Avalon Music is hosting a ukulele workshop on October 27 at 6:00 pm featuring the incredible talent of Kate Power and Steve Einhorn of Quality Folk.
It will be a beginner's guide to Ukulele Fun for adults, kids, absolute beginners and just the "ukulele curious." We'll have "loaner ukuleles available!
Workshop is FREE but please register by calling or emailing us. We want to make sure we have enough ukuleles!
Learn more about Kate and Steve at their website.
This will be a blast!
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!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 5! It's Fender Day at Avalon Music! We're planning free guitar stringing and set-ups, prizes, and, of course, special prices on all our Fender products in stock. We'll have more details in the next few days.
But it's not just the Avalon Music crew running this celebration, Phil Short from Fender - and a member of the Fender band since 1983 - will be here! Phil will be "hands-on" and able to answer all your questions about Fender products and history.
So whether it is a Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazz Bass, Precision Bass, Twin or Deluxe Reverb, SuperSonic or Hot Rod Deluxe, come down to Avalon Music and play a rock'n-roll legend. Play Fender!
Derek Roddy will be here at Avalon Music on Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30 pm. The clinic is absolutely, positively FREE! [But please let us know you will be coming so we can have enough chairs and refreshments set up.]
Derek has developed a great website for drummers, with forums, articles, and other informaiton to help you advance your skills and has a tremendous fan base on YouTube where you can check out his amazing videos.
Here is a quote about Derek Roddy:
Some that play drums focus on speed, some on fills or solos. At the heart of a true musician there is: a drive to better oneself, the will o control your playing and eagerness to explore and sometimes expand the boundaries in music. In a world full of new bands and drummers popping up every day there are only a handful that stand at the top, apart from the flock. These top musicians vary from genre to genre, at least at first glance. In reality the sign of a great musician and not just a 'player' is the ability to progress, adapt, innovate and explore as many avenues as possible to express their message and as such while some great musicians are well known and at the top of a certain genre they also delve into other styles of music and actively listen to the nuances and more often then not they incorporate something of that differing style into their performance, no matter how small the contribution may be. This is the case with Derek. Having had an interest in music from an early age Derek came to first be a fan of music before heading headstrong into the world of being a musician. While capable of playing many instruments and styles, Derek is most widely known as a phenomenal drummer in the Death Metal community having performed with such bands as: Hate Eternal, Malevolent Creation, Nile, Divine Empire, Aurora Borealis and Council Of The Fallen. This is, however not the extent of his talent. Derek is an avid drummer of any style and has performed as a strictly Jazz, Blues, Rock and nearly anything else musician
Please join us on Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30 pm - right here at Avalon Music! Derek Roddy will be playing drums, demonstrating techniques, providing advice and answering YOUR questions. Wow! Thank you Derek Roddy and Sonor drums!