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What's New?

New! Lamorinda Music Ukulele Club

Come join us for a fun, no-pressure weekly gathering of ukulele fans. All skill levels are welcome – whether you are brand new to the ukulele or an experienced player you will have a great time and grow as a musician.
The Uke Club is a volunteer-led group dedicated to spreading the joy and fun of the ukulele. For more details, click here.

New - click here for the songs planned for the April 21 Uke Club gathering! (A PDF will open or download, depending on your browser)

When: Mondays 7-9PM
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Music: Songs will be taken from The Daily Ukulele by Liz & Jim Beloff, available for purchase at Lamorinda Music

Community Uke Class and Jam

On Saturday, April 12th, our own Gary Peare will be teaching his popular Community Ukulele Class (12:30-1:30) and Jam (1:45-3 PM). No experience required. Don't have a ukulele? Don't worry - you can rent one for $5 for the duration of the class.Suggested donation for the class/jam is $5.

 

Community Drumming for Seniors

Drumming has been used for centuries to improve health, create community and provide opportunity for creative expression. Benefit from Health Rhythms, a program based on research showing improved immune system.

Facilitated by Kathy Quain, an Endorsed Health Rhythms Facilitator & Board Certified Music Therapist. Drums will be provided by www.MusicForTherapy.com or bring your favorite drum or percussion instrument.

All seniors (age: 50 & over) are welcome even if drumming for the first time ~ no prior musical experience necessary. 3rd Monday of each month from 11 am - Noon. Click here for more details

New Big Room Piano!

A huge thank you to Justin Levitt at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Walnut Creek. Steinway & Sons has loaned us a beautiful Boston (by Steinway) Baby Grand piano for our Big Room stage!
Did you know that Steinway rents acoustic upright and grand pianos with a rent-to-own program similar to ours? Check out the details here.

Big Welcome to Allan Smith, our newest instrustor

Those of you who have spent any time with the Stanley Middle Schoold jazz bands will have seen the impact of Allan Smith in our community. Allan Smith has been a guitar teacher in the Bay Area since 1972 and has been a resident of Lafayette since 1984. He teaches all levels of guitar as well as the occasional 5-string banjo student, and has mentored the guitar players in the Jazz program at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette for the past 4 years.

Allan taught guitar while studying architecture and music at UC Berkeley. He has studied with Brad Buethe, Paul Mehling and Brian Pardo, and still performs in the Bay Area.

Check out more details about Allan and all our instructors here.

 

Sales

We carry only high quality student and step-up instruments that are delightful to play and meet the requirements of our instructors and local music educators. We carry Yamaha, Conn, Selmer, King, Emerson, Leblanc, Bach, Armstrong,, and Getzen band instruments; Eastman Strings and Century Strings orchestra instruments; Luna, Yamaha, and Dean guitars; Toca and LP percussion; and Kala, Ohana, Lanikai, Eleuke, Kanile'a, and Luna ukuleles. We also carry a full line of accessories for all instruments and a wide selection of sheet music for all musical abilities and tastes.

Lessons & Jams

We have state-of-the-art studios on-site and we have the best instructors in the area ready to provide private lessons for any band and orchestra instrument, piano, guitar, ukulele, and voice too. We also have a group lesson area where we offer Music Together classes for little kids as well as free monthly Folk Jams and Ukulele classes. We also have a very comfy lounge for students and their parents to wait in with free coffee, tea, a vending machine, and wi-fi too.

Upcoming Events

Check out a full calendar of events, classes, and concerts in our Big Room here. Of special note:

Monday, March 24th 7-9PM (and every Monday thereafter) Inaugural session of the Lamorinda Music Ukulele Club. Come play and have a blast. More details here.

Saturday, April 12th: Ukulele community class and jam. No experience required.
Beginning Class - 12:30PM - 1:30PM -
Jam - 1:45PM - 3:00PM

Rentals

We rent a wide selection of band and orchestra instruments as well as guitars and digital pianos too. We have very competitive rental prices and, unlike other stores, 100% of your rental payments go toward the purchase of the instrument.

We now have two complementary rental programs - our existing Student Series for high-quality beginner instruments (elementary through middle/high school) and a new Performance Series for step-up instruments (middle/high school through college). Come check them out!

Repairs

We have a NAPBIRT-certified instrument repair technican on staff and our own in-house repair shop. We service band & orchestra instruments as well as guitars and ukuleles. Whether you need new strings for your guitar, a stuck mouthpiece pulled, woodwind pads replaced, dents fixed, or just about anything else, we can handle it quickly and at great prices! (We will even provide a loaner instrument for you in most cases)

Gifts

Who says a serious music store can't have a fun side too? Not us! We offer a range of high-quality music-themed gifts at all price ranges. These are great items for musicians to celebrate their love of music or for even non-musical friends and family to give to the musicians on their list.

Our Community

We are very proud of our neighborhood and the Lamorinda Music community - it is filled with wonderful people who value music and music education.

Check out the latest news and our community partners here.

Let Us Hear from You!

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Who is Lamorinda Music?

We are members of the community with a simple philosophy. Music is fun. It is fun to play and a joy to listen to. It is fun to try a new instrument, discover a new band you like, improve as a musician, buy a cute music-related gift, and even fun (most of the time!) to practice. So why shouldn't a music store be fun too? We believe in a friendly, happy, and well-stocked music store that caters to brand-new elementary school musicians, seasoned professionals, and everyone in between. We can't wait to see you. For more about us, check out the page here.

We welcome questions and comments at info@lamorindamusic.com

 

Visit our store at:
81 Lafayette Circle
Lafayette CA 94549

Call us at (925) 385-0963
Fax us at (925) 385-0965

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Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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