Join us at Schmitt Music Minnetonka for the Summer Lesson Kick-off Celebration. Sign up for summer lessons, get door prizes, free refreshments and save $10 OFF your registration fee when you refer a friend! See what new and fun print materials are available!
Wednesday, May 29th at 6pm
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All participants will play in trumpet ensembles with each other and with Chuck & Dave. Everyone receives free CDs, sheet music and discounts on musical products, and you’ll get to explore Schmitt Music’s new Trumpet Shop! It’s the best selection of trumpets in the Midwest!
Dates: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2013, 7:30–9:30 pm
May 11, 1–4 p.m. (Dress Rehearsal and Songwriting Workshop) Showtime: May 12, Nomad World Pub, 2–5 p.m. Live Performance! Tuition: $500
Live your Rock & Roll dreams by experiencing the entire music-making process with these national artists:
Mike Arturi, drummer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band – The Lovin’ Spoonful
Tim Mahoney, singer/songwriter and finalist on “The Voice”
Jim Peterik is a founding member of the Ides of March and Survivor. Jim’s songwriting credits include “Vehicle,” “Hold on Loosely” (38 Special), and “Eye Of The Tiger.”
You’ll get real world professional insight about songwriting, rehearsing, the music business and presenting a polished live show. All participants will be placed in bands on the first day of the workshop. Each band will receive direction and coaching from Mike Arturi and Tim Mahoney in preparation for a live performance at the Nomad World Pub. Jim Peterik will visit and counsel all the bands during dress rehearsal following his songwriting/live performance master class. Jim will also be present for the final performances wrapping the show up with a three song set accompanied by Mike and Tim!
The Trumpet Shop presents a Free Trumpet Masterclass featuring Manny Laureano, Principal Trumpet for the Minnesota Orchestra on Saturday, April 27th from 3PM – 5PM at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center. All are welcome!
Principal Trumpet Manny Laureano, who joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1981, has performed solos in all the Orchestra’s concert series and served as an assistant conductor during the 2005-06 season. In 2003 he premiered Stephen Paulus’ Concerto for Two Trumpets and Orchestra, which was written for him and Doc Severinsen, who was then the Orchestra’s principal pops conductor. His other solos with the Orchestra have included Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, Copland’s Quiet City, Clarke’s Southern Cross, Vizzutti’s Compadre, Hertel’s Concerto a cinque in D major, Bach’s Second Brandenburg Concerto, and concertos by Arutiunian and Tomasi.
Laureano is also in demand as a conductor. With his wife, Claudette, he serves as co-artistic director of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies. In 2006 he led a series of Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concerts, ¡Viva Latino!
Laureano, a native New Yorker, began playing trumpet in the public school system and later studied with James Smith while at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts and with William Vacchiano of the New York Philharmonic. After graduating from the Juilliard School of Music, Laureano served as principal trumpet of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
CLICK HERE to read more about Manny Laureano. Watch Manny on YouTube below:
Did you like Camp Rock or School of Rock? Then you will love Rock Star Academy! Whether you want to be a rock star or a classical musician, Rock Star Academy will have the amazing instructors, classes and performances that you are looking for! Classes include band, choir, show choir and rock band, as well as practice time, create your own ensemble times, music theory and music history. Students will have the opportunity to compete in our Rock Star Academy Talent Show and the two week camp will end with an amazing All-Camp Performance.
When: Monday – Friday, July 8 – July 19 from 8:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Glacier Hills Elementary in Eagan, MN (view map)
ROLAND DAYS at Schmitt Music — NOW through MARCH 31st!
Visit your Schmitt Music stores during ROLAND DAYS and get to know the great features and SuperNATURAL sounds that make Roland digital pianos so amazing.
GET SPECIAL PRICING ON ROLAND PIANOS!
SAVE UP TO 40% OFF! SuperNATURAL Sound – SuperNATURAL Savings – Built-in Educational Software – iPad Connectivity – Roland digital pianos have it all!
Save on closeouts, discontinued models, floor demos and more – EVERY ROLAND DIGITAL PIANO IS ON SALE!
Join us for a free in-store concert with pianist/composer James Day, and discover why Roland pianos are the top choice for professionals everywhere, or attend one of our special clinics just for music educators! Click below to view Roland Days events near you:
During Roland Days, you’ll find great deals on Roland digital pianos at all Schmitt Music stores, and you can attend some great free events at select Schmitt Music stores. Contact one of our friendly, knowledgeable Schmitt Music Piano Specialists to learn more about special events, or to schedule an personal Roland piano showing today!
The Trumpet Shop presents a Free Trumpet Clinic featuring Jazz Legend Randy Brecker! Join us on Saturday, March 9th from 1PM – 2PM at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center. All are welcome!
“His crisp, clean trumpet sound and decidedly melodic approach combined to offer an entirely delightful musical expression that could well serve as a beacon for contemporary jazz.” - Los Angeles Times
Enter to win a Yamaha YTR-4335S! Join us for a Trumpet Shop Open House from Noon to 1PM on Saturday to test play a great selection of Yamaha gear, and register to win the YTR-4335S trumpet! The winner will be chosen after Randy’s clinic; must be present to win.
Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of Jazz, R&B and Rock for more than four decades.
His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of
artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely
Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver and Frank Zappa.
As a composer, performer and in-demand Yamaha clinician, Randy Brecker continues to
influence and inspire young musicians around the world. He feels like he is just starting out!
CLICK HERE to learn more about Randy Brecker on his website.
Join us from 10 AM – 1 PM on Wednesday, February 27th for two free presentations by Lynn Godfriaux Maloy at Schmitt Music Denver.
10:00 AM – “Dyslexia and the Keyboard: When Students Can’t Read”
This presentation discusses issues surrounding elementary, intermediate, high school, and college piano students with reading problems, and addresses non-traditional teaching approaches.
11:30 AM – “Dyslexia: Recognizing the Invisible and How Teachers Can Help”
We’ll cover the myths and facts about dyslexia; the “3 camps” in the medical and educational fields concerning whether dyslexia is a correctable or a permanent problem; issues in this country with it being defined as a disability; international issues with diagnosis and special educational support; and how music teachers (piano, instrumental, classroom) might recognize and help students with dyslexia.
Lynn Godfriaux Maloy is a nationally and state-certified piano teacher through MTNA and CSMTA. Lynn received her music degrees from the University of Oklahoma, where she studied pedagogy under Dr. Jane Magrath, Dr. E.L. Lancaster, and Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk. Her applied teachers have included Dr. Digby Bell and Dr. Edward Gates (OU); Dr. Keith Walliingford; and Alvin Chow (CU Boulder). She is a member of MTNA, CSMTA, PPMTA, AMS, and the recently inducted CS Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon. Lynn presented part one of her dyslexia lecture at the CSMTA State Convention in 2011 and will be presenting both sessions at the 2013 MTNA National Convention. In 2010, she published The Well-Tempered Poet: 24 Pictures and Poems, which is available online through Amazon, Authorhouse, and major book sellers.