Summer Lesson Teachers!

This summer we have 5 teachers coming in to teach private lessons!! Please call the shop or email anytime to set up a time on their schedules!

Matt will be teaching percussion on Wednesdays all day long! 
Bobby will be teaching voice, ukulele, guitar and bass on Fridays! 
Anatoli will be in to teach on Mondays. Thursdays and Saturdays for all your guitar needs! 
Carlos will be in on Mondays and Tuesdays for most of the summer as well. 
Julia will be in on Tuesdays, she teaches keyboard/piano and loves teaching younger children.

Dog friendly shop!

With the weather getting to be so hot I just wanted to remind you all that if you are in need of strings and out walking your dog, or if your dog is your best friend and goes with you everywhere, Please, feel free to bring them into the shop when you pop in!

Please do not leave them in your car in this heat, it is so so hot!!

When Sound of Music first started up Bob Press brought his dogs Spooky (a German Shepard with strong opinions on credit applicants) and Sheba (a Great Dane who may or may not have broken a grand piano’s leg) to the original shop on Fraser Highway at about 206th (across from where Penny Pinchers is on the one way in Langley now, it was an Overweighty foods back in the day). Bob always had “shop dogs” but as he aged they shrank, from Great Danes in the 60’s to George, an obese Dachshund who took retirement with Bob in 1992, giving up his spot under the desk in the warehouse on Industrial Ave (in Langley).

While none of us bring our pets to work with us now, you are more than welcome to bring yours in with you when you come to see what is new, but for sure, if you have them in the car PLEASE bring them in, don’t leave them out in this heat.

Here is a Remember When’sday video from 2015 of Dean remembering the store dogs and their shenanigans

5 Last Minute Fathers Day Gift Ideas for the Musicians

For under $10 you can get your pops a set of strings and a couple picks, things all guitar/ukulele players need on a regular basis for sure!

 

For under $50 you can get some new songs for your dad to play and a set of slides for him to have fun with!

 

For under $100 you can get him a whole new instrument to learn, why not pick up a ukulele and song book to get him started!

 

For under $500 you have a ton of options, maybe he is overdue for a new guitar, or wants to take up keyboard, fiddle or mandolin! We could pull together a nice starter package of any of those instruments for under $500.

 

And if you have No Price Limit because you love your father so much and want to thank him for all your success we did just fill our shelves up with Riversong Guitars!

 

No matter your budget we can help you find the perfect fathers day gift when you come down to the shop this weekend! See you soon!

Expert in store days this summer!

This summer we are excited to host two expert in store events.

First we will have Paul from Roland/Boss in the shop on Saturday August 11th from 11-3. He will be bringing all sorts of new and wonderful things to show off. If there is anything in particular you would love to test out yourself let us know and we will see if he can snag one from the demo shelve and bring it too!

Above: Paul in his natural environment.

Our second event will be on Tuesday August 14th from 3:00-7:00 with Mike Miltimore of Riversong guitars. He also will be bringing a bunch of his newest creations for us all to check out and enjoy. Talking about his guitars is one of his favourite things to do so you can ask him all the questions you could ever think of.

Above: Mike in his natural environment.

If you would like to be added to the “please remind me the day before” list please call us or email and we will be sure to remind you!!

2018 Summer Camps!!

This years confirmed Summer Camps (each requiring a minimum of 4 students to run) are:

August 13 – 17
10:00-12:00

Teddy Bear Adventure with Julia  ($75 for the week)

Ages 4 to 6. Bring your favorite stuffed animal and  take the first steps to learning music. We will emphasize singing, and we’ll cover note recognition, basic rhythms, and keeping a beat with hand held percussion instruments.

We’ll make our own tambourines and maracas!

Planned for the last day is a Teddy Bear Picnic!


August 13 – 17
1:00-3:00

Princesses and Pirates with Julia ($75 for the week)

Princesses and Pirates Musical Voyage Ages 6 to 11 This 5 day (10 hour camp) will use music you know from your favorite animated films and lots of fun theory games.

We will also have a craft and rhythm day when we will make our own instruments and play together.

On the Friday we will have a dress up party, come as your favorite Princess or Pirate!


August 27 – 31
10:00-12:00

Beginner/Intermediate Guitar with Bobby  ($75 for the week)

For ages 8 and up

If you are brand new to the guitar and want a jump start.

If you have been teaching yourself and have gotten stuck.

If you used to play and just want to brush up on all that you have forgotten.

If you are in a bigger ukulele/guitar group and want to get a jump start on everyone else.

This class is for you! Bobby will answer all of your questions and give you tips to get ahead on your journey. He will also work with you to learn songs to add to your repertoire as well as strumming and picking patterns to impress all your friends!


August 27 – 31
1:00-4:00

Beginner/Intermediate Ukulele with Bobby  ($99 for the week)

For ages 8 and up

If you are brand new to the ukulele and want a jump start.

If you have been teaching yourself and have gotten stuck.

If you used to play and just want to brush up on all that you have forgotten.

If you are in a bigger ukulele/guitar group and want to get a jump start on everyone else.

This class is for you! Bobby will answer all of your questions and give you tips to get ahead on your journey. He will also work with you to learn songs to add to your repertoire as well as strumming and picking patterns to impress all your friends!

January Start Adult Groups!

Adult Ukulele and Guitar Groups

Bobby will be hosting an adult (14+) ukulele group on Mondays at 8pm and a guitar group on Thursdays at 8pm!

If you are brand new to the ukulele/guitar and want a jump start.

If you have been teaching yourself and have gotten stuck.

If you used to play and just want to brush up on all that you have forgotten.

If you are in a bigger ukulele/guitar group and want to get a jump start on everyone else.

This class is for you! Bobby will answer all of your questions and give you tips to get ahead on your journey. He will also work with you to learn songs to add to your repertoire as well as strumming and picking patterns to impress all your friends!

We know that as adults we can’t always commit to the full year of lessons so we have devised this to help you get better at the ukulele! A commitment of 4 weeks in a row ($100 for 4 lessons, $25 per lesson) is required but you can begin and end at anytime throughout the entire school year.

January Groups!

Starting in January Bobby will be teaching Ukulele and Guitar Groups.

An adult (14+) ukulele group on Mondays at 8pm and an adult (14+) guitar group on Thursdays at 8pm 

If you are brand new to the instrument  and want a jump start.

If you have been teaching yourself and have gotten stuck.

If you used to play and just want to brush up on all that you have forgotten.

If you are in a bigger group and want to get a jump start on everyone else.

This class is for you! Bobby will answer all of your questions and give you tips to get ahead on your journey. He will also work with you to learn songs to add to your repertoire as well as strumming and picking patterns to impress all your friends!

We know that as adults we can’t always commit to the full year of lessons so we have devised this to help you get better at the ukulele and/or guitar! A commitment of 4 weeks in a row ($100 for 4 lessons, $25 per lesson) is required but you can begin and end at anytime throughout the entire school year (starting on January 8th). Call or stop in to register today!

Open House November 25th!!

NOVEMBER 25th OPEN HOUSE!!!

Saturday November 25th 2-5pm

Sound of Music hosts an open house

Experts on site featuring…

Mike Miltimore

Passion Igniter/CEO

Riversong Guitars

 

Paul Hermann 

Regional Sales Consultant – BC

Roland Canada Ltd.

David Devlin

Piano Product Specialist – Western Canada

Roland Canada Ltd.

Ukulele Adult Group Lessons

Adam will be hosting an adult (14+) ukulele group starting September 11th at 7pm.

If you are brand new to the ukulele and want a jump start. 

If you have been teaching yourself and have gotten stuck.

If you used to play and just want to brush up on all that you have forgotten.

If you are in a bigger ukulele group and want to get a jump start on everyone else.

This class is for you! Adam will answer all of your questions and give you tips to get ahead on your journey. He will also work with you to learn songs to add to your repertoire as well as strumming and picking patterns to impress all your friends!

We know that as adults we can’t always commit to the full year of lessons so we have devised this to help you get better at the ukulele! A commitment of 4 weeks in a row ($100 for 4 lessons, $25 per lesson) is required but you can begin and end at anytime through out the entire school year.

Stop in or call the shop (604-859-0400) anytime with any questions or to register for the group!

Register Here!

 

Rock Band Groups With Adam!

This year Adam will be trying something new, he will be teaching two hour long Rock Band Groups. One group will be for beginners to 3 years experience playing any type of “rock band” instrument, Keyboard, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals etc. The other group will be for those with 3 or more years experience. Both Groups will be for ages 8+

The groups will have a max of 6 per group. The registration fee is $40 per student and there will be a $10 concert fee which covers both of our academy concerts. The groups will meet on Monday’s at 6:00 (beginners) and 5:00 (intermediate) for one hour, the monthly fee for this will be $77 starting in September and ending in June.

Not sure what you want to play? Wondering about what it takes to work with other people in a band? Want to be in a band but don’t have any bandmates? Let us help you! In this camp we will build a band, learn how to work together musically, write and perform songs while improving your music skills and having a ton of fun! Everyone welcome, any instrument, no instrument, singers, and more — everyone gets a place in the band! We will also learn to arrange/write chord progressions, melodies, lyrics and rhythms and weave them together into the fabric of a song. Working together we will be introduced to a variety of genres and styles, and will try our hands at writing, arranging, working together to find what sounds best and figuring out why! A great start to being a rock star!!

Register here!