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 info@othermusic.com.au 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: http://www.aria.com.au/vote

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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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July 2020 Birthday Newsletter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July News

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

Hamilton – The Musical Comes to the Small Screen!

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

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

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50% off Ernie Ball Paradigm Long Life Electric String Sets

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

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

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

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New Print Music Releases – July 2020

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

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FREE Music Stand Light with Troubadour Portastand!

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

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

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Last Chance for LM Percussion at 50% Off!

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

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

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June 2020 Newsletter

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

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

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

June News

All the best and stay safe and healthy,

Who Doesn’t Love a Clearance Sale?

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

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

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50% Off Selected LP Percussion – Really!

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

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

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

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New Print Music Releases

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

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

ZO ABS Flugel Horn

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

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

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

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Amazing Pricing on Flight Ukuleles

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

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

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Virtual Choir with Eric Whitacre – Sing Gently

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

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

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

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May 2020 Newsletter

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

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

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

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

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

May News

All the best and stay safe & healthy,

Happy Mother’s Day

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

Click here to order one today. 

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

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Coloured Ukuleles Under $40 & Learning Books!

Such a cool range of colours and so affordable too. 

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

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

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RODE Podcaster MKII USB Microphone

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

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

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

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Easy Guitar & 101 Instrumental Folios

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

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

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

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AMEB Offers Free Online Theory Courses

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

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

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April 2020 Newsletter

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

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

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

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

April Specials

All the best and stay safe & healthy,


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

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RODE Microphones now at Other Music!

Rode NT-USB Mini Studio Quality Mic

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

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


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Learn a new instrument at home

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

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

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


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The Best Practice Mutes Around!

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

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FREE Freight Australia Wide

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

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Pub Choir becomes Couch Choir

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

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

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

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

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Other Music Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kind regards,


March Specials