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Arbutus Music
Your community music centre for sales, service and music education.
Your community music centre for sales, service and music education.

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Starting Campfire Music drop-in at Arbutus Music in April.  Get your uke, guitar, banjo, or mandolin down here for some fun.

Warwick Bass Clinic With Andy Irvine

Friday, 19 April 2013

Andy Irvine, Warwick endorsee, artist and clinician is coming to Arbutus Music to show off the new Warwick line and will talk technique and tone. The workshop is free and it will be an open discussion clinic so bring your questions!

Due to high public demand Arbutus Music is now running monthly Improvisation workshops!!!!

Thursday, 11 April 2013
19:00 until 21:00

Instructor Alan Medcalf will take participants through the process of improvisation focusing on soloing and turnarounds. All levels are welcome. Two songs will be chosen a month in advance of each workshop so that participants can practice as much as they want before showing up and jamming with us at Arbutus Music! 

This months songs selection includes...

Tube Snake Boogie - ZZ Top
12 bar blues in E


Key to the Highway - Derek & the Dominos (Eric Clapton)
A classic 8 bar blues in A

$10 per session fee
Amps, drum kits, mics and keyboards will be provided for your use.

Please call Jane at 250-933-1900 ext. 4 to register


Try registering online

Tube Amp Workshop

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Build yourself a clone of a classic! We will teach you how to assemble and make a '57 Fender Tweed Princton. All the parts, cabinet and tubes are supplied. All you need is a soldering iron, small crescent wrench, wire cutters, and wire strippers and a lunch. All other things needed are supplied. The course is one day and you walk out the door with your very own, hand made, point to point classic. Only $550 for the course and the amp!

Arbutus Music
6324 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2L8
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Adult Coached Jam

Thursday, 28 March 2013

This is an awesome opportunity to get together with other people and practice a few songs as a band. Learn the skills needed to rehearse and play with others in a band setting. Two or three songs are posted a month in advance so that you can learn them before coming to jam with our instructor Alan Medcalf. Come on out and build a band with us!

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Spring Break Day Camps are back at Arbutus Music!

Musical instrument exploration for kids 
ages 6 to 13.
No experience required 
but experienced players are welcome!

Learn about a new instrument, take in a lesson on something you already know or try something new, get introduced to music and animation software in our computer lab and then take some time to create your own instrument.
Spring Break Day Camps are 
fun for kids of all ages!

10am – 2pm, March 18th – 22nd, 2013. 
$30/day (Second child $25/Third child $20) 
Sign up for 3 or more days and save 10%!
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