August 2021 Newsletter

August has certainly been a challenging month for many and I’m hopeful the end of winter also brings more certainty and stability to everything we do.  A huge shout out to everyone working so hard to keep us safe and to those who have once again had to deal with lost work or sudden changes to the way they can work. 

As we head towards the end of Term 3 I wanted to highlight some great new products which are not only fantastic value but will also make life easier.  Who needs to be restricted by cables when going wireless is so easy now? 😀 Check out a couple of great options below.  We also have new releases, an 88 note digital piano that you’re going to love and a great special on one of my favourite series of books. 

Something for piano teachers – do you receive “The Piano Teacher” newsletters?  They are a fantastic resource and replaced the printed magazine that used to be posted out.  Click here to check out the latest edition which arrived in my inbox this week. It’s a great read.  You can also subscribe here so you don’t miss out on future issues.  It’s all free! 👍

Other Music is very proud to be a virtual sponsor of the ASME National Conference which was originally to be held in Hobart.  It’s now going online as many events and more details are listed below.

If you haven’t already, I’d love you to like the Other Music Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram.  

As always, feel free to contact me for any inquiries or questions.  I’m here to help.  And of course, you’re welcome to forward this email to any friends or family you think would benefit from hearing about Other Music!

August News

All the best and stay safe and well,


How to easily go wireless!

Do you want the freedom to move around the stage or classroom without being “held back” by cables?  Don’t have a huge budget? These Aroma wireless units are just the things you’ve been looking for! Whether it be for a guitar, keyboard or microphone, they have one to suit.  Just plug one end into the instrument/mic and the other end into the amp/mixer.  Pair them and you’re all set to go.  

Andrew used 3 of the guitar ones during School of Rock for the kids’ instruments when they were playing live on stage and they worked a treat.  It gave them so much freedom to move around and rock out!   At only $189 it was much cheaper than using traditional wireless units. 

I also used the microphone one for Jesus Christ Superstar and the actors were able to do all of their choreography without worrying about tripping over leads etc. ✅  At only $269 it was significantly cheaper than a complete vocal wireless system.  One of the vocalists even bought it on the spot!

They both operate on a 5.8Ghz transmission so are able to deliver a pristine audio signal, without being subject to wifi interference.  You can also use up to 4 at the same time with a separate colour to indicate each channel.  Remarkable value!

Click on the green buttons below to get more information or to place your order.

What’s New This Month?

I know that I have mentioned it before but I do love opening the new release box every month. 📦 There are some music theatre titles, superhero themes and Star Wars instrumental play along collections, music technology textbooks and collections of the latest chart hits.  And that’s just a start. You’ll never guess but they are 20% off until the end of the month.😁  Just follow the green button to see what’s arrived.

NUX Digital Piano

Do you want a full 88 note keyboard with an incredible action, great sounds and the ability to play with headphones?  You don’t need to look any further than the NUX NPK10.  There are 5 different touch sensitivity settings, sound layering options, in-built effects, transposition, drum patterns, Bluetooth and much more.  All for a crazy $719, including delivery!  

It’s fantastic value for a school classroom or home studio so click on the green to check it out.  This special won’t last forever!

Library of Series

Grow your library with these comprehensive collections of the greatest music of all time!

I don’t remember when I got my first Library of Series book but it was a while ago and I can’t stop adding to the range. 🤷‍♀️ There are new titles coming out all the time and they include a fabulous collection of pieces in a wide range of genres – classical, pop, movies, etc.  Incredible value too so check out the range using the green button below.  This 20% off special finishes at the end of the month so don’t miss out!

Australian Society of Music Education National Conference 2021

While it would have been great to be there in person, Other Music is now very proud to be a virtual sponsor of the ASME XXIII National Conference.   

Wednesday September 29, Thursday September 30 and Friday October 1st 2021 – originally scheduled to be held in Hobart is now going virtual… 

The conference will still be held over three days, however, delegates will be able to access all sessions for up to 6 months after the conference.  The keynote addresses will be live-streamed and recorded, so delegates can access the recordings even if they can’t attend the live-stream.

For further details go to:

July 2021 Birthday Newsletter

July has always been a month for birthday celebrations (mine, 2 brothers-in-law, a sister and numerous friends) and adding Other Music’s 2nd birthday to the mix is just another reason for a party! 🥂

I’m so proud to be able to celebrate this milestone and whilst I hadn’t anticipated some of the unexpected challenges (ok, let’s be honest – it’s Covid 19), the support of everyone has ensured Other Music is here to stay!  A huge THANK YOU to everyone for coming on this journey.

Here are a couple of presents 🎁 for everyone: 

  • Use the coupon code BIRTHDAY 2021 at checkout this month to receive extra special birthday savings.  You can use it as many times as you’d like.
  • Every online purchase this month will also earn double OM-Notes loyalty points!

If you scroll down you’ll see information on some of the latest print music releases and special on the EZ-Play series of books.

I’ve also highlighted 3 products that Andrew and I couldn’t live without doing our shows! Technology related of course!  And this leads nicely into letting you know what’s happening for both of us in music theatre land.

July is Andrew Lloyd Webber heavy with Lynch & Paterson’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar opening this month.  It’s the third time I’ve performed this show in 7 years and I love it.  This one is simply amazing.  And at the same time, Andrew is doing the Qld community premiere of School of Rock with Redcliffe Musical Theatre.  I’m disappointed I couldn’t be involved but I did manage a sneak peek at a dress rehearsal.  It’s pretty incredible as well.  A particular shout out to the kids!  Details for dates and tickets are below.

If you haven’t already, I’d love you to like the Other Music Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram.  

As always, feel free to contact me for any inquiries or questions.  I’m here to help.  And of course, you’re welcome to forward this email to any friends or family you think would benefit from hearing about Other Music!

July News

All the best and stay safe and well,


What’s New!

Did you miss the information on the latest releases in last month’s newsletter? Someone neglected to add it but not to worry, it’s being included with July’s.  So much new stuff to check out!

  • New Flight Ukuleles
  • Beginning Piano Books for some great shows
  • Cool Brass and Sax Quartets
  • 50 Pop Songs for Kids (for a variety of different instruments)
  • Fun vintage-style lunch boxes and mugs
  • Chart Hits & Contemporary Method Books
  • Disney and heaps more!

You know what to do – click on the green button below to see what’s new!

Why We Love These 3 Products?

I’m finding that more and more of my music is being performed from a PDF on my iPad, which I love.  The only disadvantage is that you have to turn the pages twice as often!  This is where my AirTurn Duo pedal comes in.  You Bluetooth it to your tablet and use the foot pedal to turn the page.  Your hands never have to leave your instrument! 

You can go forwards through the PDF (or photos if you do it that way) and it doesn’t take long to get used to!  You can even take the pedal parts off and use the centre section as a remote.  It doesn’t have to be for music either – can be any pdf or powerpoint etc.  I love it and am often asked about it when people see it in action.

For more details on this pedal, click on the green button below.  They retail for $189 but are currently on special for $169.

One of Andrew’s “favourite things” are his Presonus Bluetooth Headphones.  He uses them for every show whether he’s playing or mixing the sound.  The active noise cancellation means you can totally focus on what you’re meant to be hearing without the distractions of external noise.  They can also be used either wirelessly through Bluetooth or wired, depending on the situation.  The battery lasts for up to 16 hours and they’re so comfortable.  I often struggle with over-ear headphones pressing too much on my glasses but these are great!

For more details on these headphones, click on the green button below.  They retail for $294 but are currently on special for $249.

This tablet holder is totally adjustable and suits my large iPad Pro as well as smaller tablets.  It can easily attach to the base of a mic stand and you’re not as hidden from the audience as you are with a full music stand.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good music stand and own several, but it depends on the situation as to what I use.  It’s also great to fit around the drum kit and also come with a phone holder as well.  This tablet holder is one of the essentials that Andrew and I both include with our gear.

It’s very reasonably priced at only $46.95 RRP and there’s a special for this month too!  $42.25 so click on the green button to place your order.  

EZ-Play Specials

I don’t remember when this series became “a thing” but they are incredibly popular now.  With big notes, letter names and chord symbols included, you can start playing your favourite songs in no time at all!  There are nearly 300 books available now so there’s something for everyone.  Even better – they’re 20% off the RRP for all of July so click on the green button to see the range and place your order.

There’s no need for a coupon code – they’re already on special!

Music Theatre You Don’t Want to Miss

June 2021 Newsletter

It’s hard to believe that we’re nearly halfway through the year.  Where has the time gone?  Winter has well and truly arrived so I hope you’re safe and warm.  I even got my heater out for the office – a very rare occurrence!

You probably don’t need reminding that it’s tax time but just in case you had forgotten, it’s tax time!  A great opportunity to take advantage of some great specials and save some tax at the same time. 

15% off everything storewide * until the end of June!  Just fill up your shopping cart and use coupon code TAXTIME2021 at checkout. 

* There are a few exceptions and it doesn’t apply to items already on sale.  Please contact me if you’d like more info.

Check out some other great specials below, as well as a new brand we have onboard for Other Music.  TITAN AV.  Very exciting!

If you haven’t already, I’d love you to like the Other Music Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram.  

As always, feel free to contact me for any inquiries or questions.  I’m here to help.  And of course, you’re welcome to forward this email to any friends or family you think would benefit from hearing about Other Music!

June News

All the best and stay safe and well,


Titan AV Now at Other Music

You know a brand is great when you’re told “I’m changing all my studio and live leads to Titan AV”.  Instrument & mic leads, stage boxes & looms, network boxes, cat cables – I’ve seen them all in use and can vouch for their reliability and durability.  

They’re great value so I’m very excited to include Titan AV in the mix of Other Music brands.  Here are some pics and info explaining why these are my leads of choice.

Premium cable components are what sets Titan AV cables apart from other cable brands. Integrating a higher number of copper strands, 100% coverage braided shield & reinforced with cotton yarn for a tough yet flexible cable that won’t let you down in the critical moments!

Built with 22AWG (American Wire Gauge) copper conductors, Titan AV cables provide less resistance and achieve better electron flow than thinner 24AWG or 26AWG cables. 

Titan AV XLR cables offer dual insulation (PE insulator & conductive PVC) and an extremely low capacitance. The lower the capacitance the better the cable performance with high speed data providing less distortion.

For more information, click on the green button below.

First 50 Music Books

The FIRST 50 songbooks are a bargain at under $50 RRP (less than $1 per song!).

You’ve been taking lessons, you’ve got a few chords under your belt, and you’re ready to buy a songbook. Now what? Hal Leonard has the answers in its First 50 series.

The First 50 series steers new players in the right direction. These books contain easy to intermediate arrangements for must-know songs. Each arrangement is simple and streamlined, yet still captures the essence of the tune.

From now until the end of June we are offering 20% off the Retail Price of all these books so click on the green button to check out the range.  No need for a coupon code – they’re already on sale.

Piano Adventures

Here’s one for our piano playing and teaching friends.  

Piano Adventures® is the teaching method of choice in music studios around the world. This student-centred approach uses analysis, creativity, and expression to develop a “musical mind and heart.” The delightful, pianistic pieces and creative theory pages, combined with an outstanding technical approach encourage practice and progress—with adventure!

Why not check out some of the books or restock now?  At 25% off the recommended retail price, they’re better value than ever before.  From now until the end of June 2021, use coupon code PIANOADVENTURES at checkout to get your special discount.  

Make Music Day

The program for 2021 Make Music Day has built for the last few weeks to a point that there will be over one hundred events, large and small that will celebrate Music Making and culminate with Make Music Day on Monday, June 21.

These events will take place all over Australia. In times of uncertainty, it is a significant number of events featuring hundreds of Australians all of whom want to make music for the love of it. From the Byron Music Festival to the NSW Festival of Place program of events, to Universities and TAFEs, to railway stations, parks and live streams; Make Music Day lights up many towns and places.

Our 2021 program of events, is a wonderful demonstration of people’s creativity. Check it out to see if there’s an event near you. Congratulations to all those organisers who have created events. There are too many to single out here but please go online to check it out! CLICK HERE

Hal Leonard Australia Release Make Music Day Songbook for all to use Free of Charge!

Hal Leonard Australia has produced a Make Music Day 2021 songbook in partnership with a group of publishers to encourage people to make music and to celebrate Make Music Day 2021. It is available for FREE download HERE

The songbook contains the following classics – Throw Your Arms Round Me, Here Comes the Sun, Waltzing Matilda, Stand by Me & Rocket Man. Fantastic fodder for your Make Music Day performance!

Thanks to Mushroom, Sony ATV, Universal Music & Native Tongue Music Publishing groups for their support in making this possible.

May 2021 Newsletter

Autumn is well and truly here now and I for one, am certainly enjoying the cooler weather.  May is always a busy month for celebrations in the Other Music household; featuring Andrew’s birthday, Mother’s Day, and Star Wars Day – May the Fourth!

A huge shout out to my Mum, not only for Mother’s Day but for also having the insight to know that Star Wars was going to be something pretty special and taking me to see it on the big screen in 1977.  I’ve been a fan ever since, so thank you.

Scroll down for more about some Star Wars specials, a new model clarinet and a special equipment and musical insurance offer for Other Music customers.  

I’ve also included information on Qld Wind & Brass’ first concert in 18 months at the Old Museum Building.  It’s so exciting to be performing again and I hope to see you there.

If you haven’t already, I’d love you to like the Other Music Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram.  

As always, feel free to contact me for any inquiries or questions.  I’m here to help.  And of course you’re welcome to forward this email to any friends or family you think would benefit from hearing about Other Music!

May News

All the best and stay safe and well,


May the Fourth Be With You!

It’s always fun to celebrate Star Wars Day (I feel a movie marathon coming on) so we’re offering 20% off all the Star Wars Sheet Music for the entire month of May. Everything from Concert Band, Solo Piano, Instrumental, Ezy Play and more.  There is no need for a special code – it’s already on sale, so just follow the green button to see what’s available.

Musical Instruments & Equipment Insurance Offer

Protect your equipment and musical instruments from damage or theft.

While we don’t propose to be insurance experts, we understand that insuring your gear is extremely important and it’s not always covered by your household policy.

Marsh is pleased to offer specialist equipment and musical instrument insurance to Other Music customers at a competitive price.

Policy highlights

•    Get cover online quickly
•    Includes accidental damage and theft 
•    Worldwide cover (includes in transit)
•    Hired/Borrowed equipment cover 

Click on the green button for more details and if you’d like to arrange cover, make sure you use the promo code OTHFOREVER to get your special pricing.

New Model Leblanc Clarinet

Brass and woodwind instruments don’t tend to be updated as often as electronic gear, so it’s always exciting to announce the release of a new model.  

I could be biased being a clarinettist but I love the new Leblanc Debut Clarinet.  It’s easy-blowing and warm-sounding, with silver-plated keywork and durable neoprene pads.  It’s the perfect choice for students and schools looking for a great value, long-lasting clarinet.

Check out more specifics and pricing here.

Amongst the Stars

I’m so excited to actually perform with Qld Wind and Brass again.  Our last major concert was Dec 2019 which seems like a lifetime ago!

There’s only a limited number of seats so you’ll need to book.  Click here or read below for more details.

Amongst the Stars will take you on a journey that traverses the expanse of the universe. From the joyous wonder of space and time to the space cowboys, heroes, thieves, and mafia that grace our movie screens, this is a musical extravaganza of epic proportions. They will explore musical landscapes that immortalise the power of storytelling, discovery, culture, and history.  So pick up your swag, put on your dancing shoes, and join Queensland Wind and Brass with conductor Alisa Jones for a bold musical venture amongst the stars.

The program will include:
* Heroic Fanfare – Paul Murtha
* Star Wars Medley – John Williams (Yay!!)
* Catch Me If You Can – John Williams
* When the Stars Begin to Fall – Fred J. Allen
* Wedding Dance – arr. Frederick Fennell
* Black Granite – James L. Hosay
* When You Wish Upon a Star – arr. Sammy Nestico
* With My Swag – Sean Thorne
* Gershwin! – arr. Warren Barker

It will also feature the premiere of “Sin Fronteras” – an original composition by QWAB member Nicholas Rogers.

TICKETS – Available online (through OMB Box Office) or at the door:
* Adult – $22 ($25 at the door)
* Concession – $15 ($18 at the door)
* High School Students – $10
* Primary School and younger – FREE
* Groups of 10 or more – $15 each (online special only)

March 2021 Newsletter

Where has the year gone?  It seems that New Years was only a week or so ago!  The cooler weather has arrived and also brought a lot of rain to many areas of Qld & NSW.  Our thoughts are with all our affected Other Music customers and trust you remain safe and dry.

It’s been a very busy start to the year for Other Music and we are very pleased to see and assist so many new students as they begin their musical journey.  Such an exciting time and we hope, for many, it becomes a life-long passion as it has for us.

Please scroll down to see our specials for International Women’s Day, as well as “Other” news – price drops and new releases.  And – our latest musical theatre adventure. “Life is a Cabaret” is on for one more weekend and we’re inviting our South-East Qld customers to come along.

If you haven’t already, we’d love you to like the Other Music Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram.  You’ll not only get a Friday Funny every week & new product updates but there will be some new regulars you won’t want to miss. 

As always, feel free to contact us for any inquiries or questions.  We’re here to help.   And you’re welcome to forward this email to any friends or family you think would benefit from hearing about Other Music!

March News

All the best and stay safe and well,


International Women’s Day 2021

This month we celebrate International Women’s Day so a big shout out to all the amazing women in the music industry, and beyond.  On a personal level, I have three amazing sisters, a wonderful mother and have incredibly fond memories of my grandmother who was way ahead of her time.  She would have loved being a part of this celebration, particularly as purple was her favourite colour!

We have selected nearly 100 print music titles that were written or recorded by some great women and am offering 20% off until the end of March.  You need to use the coupon code IWD2021 at checkout and you still get free freight if you spend over $100.  Follow the button below to check out the range.

Behringer Price Drops!

We are so used to prices going up all the time that it’s very exciting when it happens in reverse!  Behringer has always made products that have great features and were well priced, but they’ve just become even more so.  Effectively immediately, everything Behringer is now cheaper than it was!  Follow the button below to check out the full range and we’ve also listed a few favourites that we use all the time.

Behringer B112 Speaker

We regularly use the B112D for playing keyboard with the concert band, percussion pad, fold back and acoustic guitar.  It’s so versatile!

And it’s now only $355! Click on the button for more details.

Behringer P2 In-Ear Monitor

Behringer Powerplay P2 In-Ear Monitor

We can’t count the number of times these have been used in the various productions we’ve been involved in.  A convenient hard-wired personal in-ear control centre, the P2’s belt pack puts monitor control right at your fingertips, plus it’s powerful, lightweight and super easy to use.  All for $65!

Behringer Headphones

You can’t live without a good set of headphones these days so here’s a pair that are incredible value and really comfortable!  Amazing value at $32.

Latest Releases

It’s been a few months since we’ve sent you information on new releases so let’s rectify that now!  There are some great new titles, covering a range of styles and instruments.  Piano, Brass & Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, PVG, Classroom & Choir, Ensembles, Ukulele,  Guitar etc etc.  (You get the idea!)

Life Is A Cabaret

Let us take you back to the golden age of jazz, a time when the liquor was cold and the music was HOT!

A celebration of the golden age of Jazz, Life Is A Cabaret features songs from some of the greatest crooners and divas of all time including Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, Etta James, with a few surprises thrown in.

Performed by a live six-piece band of professional musicians, each of the iconic songs featured in Life of a Cabaret has been specifically arranged to suit the vocalist, ensuring our audience enjoys the very best our performers have to offer. 

Reminiscent of a time of a vibrant culture dominated by legendary music that has stood the test of time, Life is a Cabaret is show not to be missed.

Only 3 shows left:

Friday 26 March 7pm

Saturday 27 March 3pm & 7pm

January 2021 Newsletter

I’d like to wish our wonderful Other Music customers a very happy new year and all the best for 2021.  We’ve finally said goodbye to 2020 and hopefully we can all say, we made it through. Thanks for all your amazing support and remember that without you, Other Music wouldn’t be here.   Whatever the new year brings, I hope it’s at least a little more predictable and settled as well as everything you want it to be. Healthy and safe is a great start!

Now that the Christmas frenzy is over, it’s time to think more about Back to School and everything that it entails.  If you scroll down, you’ll see some Back to School Specials & Ideas as well as some very exciting news about the audio brand Presonus.

If you haven’t already, I’d love you to like the Other Music Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram.  You’ll not only get a Friday Funny every week & new product updates but there will be some new regulars you won’t want to miss. 

As always, feel free to contact us for any inquiries or questions.  We’re here to help.   And you’re welcome to forward this email to any friends or family you think would benefit from hearing about Other Music!

December News

All the best and stay safe and healthy,


Instruments for Students – Studio 19 Rentals

Does your school-aged student need to get a musical instrument for this year?  Maybe you’re an adult learner wanted to get started as well.  Not sure if you want to invest in a new instrument just yet?  Studio 19 Rentals is the answer you’re looking for!

  • 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.

Follow the links below to more information on Studio 19 and to see the range of band orchestral instruments we have available. 

PreSonus arrives at Other Music!

We are super excited to announce that Presonus is now available at Other Music!

PreSonus is an innovative company, established in 1995, based out of Baton Rouge who’s mission is to remove barriers and create audio products to inspire you to reach your creative goals “wherever sound takes you”. They offer solutions for everyone, beginner to professional, from your first microphone and audio interface to live sound products, live/studio hardware and software.

Andrew (Hazzardsound) can vouch for their quality – his studio is full of Presonus gear!  He’s more than happy to offer advice on any of the products and best solutions for your audio needs. Just contact us if you’d like a hand and click on the green button to see the range.  

Here are two products we’re featuring this month:

Presonus ioStation 24c

A 2 in 1 device, the ioStation is an excellent audio interface for the solo artist or podcaster.

It’s everything you need in one place; able to record in pristine audio quality with Presonus’s own XMAX pre-amps, hands-on controls with the motorised touch fader and transport buttons to navigate your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) or the included Studio One 5 software.

PreSonus AR8c

Another innovative product that does it all.

From Podcasting to the stage, this analog mixer, audio interface and stereo recorder is a very affordable solution for everything audio.

It features 4 Presonus XMAX mic preamps, onboard SD recording, latency-free Multi Effects and a ton of inputs including Bluetooth. All this power for under a grand, now on sale for $799!

Back to School

Starting to learn an instrument is great fun, but you may have been daunted by a list of requirements from the music teacher.  Believe me, they’re all important to help you play your instrument properly, keep it clean and learn about reading music at the same time.  

To try and make this simpler for you, we have put together a list of all the basic things that you’ll need and sorted it by instrument for you.  It includes the most widely used method books and all the necessary accessories.

Just click on the green button below and select the instrument you or your child is learning.  You’re of course welcome to contact us if you have any questions.  

The Perfect Music Stand for Students

Every student needs a music stand so why not get one that’s incredible value!  “The Stand Company” TSC20 student music stand retails for only $24.95, folds up so is really portable and comes with a carry bag.  Like we said – perfect!  Just click on the green below to check on the TSC20 or the full range of available music stands.

December 2020 Newsletter

It’s that time of year when schools are slowly winding down but everything else seems hectic and crazy!  Particularly after such a tumultuous year.  We’d like to thank all of our wonderful Other Music customers for your fantastic support during 2020.  It’s been quite a journey and we’re loving looking after you.  

We’ve put together some Christmas present ideas for you and we’d love you to share them with your friends, colleagues, family and anyone else you think will find them useful.  There’s something for everyone!  

If there’s something specific you’re looking for that you can’t find, just get in contact and we’ll let you know what we can do for you.  There’s a great chance it’s in the pile of “this really needs to be uploaded!”

December News

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a fantastic, healthy and safe new year.  Here’s to a great 2021!

All the best,

Sarah & Andrew

Christmas Ideas

Christmas Music

Who doesn’t prefer live music to something pre-recorded?  So why not add that “real” element to music during the festive season?  There are some great collections of traditional and more modern Christmas Music for a wide range of instruments so click on the link below and check out what’s available.

Instruments for Students

For those parents who had students learning this year with a school instrument, which has just been handed back, we are here to help.  We offer a wide range of great quality instruments that your child will be happy to keep playing.  You will also receive special student pricing and many payment options including Studio 19 Rentals, ZipMoney and AfterPay.  And finally, we have all the accessories and Book 2 Method books that you’ll need.

You’re welcome to contact us if you’d like to have a chat about specific instruments, need some advice or would like to discuss your best option, just email or call 0488 OMUSIC (668 742).

Here are a few links to get you started:

New Releases

The last two months have seen some fantastic new print music releases covering a wide range of genres, instrumentation and levels. As always, we are offering 20% off all these new titles until the end of the month, well actually, the end of the year – that’s scary! So follow the buttons below to check out what’s available.

October 2020 Newsletter

I know Halloween is sometimes seen as a very American thing to do but it’s becoming more and more popular here in Australia and I do love the fun of it all. I have very fond memories of being in the USA in the late 70s, getting dressed up and going trick or treating with my American cousins.  Is it wrong that I was most excited about having an enormous paper grocery bag (you know the old style ones) full of lollies!!  From memory, they lasted the rest of the trip.  

We’re going to have some “spooky specials” later in the month so keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram.  

There’s some exciting news about new products, Christmas and present giftware ideas (is it that time already?) and some great print music specials to read about below.  And, we have a call out to support a long term customer/friend/teacher, Kathryn McLennan, who is one of only 4 finalists in the Aria Music Teacher Awards for 2020.  

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,


MacDaddy Stomp Boxes at Other Music

I love supporting Australian Made products and you don’t get much more local than the Sunshine Coast in Qld.  MacDaddy stompboxes have been around since 2012 and are individually hand made using Australian timber.

What is a stompbox you ask?  According to Wikipedia: “A stompbox is a simple percussion instrument consisting of a small box placed under the foot, which is tapped or stamped on rhythmically to produce a sound similar to that of a bass drum. A stompbox allows a performer such as a singer or a guitar player to create a simple rhythmic self-accompaniment.”  

I think this very aptly describes what they are and these days they usually come with an in-built pickup so they can be amplified through a PA or amp.  We’ve also found them really useful for teachers wanting to keep an audible steady beat while they are conducting, singing or playing another instrument.  The possibilities are endless!

There are a few different styles; some you put your whole foot on, others are used with your heel on the floor and some have jingles for a cool tambourine sound to go with the stomp.

We also have a few that have been barely played and are near new.  They’re cheaper and great value!!

Click on the green button to see the full range.

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Giftware Ideas for Christmas

It’s frightening to think how quickly the year has flown, especially when you realise that there are only 12 more weeks before Christmas.  Wow!  Over the next couple of months we will give you some present ideas for students, teachers, friends and family.  We’re starting with giftware which is always fun! Nik Naks, stationery, mugs, coasters, pencils, ear-rings and heaps more.  There’s something for everyone.  I still have a piano keyboard mug that my Grandfather gave me over 20 years ago!

Click on the green button below and use coupon code GIFTMAS at check out to get an extra 15% price off the listed prices.  

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October Print Music Specials

It wouldn’t be an Other Music monthly newsletter without some great print music specials so here they are!  20% off all of these books until the end of the month.

Pop Piano Hits

Pop Piano Hits is a series designed for students of all ages. Each book contains five simple and easy-to-read arrangements of today’s most popular downloads. Lyrics, fingering and chord symbols are included to help you make the most of each arrangement. Perfect repertoire for students looking to play what they hear on the radio!

Singers Musical Theatre Anthology

Those that know me, know I love musical theatre so I am a little bit excited about the next print special.  I’m definitely not a singer, but realise the Singers Musical Theatre Anthology is a staple in vocal repertoire.  Features of the series include:

  • authentic editions for each song in the original key
  • songs were chosen particularly for each voice type
  • selection of songs from classical and contemporary shows
  • includes notes about each show and song
  • book/audio packages available for all four voice types
  • accompaniment audio available for all volumes.

Check out the full range by clicking on the green button. I also have an updated Song Finders Guide so please contact me if you’d like a copy.  It’s really handy!!

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Vote for Qld in the Aria Music Teacher Awards 2020

I’m so excited for Kathryn McLennan and Virginia State School.  I’ve known Mrs Mac (as she is affectionately known) for nearly 30 years and she is one of the most inspirational teachers I have ever met.  She is so deserving of this nomination and I’ll do everything I can to help her win!!

Check out the YouTube clip featuring the music programme, Mrs Mac and the big reveal when she realised she was one of the 4 finalists.  It’s just beautiful.  I was lucky enough to go on the band tour with Virginia State School a few years ago and I can vouch for the amazing work that she does.  

I know there are many teachers in Qld that are deserving of this accolade but as Mrs Mac is the only Qld finalist, I encourage you to get behind her and vote as often as you can.  You’re actually allowed one vote a day for the next eight weeks!!  Here’s the link:

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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,


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,

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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