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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 Coa

Cello by Scott Coa

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