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Australian National Busking Championships™ is looking to grow!

Australian National Busking Championships

– A Unique Music Festival For Your Town

About:

The Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC) is now in it’s 5th year. For the first four years the ANBC has been held exclusively in Cooma NSW, the picturesque and historic capital of Australia’s Snowy Mountains. We have thought of these early years as the first stage in the ANBC vision for the future.

The next stage now is to make this event a truly National Championship by holding Preliminary Championships in various regional towns around Australia. The winners from these regional events will be then invited to complete in the Grand Final back in Cooma on the first weekend in November of each year.

This event has been a great success from day one and as the years have gone by we have developed a template for this festival that we feel, can work in any town with the right kind support and know-how.

We have already had a wonderfully successful ANBC Preliminary Regional Final in Stanthrope, Queensland this year in February.

Stanthorpe Photo Album:  http://coomamusic.com.au/australian-national-busking-championships/anbc-stanthorpe-my-photo-album

Stanthorpe Video Album: http://coomamusic.com.au/australian-national-busking-championships/anbc-stanthorpe-2016-video

A Unique Music Festival:

The Australian National Busking Championships™ is a different sort of music festival for Australia. Music festivals in Australia have typically been based on a particular style of music, e.g. Tamworth Country Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival. The ANBC is a celebration of all styles of music because the buskers that perform in this festival bring a huge variety of music to the event. Whether that be Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Indigenous, Multicultural or Classical, the Australian National Busking Championships™ reflects the rich diversity of Australian music culture.

Tickets for most music festivals are expensive; in the ANBC all the street entertainment is provided free of charge. The audience can, of course, tip the busker but that is their choice. All this wonderful music is performed literally feet away from them.

Although there are buskers at many music festivals in Australia, busking is typically relegated to a fringe activity. However, in this festival the buskers take pride of place. This festival brings music back to the people, back to the streets.

How Does This Work?

The buskers are assigned special locations (Busking Hot Spots), at various times, around the central business district of the participating town. A timetable will be emailed to all the registered buskers. Roaming judges assess these performances during the day. The buskers get to choose how many sets they would like to perform and whether they would like to perform for the whole day or just at certain times. However, all buskers must be available to perform in the Preliminary Finals Concert at say, 5pm to be held in an open air venue such as the town park.

The prize-winners for the age categories will be selected by a panel of judges at the Preliminary Finals Concert. The Open Age Winner for each of these regional championships will be invited to go on to compete in the Grand Finals in Cooma.

A Worthwhile Community Event.

In Cooma, we have found that from it’s first year the Australian National Busking Championships™ has helped local not-for-profit groups raise money through fund raising activities on the day. Organisations such as the Cooma District Hospital Auxiliary, Cooma Rotary Club, Cooma Railway, 2MNO Community Radio, Cooma Swimming Club, St Patrick’s Parish School, to name a few, have raised thousands of dollars through this event. In fact, the main reason why the Australian National Busking Championships™ came into existence was through the wonderful work of the “Snowy Ride”. The ANBC was originally conceived to provide entertainment and fun for the 4,000 or so Snowy Riders as they pass through Cooma. Since it’s beginnings in 2001, this annual motorcycle event has raised over $5 million towards childhood cancer research. The Snowy Ride is organised by the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation. So we, at the Australian National Busking Championships™ are pleased to support the Snowy Ride. For more information about the Snowy Ride go to:https://www.snowyride.org.au/

The ANBC has also generated a much needed financial boost to the businesses of our country town. Coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, retail shops and service stations have all benefited over the years. For Cooma, the ANBC comes at a normally “lean time” well after the winter ski season and before the start of Christmas trading. To their credit, local businesses have got behind this event by generously sponsoring prizes for the winners of the Championships.

The Rotary Club Partnership.

In 2014, the Rotary Club of Cooma offered their assistance in running this community based event. Ever since, ANBC has gone from strength to strength. The ANBC committee sees this Rotary connection has vital to the continual growth of this great event.

The Australian National Busking Championships™ has the unique ability to provide significant benefits to the performers, the venue hosts, local businesses, community organisations and the general public. We hope you can join us in providing this wonderful event for your town. Celebrate with us, Australia’s rich and diverse music street culture!

More Links:

ANBC Stanthorpe 2016 – Video

ABC Radio National – Bush Telegraph – Busking Report

http://coomamusic.com.au/category/australian-national-busking-championships/page/2

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Phil Horneman now teaching at Cooma School of Music

Phil Horneman is now teaching music lessons at Cooma School of Music.

Phil Horneman is a qualified classroom music teacher with many years of experience teaching in public and private schools. As well as a fine instrumental teacher of Piano, Cello, Drums, Brass & Woodwind Phil is also an outstanding Concert Band Director and Choir Master.

For enquiries call Phil on:

(02) 6452 1255 or 0401 624 138
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Lucy Fisher – Singing Teacher

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Lucy Fisher – Voice Coach, Teacher of Voice

We’d like to welcome a new singing teacher to the area.
Introducing Lucy Fisher.
Lucy will be taking singing students at Cooma School of Music.
Contact her on 0418 669 446.

About Lucy:
Lucy began her singing career at a very young age, and at the age of 16 began performing jazz and top 40 songs in a few local venues. In her early 20’s she had a residency at a local jazz gig and also covered her ground well as a rock vocalist with Sydney bands. She has recorded 2 solo albums and has an award for her contribution to world music in 2004 for her song writing with Hillsong Music Australia.

For the past 32 years she has been a vocal teacher and coach, and is highly regarded for her effective teaching style, and restorative vocal health techniques. Lucy has performed to audiences from 25 people to 25,000, covering venues such as The Hordern Pavilion, the Sydney Entertainment Centre, and the Acer Area at the Olympic Park in N.S.W. She has also performed in the USA, UK, Europe and Asia.
She has also worked on TV commercials and stage productions, has been a vocal producer on many albums, and vocal director for 2 world tours with ACE.
Lucy currently ‘rocks the house’ as the lead vocalist with the Sydney band The Justice Bureau.

 

 

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Alhambra Classical Guitars – Made in Spain

Alhambra Guitars Made in Spain

Alhambra Guitars Made in Spain

We have the Alhambra guitars from Spain.  So you can  pick up a quality hand made Spanish guitar for a great price. All Alhambra are made in Spain and have solid wood tops. The tops are available in solid cedar or spruce. We try to keep this Alhambra models in stock:

  • Alhambra Zero    $439
  • Alhambra Z CW  $769
  • Alhambra 1C        $659
  • Alhambra 2C       $799
  • Alhambra 3C       $940
  • Alhambra 4P     $1,160
  • Alhambra 7C     $1,740

More concert models are available through special order from $4,000 to $17,000

Also in smaller sizes:

  • Alhambra 1C Requinto 1/2 Size (Solid cedar top)_______$659
  • Alhambra 1C Cadete 3/4 Size (Solid cedar top)_____$659

(We try to have all these models in stock, however this may be subject to availability as all Alhambra guitars are imported from Spain) 

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938

Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Click here to see and hear these lovely guitars.

Alhambra model Z with cutaway and pickup $769

Alhambra model Z with cutaway and pickup $769

Alhambra model Z Natural

Alhambra model Z Natural $439

 

Alhambra 7C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top-solid mahogany back & sides) $1740

Alhambra 7C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top-solid mahogany back & sides) $1740

Alhambra 4P Classical Guitar (solid cedar top pictured-rosewood back & sides) $1098

Alhambra 4P Classical Guitar (solid cedar top pictured-rosewood back & sides) $1160

Alhambra 3C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top) $906

Alhambra 3C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top) $940

Alhambra 2C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top) $769

Alhambra 2C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top) $799

Alhambra 1C (Solid Cedar Top) $549-Great beginners guitar!

Alhambra 1C (Solid Cedar Top) $659-Great guitar for the serious beginner!

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Emily Ventura – Piano Tuition

Emily Ventura B.Mus - Piano Tuition_taggedWe would like to welcome a new piano teacher, Emily Ventura, to our faculty.

Emily has just graduated from the University of Newcastle Conservatorium. She majored in piano and was awarded a with a Bachelor of Music degree with Distinction. Her teacher there was Helen Smith. Emily has also studied piano with Gabriella Pusner and Carl Schmidt.

Emily has been teaching piano for several years, with all levels and ages, and particularly enjoys seeing the level of satisfaction that her students gain from improving their music skill and playing pieces they enjoy.

Contact Emily: 0421 173 824

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Music Tuition Available

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC

So much more than just a guitar school...

 

 

We hate to blow our own trumpet..But!

We hate to blow our own trumpet..But!

We now offer music tuition in:

  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Singing
  • Violin, Viola, Cello
  • Flute, Clarinet, Saxohone, Oboe, Recorder
  • Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn
  • Harmonica, Ukulele
  • Drum Kit & Bass Guitar
  • Music Performance Coaching
  • Music Theory & Musicianship

and of course Guitar…we have 5 guitar teachers out of a total of 10 teaching staff!

All styles catered for – from rock to classical
All ages and levels catered for 
 

We also have a Full Service Retail Music Shop!

 
Shop 2 Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp St Cooma
Phone: 6452 6067
 

Home of the Australian National Busking Championships TM

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Emily Ventura B.Mus – Our New Piano Teacher

Emily Ventura B.Mus - Piano Teacher

Emily Ventura B.Mus – Piano Teacher

We would like to welcome a new piano teacher, Emily Ventura, to our faculty.

Emily has just graduated from the University of Newcastle Conservatorium. She majored in piano and was awarded a with a Bachelor of Music degree with Distinction. Her teacher there was Helen Smith.  Emily has also studied piano with Gabriella Pusner and Carl Schmidt.

Emily has been teaching piano for several years, with all levels and ages, and particularly enjoys seeing the level of satisfaction that her students gain from improving their music skill and playing pieces they enjoy.

Emily Ventura performing in recital

Emily Ventura performing in recital

Cooma School of Music now offers music tuition in piano, guitar, bass guitar, voice, violin, viola, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, French horn, recorder, harmonica and music theory and musicianship. All styles of music are catered for, from rock to classical.

This year will also bring lots of opportunities for musicians of all ages and abilities to perform music in many different events. Every Thursday, Cooma School of Music is hosting a Thursday Night Music Club at the Two Vaults Restaurant, 161 Sharp Street Cooma. This weekly open mic session is a fun and informal way for musicians to hone their skills and meet with other musicians. It runs between 7.30pm and 9.30pm every Thursday. It’s free and all are welcome; call Allan on 6452 6067 for more information.

There will also be lots of opportunities for musicians to compete in 2015. Cooma School of Music has joined forces with The Hub Youth Centre and Cooma-Monaro Shire Council to create a new music competition especially for young musicians. It’s called the Cooma Youth Music Awards. This will be held during National Youth Week on Saturday 11th April. For more details and entry forms go to coomamusic.com. The fabulous 10th annual Cooma Music Competition will be conducted towards the end of term two in June (exact date to be confirmed). Jindy Idol is also planned for September. The Australian National Busking Championships™ will be held on Saturday 7th November.

So, as you see, there’s a lots of music happening in 2015 here in the Mountains. To stay informed watch this space, or go to coomamusic.com.au or “like” Cooma School of Music on Facebook. You can also ask to join our email list (allan@coomamusic.com.au) and we’ll send you regular updates on all the music events.

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Valencia 3/4 size TC13 Classical Guitar – Great Value for Young Beginners!

One of our students gets a big surprise – her first guitar of her own!  A 3/4 Valencia Classical Purpleburst. $89 – worth every dollar!

We set up and tune these  guitars so they play beautifully. We offer a 2 year warranty.

The look on her face is why I still bother with working in a music shop after 30 years!

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938
EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

 

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Just Arrived! Nux Loop Core Pedal

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NUX Loop Core allows you to record and create music phases and play back as loops! It has 40 built-in drum patterns and offers you 99 user memories! Whether you practice, compose, or play live gigs, you will get inspired by the well-considered features of Loop Core!
 

Record and overdub as many layers as you need.

  1. Up to 6 Hours recording time.
  2. Mono or Stereo recording*(stereo input only via aux-in jack).
  3. 99 user memories.
  4. Built-in drum patterns with TAP tempo.
  5. Change the playback tempo of your recorded phrases without changing the key.
  6. Switching phrases without latency.
  7. Extensional pedal (optional) for more control.
  8. Import and backup phrases with PC.
  9. True-bypass.
  10. Runs on batteries and AC adaptor.

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AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938
EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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Cooma’s Street Music Festival a Huge Success

 

Cannonball Express competing at the Australian National Busking Championships

Cannonball Express competing at the Australian National Busking Championships

Last Saturday saw the return of the enormously popular Australian National Busking Championships to the CBD of Cooma. Over 170 musicians played their hearts out to compete for over $8,000 in prizes and the coveted title of Australian National Busking Champion. The buskers commenced their street performances at 9.00am and played all day until 5.00 pm – the start of the Finals Concert in Centennial Park. At the Finals Concert five judges, Gunther Gorman, Marian Budos, Graham French, Donna Smith and ABC Radio presenter, Michael Cavanagh decided which buskers would receive the 23 awards on offer.

Guyy - Australian National Busking Champion - 2nd year running!

Guyy – Australian National Busking Champion – 2nd year running!

Singer-guitarist Guyy Lilleyman won the Open Champion for the second year running. He won a cash prize of $2,000. After winning last year’s Open Champion, Guyy has been enjoying an enormous boost to his music career. He has just returned from a highly successful tour of South Africa where he and his duo partner, violinist Amelia Gibson, played for thousands of new fans throughout that country. Guyy advertised on his South African tour posters that he was the “Australian National Busking Champion”.

Vendulka - wows the crowd

Vendulka – wows the crowd

Second place in the open section went to Vendulka Wichta. She won a cash prize of $300. Vendulka is, of course, Cooma’s very own X Factor girl and very much a crowd favourite in this event. Vendulka and Guyy are great friends so although they took this competition very seriously, they still managed to stay friends. They drove down together from Canberra for the day. Third place in the open section went to a fabulous folk group called “The Button Collective”. They received a cash prize of $200. Originally formed in Lismore, The Button

The Button Collective came all the way from Sydney to compete in the Australian National Busking Championships

The Button Collective came all the way from Sydney to compete in the Australian National Busking Championships

Collective is now a Sydney-based band. They are in huge demand – they are constantly on the road performing in folk festivals all over Australia. The band is lead by guitarist, mandolin player and singer, Brodie Buttons aka Brodie Nossiter who was born and raised in Cooma, with piano accordion player Quinton Trembath and double bassist Jacob Pember.

Olivia Cakarun won the $1000 People's Choice Award

Olivia Cakarun won the $1000 People’s Choice Award

This year’s People’s Choice Award was Olivia Cakarun a talented 13 year old singer-guitarist from Sydney. She won $1,000. The second place winners were the Button Collective, earning themselves $700 to add to their booty. The third place People’s Choice Award was Harry Cleverdon, winning himself $300.

Josh Maynard (from Cowra) was awarded Australian National Busking Champion-secondary section

Josh Maynard (from Cowra) was awarded Australian National Busking Champion-secondary section

In the secondary section, Josh Maynard, a singer-guitarist from Cowra took out the first prize and $500. The second prize went to another singer-guitarist, Lucy Sugerman. Lucy is from Canberra and she also received $300. The third prize of $200 went to the three-piece group Raising Cain. This is a group of local musicians: Sarah Nicholson, Rory Maclean and Ehlana Wright. In the primary age section, which was sponsored by the Cooma-Monaro Express, Harry

Harry Cleverdon came from Young to become the Australian National Busking Champion - primary section

Harry Cleverdon came from Young to become the Australian National Busking Champion – primary section

Cleverdon came first. Harry is a singer and keyboard player. He came down from Young with his family for the day. His prize was $300. The second prize of $200 was awarded to the brother and sister singing duo “Kick It”. They are Ted and Lucia Stewart from Canberra. The third place went to Tomas Carton. Tomas, who won $100, is a piano player from Cooma.

Marco Solo won one of ten Special Judges Award of $200 on offer

Marco Solo won one of ten Special Judges Award of $200 on offer

This year there were also 10 Special Judges Awards of $200 each. These were for buskers that the judges thought deserving of special recognition. They were: The Brademann Brothers (from Cooma), The Browne Sisters (from Tanja), Connor Ross (from Cobargo), Cooma Public School Choir, Dab Three (from Woodbine), Marco Solo (from Cobargo), Roger McCulloch (from Cooma), Rowena Evans (from Cooma), Tessa Divine (from Canberra), and Undertow (from Canberra). There was also a special “Farthest Traveller Award” of $100 that went to the busker that had to travel the longest distance to perform in the Championships. This award was donated by Michael Hutchesson. Michael, who is from South Australia, is a huge fan of the Championships. He couldn’t make it to this year’s event but still wanted to be part of the excitement. This year’s third annual Australian National Busking Championships™ was by any measure a huge success, but it could not have happened without the generous support of the Rotary Club of Cooma, the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council, Cooma School of Music and these local businesses and organizations: Alpine Hotel Cooma, Cooma Hotel, Cooma-Monaro Express, Roses Restaurant, Mark Kenmir & Co, Eucumbene Trout Farm, Cooma Little Theatre, Cooma Lions Club, Cooma Family Dental, Snowy Monaro Arts Council, P D Murphy’s Cafe, Moontree Health Foods, The Monaro Post, ABC Local Radio, Radio 2XL, Snow FM Radio, 2MNO Community Radio, Cooma Cafe, 40 Cafe, Never Ending Memories, Mainstreet, Snowy Camping World, Cooma Trophy & Gift Centre, Pizza House Food Factory, Bush Basics, Kettle and Seed, The Two Vaults Restaurant and The Lott Foodstore.   ABC Radio National – Bush Telegraph – Podcast:

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New Alhambra Classical Guitar with Pickup & Cutaway!

 

Alhambra ZCWE

Alhambra ZCWE

Just in time for Christmas! The Alhambra Z natural classical guitar now has a big brother just arrived from Spain! It’s the Alhambra ZCWE which

Fishman Pickup with Preamp and Chromatic Tuner

Fishman Pickup with Preamp and Chromatic Tuner

is the Z model with an onboard Fishman Pickup & Preamp and a Cut-Away. Big Big acoustic sound and ready for weddings, parties..anything where volume is an issue.

Recommended retail price $799 Special introductory offer $699.

There’s just two so be quick!

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938
EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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Casio CTK3200 Keyboard

only $299.95

The Casio CTK3200 is an affordable instrument packed with great features such as Casio’s famous Step-up Lesson System, audio inputs for a MP3 player, USB port for MIDI implementation and a pitch wheel for additional expression over sounds.

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• 61 Touch Responsive Piano-style keys

• 400 Tones +150 Rhythms

• iPod connectivity

• Pitch bend wheel

• Step Up Lesson

• USB MIDI Plug & Play – Mac & PC

• AD95BP 9.5V Adaptor included

5 Year Warranty

 

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938
EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

 

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Alhambra Model Zero – A Great Student Guitar

ALHAMBRA MODEL ZERO CLOSEUP

The luthiers at the premier Spanish guitar making workshop, Alhambra, have just came out with a new student model classical guitar, the model zero.

Alhambra model zero. Made in Spain for just $399

Alhambra model zero. Made in Spain for just $399

This is a lovely matte finished full-sized classical guitar with a solid cedar top. It retails for the amazing price of just $439!

The previous entry point guitar in the Alhambra range was it’s glossy brother, the model 1C which retails for $659. That’s $200 more than the new model zero.

This new model zero is an amazing guitar for the price. It has a beautiful solid cedar top which gives it a full deep rich bass and a warm sustaining treble, plus there’s heaps of volume.

How can they do it for the price? Maybe they saved on the no-frills matte finish. Probably, but what a guitar! Made in Spain for $439. This is really going to upset the Chinese. The Spanish guitar makers are fighting back!

There are only 12 of these model zero guitars imported into Australia and the next shipment could be dearer if the Aussi dollar keeps going down.

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938
EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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Rodrigo Percussion Cajons

Cajon-Rodrigo Percussion-All Natural CederBlack w-White Logo & ScrewsWe now have Rodrigo Percussion Cajons in stock. These quality hand made instruments are made in Australia. They come with a 5 year warranty.

Usually $369 special introductory offer $329.
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COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938

EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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Waltons Bodhrans (Irish Drums)

Waltons Bodhrans Made in Ireland

Waltons Bodhrans Made in Ireland

Waltons Bodhran’s now come in a package with:

  •  Beater
  • Carry Bag
  • DVD Tutor

These Bodhran “Packs” come in 3 sizes:

  • 12″ bodhran pack $69.00
  • 15″ bodran pack $99.00
  • 18″ bodhran pack $119.00
18" Bodhran Packs with 18" Bodhran, Beater, Carry Bag plus DVD. Each 18" Pack is $99.00

18″ Bodhran Packs with 18″ Bodhran, Beater, Carry Bag plus DVD. Each 18″ Pack is $119.00

 Also Available in 15″ Packs for $89 each:

15" Bodhran Packs for $89.00

15″ Bodhran Packs for $99.00 each

12" Bodhran Packs for $29.00 each

12″ Bodhran Packs for $69.00 each

 

Waltons also make a premium range of Bodhran for professional players

Waltons also make a premium range of Bodhran for professional players (Turquoise unavailable)

DWM2480 Waltons 16″ Pro Bodhran. $149.00

  • 16″ 5 ply fine wood shell
  • Hand picked premium quality double goatskin head
  • Super grip handle.
  • Celtic embossed, studded leather banding
  • Waltons brass logo plate and pro-beater
  • Ebony finish shell

DWM2487 Waltons 16″ Pro Bodhran. $149.00

  • as above but with 16″ aged oak shell

DWM2497  Waltons 18″ Pro Bodhran. $179.00

  • 18″ 5 ply fine wood shell
  • Hand picked premium quality double goatskin head
  • Super grip handle.
  • Celtic embossed, studded leather banding
  • Waltons brass logo plate and pro-beater
  • Aged oak finish shell (only finish now available – ebony & turquoise finishes discontinued)

DWM2417 Waltons 16″ Turnable Pro Bodhran. $229.00

Specially created by Waltons with the professional player in mind-the las word in tone, build and versatility!

  • Ultra reliable tuning mechanism
  • 16″ 5 ply fine wood shell
  • Hand picked premium quality double goatskin head
  • Super grip handle.
  • Celtic embossed, studded leather banding
  • Waltons brass logo plate and pro-beater
  • Aged oak shell

DWM2437 Waltons 18″ Turnable Pro Bodhran. $249.00

  • as above but 18″ aged oak shell

Available from:

Cooma School of Music
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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Printed Ukulele Straps

UKE STRAPSThe Wait Is Over!
Our printed webbing Ukulele Straps are back in stock.
40mm wide printed webbing Ukulele strap with 2mm leather ends.
Slide adjustable in length from 80cm to 115cm
RRP $24.95

Available:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938

EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

MADE IN AUSTRALIA

COLONIAL LEATHER

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Nuvo Clarinéo

ClarineoThe Nuvo Clarinéo was invented and developed by the English woodwind teacher, Graham Lyons. ( In 1980, he wrote ‘Take up the Flute’, ‘Take up the Clarinet’ and originated the ‘Mixed Bag’ series of woodwind ensembles, published by Chester Music. In 1984 He started his own music publishing business, Useful Music, printing educational woodwind music. Many of his compositions were selected for the syllabuses of British national instrumental music examinations. Total sales of his printed music albums exceed 350,000 copies.)
 
More information here:
 
The Nuvo Clarinéo is child friendly as it is light weight, easy to play, easy to maintain, robust and there are colour options. There are also lots of teaching resources for this instrument.
The Nuvo Clarinéo with all the accessories and learning resources retails for just $229. 
There is also a 10% education discount for schools
The Nuvo Clarinéo is available in these exciting colours

The Nuvo Clarinéo is available in these exciting colours

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938

EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Introducing the Nuvo Clarinéo video:

http://youtu.be/KuUdTk7FkMc

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ABC Radio National – Bush Telegraph – Busking Report

Bush Telegraph on ABC Radio National did a great report on this year’s Australian National Busking Championships™.

Here’s the podcast to download:

Josh Maynard from Cowra won the Secondary Section

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The Settlers – Songs of the Snowy Mountains. $34.95

 THE SETTLERS_SONGS OF THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS_COVER 001THE SETTLERS_SONGS OF THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS_INDEXCongratulations Shannon O’Boyle! 
Leslie Spencer transcribed the CD to print music!

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938

EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Cooma Monaro Express article Thursday 23 October

Cooma Monaro Express article Thursday 23 October 2014 (click for larger view)

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CASIO – LK120 Lighting Keyboard

The Casio LK120 is a great introduction into the world of music with it’s light up keys that let you follow the lights as you learn!
 Just $199.95

LK120 - $199.95

LK120 – $199.95

TOP FEATURES
•61 Full Sized Keys
•Key Lighting System
•12 Note Polyphony
•100 Tones
•50 Rhythms
•3-Step Lesson System
•Transpose/Tuning
•100 Built in Tunes
•Adaptor included
 
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
•KBST03 – Single Brace Keyboard Stand

•KBB61 – Keyboard Baglk120_close

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938

EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Find out more on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/JiSgwI-8uOs

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Casio Keyboards – SA mini keys series

The SA46 & SA76 keyboards is a great fun way for your children to get involved in music for the first time. With mini keys for small hands and lots of fun sounds and rhythms to play with, your children will love these keyboards!

 

SA46  $59.95

SA46 $59.95

SA46 TOP FEATURES

  • 32 Mini Sized Keys
  • 8 Note Polyphony
  • 100 Tones
  • 50 Rhythms
  • 10 Built in Tunes
  • Drum Pad
  • 2 Digit LCD Display
  • 44.6 X 20.8 X 5.1 cm

(Adaptor not included)
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

  • AD95 – 9.5V Adaptor
  • SBA – Casio Beginners Book

 

SA76 $89.95

SA76 $89.95

 

SA76 TOP FEATURES

• 44 mini keys
• 8 note polyphony
• 100 tones
• 50 play-along tracks
• 5 drum pads
• 10 practice pieces
• Melody-off function
• Piano or organ sound
• LCD display
• Input and output: headphones

(Adaptor not included)

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

• AD95 – 9.5V Adaptor
• SBA – Casio Beginners Book

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Cooma Rotary Club backs the Australian National Busking Championships

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It’s official!
The Australian National Busking Championships have joined forces with the Cooma Rotary Club.
In a special meeting this morning we shook hands on a partnership which will secure a bright future for this wonderful community based event.
So keep Saturday 1st November 2014 free in your diaries because it’s going to be an awesome day of busking, music, fun and prizes in Cooma NSW!

Busking and Rotary

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The 3 Chord Trick

How to play thousands of songs without even trying…
Most songs can be played with 3 or 4 chords. Musicians called this the “Three Chord Trick”.
These chords are based on triads built on the first, fourth & fifth notes of the scale you are working in.
Ok before your eyes start to glaze over I’ve added a one page chart that you can use as a quick reference. ( print it  & keep it in your guitar case) Pdf > Chords for Guitar – Working in Chord Progressions
I’ve just stayed with the most common keys for guitar and added in some of the extra chords (vi & ii -occasionally iii in the Major keys and III & VII in the Minor keys). If you become familiar with these typical chord progressions you’ll be able to accompany thousands songs as well as get a deeper understanding about how harmony works in any style of diatonic music generally.
(This works with Ukulele too!)

Chords for Guitar - Working in Chord Progressions

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Second Hand Alto Saxophone For Sale $750

01 Solo Alto Sax - excellent condition

Solo Alto Saxophone, 2nd Hand – Excellent Condition

“Solo” brand. Excellent condition. (new price $995)
Comes with great quality neck strap, cork grease, cleaning cloth and heavy duty hard case. Plays beautifully.

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938

EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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The New Big Acoustic Guitar Songbook – $14.99 (Code: HLE90004728)

THE NEW BIG ACOUSTIC GUITAR SONGBOOK 00173 Songs including:

The A Team (Ed Sheeran), To Be With You (Mr.Big), You”ve Got A Friend (James Taylor), Just Breathe (Pearl Jam), The Killing Of George (Rod Steward), I Won’t Give Up (Jason Mraz), The House Of The Rising Sun (The Animals), For Once In My Life (Stevie Wonder), Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Coldplay), Cosmic Dancer (T.Rex), Promises (Eric Clapton), The Look Of Love (Dusty Springfield), Love Of My Life (Queen), Video Games (Lana Del Rey), Set The Fire To The Third Bar (Snow Patrol), The Only Living Boy In New York (Simon & Garfunkel), Black Horse And The Cherry Tree (KT Tunstall), I’m Looking Through You (The Beatles), It’s Too Late (Carole King), Solsbury Hill (Peter Gabriel), Love (John Lennon), Come Away With Me (Norah Jones), Going To California (Led Zeppelin), Love Is A Losing Game (Amy Winehouse), Koks (David Bowie), and more, Songbook arranged for acoustic guitar, with chords and lyrics

 

(Back cover - click to enlarge)

(Back cover – click to enlarge)

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938

EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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Cooma School of Music joins Muso City

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Cooma School of Music is proud to announce that we have linked in with an exciting online music retail site: www.musocity.com.au. Check out all the great music products and save heaps of money.

When you buy at musocity.com.au you can have all the fun and convenience of online shopping in the knowledge that you are purchasing in a totally safe and secure online environment. You are being served by trusted retailers who have had decades of experience in the music industry. Furthermore, you can have all the ongoing face to face support, advice and customer service from a real bricks and mortar store of your choice (including Cooma School of Music, of course).

You also have the choice of having your purchases sent directly to you, or if you prefer, you can pick up your purchases at a participating store. Free delivery for orders over $100 and a further 5% discount if you decide to pick up your purchases in the store.

Click here to check out MusoCity

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Ernie Constance CDs are now available at Cooma School of Music

ERNIE CONSTANCE_SONGS I WROTE FOR SLIM

ERNIE CONSTANCE_SONGS I WROTE FOR SLIM

ERNIE CONSTANCE_WHEN THE CURRAWONGS COME DOWN

ERNIE CONSTANCE_WHEN THE CURRAWONGS COME DOWN

ERNIE CONSTANCE_THE COLOURS OF A SONG

ERNIE CONSTANCE_THE COLOURS OF A SONG

ERNIE CONSTANCE_MILESTONES

ERNIE CONSTANCE_MILESTONES

ERNIE CONSTANCE_GOIN WALKABOUT

ERNIE CONSTANCE_GOIN’ WALKABOUT

ERNIE CONSTANCE_BOOTS N ALL

ERNIE CONSTANCE_BOOTS N ALL

ERNIE CONSTANCE_A DINKUM BUSHMANS HANDS

ERNIE CONSTANCE_A DINKUM BUSHMAN’S HANDS

All Ernie Constance CDs are $25 each

Available at:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938

EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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Rodney Clancy – One Of Cooma’s Music “Stars”

Rodney Clancy is teaching  Singing & Brass at Cooma School of Music

Rodney Clancy is teaching Singing & Brass at Cooma School of Music

We are extremely lucky to have many talented musicians here in Cooma. One our local “stars” is Rodney Clancy.

Rodney is the director of the Monaro Youth Choir, as well as the Snowy Mountains Ensemble, which is a community orchestra. He is always looking for more young singers for his Choir as well as instrumentalists for the Ensemble.

Rodney is also available for private music tuition in Singing & Brass (Trumpet, Trombone etc) at Cooma School of Music.

You can contact Rodney on 0408488749

Background:

Rodney is a Choral, Orchestral and Concert Band Conductor. He has been involved in music in Canberra for 10 years.

Rodney’s field of specialty is Choirs and has performed in, managed and directed many of Canberra’s Choirs over these years. From the smallest Children’s Choir to relief conducting Canberra’s biggest and best choirs. Rodney has had positions as Musical Director and / or Conductor of the following Canberra Choirs; ACT Singers Inc., ACT Rep Singers Inc., Canberra Youth Choir, Canberra Youth Chamber Choir (Founding Conductor), Andante Choir,

Rodney Clancy conducts Handel's Messiah

Rodney Clancy conducts Handel’s Messiah

Yass High School Choir, Miles Franklin Primary School Choirs, Twin City Community Carols Jerrabomberra. Rodney has been involved as a rehearsal conductor with the following groups; Canberra Youth Music’s Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Big Band, Junior Choir and Children’s Choir, as well as rehearsals with; Australian Rugby Choir, The Llewellyn Choir, Canberra Choral Society, SCUNA (Australian National University Choral Society), Canberra Men’s Choir, Canberra Handel Choir. Rodney has also conducted; Hall Village Brass Band, Yass High Concert Band & Big Band and University of the 3rd Age Orchestra of Canberra.

Rodney is the Chorus Master of the Australian International Music Festival held in Sydney with the main Command Performance held at the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House. He has held this position for the previous 6 years and for two of these years has been an adjudicator of the international visiting choirs. He has toured as assistant conductor with the Canberra Concerto Orchestra in 2008 and principal conductor in 2009. He is the founder and Musical Director of the Canberra Concerto Orchestra Concert Band and associate conductor of the Orchestra. Rodney has also toured to Hawaii as Director of the Canberra Youth Choir where an international Silver Medal was achieved.

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Are you sick of black capos?

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The Kyser KG6 is The World’s Most Popular Quick Release Trigger Style Capo.

And it now comes in a dazzling array of colours and designs.  $39.95

 

KY1AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938

EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary Songbook_$24.99

Code: AM1006797 $24.99

Code: AM1006797 $24.99

It’s just a jump to the left…

The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary Songbook celebrates 40 years since the making of Richard O’Brien’s schlock-horror musical masterpiece The Rocky Horror Show, which made its debut in London before conquering the world.

Here are all the songs from his glorious musical tribute to sci-fi and B-movie horror, arranged for Piano, Voice and Guitar, complete with lyrics and Guitar chord symbols.

This exclusive 40th anniversary songbook is complete with a lavish photo section plus rarely seen scrapbook memorabilia from the composer.

The Rocky Horror Show was always big on audience participation, so here’s your chance to sing along with the music. The included card gives you instantly downloadable sound-alike backing tracks.

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938

EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

 

How to dance the Time Warp:

http://youtu.be/kKu_HMR1SLY

The Time Warp – Official (2013 UK Cast of Rocky Horror):

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25 Great Sax Solos_Book & CD ($29.95)

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Code: 311315 $29.95

We have this fantastic book in stock.
“From Chuck Rio and King Curtis to David Sanborn and Kenny G, take an inside look at the genesis of pop saxophone. This book/CD pack provides solo transcriptions in standard notation, lessons on how to play them, bios, equipment, photos, history, and much more. The CD contains full-band demos of every sax solo in the book, and is enhanced so PC & Mac users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! Songs include: After the Love Has Gone · Deacon Blues · Just the Two of Us · Just the Way You Are · Mercy, Mercy Me · Money · Respect · Spooky · Take Five · Tequila · Yakety Sax · The Logical Song · How Sweet It Is · Takin’ It To The Streets · Maneater · I’ve Had The Time Of My Life · Lily Was Here , and more.”

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938

EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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Hal Leonard February Herald – The Latest Music In Print!

hal leonard feb herald 02All the latest in Print Music from Hal Leonard Australia. (Including Disney in print, AMEB publications, Musical Giftware and more) Click the link below for HalLeonard Herald February Edition.
http://halleonardherald.com.au/
All these wonderful products are available at Cooma School of Music

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938
EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

 

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Mount Beauty Music Festival – April 25-27 2014

Mount Beauty Music Festival is looking for Buskers and Street Performers.

Calling all Buskers!

Calling all Buskers!

Here’s the link to their website:

http://www.musicmuster.org.au/

And click below for Busker Application Form:

2014 MBMFEST Busker application form

(please send your applications to – info@musicfestival.org.au)

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Big News for Michael Horneman

Big News Update – Debut Single Release.

2013 was a good year for MJH music, and 2014 has started out even better. I am proud to announce that my debut single “Proud to be Country” is going to produced and released by Musik and Film Records in the US, and will be distributed globally through Sony/The Orchard.

It has been a long process to get to here, but I am really excited about this track, and even more excited to be working with such a quality production team. Stephen Wrenchhas worked with many greats over the years in all genres including to name a few Survivor, Toto, Daryl Worley, John Anderson, Bad Company, Tamika, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Duran Duran, Rick Springfield, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and now is going to work together with me to create something special. The rest of the team at Musik and Filmhave also worked with some amazing artists over a long time, you can see the credits for the rest of the team here.  It has been a great experience getting started on this journey, and now with the support of Musik and Film I will be able to take my career to the next level.

The release date for the single will be announced in February, but don’t worry, you will hear about it first in the next update.

Big thanks also to Bryce Wastney for helping me out also with promotions, marketing and social media, and also for the songwriting tips, invaluable stuff. Check out his site and support another artist who is working with Musik and Film. 2014 has also started out with promotional work, including a photo shoot to update webpage content, and as a pre-planning shoot to develop images and scenes for the video clip for “Proud to be Country”.

Here is one of the images from the photo shoot. To see more go towww.michaelhorneman.com.au and have look around the updated site.

I have lots of gigs lined up for later on this year, playing some new places, and going back to some old places. A big thank you to everyone who has helped me out in many ways over the last 3 years of this journey, thanks for taking the time to sign up, and to stay in touch with my mailing list. Please share with your friends, I would appreciate it!!

Thanks,
MJH
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A Huge Success_The Australian National Busking Championships 2013

This year’s event was awesome! Bigger and better than last year! We had almost 100 musicians performing at 22 diferent venues. In total ,the buskers performed over 300 half hour sets over the 2 days. That’s a lot of music!

Guyy Lilleyman - The Australian National Busking Champion 2013

Guyy Lilleyman – The Australian National Busking Champion 2013

And the Winners are:

1st Open Champion – Guyy Lilleyman
2nd Highly Commended – Ben Warner & Vince Leong
3rd Commended – Matt Charlesworth

1st Secondary Champion – Vendulka Wichta
2nd Secondary Highly Commended – A Tie!
Sybling Rivalry & The Browne Sisters
3rd Commended – Olivia Cakarun

1st Primary Champion – Jark Hermans
2nd Primary Highly Commended – Callum McPhie
3rd Primary Commended – Brademann Brothers

Peoples Choice Award – Vendulka Wichta

Special Music Awards –

  • Country Music Award: Roger McCullough
  • Multicultural Award: Numeralla Fingerplunkers
  • Classical Music Award: Stypa Quartet
  • Special Judges Award: Mark Davis
Vendulka Wichta - Australian National Busking Secondary Champion 213. And Peoples Choice Award

Vendulka Wichta – Australian National Busking Secondary Champion 213. And Peoples Choice Award

Congratulations to all!
Thank you judges for a job well done and for giving up your weekend for this event.
Thank you Donna Smith and all the wonderful people at the Cooma Visitors Centre
A HUGE thanks to all the wonderful buskers.
Plus a Special Thanks to All our generous sponsors:
Alpine Hotel
The Tourist Cafe
Roses Lebanese Restaurant
Cooma Family Dental
Chelsea Coffee Lounge
South East Arts
Snowy Monaro Arts Council
Eucumbene Trout Farm
McDonalds Family Restaurant
Bombala Street Surgery
Sharp Street Surgery
And of course a Big Thank you to all our Busker Hosts & Venues:
McDonald’s Family Restaurant, Cooma Monaro Railway, Cathy’s Lolly Shack, Cooma Cafe, Tourist Cafe, 40Cafe, Mainstreet, Snowy Camping World, Pizza House & Food Factory, PD Murphy Cafe, Chelsea Coffee Loung, Kettle & Seed, Moontree Health Foods, Roses Lebanese Restaurant, Alpine Hotel, The Lott Foodstore, Monaro Stitches Quilt & Craft Fair, Cooma Motorfest, Honda Snowy Ride, St Patricks Bazaar Fair, A Feast of Poetry and Cooma Visitors Centre.

Here’s a Youtube video of Guyy Lilleyman, Australian National Busking Champion 2013

Here’s a Photo Gallery of the weekend. For more photos and comments go to:

https://www.facebook.com/australiannationalbuskingchampionships

(Please click on thumbnails for larger image)

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Michael Horneman – New Music Teacher at CSM

Michael Horneman Dip Mus B Mus

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Michael Horneman

About Michael Horneman:

Formal Study:- Michael Horneman is a talented guitarist/vocalist based in Cooma, NSW. Having completed a Diploma of Music at MWT Institute in 2009 Michael has gone on to study a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance at NMIT in Melbourne, VIC from 2010 – 2012, studying under the teaching of Tom Fryer.

Teaching:- Over the last 2 years Michael has held a private teaching position at Trafalgar Primary School in Victoria, which is a Musical Futures Trial School, teaching 30 students each week on flute, clarinet, guitar (electric and bass) and ukulele. Over the last 15 years Michael has taught many students on guitar/bass, flute, saxophone, clarinet and ukulele.

michael horneman 04Performances :- Over the last 20 years Michael has played in many bands, from solo performances as a cover artist to being a member of wind orchestra’s such as the Canberra Youth Music Wind Ensemble and jazz ensembles from trio’s playing at weddings to big bands, such as the Blamey St Big Band (Canberra) and Connexion Big Band (Canberra). Other bands include a P!nk Tribute show which has played interstate and around Melbourne, and lead guitarist for Levi Mcgrath (Melbourne, AUS) and Bryce Wastney (NZ)

Current Work:- Michael is currently teaching privately, playing acoustic gigs at various venues, weddings and functions, and writing material for future solo releases.

Contact Michael on mobile 0423 612 942

 

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Cajon Drum $129.00

Cajon hand drum-Mano Percussion (Code:MP985) $129.00

Cajon hand drum-Mano Percussion - with Maple (Code:MP985M) $129.00

Drummer’s wooden rhythm box with internal snare wire for additional effect. Dimensions 44cm x 29cm x 29cm. Supplied with padded heavy duty nylon waterproof yarn carry bag.

“Every drummer needs one of theses! It’s a portable percussion instrument with heaps of different tones to suit your chops.”

There are heaps of great cajon demonstration videos on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/

Just type “cajon drum” in the search box.

Available from:

Cooma School of Music
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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Takamine D Series 12 String Guitars

Takamine TED21C12BL 12 string guitar (also available in natural)

Shadow TS1 Pickup system

TED21C12 Takamine D Series Acoustic/Electric Cutaway 12 String Guitar.

Price: $599.00

Features:

  • Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back & Sides,
  • Satin Neck,
  • Piezo under saddle pickup and preamp made by SHADOW Germany
  • Chrome Diecast Machine Heads.

Available in Natural or Black.

Cooma School of Music
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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Lag 12 String Acoustic/Electric Guitar T66D12CE

Lag T66D12CE 12 string acoustic/electric

Superior instruments for the starting player, the Tramontane Standard Range guitars are distinguished by their deep gloss finish and bold black and ivory rosette work.

With a deep-gloss finish, our affordable Standard Range guitars look as good as they sound. The spruce tops and mahogany back and sides are accented by distinctive black and ivory binding.
The necks are finished in French Satin for feel and comfort.

All Standard Range electric models use the DIRECTLÂG preamp, and a saddle-mounted Nanoflex™ Piezo pickup.

Direct Lag Pickup System

FEATURES

  • Headstock: Mahogany French Satin finish
  • Machine Heads: Lubricated High Precision Satin Black, with Satin Black tulip buttons
  • Top Nut: Black Graphite 48mm
  • Truss Rod: 2-way System
  • Neck: Mahogany French Satin finish
  • Fingerboard: Indonesian Rosewood, Radius 400mm
  • Frets: 20, Silver-Nickel, Medium type
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Bindings: Black + Ivory bindings
  • Body Thickness: Bottom 120mm – Neck 97mm
  • Rosette: Black + Ivory, with Occitania cross
  • Bridge: Indonesian Rosewood with Black Resin compensated saddle
  • Pickup: Nanoflex Piezo Pickup under bridge saddle
  • Electronics: DirectLâg system
  • Finish: High Gloss
  • Strings: Elixir Strings featuring NANOWEB® Coating 011-047

Price: $499.00

Available from:

Cooma School of Music
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

 

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Solo Alto Saxophone was $1,295 now $995

Solo Alto Saxophone

SAS from rrp $995.00

High F# key, quality pads with metal resonators, adjustable thumbrest, adjusting screws for fine tuning, adjustable felt bumpers, strengthened body to bell brace, ribbed post construction for extra support, ribbed bow for extra strength, supplied with a David Hite (USA) Premiere mouthpiece, Neotech neck strap and deluxe case.

 

All Solo instruments are pre-serviced and tested by factory trained technicians in Australia and come with a ThreeYear Warranty.

Click here for more information.

Available from:

Cooma School of Music
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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Monaro Youth Choir Looking For New Members

Monaro Youth Choir is now calling for new members to join us in fun learning, performing and singing. If you are interested in learning how to sing in  a choir and spend some time with your friends after school, we rehearse on Monday afternoons from 4pm to 5:15pm. We hold rehearsals at St Paul’s Anglican Church (not in the hall but the church itself). We learn how to sing in a fun relaxing environment with a focus on choral techniques. There is a small weekly cost to participate in this exciting new choir of $4 per person, there are family member discount. For more information call Rodney Clancy on 0408 488 749.
(The choir rehearsals are only during school term).
Rodney is also available for private tuition in singing, trumpet & trombone. Rodney has a website, Clancy Music Productions.
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Matt Withers CD “Solo”

From one of Australia’s leading guitarists…

SOLOALBUM

Track Listing:

  • Zapateado – R. Sainz de la Maza
  • Campanas de Alba – E. Sainz de la Maza
  • Usher Waltz (Edgar A. Poe – Fall of the House of Usher) – Nikita Koshkin
  • Black Wattle Caprices – Ross Edwards
  • Hinchinbrook Riffs for guitar and digital delay – Nigel Westlake

Price: $15

 

As heard on ABC Classic FM…

Matt Withers can be heard regularly on  ABC Classic FM. Often he’s performing with Bradley Kunda in the Brew Guitar Duo. Both Matt and Bradley also play in the fabulous quartet, Guitar Trek.

Other CDs with Matt Withers:

Brew Guitar Duo Songs & Dances CD $20

Brew Guitar Duo Landscape $25

 

Available from:

Cooma School of Music
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

 

 

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Essex Lap Steel Guitar $249

Essex Lapsteels have a lovely vintage look, in 5 colours:

  1. Black (LG11B)
  2. Natural Mahogany Satin (LG11NA) -Also available Left Hand (LG11LHN)
  3. Vintage White (LG11VWT)
  4. Natural American Swamp Ash (LG22N)
  5. Sunburst (LG22TS)

They feature:

  • Square neck through body of solid mahogany for a silky tone
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid  dot inlays
  • 35 inlaid celluloid fret markers
  • Open slot headstock with polished SX logo plate
  • 1 single coil pickup with volume & tone controls
  • Complete with Quality padded gig bag
  • Free double warranty-4 years

 

Optional Lap Steel Stand for $79
Optional Lap Steel Stand
(Code: GS660) for $89

Available from:

Cooma School of Music
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

 

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Peak Music Stands

Peak SMS-22 Music Stand

Peak SMS-20

I’m really excited about a new range of music stands we have in the shop called

Peak Music StandsClick here to go their website.
Their standard orchestral style stand SMS-22 is $48.50 which is about $10 less than most other similar stands on the market.
(In the picture on the website the base of the SMS-22 music stand looks a lot smaller than is actually is)
They feature a lovely designed locking clamp for height adjustment as well as an extremely chunky locking mechanism that attaches the music desk to the stand. They are extremely strong yet light weight.
Les and I have brought the SMS-20 stand with the folding music desk. This folds nicely down into a smaller carry bag so they’re great for taking to gigs. They are $55 each.
I’ve got all these in stock as well as the standard heavy duty stands.
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The Snarks have arrived! – Funky new tuners!

Snark WSN2 - $29.95

Yes, I have a thing about digital tuners. They keep getting better and they keep getting cheaper. These cool new Snark tuners do everything you want a tuner to do and, they’re little, chunky, red and very cute!

Snark is an award-winning new tuner for just $29.95. Chick here for more info.

Features:

  • Full Colour Display
  • Display rotates 360 degrees for easy viewing – very clever double ball socket joints, someone really thought outside the box here.
  • “Stay put”clip
  • Tap Tempo Metronome
  • Flat Tuning / Transpose
  • Pitch Calibration (415-466Hz)
  • High Sensitivity Vibration Sensor
  • Features extended frequency range for all instruments
  • Choose internal mic or vibration sensor.

Click here for a review.

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Back View

Available from:

Cooma School of Music
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Why Busk?

Busking is so cool right now! And the Australian National Busking Championships is growing throughout the States of Australia with over 9 Regional Competitions planned for 2017.

Here are some of the benefits to the buskers that perform in Australian National Busking Championships:

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Josh Maynard 

1. Anyone can be a busker – Beginners to professionals
2. Lots of prizes to go around – Multiple prizes for 3 age categories, best band, and special judges awards.
3. All genres of music welcome – from country to blues, from folk to classical
4. Singers and instrumentalists welcome.
5. Non-musical street entertainers welcome
6. Solos, Duos, Trios and larger ensembles and choirs welcome.
7. All cash tips you make on the day are yours to keep
8. Sell your CDs and merchandise – no problems
9. Enjoy the attention and encouragement of large numbers of happy people  – they are there to enjoy the busking festival and your music.
10. 1st 2nd & 3rd  place getters of the age categories will automatically qualify to compete in the Grand Final in Cooma NSW
11. All the top performers will receive year-round promotion through our website and social media pages = gigs! Become part of an Australian wide celebration of Street Music.
12. Last but not least – it’s so much Fun! We’ve found in Cooma that many buskers have been coming back year after year, many travelling hundreds of miles. Prizes or no prizes!

Here are the Benefits to Music Teachers, Schools and Music Organizations:
1. The busking championships is a great motivator for students
2. A fun goal to aim towards
3. Building repertoire – buskers need to perfect at least 30 minutes of solid playing
4. Puts music on a bigger stage in your community – lifting its profile.
5. Builds interest in music
6. Keeps students interested and engaged
7. Attracts more people into studying and being involved in music.
8. It’s very cool.

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The Bush Nutz rockin’ it out at ANBC Stanthorpe 2016

Australian National Busking Championships™ 2015

The Australian National Busking Championships™ 2015 held in Cooma on Saturday 7th November were once again an outstanding success. The high standard and wide range of  the performances was breathtaking. Over 150 buskers competed  for 21 trophies and prizes worth over $10,000 in total.

The Winners were…

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Prizes & Winners 2015

The String Family -Open Champions -Best Band -Special Judges Award_Family

The String Family
-Open Champions
-Best Band
-Special Judges Award_Family

Here’s some photos from the day:

 

Australian National Busking Championships™ 2014

ANBC Cooma 2014 was a fantastic success!

Guyy Lilleyman_Open Champion_ANBC Cooma 2014

Guyy Lilleyman_Open Champion_ANBC Cooma 2014

And the Winners are:

Winners – 2014 ANBC Cooma

Here’s some great photos of the day

The Winners Cooma Music Competition 2016

THE FINALISTS

This year’s 11th Cooma Music Competition was a a great success with over 50 musicians performing competing in heats all day from 12 noon. And then 16 were selected  perform in a Finals Concert at 7 pm to win 8 major prizes

Mia Mrsic won her heats in Piano Secondary & Strings Secondary. Mia went on to win The Peter de Jager Piano Prize & The P D Murphy Award for Strings

Mia Mrsic won her heats in Piano Secondary & Strings Secondary. Mia went on to win The Peter de Jager Piano Prize & The P D Murphy Award for Strings

Here are the results from the heats:

  • Piano Primary – Ella Mrsic
  • Piano Secondary – Mia Mrsic
  • Strings Primary – Ella Mrsic
  • Strings Secondary – Mia Mrsic
  • Voice Primary – Isobel Walker
  • Woodwind & Brass – Rachel Bennett
  • Classical Guitar Primary – Olo Brademann
  • Classical Guitar Secondary – Darcy Clayton
  • Instrumental Ensemble – The Brademann Brothers
  • Voice Secondary – Matilda Rose
  • Group Voice Secondary – Emma & Matilda
  • Voice Open – Nancy Groves
  • Original Secondary – Shelby Grace
  • Original Open –  Timothy Cooke
  • Wild Cards – Dante Clavijo & Laila Bradshaw

Here are the results from the Finals Concert:

 

  • Frank Scott Music Award – for any concert band instrument (Trophy & $50 voucher)  – Rachel Bennett
  • Russell & Jackie Fox Music Award – for most outstanding primary performance (Trophy & $50 voucher) – Olo Brademann
  • P D Murphy Award for Strings – for best performance on Violin, Viola or Cello (Trophy & $50 voucher) – Mia Mrsic
  • Peter de Jager Piano Prize – for best piano performance (Trophy & $200 voucher) – Mia Mrsic
  • Narrawong Classical Guitar Award – (Trophy & $200 voucher) – Dante Clavijo
  • Ron Cox Vocal Award – (Trophy & $100 voucher) – Laila Bradshaw
  • Original Composition Award -(Trophy & $50 voucher) – Shelby Grace
  • People’s Choice Award – (Trophy & $100 voucher) Matilda Rose & The Brademann Brothers
There were 11 competitors in the Voice Secondary heat

There were 11 competitors in the Voice Secondary heat

The Brademann Brothers were a popular choice

The Brademann Brothers were a popular choice

 

 

Cooma Music Competition 2016 – 24th July

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Download ENTRY FORM here: ENTRY FORM COOMA MUSIC COMPETITION 2016_02

About:

Cooma Music Competition 2016, now in its 11th year, will provide an opportunity for musicians of all ages and skills to perform and compete. We hope this competition will be as inclusive as possible. The competition will be open to all instruments and voice. Although the competition will be conducted by Cooma School of Music, all musicians are welcome to perform.

Entry is open to all.

Heats will comence at 12 noon on Sunday 24th July

A timetable of Heats and Competitors will be sent to all the participants before the day.

The winners of the heats will then be invited to perform in a Finals Concert that will then be held on the same day in the evening starting at 7pm. Time allowing, specially invited guests (non- competitors) will also be invited to perform in the Finals Concert.

Venue: St Pauls Anglican Church Hall, 136 Commissioner Street, Cooma NSW 2630

Performers for this concert will be drawn from the winners of the heats as well as invited guest performers.

photo 2015_peoples choiceThe major sections will be:

  1. Solo (unaccompanied or accompanied). Solos may be accompanied by a pianist or a guitarist, or other musician or CD backing track. Performers may organize their own accompanist or a piano accompanist will available at the hall if required. (However, please indicate on your entry form if you will need to be provided with an accompanist). CD backing tracks (“Play-along”) will be accepted by prior arrangement.
  2. Small Instrumental Ensembles-any instrumental combination up to and including 6 players.
  3. Large Instrumental Ensembles-any instrumental combination over 6 players.
  4. Vocal Groups-including small to large choirs.
  5. Rock Groups-includes all styles. (eg Country, Blues, Jazz, Alternative, etc)
  6. Original Composition – A Song or Instrumental Item-(any style)

Each major section will be subdivided into 3 age groups:

  1. Primary-primary school aged
  2. Secondary-secondary school aged
  3. Open

If there are not enough competitors in the younger age groups, younger players may be invited to compete in an older age group.

The Solos section will also be divided into types of instrument if possible.

10These instrumental sub-categories will be:

  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Classical Guitar
  • Modern Guitar (Steel string, acoustic or electric)
  • Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass)
  • Woodwind & Brass
  • Drums
  • Singing
  • Miscellaneous (any musical instruments not listed above. For example, harmonica, bagpipes, mandolin, banjo, harp, etc)
  • Original Composition (A song or instrumental item)

If there are not enough competitors in any of the heats , performers may be invited to compete in a heat of another instrumental sub-category.

cooma music competition 2016 posterAll competitors will receive a Certificate of Participation. Winners of their heats will receive awards.

We will be happy to accept donations and assistance from businesses and individuals to make this competition possible.

We welcome any comments or advice that may help make this competition an exciting and useful event.

FINAL CONCERT AWARDS:

  • Narrawong Classical Guitar Award – Trophy & $200 in value
  • Peter de Jager Piano Prize – Trophy & $200 in value
  • Ron Cox Music Award _Vocal – Trophy & $100  in value
  • Original Award Composition – Certificate & $100  in value
  • Frank Scott Music Award _Woodwind, Brass or Drums – Trophy & $50  in value
  • Russell & Jackie Fox Music Award –Trophy & $50  in value
  • P D Murphy Strings Award_Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass – Trophy & $50  in value
  • The People’s Choice Award – Trophy & $100  in value

Download ENTRY FORM here: ENTRY FORM COOMA MUSIC COMPETITION 2016_02

Community Stage – Peak Festival 2016 (10-12 June

2016 Community Music Stage

The Community Stage focuses on giving live performance opportunities to regional bands, ensembles and choirs. The festival directors envisage the long weekend celebrations becoming an important annual showcase for talents of the region. The Community Stage is proudly supported by Cooma School of Music. The MC will be Allan Spencer from the school.

The performance schedule

Saturday 11 June
11:30 12:00 Shelby Grace 0:30
12:10 12:40 Children of the River 0:30
12:50 13:30 String Family 0:40
13:40 14:10 Harry Cleverdon 0:30
14:20 14:50 Curious Rendition Orchestra 0:30
15:00 15:30 Kay Proudlove 0:30
15:40 16:10 Paul James 0:30
16:30 17:15 Ben Fowler 0:45

Sunday 12 June
10:30 11:00 Matilda Rose 0:30
11:10 11:40 Raising Cain 0:30
11:50 12:20 Layal 0:30
12:30 13:00 Latvian Independence Day 0:30
13:10 13:40 Oscar, Dom and Harry 0:30
13:50 14:20 Cooma Guitar Ensemble 0:30
14:30 15:15 Ben Fowler 0:45
15:25 15:55 Cielle Montgomery & James Church 0:30
16:10 16:55 Curious Rendition Orchestra 0:45

 

Benji and the Saltwater Sound System

Benji and the Saltwater Sound System draws upon Benji’s recent immersion in Solomon Islander flavours fused with the reggae and African roots of its members past musical projects to create hypnotic soundscapes underpinned by painfully catchy melodies.

http://benjiandthesss.com/music

Children of the River

Contemporary and folk duo with a touch of Celtic.

https://www.reverbnation.com/childrenoftheriver

Cielle Montgomery & James Church

Hailing from Cooma NSW, Cielle Montgomery & James Church are an act known for their captivating stage presence, powerful harmonies, skilful acoustic instrumentation and well-crafted original songs. Cielle’s all-acoustic debut EP is right at home in the folk/alt. country scene and available now!

https://ciellemontgomery.bandcamp.com/releases

Cooma Guitar Ensemble

Cooma School of Music was established in 1984. Its primary focus has been to develop the music culture in the Monaro/Snowy Mountains region. For over 30 years Allan and Leslie Spencer have endeavoured to bring the sense of achievement and joy of making music, in all its forms, to people of all ages and levels of expertise. The guitar ensemble is one of their projects.

http://coomamusic.com.au/about

Curious Rendition Orkestra

CRO is really more like a band than an orchestra. It includes violins, flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones and other lower brass, accordions, piano, guitar, percussion. Their music includes Russian Klezmer tunes, a Capetown jazz tune,  New Orleans second line and a funky soul number.

Harry Cleverdon

Harry is 14 year vocalist who accompanies himself on piano or guitar. He plays popular music. Some of his favourites are by Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. He has played at many festivals, talent quests ,clubs and pubs.

Kay Proudlove

A display of honest storytelling, Kay’s live show is like being invited into the lounge room of an indie-folk songstress with an honest, heart wrenching voice and an accidentally dry sense of humour.

http://www.kayproudlove.bandcamp.com

Matilda Rose

Singer/songwriter and guitarist who enjoys a wide range of music, particularly country/Rock country/pop.

http://youtu.be/cbbPEM0j9hA

Oscar, Dom and Harry

Alternative rock and folk band from the Monaro region with lively on stage performance covering artists from Hendrix to Sticky Fingers to Angus and Julia Stone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKSuSamNlm4

Paul James

Solo singer guitarist performing predominantly American Folk and some Aussie standards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJGrNpBIrMA

Raising Cain

They are a local band who have been together for 2 years. They enjoy playing all styles of music and play guitar, ukulele, cajon and vocals. They are influenced by bands ranging from John Butler and blue grass folk through to heavy rock such as Halestorm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waAVXpsjC18

Shelby Grace

Shelby Grace attends Snowy Mountains Grammar School.  She is a regular performer at all local music competitions and other Statewide country music competitions.  Shelby also enjoys busking.

The String Family

A crowd pleasing classical crossover string band playing a huge range of repertoire from classical to folk to pop to country with strings and some vocals. They are recent winners of the Cooma Busking Competition.

http://www.sarahmoir.com/buycd/