Other Music September 2020 Newsletter

It’s hard to believe that it’s Spring already, although I’m not disappointed.  It’s a beautiful time of year – not too hot, not too cold – just perfect!

Not only do we celebrate the warmer weather this month but it’s also time to acknowledge all the fathers in the world.  I would publically like to wish my father a wonderful Father’s Day and thank him for everything he has done for me over the last ……years!  (You’ll have to check out an early Other Music blog to work out how exactly how many years!).  Dad encouraged my love of music from an early age, took me to all of my piano exams and has supported me throughout my Other Music journey – amongst many other things.  Thank you xx

Have you liked our Facebook Page and followed us on Instagram? I’d love you to like the page and share it with your friends to help us get to our next goal – 1,000 likes! And, as always, feel free to contact us for any inquiries or questions.  We’re here to help! 

September News

All the best and stay safe and healthy,

Sarah

Father’s Day!

Still not sure what to get Dad for Father’s Day?  Why not get him a gift card and then he’s got three years to choose for himself! Click here to order one today.  You can add a special message and either have it emailed straight to him or we’ll email it to you for forwarding when it suits – sorted!

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Peavey Amps now at Other Music!

We’ve been wanting to shout about this one for a while!  There’s so much to say about the Peavey range of amps, it’s hard to know where to start.  Longevity is surely something worth mentioning – I have a MicroBass amp that I bought nearly 20 years ago and it’s still going strong! 

Whether you’re after classic vintage sound, something portable or one amp that’s super versatile, Peavey has you covered.  

The KB® Series keyboard amps give musicians the power and reliability they need with a feature set that brings everything together in one convenient package. KB keyboard amps do much more than just amplify keyboards — they’re complete sound systems for your band rehearsals or live performances. With up to five independent channels, you can run your keyboard plus a vocal mic, guitar, bass, drum machine, backing tracks, sampler — the possibilities are endless!

Click on the green buttons below to see just some of the Peavey range we can offer and please contact us if you have any further questions!

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What’s New in September 2020

I love opening the box of newly released print music each month and seeing what great new titles have arrived!  And once again I wasn’t disappointed.  There’s something for everyone!

  • Billie Eilish Artist Focus (PVG and play along instrumental)
  • Music from China (Piano Adventures Series)
  • Rock School Ukulele Series
  • Jazz Reference Books 
  • Peaceful Piano Series
  • Pop Hits, Star Wars, Cello Duets and so much more………

Check out the green button to see the full list and, remember, they are all on sale until mid-October!

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Awesome Tablet Holder!

We are all using tablets more and more these days so a decent holder is essential.  I love this OnStage one which not only attaches to a mic stand (or any pole really) but also comes with the phone holder as well.  They’ve been a hot item over the last few months and I’m very pleased to have them back in stock again.  Check out the specs below and click on the green button for more details or to place your order!

  • Dimensions: 8″ – 12″ high x 3.5″ x 9.5″ wide
  • Rotation: 360 degrees
  • Phone Holder: 2.5″ – 4″
  • Clamp: 0.75″ – 1″
  • Colour: Black
  • Price: $46.95

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August 2020 Newsletter

Did you know that 24th August is International Strange Music Day?  I’ll admit that I didn’t, but I love the concept.  It was created by Patrick Grant, a New York musician and the premise is simple: to get people to play and listen to types of music that have never experienced before.  The “strange” part can mean either unfamiliar or bizarre – the choice is yours.  I haven’t chosen my new experience yet and I’d be very interested to know what you decide to go with.

Thanks to everyone for their well-wishes on Other Music’s first birthday and we’re looking forward to celebrating many more with you. Your support has been fantastic!

We’d love you to like our Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram. And, as always, feel free to contact us for any inquiries or questions.  We’re here to help!   

August News

All the best and stay safe and healthy,
Sarah

Pretty in Pink!

Who hasn’t loved being able to expand their brass section with minimal investment and the added bonus of adding colour to your ensemble?  The New York Pink trumpets and trombones have been so popular, it’s now time to introduce their euphonium, flugelhorn and tuba counterparts.  You can now deck out your whole brass section in pink, starting from under $250.  Click on the button to check out the range.

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New Orchestral Portastand arrives in Australia!

We all know how amazing the Portastand range of music stands is, and their latest model is no exception.  The Orchestral Maestro Portastand combines portability, sturdiness and functional design in a music stand that will easily cope with heavy scores and packs up into a bag that’s easy to transport.  Perfect!  What more could you ask for?

How about an introductory opening special?  They retail for $129.95 but for August you can purchase one for only $115 (including free delivery!).  If your school would like to purchase 10, there’s a special bulk buy for $995.  Check out the green button for more details and to place your order.  This special is for August only so don’t miss out!

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New Print music & Ukulele Releases – August 2020

There’s a great range of new print titles and a new series of Flight Ukuleles available this month, including video game music for guitar, Beethoven collections to celebrate his 250th birthday and music from Six The Musical.  Click on the green button to see the full list.  There’s plenty to choose from and they’re on special until mid-September!

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Keeping it Clean!

We are very fortunate that many band rehearsals are able to take place again, even with plenty of social distancing taking place.  I will be the first to admit that I hadn’t looked inside my clarinet case for a number of months once rehearsals stopped and was worried about what I might find!  I checked the night before our first rehearsal back and took the opportunity to sterilise the mouthpiece and replace the cleaning swab.  It seems I wasn’t alone!

It’s more important now than ever to ensure that your instrument is kept clean so I thought I would highlight some fantastic top quality cleaning swabs and sterilising sprays and solutions.  Click on the buttons below for more details and do everything you can to keep you and your instrument safe.

Here is a link to the flyer with more detailed specs on the Sterispray.

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Deluxe Guitar PlayAlong and Library Of Series

And it wouldn’t be a regular newsletter without some fantastic 20% off print music specials.  

The Deluxe Guitar Play-Along series will help you play songs faster than ever before! Each book contains 15 songs with accurate, easy-to-read guitar tab and professional, customizable audio. The interactive, online audio interface includes tempo/pitch control, looping, buttons to turn instruments on or off, and guitar tab with follow-along marker. The tracks can also be downloaded and played offline. 

The Library of Series are spiral collections of some of our favourite music which are spiral bound to allow for easier page turns and incredible value.  Why not build up your collection while they are on special.

Both series are available on special until the end of August so check out the range and order your “chosen ones” using the green buttons.

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July 2020 Birthday Newsletter

I don’t know about you but this last 12 months has absolutely flown past.  So much so, that I can’t believe that Andrew and I launched Other Music one year ago!  Where has the time gone?

While the current Covid 19 pandemic and subsequent challenges weren’t quite what we were expecting in our first year of business, we are still so excited to be doing what we’re doing. We have, YOU, our wonderful customers to thank for enabling us to continue with this dream and supporting us as we look after schools, teachers, musicians and students with their musical endeavours.

So – it’s time to celebrate!  Apart from our regular monthly specials, which you can see below, we have two birthday offers for July, available for everyone! Please let your family and friends know.

1 – Use the coupon code BIRTHDAY2020 at checkout to receive 12% off nearly everything that’s not already on sale.  (Contact us for details on the few things that aren’t included)

2 – Automatically receive double Reward Loyalty OM-Notes for every online purchase made during July 2020.  

It’s our way of saying thank you for all your amazing support during the last 12 months.  

We’d also love you to like our Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram. And, as always, feel free to contact us for any inquiries or questions.  We’re here to help! 

July News

All the best and stay safe and healthy,
Sarah & Andrew

Hamilton – The Musical Comes to the Small Screen!

For our music theatre lovers – are you excited about Hamilton coming to our small screens this month?  If you can’t see it live, this is the next best thing and I know I’ll be watching many times for sure!

Combining hip-hop, rap, jazz, R&B Broadway tunes, Hamilton’s score and lyrics are fresh, innovative and catchy so why not add to your music theatre library with one of these great collections.   Click on the green button to see the range, including Vocal Selections, Easy Piano, PVG and choral arrangements.

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50% off Ernie Ball Paradigm Long Life Electric String Sets

Do you like the extra life that coated strings give you but not the change in tone and feel?  Have you checked out the Ernie Ball Paradigm Electric String Sets? 

PARADIGM wrap wire uses an exclusive plasma enhanced process to remove defects and greatly improve corrosion resistance. Their patented Everlast nanotechnology is applied once the strings are wound, changing the way they react to moisture and oils. Get strings that last longer and sound fresher – without the tone-killing side effects of a coated string.

AND – while stocks last, you can purchase these amazing long life strings for half price!  That’s about the price of a standard set.  Just click on the green button to see what’s available.  Don’t delay!

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New Print Music Releases – July 2020

There’s a great range of new titles available this month, including the Hamilton selections, movie collections for instrumentalists, solo piano collections, woodwind and brass ensembles and heaps more.  Click on the green button to see the full list.  There’s plenty to choose from and they’re on special until mid-August!

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FREE Music Stand Light with Troubadour Portastand!

Here’s a fantastic special where you can not only update your music stand, you’ll also receive a FREE Mighty Bright music stand light, worth $42.95! The flagship of the Portastand range, the Troubadour is the ultimate in portable music stand innovation. Its rugged construction easily holds music, folders, tablets and even a laptop. The stylish Cordura cover provides convenient storage options. Without the stand section, it can also double as a desktop stand!  

Only available until the end of July unless sold out sooner, so don’t delay.

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Last Chance for LM Percussion at 50% Off!

Many of these specials have already sold out but there are still some bargains to be had. They won’t last long though! Remember, any orders over $100 also receives free freight so there’s nothing to wait for.

Bar Chimes & Stand – $75
Conga Set & Stand – $324.50
Maple 5 Woodblock Set – $184
Shakers – from $6.50
Triangles – from $4.50
Maracas – from $8

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June 2020 Newsletter

Winter has arrived but, being lucky enough to live in Qld, it’s not too cold yet! We normally have a couple of really cold days and that’s it.  We trust that wherever you are, you stay warm and healthy – particularly as restrictions are lifting and we are able to get out and about a bit more. 

There is plenty happening in Other Music world so please scroll down and check out what’s available.  We’d also love you to like our Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram.

As always, feel free to contact us for any inquiries or questions.  We’re here to help! 

June News

All the best and stay safe and healthy,
Sarah

Who Doesn’t Love a Clearance Sale?

June is traditionally a time for stocktake sales so we’ve added some clearance products to the website to entice you before the end of financial year.  Everything in these categories is at least 50% off and there’s something for everyone. 

Including guitar strings, reeds, print music, percussion and much more.  Just click on the button to check what’s available.  There’s still more to be added so why not save the page so you can keep checking what’s there?

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50% Off Selected LP Percussion – Really!

As part of our amazing clearance specials, we have a range of LP Percussion at 50% off. 

As many of you would know, Andrew loves his drums and percussion, so he has put together a cool video promo showing off some of them. 

Just click on the image or button to see what’s available on sale.  There is limited stock so don’t delay!

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New Print Music Releases

We are very excited to let you know that we receive new print music each month and they will now be featured on our website; with extra specials! 

They cover a range of instruments, levels and genres so check out what’s new using the buttons!

ZO ABS Flugel Horn

Have you always wanted to play Flugel Horn but didn’t want to spend over $1000, just in case you didn’t like it? 

Why not try the amazing ZO range which not only play incredibly well but are amazing value at less than $350.

It comes complete with bag, mouthpiece and stainless steel valves.  And your choice of Black, Red or Blue.  What are you waiting for?

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Amazing Pricing on Flight Ukuleles

Have you seen these yet?  Flight is a Slovenian Ukulele company and they are sold all around the world.  They have a broad selection and excellent quality instruments ranging from their sturdy travel ukes, to the top of the range Victoria models and their brilliant Bass Ukulele. 

Until the end of this month, all the Flight Ukuleles currently in stock are at amazing prices that won’t be repeated; so check what all the fuss is about!

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Virtual Choir with Eric Whitacre – Sing Gently

You could say that my musical adventures last month were the same but different from previous months!  No rehearsals or performances with other people, however, I did sing in a virtual choir with 17,562 other people, from 129 countries. 

I’ve sung with massed choirs before but this was definitely something a bit special.  It’s not every day you can say you sang with the incredible Eric Whitacre conducting. 

I can’t wait to see how it all comes together and I’m amazed at the picture above with everyone’s pic included. If you click on it, the link allows you to zoom in and see everyone! I am there – evidence below! 

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May 2020 Newsletter

It’s hard to believe we’re already into May and winter is definitely on its way.  It feels like the temperature dropped about 20 degrees in the last week!

In amongst the uncertainty in the world, there is still plenty to celebrate and there’s a couple of personal ones I’d like to highlight.  Firstly, Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums out there (furbaby Mums as well) and I want to send a special mention to my own Mum.  She helped foster my love of music (and food) from a very young age and without her encouragement, I wouldn’t be doing what I am now.  I will be forever grateful.

You may have noticed the image for this month’s newsletter and guessed the other celebration I have in May.  A huge shout out and happy birthday to Andrew, my partner in crime!  He contributes so much to Other Music and I wouldn’t be able to offer all the technical support and advice to customers without him.  Tyber & I hope Andrew has a wonderful day on the 15th.

Here are a few ideas to keep you busy while you’re at home!  Please scroll down and check out what’s available.  I’d also love you to like our Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram.

As always, feel free to contact us for any inquiries or questions.  I’m here to help! 

May News

All the best and stay safe & healthy,
Sarah

Happy Mother’s Day

Still not sure what to get Mum for Mother’s Day?  Why not get her a gift card and then she’s got three years to choose for herself!! 

Click here to order one today. 

You can add a special message and either have it emailed immediately to your Mum or we’ll email it to you for forwarding when it suits.  Sorted!

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Coloured Ukuleles Under $40 & Learning Books!

Such a cool range of colours and so affordable too. 

If you’ve always wanted to learn ukulele or have a child who was learning at school and is missing it, now’s your chance. 

The ukes are on special for $39.95 and there are heaps of books to learn from as well! Click on the buttons to see some options.

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RODE Podcaster MKII USB Microphone

Rode Microphones are one of the industry standards used both here and throughout the world.  And they’re made in Australia!! If you’re looking to go that next level up in a USB microphone, you can’t go past the RØDE Podcaster MKII. 

It is a dynamic, end-address USB microphone that combines broadcast-quality audio with the simplicity of USB connectivity, allowing recording direct to a computer without the need for an additional interface.  It can be used direct with a Mac/PC or used with an iPad (you will need the camera adaptor).

Use the buttons to check out this beautiful mic and the range of RODE products.  You’ll sound amazing!

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Easy Guitar & 101 Instrumental Folios

Are you looking for some extra repertoire for you, your kids or your students to play – something fun, not ridiculously hard but interesting and enjoyable? We’ve got you covered. The 101 Series has, would you believe, 101 Songs in each book!  There’s 11 different easy guitar books and heaps of brass, woodwind and string options.  These include Movies, Disney, Broadway, Jazz, Pop Hits, Classical, Popular Songs and much more.

Click on the buttons to check out the range and the great specials we’re offering for May 2020. 

Please contact us if you’d like to know the 101 songs in a particular book! 

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AMEB Offers Free Online Theory Courses

Did you know that the AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) is offering their Online Theory Courses for Grades 1, 2 and 3 for FREE until 30th June 2020? This is only one of their initiatives to support music education through the outbreak of COVID 19.  Click here to check out the rest.

This is a great way for you to brush up on your theory skills, introduce them to others and test how much you remember!  Would you believe that over 30,000 people have taken them up on their offer; me included! You’ve got 12 months from the date of purchase to access the online lessons, videos and test papers, so there’s plenty of time.  

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April 2020 Newsletter

Hasn’t the world changed a lot since I last emailed you? I do wish you and your family the best of health in the current situation and trust you are safe and well. I would like to applaud the amazing work that our frontline health care professionals, teachers, grocery store workers and delivery drivers (amongst others) are doing through these uncertain times. I really hope this will bring us closer together as a community when we eventually get out the other side.

I feel extremely fortunate that it’s still business as usual for Other Music, especially in light of many businesses having to close or hibernate temporarily. I certainly don’t take this for granted and really appreciate the support of customers and suppliers to enable this to continue. Obviously, I will continue to follow government directives that apply and will keep you up to date with any changes I need to make, if or when they occur.

On a positive note, I’ve put together some suggestions and specials for those who are looking to music at this uncertain time. I also have exciting news about new products and payment options so please feel free to share this information with anyone you know who might be interested.

As always, feel free to contact us for any inquiries or questions. We’re here to help!

April Specials

All the best and stay safe & healthy,
Sarah

AfterPay

We are very excited to be able to offer AfterPay as another option when purchasing from Other Music online.  You can now choose PayPal, ZipPay, AfterPay, VISA, Mastercard, AMEX or Studio 19 Rentals – whatever works best for you!

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RODE Microphones now at Other Music!

Rode NT-USB Mini Studio Quality Mic

We are thrilled to now include these amazing Australian Made microphones in our range.
Here’s a new mic to get things started!

The Rode NT-USB Mini Studio Quality USB Mic: Studio Quality sound for your next Podcast or Live Stream, awesome value for $149. Andrew says “go check it out!” (In fact, he loved it so much, he bought one for himself)

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Learn a new instrument at home

Have you always wanted to learn guitar but never had the time? What about drums, piano, ukulele?  We’re seeing some great stories of people at home getting back into playing or trying a new instrument.  Here’s a great range of books that can help you get started.

The First 15 Lessons series provides a step-by-step lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and real songs! Designed for self-teaching or for use with an instructor, you’ll build a solid foundation as you work through each lesson, learning the basics of the instrument and music reading while practising the many exercises, concepts and song excerpts within. 

You might need a new instrument to get started with. Here’s some suggestions:

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The Best Practice Mutes Around!

Now, more than ever, brass players need to have a practice mute that allows them to play, without disturbing the rest of the household!  The world-renowned Sshh mute does exactly that! Great value too.  Click on the button to see what’s available.

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FREE Freight Australia Wide

In conjunction with some of the Australian music products importers, we are offering special pricing, including FREE FREIGHT on a selected range of products.  Why not give your guitar a “birthday” with a maintenance kit or new strings?  Or treat yourself to some new percussion instruments, strings for your violin/viola/cello or reeds for your clarinet/sax.  There’s a heap of goodies so click on the button to see what’s there.  Available until the end of May while stocks last.

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Pub Choir becomes Couch Choir

At the end of each newsletter, I normally like to share my latest musical performance adventure but they have obviously been put on hold for the moment.  We did manage to have one weekend of sold-out Mamma Mia shows which was incredible – watch this space for news of when the season will be finished!

For those that know me, know that I love singing in a big group of people (solo isn’t normally my thing) so have really enjoyed going to Pub Choir over the last few months.  Not to be deterred by the current situation, the amazing Pub Choir crew came up with Couch Choir instead.  It was so much fun!!  Click here to see how it all came together.

This is a pic from my first couch choir entry – complete with a pub approved plastic wine glass!  It really got me out of the funk I fell into when all my performances and rehearsals and all of Andrew’s gigs were cancelled.  

Last night I submitted the second one. We sang David Bowie’s Heroes and I can’t wait to hear how it all comes together. 

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Other Music Update

I firstly want to wish all of my customers good health and stability in these uncertain times.  I don’t think any of us have ever experienced anything like it so I wanted to update you on what Other Music is doing in light of recent government directives and recommendations.

The main thing is that it’s business as usual. Customer health and well-being is my number one priority and I will follow recommendations as they come through.  I am getting regular updates from my many suppliers and courier partners, all who are currently continuing their normal operations, albeit with some internal adjustments to minimise physical contact and maintain high hygiene practices.  So, I am able to take inquiries and fill orders as normal.

I invite you to like the Other Music Facebook Page where I will be regularly posting links to online activities and resources for those people who need to teach or work remotely. As well as trying to find some light-hearted relief from the ever-present news and updates.

I also unashamedly encourage you to support small businesses who will be the ones most likely to be hurting through this uncharted territory.  I know from personal experience how the music industry has been suddenly hit with the (necessary) cancellation of gigs, events, performances and festivals etc and will be looking for different ways we can use the HazzardSound studio to support each other.  If you have any suggestions or ideas, I’d love to hear them!!

In the meantime, the Green & Irish specials I mentioned earlier in the month, as well as the LM Percussion savings and the half-price recorder are continuing until 31 March so check out the links below.  I would love you to share these, and information about Other Music in general, with your family and friends.  Your support in these unusual times is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time and I wish you all the best.

Kind regards,

Sarah

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March 2020 Newsletter

Can you pick the theme of this month’s newsletter from the picture?

It seems appropriate to focus on everything green this month!  Not only is it Other Music’s colour scheme but it’s also the month we get involved in Earth Hour (you don’t get more green than that) and St Patrick’s Day.  So, with Andrew’s Irish heritage, my love of potatoes & a good beer, we thought, why not?!

There’s also a reminder about some previous specials which finish soon so please scroll down or click on the links and have a read.  You can also see what’s been taking up my time when I’m not “doing” Other Music.  As always, feel free to contact us for any inquiries or questions.  We’re here to help.

March Specials

Music Theatre News – Who doesn’t love ABBA?

Tin Whistles & Music

THE COMPLETE IRISH TINWHISTLE TUTOR BK/CD

St Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without some Irish Whistle!  Here’s your chance to get a Meg Clarke Tin Whistle for only $10 and there’s a selection of books to help you get started.

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Green Instruments

We had a bit of fun searching through the site for products that were green and here’s a selection. Special sale prices for the month of March!  Instruments, accessories, bags, etc.  If you find something you’d like that’s green but not on sale, point it out to us and we’ll sort something out for you.   Happy hunting!

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Irish Music for your St Paddy’s Day Jam

IRISH PUB SONGS PVG

There’s so many to choose from – Irish fiddle, sing-a-long books, Celtic hymns and the list goes on.  There’s something for everyone so check out the list and watch out for the Leprechauns!

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ZO Plastic Euphonium

Have you checked out the ZO trumpets and trombones? They’re so popular and introducing so many young players to brass instruments.   Here’s something that will help boost the bass end of any ensemble and are so light that marching is a breeze. A bargain at less than $600 and available in black, red and blue.

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You’ve got until the 20th March!!

35% off the LM Percussion instruments and the half-price Selmer recorder offers both finish on the 20th March.  These have been extremely popular so don’t wait too long and miss out!

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Redcliffe Musical Theatre’s Mamma Mia

MAMMA MIA! Is the ultimate feel-good musical. And now, in a stunning production crafted by Redcliffe Musical Theatre we invite you to fall in love with the music of ABBA all over again! Voulez Vous, S.O.S, Take a Chance On Me, Dancing Queen, Waterloo and of course Mamma Mia and so many more hits you know and love make this production a fabulous night out for audiences of all ages.

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s heart-warming tale centres around Sophie, a young bride-to-be. On the eve of her wedding, Sophie’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

A celebration of love, laughter, family and friendship, MAMMA MIA! is exactly what everyone needs right now – AN UPLIFTING, FUN-FILLED NIGHT AT THE THEATRE.

This musical is so much fun and I get to play keyboard and percussion at the same time. Check out the pic of my set up at a recent rehearsal held at Hazzard Sound.  A little out of my comfort zone but I’d love some familiar faces in the audience!  You might not see me but you’ll definitely get to hear what I’m doing as part of an awesome band with fantastic singers!!

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February 2020 Newsletter

The holidays are over, school is back and summer has well and truly hit! I am currently in love with my ceiling fan and water spray bottle (don’t tell Andrew!) but am very happy knowing we are far enough away from any bushfire threats which have ravaged Australia this season. 

We had to make an unexpected road trip to Central NSW for a funeral last month and while we weren’t close enough to any fires to feel threatened, we could see the devastation they have caused, the dryness in general (even the cactuses on the sides of the road had died) and felt what it was like to live with heavy smoke for a few days.  My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected and I offer huge thanks to the incredible volunteers who have sacrificed so much to keep us all safe.  Andrew and I have been honoured to perform some gigs with RMT as fundraisers for bushfire aid and do our small bit for such a worthwhile cause.  

I digress, here are a few specials we’d like to offer for February so please scroll down and have a read.  As always, feel free to contact us for any inquiries or questions.  We’re here to help.

Specials & Information
Music Theatre News – I can’t believe there’s no piano part!

OM Notes Loyalty Rewards Programme

Did you know that you earn OM Notes for every online purchase you make!  You might even have some that you don’t know about!!  You also get bonus points when you sign up for these newsletters and when you make your first purchase.  Then use these points to get discounts off future purchases.  We will have promos throughout the year where you’ll get double points or bonuses on specific products so you’ve got nothing to lose. 

It’s our way of saying Thank You for supporting Other Music so start earning now and of course, we’d love you to tell your friends!!

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Selmer Recorder Only $6.50!!

We all know that not everyone likes to learn recorder but why make it worse with a really cheap instrument from a grocery store that doesn’t even play in tune?  Here’s one that is made by one of the worlds leading instrument manufacturers, comes with a cloth bag and cleaning rod AND plays in tune. (Yes, I tested it, much to the dog’s annoyance!!)

Whether you need a class set or just one for your primary school child, you can’t go past the value of a half-price instrument!!  Only available to 20 March while stocks last. 

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Back to School Solutions for all your music students!

Book packs are done for another year but I’m sure there’ll be plenty of students who still need to get their method book, reeds, cleaning gear and a music stand.  We’ve made special categories for each instrument full of solutions for everyone.  Did you see the video we made?  Click on the button for more details or go to the “Other” button to see the products!

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LM Percussion Specials

Who doesn’t need more cowbell in their life?! (Thanks to Will Ferrell!)  Here’s a whole range of top quality hand-held percussion instruments on a great special (35% of RRP!) until 20 March or until sold out.  LM Percussion is made by Ludwig, one of the world’s most respected percussion manufacturers, making these even more value!

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ZO Plastic Trombone – under $250 – WOW!

The ZO instruments are the latest in the range of plastic brass instruments and they are incredible.  The technology has come so far and they play extremely well.  Here’s an extremely price-effective way to add some low brass to your ensemble.  Lightweight so it’s fantastic for marching too! Pictured here is “Racing Red” but there’s also Blue, Black, Green & Pink available too.  Would you believe there’s even a BFlat/F Version too!

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Lynch & Paterson’s Pirates of Penzance

Come on a wild adventure with the opening musical of Lynch & Paterson’s 2020 Season! From swashbuckling pirates and bumbling police to a dashing hero and a beautiful maiden; Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious and most memorable score is set to capture the hearts of all!

I still can’t believe the original score doesn’t have a piano part so I’ll enjoy this show from the audience.  Will be a lovely experience!! (I’ll be there Saturday night if anyone would like to join me).

X marks the spot at the Princess Theatre, Brisbane on February 21-22

Director: Michael Nunn
Musical Director: Lucas D. Lynch
Choreographer: Kamara Henricks

Adult tickets | $44.90
Children under 12 | $30

Friday 21 February, 7:30 PM
Saturday 22 February, 2 PM & 7:30 PM

The Princess Theatre
8 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba, Qld 4102

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Happy New Year Jan 2020 Newsletter

Happy New Year from Other Music!
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January 2020 Newsletter

Not only is it a new year, but also a new decade! I don’t know about you but this time has flown and I’m sure it’s only 10 years since the year 2000! This is certainly a time for reflection on the past, what has changed, what has stayed the same and what you want for the future. One thing hasn’t changed – I loved looking after customers then and still do now! Thank you for all your support in the last 6 months and giving me the continued opportunity to continue doing what I love. Without you, Other Music wouldn’t be here!

Here are a few specials we’d like to offer for January as you move away from the festive season towards the Back to School mayhem.
  • Studio 19 Rentals (Yes, it’s finally available!)
  • Music Stands
  • Blitz Theory Books
  • ZO Trumpets (we’ll feature other ZO instruments in future newsletters)
Music Theatre News – my latest adventure!
  • Check out Turn Up Your Radio – A Tribute to Aussie Rock

Studio 19 Rentals Now Available

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I know I’ve been promising it for a month or two now but I’m so excited to announce that’s the Studio 19 Rental Plan is now available through the Other Music Website!! Just in time for back to school. Phew!
  • Make sure the equipment is right for you. You can return at any time after 6 months.
  • Apply to purchase at any time, even after 1 day!
  • No ongoing account keeping fees or charges
  • Low monthly payments
  • Maintenance and repairs included
  • Optional Protection Plan available
  • If you continue to rent for the maximum term of 3 years, we will contact you to assist in finalising your agreement.
Click here for more information & FAQ on the Studio 19 Rentals.

Simply find the product you’re after (eligible products will have the Studio 19 information below the price) and click on the Apply Now button. It’s all done online – what could be simpler?! If you’d like to see the purchase options throughout the rental period for a particular product, click on the Apply to Purchase Info button.

DCM Black Music Stand inc Carry Bag

Every student needs a stand to practice with. It’s just not the same putting your music on the coffee table and hunching over! My old clarinet teacher would be horrified at that posture!! These are a great value stand which comes complete with carry bag at only $30 (normally $34.95)
DCM MS516V2 Music Stand Black inc Carry  Bag

Orchestral Music Stand with Solid Book Plate

Do you want something a bit more solid? Here’s a great upgrade stand that won’t break the bank! Normally $89.95, it’s only $74.95 while stocks last. Now’s the time to upgrade your existing stand.
Orchestral Sheet Music Stand with Solid Bookplate

How to Blitz! Theory Books

OK – So I admit I’m a theory nerd and used to love doing theory papers! If you don’t get as excited as I do about this, then this series of books might be just what you need. They make theory fun! On special now!
HOW TO BLITZ THEORY GRADE 1

ZO Plastic Trumpet Screamin Green

The Zo instruments are the latest in the range of plastic brass instruments and they are incredible. The technology has come so far and they play extremely well. Why not add a second instrument to your arsenal and give trumpet a go! They might call it screamin green but I call it Other Music Green!! (There are plenty of other cool colours available too)
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RMT’s annual AUSSIE ROCK tribute show is back!!

I am so excited to be a part of this show again! I think it’s the fourth time I’m getting my rock chick on!

Brainchild of successful RMT partnership between Lachy Stewart (local musician and guitar teacher) and Madeleine Johns (RMT president and director) TURN UP YOUR RADIO – named after the iconic Masters Apprentice’s 1970 hit – is an Aussie Rock show with all the great hits from Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, INXS, Bee Gees, Daddy Cool, The Zoot, Johnny O’Keefe and more… A splash of Aussie humour rounds out this unique cabaret show. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the Australia Day long weekend.

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and a cheese platter while you watch the show.
​There is a bar and snack service.

Performances are 24th and 25th January 2020 at 7.30pm

Tickets:
Adult $22.50 / Conc $20 / Child $17.50 / Family $68 / Member Price $17.50
All ticket pricing will include 1 free beverage per ticket (ID Required). Child ticket to include soft drink only.
Seating is cabaret style with 4, 5 or 6 seats to a table.
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