April 2022 Newsletter

As I’m writing this newsletter, I’m enjoying the cooler weather and blue skies!  While the rain was nice for a while, you can certainly have too much of a good thing and I’m sure everyone on the East Coast is appreciating being a bit less damp.  I hope you’re safe and dry.  

Did you see my special social media posts on 19 March?  For me, it was a momentous day, celebrating 30 years since I started working in music retail. 🥳 It was meant to be a casual job to keep me going until a full-time teaching position became available.  Needless to say, I’ve stopped waiting and wouldn’t have it any other way.  I’ve loved music retail ever since and was excited to celebrate this milestone.  

Check out the post here and don’t laugh too hard at some of the old photos! 😂 If you haven’t already, I’d love you to like the Other Music Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram.  If nothing else, you’ll get a good laugh 🤣 every Friday! 

In other exciting news, I’m about to venture out of Qld for the first time in 3 years and even get on a plane! ✈️ It’s only a quick trip for a few days to Sydney to see suppliers and visit family but I’m really looking forward to it.  Everything will continue as normal for Other Music so don’t hold back with inquiries and orders etc! 

In this newsletter, we have lots of new products to share with you as well as a reminder for ANZAC Day and information on the Qld Vocal Competition Festival!

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

All the best and stay safe and well,

Sarah


New Ernie Ball Slinky Electric Guitar String Sets!

Back in 2021, I heard about some great new Slinky gauges for guitar and bass that Ernie Ball was working on, but Covid put those plans on the backburner. 😢

Not anymore! It’s 2022 and Ernie Ball has just launched the much anticipated five new Slinky sets!  🎉

Hyper, Magnum, Zippy, and Skinny Top Heavy Bottom 7-String Slinky guitar sets feature the same great bright and balanced tone that Slinkys are known for, in new never-before-offered combinations. All sets feature nickel-plated steel wrap wire around a tin-plated hex core for that iconic Slinky feel and tone that players have relied on for decades.

Zippy  7-36

Hyper  8-42

Magnum  12-56

Skinny Top Heavy Bottom 7 String  10-62

Hyper (Bass)  40-100

Welcome to the Slinky Family!!

For more details click on the green button below.  


New Presonus Interface!

The latest interface from Presonus is already proving to be an absolute winner!

Ultra-affordable, surprisingly powerful, and small enough to fit in your pocket, AudioBox GO™ gives you all the connections you need to record on the move or in your home studio. Whether you’re recording a guitar riff at rehearsal or a full-length solo album in your bedroom, you’ll have all the tools you need to create like a pro, right from the start. Compatible with both computers and mobile devices, the AudioBox GO is perfect for anyone who wants to get started recording fast.

It’s now my go-to interface when using MainStage with a MacBook and my keyboard and is incredible value.  At only $139 anyone can get started!

Please follow the buttons below to check out more details and to place your order.  They’re selling fast!


New Model Casio Keyboard!

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Casio Electronic Musical Instruments, the Casiotone Series is back and better than ever! New features such as an integrated carry handle, piano-shaped keys, longer battery life, smooth corners and a slim profile make this the perfect introduction to music.

And who doesn’t love testing out a new keyboard?  I’m no exception and am so impressed by this new model Casio keyboard.

For practising at home, for songwriting, for rehearsals, and for the stage. With the CT-S500, the keyboardist has everything they need. An all-around instrument, offering high-quality sound and rich expressivity. It’s fully featured for however you perform – whether it’s live on stage or streaming over the web. From the moment you first try one, this will be the musical partner you’ll always want to have around.

It’s compact & lightweight and the sounds are amazing.  It’s easy to use and with the included BlueTooth Midi & Audio Adaptor can be connected to the free Casio Music Space app.  

There’s a great introductory special offer so click on the green button to see the full details.  If you have any other questions, just contact me and I’ll be happy to help. 


Lyres for ANZAC Day

It’s not long until ANZAC Day so if you’re marching, make sure you check that your instrument and lyre are ready.  If you need a new brass or woodwind lyre (or instrument 🎺 of course!), you’ll need to order them by the end of the Easter weekend to ensure they arrive in time for April 25.  You know what to do – the green buttons are below!


New Print Music Releases

I know I have said it previously but with so many delays in shipments arriving, new print releases are taking longer than normal to arrive.  However, I’ve had a sudden influx – 4 months’ worth arrived all at once!  You can’t complain about that! 

Here’s a taste of what has just arrived so click on the green buttons below to see the complete range.

  • ABBA, Adele & Aerosmith
  • DJ Techniques & Drum Music Compilations
  • New Instrumental Playalong Series (Super Hits, Best of Pop, Hit Songs)
  • Musical Theatre & Movies (Dear Evan Hansen, Cinderella, Sing 2 plus more)
  • Grade Busters Collections & Singers Anthology Movie Songs
  • Collections of Piano Songs in Easy Keys
  • Guitar Music
  • “Peaceful” Music & Complete Gillock Piano Album
  • And so much more!!

If you’d like to see any of these new books,  just contact me.  I may be able to show you in person or go online and show you over FaceTime or Zoom.  Whatever suits!


Qld Vocal Competition Festival 2022

I am very proud to be a sponsor of the Queensland Vocal Competition (QVC) Festival which is being held at the University of Queensland School of Music on 4 and 5 June 2022. I’ll have a trade display of the latest vocal collections, methods, instructional material and “fun stuff” to show so I’d love you to come along. 

The QVC Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary, with Katie Noonan as its very first ambassador, welcoming a new era of the competition.  Prestigious adjudicators Lisa Gasteen, Gregory Massingham, Jason Barry-Smith, Lisa Lockland-Bell and Brett Holland will also bring their expertise and knowledge to this exciting event. It will be a celebration and competition to remember.

Entries close on 24 April so you only have 1 week left to submit your entry details.

For the first time, to celebrate the competition’s 20th Anniversary, QVC Festival has a special launch event!  The Festival Launch is a special event that will feature and showcase two talented young singers in an informal masterclass setting.  The launch is open to audience members and children/students are also welcome to attend. For Qld Music Teacher’s Association members and children/students, ticket prices are reduced.

Information on the festival launch, entry details and festival adjudicators are found using the green buttons below.  

January 2022 Newsletter

Here’s a belated Happy New Year from the team at Other Music.🥳  This would have been sent earlier but I blame spending extra time with family over the Christmas and New Year season.  A little exciting as I hadn’t seen many of them for two and a half years!  It was great to spend time with them and you’ll see what they helped with soon. 📚

I think we’re all hoping for a fantastic 2022 with more positives (music, connections, health and happiness) and less negatives (I’m not even going to say it).   With changes already to the start of the school year in Qld and postponement of some shows, we know we all have to be flexible and be prepared for the unexpected – more so than ever. 

A constant through everything, however, will be my determination to look after all of my valuable customers with exceptional service, great pricing and regular contact. 📧

While online orders and back orders from overseas are still taking longer to supply than usual, I will always keep you up to date with any information as it comes to hand – ETAs, shipment delays and any other information I manage to get!  Your patience is certainly appreciated. 😀

In this newsletter, we have everything you need for the back to school season, a reminder about instrument insurance and some new releases to check out.

If you haven’t already, I’d love you to like the Other Music Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram.  If nothing else, you’ll get a good laugh 🤣 every Friday! 

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

All the best and stay safe and well,

Sarah


Back to School!

Even with extra time (if you’re in Qld), the beginning of the school year can be a hectic time for many.  So, we’re here to make getting what you need as easy as possible.  

Simply follow the link below and select your instrument. 🎷 You’ll see the most popular method books, reeds, accessories, cleaning equipment and music stands for each instrument.  If there’s something you need that’s not in your instrument category, just let me know and I’ll quickly add it for you.

If you use the coupon code BTS2022 when you check out, you’ll also receive a special student discount!  Just click on the green button below.


Band & Orchestral Instruments

Has your child been learning on a school instrument and it has to go back?  Or you have a very keen student, itching to start playing and no instrument to learn on? Other Music stocks a large range of instruments from a very beginner range to something more professional.  I can certainly recommend you stay away from the scary instruments that come up in some supermarkets from time to time.  I won’t mention brands but I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. 

You can be assured that my 30 years in music education retail ensures I have a great understanding of what constitutes a good student instrument and am happy recommending those included on my website.  Pearl, Bach, Selmer, Leblanc, Blessing, Enrico, Gliga, Vivo, Hidersine and more!

Click on the green buttons below to see the range of brass, woodwind and orchestral string instruments I currently have available.  If there’s something specific you’re looking for that you can’t see, just contact me and I’ll see what I can do for you!


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.


What’s New This Month?

Did you miss the new releases from the end of the year? 🤔  With so many delays on shipments arriving, we’ve only just seen the November and December New Releases!  Here’s a taste of what has just arrived and click on the green buttons below to see the  complete range.

  • Flight Ukueles (including the special 10th anniversary models)
  • Concert Band & String Orchestra Charts
  • String Quartet Music
  • John Thompson supplementary material
  • Billie Eilish & Ed Sheeran
  • 2022 Music Diaries
  • Classroom Resources
  • Cello Solos & Duets
  • And much more!!

December 2021 Christmas Newsletter

It’s that time of year when schools have wound 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 2021. It’s been quite a journey and we’re loving looking after you.

We’ve put together some last minute 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!”

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a fantastic, healthy and safe new year. Here’s to a great 2022!

All the best,
Sarah & Andrew

October 2021 Newsletter

I don’t know about you but this year is somehow disappearing on me! I’m sure it was only a couple of weeks ago I was celebrating Other Music’s 2nd birthday and getting used to the colder weather.  Well, they say time flies when you’re having fun!

As we lead into the last quarter of the year, it’s time to start gearing up for the last term of school, Halloween 🎃 and dare I say, Christmas 🎄. 

There are some great specials, new products and a competition to tell you about this month.

October 2021 News

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 post to any friends or family that you think would benefit from hearing about Other Music!

All the best and stay safe and well,

Sarah

Casio Keyboard Competition

In 1980, the original Casiotone CT-201 allowed anyone to make music, regardless of skill level or budget. With the CT-S1, its spiritual successor, the bar has been raised. The Casiotone CT-S1 is a great-sounding, stylish, ultra-portable keyboard designed for anyone to enjoy playing. Its incredible sound quality makes it an ideal musical partner for beginners and seasoned players alike, and its sleek, portable design makes it fun to play anytime, anywhere.

Here are just a few of the specs:

  • 61 full sized keys with touch response
  • Stereo grand piano and 60 other AiX powered tones
  • Powerful bass reflex stereo speaker with surround effect
  • Easy one-button recorder

It’s on special at the moment for only $469 and if you purchase it during the month of October and fill out a survey about the keyboard and your purchase, you could win one of ten prize packs! 🏆 It includes a keyboard bag, heavy-duty sustain pedal and wireless midi and audio adaptor.

You know what to do!  For more information and to place your order, follow the green buttons below.

What’s New This Month?

Who doesn’t love new music?  There’s just something nice about the printed page and when it contains music or information you haven’t seen before. 📖 Here’s a taste of what has just arrived and as per usual, they are 20% off the recommended retail price until the end of this month.  Click on the green button below to see the range.

  • Classical Piano Single Sheets
  • Ukulele Theory & Pop Piano Hits
  • Superhero Piano Music
  • Taylor Swift & Olivia Rodrigo
  • Vamoosh Strings Books
  • Band & String Orchestra Charts
  • Christopher Norton Connections Series
  • Vocal Reference Books

Toca Djembe Specials

Toca Percussion’s Freestyle Colorsound Djembes are a great addition to the Freestyle line of Toca hand drums. Available in seven eye-catching metallic colours, Freestyle Colorsound Djembes are just 12-1/2” high with a durable 7” synthetic head. Each djembe is made from a seamless lightweight, synthetic shell material, making them ideal for music educators and drum circle enthusiasts. They are available individually or in a set of seven different colours.  Lightweight, durable and moisture resistant, they are great for a classroom of students or any gathering. 

Don’t these look great?  And fantastic value too!  On sale for only $79.95 each or $535 for the mixed 7 pack while stocks last.  Check out the Colorsound and full range of Toca Djembes below.  

Rock School Specials

Rockschool is a contemporary music qualification tailor-made for the modern musician. This world-first graded exam syllabus for popular music was developed by RSL Awards, UK and is delivered in Australia and New Zealand by the AMEB.

Everything you need to learn or teach Rockschool is in the syllabuses and books. These publications are clearly laid out and easy to use so it’s simple for classical or contemporary teachers to start teaching with Rockschool.

The Rockschool Method teaches you all the essentials so you can get seriously good, seriously fast. With over 100 audio tracks, quick guide videos and 12 lessons in 6 different styles, you’ll be playing before you know it.🤘

Now is a great time to look at this contemporary series.  They’re all 20% off until the end of October so click on the green button below.

There’s over 100 in total so when you’re looking at the complete list, you can “filter by tag” on the left-hand side of the page to just choose the instrument you’re looking for.  Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.  

Lizard Spit Cleaning Equipment

I don’t know how they came up with the name but once you’ve heard it, it sticks!  Lizard Spit makes some great eco-friendly instrument care products and one of their most popular is the microphone sanitiser. Now, more than ever, it’s important to clean everything! 🧼

Lizard Spit Microphone Sanitizer 120ml

Andrew (Hazzardsound) uses it on all his mics 🎤before and after a recording session or live gig.  (We’re very fortunate to be able to still do them in Qld at the moment).  The formula used has a drying agent to protect the microphone diaphragm and is only $16.95 a bottle.

To order, click on the green button below and check out the rest of the range at the same time.  

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,

Sarah

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: http://asmeconference.org.au

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,

Sarah

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,

Sarah

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,

Sarah

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,

Sarah

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,

Sarah

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.