Our second annual Christmas Season full of events is planned and ready for the season to roll in! Starting on November 17th with another great Uke event, then November 24th with the Non Traditional Music Day. We are planning to feature house accordion teacher Joanne Birsa with selections from German folk repertoire, Rebecca Moritzky demonstrating the #guzheng and Gregory Walker on electric strings. In the month of December we are planning:
Dec 1st - Contemporary Strings Day 🎻
Dec 8th - Ukulele Day & Guitar Days
Dec 15th - Guitar Days
Dec 22nd - Ukulele Day & Guitar Days
We've planned a series of Uke events for fall and the end of the year and our first one, October 27th had a great turn out. Jim led two groups, kids in one and adults in the other in beginning and advancing songs and uke techniques. Our next classes are schedule for November 17, December 8th and December 22. Every event will have a Special Giveaway. Also, loaner instruments are available to all participants. Jim Venis is the teacher at Golden Music and has openings for private lesson students.
Read more about Jim here: JIM VENIS
A little note from our owner Mary:
As we were helping what felt like the ten thousandth child try an instrument that we help the teachers in schools with their recruiting process with hundreds of hours of staffing, it occurred to me this fall.
Parents are able to give their children a gift through Golden Music's rent-to-own program, through the time and exposure in finding the instrument they are passionate about. It is a lifetime gift of music!
It takes several important steps to finding the RIGHT instrument.
1) Have the ability to trade to other instruments when trying out as sometimes the first one picked isn't the one that creates an intrinsic love or passion. (FYI: You can trade instruments through our rental program!)
2) It is important to have a high quality & well maintained instrument that will always be serviced. It is easy and less stressful for the student to receive a loaner instrument while repairs are being done by our shop!
3) Make practice time a habit & have patience! Music is a progressive journey through the squeaks and squawks, changing instrument decisions, and taking the time for lessons, rehearsals and personal practice.
Pictured here is Golden Music at Arrowwood Elementary School in Highlands Ranch, CO last year, helping kids tryout instruments. Golden Music helps over 100 schools this time of year, so their programs can be up and running!
Last Week, Andrew Briggs came by Golden Music to try out some cellos. We got the pleasure of hearing our set of Apprentice and Master cellos performed by an amazing professional. If that wasn't great enough, he went ahead and took one of our cellos home to use at his outdoor concerts this summer. Here are some clips of the different cellos and him playing: