532 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 663-7300

C.F. Martin Day is Coming!

Well it's that time of year again and Avalon Music is pleased to annouce that C.F. Martin Day is coming on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.  Our awesome Martin rep Larry Barnwell and Martin guitar guru Richard Starkey will be with us.  There will be FREE acoustic guitar restringing event from 11 am - 3 pm, and then a FREE clinic and Steel String Showdown with Larry and Richard starting at 6 pm.

You won't find twp people with more collective knowledge about the history of C.F. Martin or the making and sound of Martin guitars anywhere - or have more fun with two very entertaining bluegrass guys.

Mark the date and times on your calendar.  In the meantime, check out Martin guitars at Avalon Music and at the C.F. Martin website.  You don't want to miss C.F. Martin Day at Avalon Music!

Mitch Michkiosky Harmonica Clinic - September 28!

Avalon Music is very pleased to bring you a harmonica clinic with Mitch Michkiosky on Wednesday, September 28, at 6 pm, at Avalon Music.  Whether you're like most of us and have always wanted to play "the harp" - or if your already able to grab a harmonica and join a jam, Mitch will be informative and entertaining.  Some of the topics will be the history of the harmonica, styles of harmonica music and playing, how your embouchure it relates to your tone, lip pursing vs. tongue blocking, proper grip and use of hands, effects techniques, and using dynamics.

Mitch will also talk about gear - choosing the correct harmonica for your style and your band's music, playing with other musicians, choosing keys, and using mics and amplifiers. 

Whew!  This is going to be one information packed clinic!  We'll be providing more information as we get closer to the date about door prizes and our co-sponsors - and to let you know what key of harmonica you might want to bring to the clinic. 

In the meantime, please let us know if you're coming by emailing or calling the store at 509.663.7300.  This will be one fun evening!

 

Carol Matz Piano Workshop - July 27

Avalon Music has joined with Alfred Music Publishing and is excited to bring Carol Matz to Wenatchee for a Piano Workshop on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.  The workshop will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington Street, in Wenatchee.  Just call us at 663-7300 to register or send us an email.  It's free!

This workshop is designed to educate and entertain, while providing new materials and techniques that will revitalize every piano instructor's studio.

Carol is an active composer, arranger, author and editor of educational piano materials. She also maintains a piano studio where she enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities. Carol studied composition, arranging and orchestration at the University of Miami, with an emphasis on studio and jazz writing. In addition to her compositions and arrangements for piano, Carol has written for a variety of ensembles including orchestra, jazz big band and string quartet. Her work also includes studio arrangements and recording sessions for a number of artists in Miami-area recording studios. Carol serves as a keyboard production editor for Alfred Music Publishing.

Carol will be sharing the newest Alfred piano publications, as well as highlights from her own library, including her Famous & Fun series. Her presentation will focus on keeping students engaged by using both pop and supplemental music to reinforce key concepts.

Martin Clinic Coming on March 2!

Great news!  Avalon Music is pleased to announce a C.F. Martin guitars clinic for Tuesday, March 2 at 6:00 pm. 

We're bring back Martin rep Larry Barnwell and his sidekick, clinician Richard Starkey on their way back from the Wintergrass Festival.  Richard has worked as the resident player, technician and guitar setup expert at C. F. Martin & Co. for over 8 years. His clinics include a historical overview of the Martin Guitar Company throughout its 177 year lifetime.  There will be lots of picking and singing by Larry and Richard in a wide range of styles.

Avalon Music will have special pricing for all Martin guitars during the day and a free restringing clinic for steel string acoustic guitars from 11 am to 3 pm, as well as lots of FREE STUFF at the evening clinic!

Hear the Incredible Bose L1 Speakers on December 1!

Avalon Music will have another clinic to demonstrate the incredible Bose L1 series of portable, cylindrical array speakers on Tuesday, December 1 at Avalon Music from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Product specialist Mark Chipuer from Bose will be here to show the capabilities of the Model 1, Model 2 and Compact models within the L1 series - gorgeous sound reproduction, even dB dispersion throughout your venue, intelligibility, feedback control, elimination of floor monitors, and ending volume wars among musicians and vocalists.  These versatile speakers are being used by churches, schools and clubs throughout Central Washington with these results.  Come find out why!

In the meantime, check out our product videos on the Bose L1 series.  We'll see you on December 1!

 

Tommy Clufetos

Tommy signed autographs for over one hour

Tommy makes a fan very happy!

Tommy Clufetos stopped by Avalon Music for clinics in 2006 and 2007. Wow! That's all we could say the first time we heard and saw him play. I guess that's why he tours with Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie. Tommy put on a wonderful clinic each time, focusing not only on drum techniques, but also on having a lifestyle that leads to success and makes the most of our dreams and talents. It was actually very inspirational - we got! - take care of your body and mind, don't abuse drugs or alcohol, give 110% to make your dreams come true kid of talk - did seem kind of odd coming from this crazy guy with "the hair," tight jeans, tattoos covering his arms, and a definite attitude. the most comments about how "straight" Tommy really is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94PV7H0gsuQ&feature=related

Greg Koch

Greg and the Raffle Winner with his a new Strat Greg and FanAvalon Music has brought Greg Koch and his guitar virtuosity to Wenatchee twice over the last two years.

An incredibly gifted musician and a terrific teacher, Greg's clinics were jam-packed with people and a huge success.  We'll do our best to get Greg back in 2009.  Maybe a grand opening clinic for the new store?

Go to Greg's website or see Greg's videos on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQQIT4SJHpY