing them because they’re the sounds you enjoy, or are you pushing them out of necessity? This is an important question, because if you’re pushing them out of necessity, it’s because you have no other options. And what would music be without options? If every country song you play sounds exactly the same, it’s time to upgrade.

If it’s because the sounds you’re pushing are your favorites, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t upgrade! Think about other hobbies. I’m a beader. I constantly am looking for new beads, new wire, new accessories. But yes, I have my favorites. I’m not replacing what I love, I’m adding to it! It’s the same in our musical hobby as well. Yes, we have our favorites, but there’s nothing wrong with adding a few components! Maybe a few new styles? Some authentic new sounds?

The other objection we hear quite often is “I haven’t learned everything on the instrument I have now!” Do you listen to every radio station on your car radio before you trade it in for another car? Of course not! Even those of us who have been playing for decades have never played every sound or used every feature on our instruments. That doesn’t mean I’m not always looking for some new ones to add to my existing favorites!

And that’s one of the finer things about Lowrey. Every one of my favorite sounds and styles “grows up” with me! I can work my way up the line and never lose my favorite features! I’m just adding more!

So, when is it the the right time to upgrade your Lowrey Virtual Keyboard? How about now!

 
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Posted by on August 7, 2012 in Uncategorized