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Your Back-to-School Rental Headquarters

We are ready for all your rental needs! We work closely with all the local music educators to be sure we have everything you or your student needs to be ready for the school year. We will make the rental process fast, easy to understand, and fun for you and your student!

Our back-to-school services includes:

  • High-quality, educator-approved new and used instruments available for rent from the leading manufacturers. Don't settle for second-rate instruments. Remember - 100% of your rental payments can be applied to the purchase price of the instrument. Click here for details and rental rates.
  • All the band and orchestra method books for all the local school performing classes - covering both elementary and middle school.
  • Private lessons taught by world-class instructors that complement the school band and orchestra programs
  • All the accessories to make your playing as easy as possible- including reeds, cleaning supplies, music stands, etc.

 

Click here for our easy on-line rental signup to help speed your way through the rental process!

 

Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIssac - Amazing Celtic Music!

We are in for a special treat - come and see Mary Jane and Wendy at 8PM on Wednesday, October 1st in the big room. Earlier this year, they won the ECMA
(Canadian East Coast Music Awards) for “Recording of the Year” for their joint recording “Seinn”.

Mary Jane and Wendy will be accompanied by percussionist Cathy Porter & guitarist Seph Peters. Click here for all the details.

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 for our September 22nd Uke Club gathering!

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

Weekly Ukulele Group Class

Our next weekly ukulele group class series is starting on Satuday, September 6th. You will have a blast in this series that will have you playing better and having a fun time to boot! Our great uke teacher Gary Peare will be teaching both a beginner and an intermediate class so you can pick the one that is right for you.

Dates: Seven Saturdays: Sept 6, Sept 27, Oct 4, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 15, and Nov 22

Times: 12:30PM - 1:30PM (Beginners); 1:45PM - 2:45PM (Intermediate)

Cost: $175, payable to the instructor at the first class

Call Gary at 925-285-8175 if you have any questions.

Improv Comedy Comes to Lamorinda Music!

Improv comedy company Synergy Theater is taking up residence in The Big Room! They’ll be performing their outrageous brand of improv comedy in monthly performances at Lamorinda Music.

Under the artistic direction of veteran improviser and Lafayette resident Kenn Adams, Synergy Theater performs full-length improvised theater, based on audience suggestions.

Saturday, September 20th, 8:00PM
BACKER's AUDITION
Big time Broadway producer Kip Tippling wants you to help him choose his next big Broadway smash! First, you'll see "pivotal scenes" from "exciting new plays" all based on your suggestions! The scene you like best is transformed into a full play in the second half, featuring that exact same "pivotal scene" from Act One - or at least as much as the cast can remember!!

Sunday, September 21st, 3:00PM
SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION
An improv comedy explosion of spontaneous characters, hysterical scenes and outrageous monologues all based on the real-life stories of a real, live person. Today’s special guest storyteller is veteran improviser Ed Meehan!

Tickets and information are available online at SynergyTheater.com.

Synergy Theater performs Saturday and Sunday on the third weekend of every month. Tickets $10 at SynergyTheater.com or (925) 408-8540. Check out more at Lamorinda Patch here.

NEW - Monthly Lamorinda Drum Circle

Join us for a monthly Community Drum Circle in Lamorinda Music's Big Room- everyone welcome! Facilitated by Kathy Quain, Music Educator & Remo Drum Circle Facilitator.

We will warm up with a review of drumming essentials, play some favorite rhythms from various cultures/countries, and end with a Drum Circle Jam.

No prior musical experience necessary and all ages are welcome even if drumming for the first time. Youth twelve and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Wheelchair Accessible. Bring your favorite drum or percussion instrument but we will have some djembes and frame drums on hand.

When: Noon to 1PM on October 6th, November 3rd, and December 1st (first Monday of the month)
Where: Lamorinda Music Big Room
Cost: $10

For more information, contact Barbara at adventurers.at.heart@gmail.com or the store at info@lamorindamusic.com

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.

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:

Mondays 7-9PM Lamorinda Music Ukulele Club. Come play and have a blast. More details here.

Saturday, September 13th Ukulele community class and jam. No experience required.
Beginning Class - 12:30PM - 1:30PM -
Jam - 1:45PM - 3:00PM
No Jam in October!

Need a place to host your event? Our Big Room is available to rent. Check out some details here.

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 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!

Did you have a great experience at Lamorinda Music? Tell the world about it on Yelp or Google. For Yelp, click here. For Google, click here and click on "More Info" next to the Lamorinda Music listing and scoll down to "Write a review".

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

M-F 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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