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News - Welcome to Larsen Music

2014-07-18

TUESDAY NIGHT DROP-IN CHOIR WITH ANNE SCHAEFER

TUESDAY NIGHT DROP-IN CHOIR WITH ANNE SCHAEFER

Anne's in town for the summer, and will be leading a fun and casual yet exciting singing adventure! She will explore group singing of unique songs and arrangements, and adventure into the magical mystery of music! Come once or come every week. 

Sessions are at Larsen School of Music, 1833 Cook Street 
7:30pm - 9:30pm, First session is Tuesday July 22
$15 (cash only). No registration required

2014-07-11

Campfire Guitar Expedition

Campfire Guitar Expedition

The guitarists field guide to woodland survival with Paul Laverick

Saturday, July 12th - CLASS FULL

Saturday, July 26th
10:30am-12pm
At the Larsen School of Music (1808 Cook St)
$20/person, $30/family of two, $50/family of three

Maximum of 12 participants. Material provided. Guitars available upon request. 

2014-06-08

The Choir Concert with Aidan Knight

The Choir Concert with Aidan Knight

Join us for the spring session's final concert with guest performance by Aidan Knight!

Date:        Thursday, June 26 @ 7:30pm (doors at 7pm)
Location:   First Church of Christ, Scientist (1205 Pandora Ave)
Tickets:     $15 available at the Larsen School of Music

2014-06-07

Band Bootcamp with Jonnie Bridgman

Band Bootcamp with Jonnie Bridgman

Mondays & Fridays
Aug 11th, 15th, 18th, and 22nd

Beginners: 12-1pm
Advanced: 1:15-2:15pm

Cost: $85 for all 4 sessions
Maximum 8 participants so register early to avoid disappointment!

250-389-1988 ext. 3201

2014-06-06

Wooden Tailpieces- Many styles!

Wooden Tailpieces- Many styles!

We have both new and refurbished wooden tailpieces in Ebony, Rosewood and Boxwood. Styles inclusing Hill, Tulip and Parisian eye. All for great prices! Come and upgrade your violin/viola tailpiece today!

2014-05-31

Violin Cases Galore!

Violin Cases Galore!

We have quite the array of violin cases in store currently! Brands including: BAM, Gewa, Negri, Bobelock, Eastman, and Hiscox.


Time for a case upgrade?!?! 

2014-05-28

OME Banjos: Back in Stock!

OME Banjos: Back in Stock!

We have two oben back OME Banjos in stock at Larsen Music: The Wizard, 26-lug 12" Openback, and the Tupelo, 14-lug 12" Openback with a slightly deeper pot. 

2014-05-17

Jazz fest is coming!

Jazz fest is coming!

That's right Jazz fest is just around the corner, and we have Basses for every musicians' needs, both Classical and Jazz!

2014-05-15

Music Through the Generations

Music Through the Generations

Join us this Saturday for a ukulele workshop with Paul Luongo and a concert featuring the internationally renowned Langley Ukulele Ensemble.

Saturday, May 24th at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church (1924 Carrick St)

Workshop from 11-12:15pm

Concert at 7pm (doors at 6:30pm)
 

Workshop only =$30
Concert only = $15
Workshop + concert =$35

Contact the school to register or purchase tickets! 250-389-1988 ext. 3201

 

 

 

2014-05-14

Intermediate Ukulele Workshop

Intermediate Ukulele Workshop

There are still spaces for Paul Laverick's...
INTERMEDIATE Ukulele Workshop

Originally designed as a follow-up course for the survivors of the beginner class, this course takes you into picking, scale work, chord inversions, more strumming and ensemble playing. Some experience required.

Tuesdays from 6:45pm-7:45pm
May 20- July 15 (8 weeks)
Cost: $125

Call Larsen School of Music to register today: 250-389-1988 ext: 3201

2014-05-12

1st Ukulele Night at Gorge-ous Coffee

1st Ukulele Night at Gorge-ous Coffee

Michael Nicholls will be putting on a basic ukulele class, jam session and concert on the evening of May 22, 2014 at Gorge-ous Coffee, located at Suite 103-300-Gorge Rd W Saanich, BC V9A1M8. Come check it out, and have some coffee!

2014-05-07

Uke Workshops May - July 2014

Uke Workshops May - July 2014

Couldn't get enough of the tiny uke during uke week and want to explore it further? Here are the dates for the upcoming beginner, intermediate, baritone and Ensemblele workshops!

2014-05-07

Ukulele week Day three

Ukulele week Day three

Right, see this? You could win this trophy if you enter our ukulele song contest tonight at the Fernwood Inn. Come in costume, play your new song, show tunes, heavy metal, your first ever live performance! Whatever it is you are welcome. Prizes, fun, more fun and prizes. Starts at 7pm $5 on the door. Come on Down!

2014-05-06

Ukulele week Day two

Ukulele week Day two

Day two of ukulele week! Join Jessica Benini and Paul Laverick this Thursday morning at Larsen School for Family ukulele adventures. 10.30 am to 12pm. This is a free drop in session for parents and preschoolers to learn some simple songs together and for the kids to explore rhythm on ukulele and percussion. Instruments provided.

2014-05-05

Ukulele week Day one

Ukulele week Day one

Ukulele week starts on Monday with a beginner workshop on the instrument at 6pm in the store (1833 Cook st). If you've never played or even seen a ukulele before you can sign up, try a few ukes and learn some basic skills with the one and only Paul Laverick. A first class treat by anyone's standards and only 10 dollars.

2014-05-05

Ukulele Week 2014

Ukulele Week 2014

Ukulele week is ON! Keep your eyes peeled for all the exciting stuff that's going to happen. Click through to see poster with more info including updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014-05-04

Guido Heistek

Guido Heistek

If you want to investigate the endless possibilities of playing solo ukulele you should get to The Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church (1924 Carrick St) on Sat May 10th for a two hour workshop with Guido (2 to 4pm $30). He will show you how to combine chords and melody to create a magical sound. If you want to see him in action take a look at ukuleleinthedark.com Later that day you can see him in action at an intimate house concert at Larsen Music (store 1833 Cook) 7pm $15. Don't forget if your just starting out on the ukulele you can take a beginner class on Monday May 5th (6pm $10) and as it's ukulele week we are offering 15% off all ukuleles from Monday to Sat! Get ukulele..... Just get it.

2014-04-07

The Choir Spring Session

The Choir Spring Session

The Choir with Marc Jenkins

Date:      Tuesdays, April 15 – June 24 plus optional extra rehearsals and sectionals (see below)
Time:       7:30-9:30pm
Location:  Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church - 1924 Carrick St 
Cost:        $125
Concert:  Thursday, June 26 at the First Church of Christ, Scientist (1205 Pandora Ave)

Register today! 250-389-1988 ext. 3201
 

Additional rehearsals:
Monday, May 12 & Thursday, May 29 from 7:30-9:30pm at the same location (1924 Carrick St)

Sectionals:
Sundays, May 4th & June 8th at the Larsen School of Music (1808 Cook St). Timeslots TBA.

2014-03-28

The Choir Concert

The Choir Concert

The Choir presents our 4th concert featuring original arrangements of songs by Feist, Talking Heads, Rufus Wainwright, Tracy Chapman, Jónsi Birgisson, Michael Jackson and Kelby McNayr! Including a performance by guest artist Louise Rose!

Date:       Sunday, April 6th
Time:       7:30pm (doors at 7pm)
Location:  First Church of Christ, Scientist (1205 Pandora Ave)
Tickets:    $10 (kids 12 and under free)

Tickets available at the Larsen School of Music (1808 Cook St), from Choir members directly or at the door.

Call the school for more info: 250-389-1988 ext. 3201

2014-03-27

Free Ensemblele taster

Free Ensemblele taster

Saturday, April 5th from 12-1pm

Paul Laverick is hosting an open house for ukuleliests to try playing in an ensemble and get an idea of what the upcoming session is about. Some experience on the ukulele is required, baritones are welcome and we always need someone on our ukulele bass. Please bring your own instrument.

Upcoming Ensemblele session

Dates:    Saturday, April 12, 19, 26, & May 3
Time:     9:15-10:15am
Cost:      $90

2014-03-18

Cristiano Cioata

Cristiano Cioata

This violin carries a well balanced and sweet tone. Made in Reghin, Transylvania, from local Carpathian maple and spruce. There is only one of these in North America! Priced at $3500.00, this is the perfect instrument for all intermediate to professional players. Come in and give it a play today!

2014-03-17

Heffler Violin!

Heffler Violin!

With a tight grain and warm finish, this violin projects a crisp, clear tone. Come give it a try!

2014-03-17

Cello by Scott Cao

Cello by Scott Cao

This copy of the 1712 Davidov Stradivarius cello has a smooth, sweet tone and excellent playability. A great choice for the intermediate player!

2014-03-14

Blues Guitar Workshop with Paul Mowbray

Blues Guitar Workshop with Paul Mowbray

Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker: The grooves and the licks

Date:                Saturday, March 22nd - April 12th (4 weeks)
Time:                1:30-2:30pm
Cost:                $80* 
Location:          Larsen School of Music - 1808 Cook St 

Register today!  250-389-1988 ext. 3201

*Pro-rated fee available for late registrants. Please contact us for more info.

2014-02-21

The Songwriter's Jam with Wynn Gogol

The Songwriter\'s Jam with Wynn Gogol

Dates:            Wednesdays, Mar 26th - April 30th (6 weeks)

Time:              7:30 - 9:30 pm

Cost:              $125 (book not included)

Where:           Larsen School of Music, 1808 Cook St.

Call:                250-389-1988 ext 3201

Level:             Beginner/Intermediate. Basic proficiency on acoustic guitar, piano or clawhammer banjo required.

2014-02-21

Spring Ukulele classes with Paul Laverick

Spring Ukulele classes with Paul Laverick

Beginner & Intermediate  - Tuesday Evenings

Dates:  March 18 - May 6 
Beginner:  5:30-6:30pm
Intermediate:  6:45-7:45pm 
Cost:  $125  

Beginner - Saturday mornings

Dates:  March 15 - May 3
Time:  10:30-11:30am
Cost:  $125

Ensemblele - a ukulele ensemble!

Dates:  Saturdays, Apr 12 - May 3
Time:  9:15-10:15am
Cost:  $90

2014-02-18

4/4 HILL violin bow

4/4 HILL violin bow

String Shop Feature! Attention violinists!


W.E. Hill & Sons 4/4 Violin Bow

Hill bows are made with the highest quality Pernambuco and almost always have silver or gold tip faces.  The maker of this particular Hill Bow was Arthur John Barnes (1888-1945), originally a cabinet maker who joined the HILL workshop in 1919. He left the shop 20 years later to volunteer in the war.

While working for HILL, all of Arthur J. Barnes bows were stamped with a number 5 on the tip face.

Come check out the HILL bow we have in stock. It has the original hardware including the frog, screw and tip face stamped with a 5. A light bow weighing 59g and with a balance point of 26cm from the screw end. This bow is in fantastic condition and a must-see/must-try for the professional or keen violinist.

2014-02-13

Eastman Ukuleles!

Eastman Ukuleles!

Just arived. A full set of Eastman ukuleles, EU3S soprano, EU3C concert and EU3T tenor. They won't be here for long as they are hot hot hot. All solid mahogany with a nitrocellulose finish and comes with a hard case.

2014-01-29

Das Autoharp!

Das Autoharp!

Really? You didn't know? Well learn up fast cause the Autoharp is cool and you can buy one here because we pay attention to this sort of thing. We just received a OS73C. It's a 1930's 21 chord reissue but if you want something different take a look at www.oscarschmidt.com for their full range of instruments. We also carry strings, tuning keys and books. Don't forget that we repair autoharps too. Whether it needs felts, springs or strings, bring it in. Not all at once please.

2013-12-05

Kanile'a Ukeleles

Kanile\'a Ukeleles

Want a Kanile'a for Christmas? Thought so. We just received a super soprano, two concerts, a k1 tenor and the amazing k1 baritone. If you want to know what a good ukulele sounds like you should try one of  these. 

Each model is 15% off for the month of december! 

2013-12-05

Heffler Cello

Heffler Cello

This Heffler Cello is 15% off, German made, and has an excellent sweet sound! Perfect gift for the loved professional musician!

2013-12-03

Intrument Feature: Kremona Rosa Bella

Intrument Feature: Kremona Rosa Bella

New here at larsen music is the Kremona Rosa Bella guitar from Kremona's line of Flamenco Guitars. This a dynamic and lively guitar with a solid spruce top and bulgarian ash back and sides provide tones of punch.

Come check it out here at our store. This guitar will be on sale for the month of december at 15% off, too!

2013-12-02

BIG SALE!

BIG SALE!

Whole store is on sale, come sping the Discount Roulette Wheel

And watch for specials!

2013-11-26

Instrument Feature: Breedlove K Series Mandolin

Today's instrument feature is the K Series VTG F-style mandolin, handbuilt by Breedlove in Bend, Oregon. Featuring a solid sitka spruce top and solid western maple back and sides, this mando is plenty bright with tons of punch and projection, and won't have any trouble barking over hammer-handed bluegrass guitarists or claw-hammerin' banjo. 

Listen and watch as Larsen School of Music's very own Dougal McLean rips a mean ol' ditty on Breedlove's mandolin.

 

2013-11-12

Two Guitar Workshops with Paul Mowbray

Two Guitar Workshops with Paul Mowbray

Join Paul Mowbray as he unravels the secrets of some of the most legendary guitar players.

Neil Young Acoustic Guitar Style

10:30-11:30am

$70

Real Folk Blues Finger-Style

12:30-2:00pm

$85

Saturdays, November 16, 23,30 and December 7* at the Larsen School of Music - 1808 Cook St.

** please note date change from poster.

 

Register today! 250.389.1988 ext. 3201



2013-10-15

Kamaka Ukuleles!

Kamaka Ukuleles!

We are extremely proud to have been honoured with a dealership with the famed Kamaka Ukulele! We have a few models in, with more to come on the new year. We're also stocking their fabulous strings.

2013-10-01

Advanced Ukulele Class with James Hill

Advanced Ukulele Class with James Hill

Lyricism and Line: How to Make the Ukulele Sing

Explore the lyrical side of the ukulele.  In this workshop students learn to play chord-melody arrangements of beautiful melodies such as Spring Song (Mendelsohnn), Slumber Song (Schubert) and Streets of Laredo(Trad.).  Discover subtleties of left-hand fingering and right-hand fingerpicking and how these can make (or break) the lyrical qualities of the music.  A workshop full of musical delights and ukulele insights.

Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 3-4:15pm

Location: Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church - 1924 Carrick St

Cost: $30

Register today! 250.389.1988 ext. 3201


 

2013-09-27

Xotic Effects in stock!

Xotic Effects in stock!

We're very proud to announce the arrival of fabulous pedals from Xotic! Really excellent boosts, drives and compressors.

2013-09-01

Kanile'a K1 Baritone Uke

Kanile\'a K1 Baritone Uke

Kanile'a's beautiful K1 Satin baritone ukulele is now available here at Larsen music. Handmade in Hawaii, this uke is constructed of all solid Koa, a perfect sweet counter-balance to the baritone's natural depth and darkness. Come to the shop and try it out — you won't be disappointed!

2013-08-17

Scott Cao Violins

Scott Cao Violins

We are very happy to now carry Scott Cao violins. These fine violins carry a beautiful tone, great for the beginner through to the professional violinst. For more information check out their website at: www.scottcaoviolins.com 

2013-08-16

OPEN HOUSE - Fall Program Sampler Saturday, Aug 24, 10:00-1:00

OPEN HOUSE - Fall Program Sampler Saturday, Aug 24,  10:00-1:00

Open House, Saturday, Aug 24, 10am-1pm

Attend our Free Open House at Larsen School of Music! Meet the instructors, ask your questions, take demo lessons, participate in free workshops and register early for fall classes and workshops! 

 

Press the READ MORE for details!!

For information, please call the school at 250.389.1988, ext. 3201

2013-07-21

Summer Guitar Workshops!

Summer Guitar Workshops!

Check out our Summer Guitar workshops!!!
•    Campfire Guitar – Tuesdays:  July 9-30
•    King of the Delta Blues – Tuesdays: July 9-30

•    Dads Guitar Night – Thursdays:  July 18-Aug 22


Call us at the school today to secure your spot: 250-389-1988 ex 3201

Make sure to check out the details

2013-07-09

OUR SPECIAL SUMMER LESSONS PACKAGE

OUR SPECIAL SUMMER LESSONS PACKAGE

Going away this summer? Can't commit to a weekly schedule? Check out our Summer lessons package:

Register for our 9-lesson package, any instruments, any dates between July 2 and August 24, and get our super low prices: 

Registration has started! 250-389-1988 ext. 3201

Lesson length

Regular price/ 9 lessons

Summer package/9 lessons

30 min

216

195

45 min

324

295

60 min

432

390

2013-06-06

The Eastman Banjo has arrived!

The Eastman Banjo has arrived!

We are very excited to present what very well might be the only Eastman EBJ-WL1 Banjo available in western Canada!

Rim Dimensions:  3/8” thick and 10-3/4” in diameter
Hoop: Maple
Neck: 3 Piece Maple/Ebony
Head: Coated
Finish: Varnish
Fretboard: Ebony
Inlay: Custom Pearl
Tuning Machines: Chrome Planetary
Nut: Bone
Case: Hardshell Case Included

$1250

Come in and try it today! 

2013-04-06

Shen 3/4 Double Bass

Shen 3/4 Double Bass

This Shen Quinoil solo Bass has a carved spruce top with a solid maple side and back. It comes with the pickup installed and is perfect for either the performing jazz bass player or bluegrass player. 

$5895.00

SOLD

2013-04-06

4/4 Eastman 405

4/4 Eastman 405

This Eastman cello has a proffesional quality sound to it. Its sweet tones are perfect for the intermediate to professional player.

$2995.00

SOLD

2013-03-15

Klaus Heffler

Klaus Heffler

Klaus Heffler Violin

This violin comes to us all the way from Germany, where it was handmade in the master atelier. Made of Norway spruce, it’s the perfect violin for an intermediate player.

Price: $1895.00

 SOLD