Free lessons at Sutton Music on National Learn to Play Day in April 2014.
In case you haven't heard about Learn to Play Day!
We are taking part in the 3rd National Learn to Play Day by offering free 20 minute lessons on Saturday April 12th for drums, piano and guitar.
If you’ve always wanted to have a go on an instrument but didn’t know where to start, come along and our friendly tutors will show you the basics and have a chat about how to get learning.
There’s no previous experience required and we’ll be able to give you advice on lessons and instruments. Even if you, or someone you know, has never been in a music shop before come along and hang out!
No need to book just turn up!
First FREE lesson!
Sign up for one of our courses this Saturday and get 11 lessons for the price of 10! The Summer term starts soon and the courses are getting booked up so if you're interested why not come down, have a taster lesson (guitar, drums or piano) and take advantage of the discount!
Win a FREE course!
Come in and enter our prize draw for the chance to win a music course worth up to £165. We'll be drawing the winner on Saturday evening! It could be you!!
£30 voucher to be won!
Enter our prize draw this Saturday and you could win a £30 voucher to spend in store. We'll also have some other give-aways to hand out randomly! Smile, be happy and you may catch our eye!
Receiving an outstanding 4.5 stars! Guitar Interactive recently took the FG700MS for a spin!
As Yamaha's longest standing acoustic guitar range, the FGs are synonymous with great sound and superb playability with scores of guitarists depending on them as their acoustics of choice since launch in 1966. FG700MS is a fitting entry point to this classic range.
The FG700MS combines premium specification including solid Sitka spruce top, Nato back and sides, 90degree non-scalloped bracing inspired by the flagship L-Series and Yamaha's trademark setup with an ultra-thin natural satin finish to create an instrument with a rich, natural sound and incredible feel.
Superb sound and powerful functionality provide performance you can believe in
In Tyros5 Yamaha has created the ultimate performance keyboard, with outstanding sounds, enhanced DSP effects, and accompaniment Styles so real it's like being backed by the world’s finest musicians. The Tyros5 brings a level of authenticity like no instrument before it.
Whether sketching composition ideas, carefully crafting the perfect arrangement or delivering a memorable performance, the Tyros5 is your perfect companion.
The Organ World feature puts classical, theatre and contemporary organ sounds at the player's disposal, while the new Ensemble feature includes multiple string and brass sections. Real audio drum and percussion styles have also been included.
Number of Keys: Tyros5-76 -76 (E0-G6) Tyros5-61 61 (C1-C6)
Voices: Over 1000 including Ensemble, SA2, SA, MegaVoice, Live!, Sweet!, Cool, XG, Drum/SFX Kits
Styles: Over 500 including Audio Styles
Multi-Pads: Over 150 banks. Audio in Multi-Pads support.
Recording/Playback Multi-Track Audio and MIDI
Storage: 500Gb internal HDD, up to 1Gb optional flash memory, USB connectivity
BOSS recently launched three new pedals that utilize a new pedal technology known as MDP, which stands for Multi-Dimensional Processing. These pedals make fresh sounds that cannot be produced without MDP (more about them below), but the big question is: What is MDP?
MDP Technology Explained…
MDP is a technology that looks at the incoming signal and separates it into several different parts or “dimensions.” It analyzes various components of these parts, such as the frequencies and dynamics of the part (dimension) and applies the optimal effect to each part independently, treating each dimension almost as a separate input. In a way, it’s like having a polyphonic effect. As an example, if MDP separated the signal into, let’s say, six different pieces, the MDP-based processor could apply six effects at the same time. It’s almost like having six pedals at once, one for each dimension. This technology can be used in some interesting ways, and the three pedals that have it so far each use it to produce very different results.
When it comes to the world of electronic drums, Roger Taylor was in at the ground floor. From the New Wave scene of the early 80s to Duran Duran’s 2010 album ‘All You Need Is Now’, Roger has always embraced the musical possibilities of electronic percussion.
During this time, it’s been clear that Duran Duran didn’t fit into any particular box. The band has evolved, keeping their music fresh and the hits have continued throughout the nineties and the noughties. Duran Duran are now in the studio penning the follow-up release to their acclaimed 2010 album, their second with über-producer Mark Ronson at the helm. As the album takes shape, Roger is using the new TD-30KV V-Drums kit, which replaces his previous TD-20KX kit used on the band’s last album and tour.
Mayor Cllr Sean Brennan visited us on Learn to Play Day to lend his support to the event and help encourage more people to take up Music. One of our tutors Russ Parker was on hand to show the Mayor how to get started on the drums!
We offered free music lessons at Times Square Shopping Centre and in-store on March 16th as part of national Learn to Play Day.
There was the opportunity for anyone to have a free guitar, ukulele or piano lesson between 11am and 4pm at Times Square shopping and saxophone lessons in store (35 St Nicholas Way).
One of the UK’s most respected blues guitarists Robin Bibi also appeared, passing on his expertise along with some of Sutton Music Centre’s music tutors.
Come along to our first String Doctor day here at the store. We’ll be restringing guitars all day for half the normal service fee.
We can check your guitar is set up, make minor adjustments to the neck, advise you on different types of strings and basic maintenance tips. If you haven’t changed your strings for a while you’ll be amazed at not only the difference in sound but also the feel. To keep your guitar sounding and feeling its best you should change your strings regularly and we can advise you depending on the amount of playing your guitar gets!
Just start believing……….You can sing!!!' Join our new Rock & Pop choir @ Sutton Music Centre
Starts September 14th - ONLY £7.50 per session (10 sessions)
Join in the fun of singing arrangements of classic rock and pop songs in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Sutton Music Centre’s Academy facilities offer a great environment to get involved in music, meet like minded people and develop your skills.
Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 8 – 9.15pm and are held at Sutton Music Centre in our new bespoke teaching studios. There is a refreshments/waiting area so you can catch up with other choir members and even free parking.
The choir is led Steve Clark, a highly experienced musical director and educator who has performed regularly in the west end and most of the UK's regional theatres. He also led the musical theatre course at Laine Theatre Arts for 3 years.
We will also have guest professional singers dropping in on some rehearsals to join in and offer performance tips.
The choir meets for 10 rehearsals per term and the fee is £75. If you join after the first week the fee is pro rata.