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June 7th at 4:26pm
Two Years on Fair Oaks Blvd!
On June 3, 2017, Tim’s Music opened its doors for the first time in Carmichael, and what a journey it has been since then. On that first morning, we excitedly greeted the first people to walk through the doors of our newest location…. And moments later we started frantically searching for things that had been put in boxes the week before.Despite all the chaos of that first day, we began to not only survive, but thrive in the 15,000 square feet of our new facility. We have experienced immense growth since opening day two years ago: we hired several additional sales people and repair technicians, expanded the selection of inventory to best suit the needs of our clients, and we have signed on more teachers for our lessons program. We have also experienced growth in the digital world since the complete overhaul of our website, our increased presence on social media, and we even started producing educational videos that can be shared online. On top of all this, we earned a place on the National Association of Music Merchants’ (NAMM) Top 100 list for both 2018 and 2019!So many incredible things have happened in these past two years, and we couldn’t do any of this without the help of everyone in this community. Thank you for all the support!
May 13th at 12:55pm
Keeping Music Alive in Paradise | An UpdateIn April 2019, Tim's Music worked with KHS America / Jupiter Band Instruments to donate $38,000 worth of instruments to students who lost everything in the Paradise fires. Since then, Eastman Musical Instruments decided to donate $23,000 worth of instruments to this cause, and award-winning journalist Cristina Mendonsa also donated her personal drum set. On May 1st, Scott Mandeville and Simone Afghari drove to Chico, CA for the second time to deliver these instruments, and they got an update on how the students are doing with their brand new equipment!
March 27th at 11:32am
February 20th at 2:31pm
January 18th at 5:49pm
After our Orchestral String Day event last year, we decided to take the show on the road! For our String Roadshow, we bring step-up violins, violas, and celli to schools with string programs in order to let the students try out these nicer instruments in a real-world setting: their own orchestra rehearsals!Here is what Tim, one of our managers as well as our resident string expert, had to say about our most recent event at Cosumnes Oaks High School with Director Mike Mangonon:“The teacher was super excited for us to bring out and display all the instruments as well as talk with the kids about what makes step up instruments so special. The product knowledge to the kids was surprisingly well received as most of the kids have never discussed any details about the instruments they are playing. More importantly, what the differences are in inexpensive student instruments vs. more refined step-up instruments. What brings our trip to the next level, though, is after we ‘geek-out’ on strings — discussing construction, different grades of woods etc. — we then hand the kids the instruments to play in an ensemble situation. What really worked is when the instructor first has them play a piece of music they are familiar with on their original instruments. Then, while the tone and ‘vibe’ of their normal instruments are fresh, we swap the instruments for the step-ups, and play the same piece again. I wish everyone could see the looks on the students faces as they look at each other with excitement and wonder. The amazed look as they can not only hear the difference on the step ups, but feel the difference is pretty awesome to see. Watching the players’ body language – as they move and sway with expression – we could see they were more in touch with their instruments as it ‘talked’ to them.It’s been a pretty cool experience!The instructor we worked with yesterday was so impressed with the show that he was writing an email today to 6 more string instructors in his area recommending we bring the show to their schools.”Looking to have a similar experience at your school? Contact Tim at TimSK@timsbis.com to set up an event!And here is a video of the Cosumnes Oaks High School Orchestra playing on the step-up instruments!
December 29th at 3:41pm
Wow, we are ready to leap into the new year. How about you? Is your musical journey going the way you want? Is your instrument holding you back? Come on in and we can get you on track to continue a lifetime of learning and playing music. Have you considered music lessons to jump start your performance? We have 18 professional teachers that are ready to help you improve your skills and motivate your practice. Come on into the Repair Shop to get your free instrument evaluation. Many times, the instrument is not performing correctly and that can lead to frustration and stagnation for the player. Our team of highly qualified technicians can keep your instrument humming along at its peak.As we reflect on the past year, we are truly blessed to have been able to serve your musical needs along your journey. Thank you for your trust in Tim's Music. We hope that you have felt taken care of while you have dealt with us in the past, and that you would want to remind all of your friends about your experience here.Thanks, and we will see you in the new year!J. Scott Mandeville
December 19th at 3:24pm
Welcome to the NEW Tim's Music website. We have been working hard to bring you a great experience as you look around. We are starting a new adventure. We would like you to ask us questions, and we will answer them in either blog posts or video blog format. So, please send your questions to email@example.com and we will do our best to answer all your question.As we move toward the Christmas break, please bring your instrument in early for that mid year service and be ready to play when school starts up again.Print this and bring it into the store when you drop your instrument off for the Christmas service and we will give you a $5 credit toward the repair bill.Consider music lessons for the spring to sharpen your skills and enhance your musical journey.Embrace Music! Embrace Life!
August 16th at 11:40am
July 24th at 5:02pm
Camp Cleanings Summer camp is such a great time. Lifelong memories are created, friendships are formed, progress is made on your musical journey, camp food is enjoyed... and loads of dust and dirt are introduced into your instrument and case. Tim's Music offers a quick "Camp Cleaning" to take care of that damaging dust. Come on in right after you return home, and we will take care of the past week's dust. No appointment is needed, just come on in. Did you know that Tim's Music was just honored as a NAMM Top 100 music store? See you shortly. Tim's Music
March 27th at 11:44am
Registration for Camp Winthers Music Camp is Now Open! Music Camp is in its 55th year of operation at Camp Winthers and is available to students who have completed a minimum of one year instruction on a band instrument (brass, woodwinds, percussion). Auditions will be held the first day of camp and final placement determined by grade level, playing ability, and the band instructors. Music Camp counselors are all proficient musicians who will aid in campers music instruction and overall camp experience. The Music Camp will be taught by Maxwell Kiesner, Rio Americano High School, and Mica Dugan, Ottoman and Mission Elementary School Campers will perform for family and friends during a concert on Friday night at Camp Winthers. Listening to the music as it is played in the open air amphitheater is a very special experience. For more information about Music Camp and for the registration form, follow this link: https://www.sanjuan.edu/domain/2489 Forms will soon be available at Tim's Music.
January 15th at 1:53pm
Have you heard about El Camino Fundamental High School’s new Center for the Arts? For over 20 years, Kevin Glaser has made it his mission to provide a superb musical experiences for his students, and part of that includes having a space to perform. At some point or another, we have all been to a school band concert that was held in the gym. Remember those uncomfortable benches, bad heating/cooling system, and how the band never really sounded quite right? All of those problems are in the past. According to the Center for the Arts website, the 12,000+ square foot single-story visual and performing arts center will: - Be functional for all ECHS performing and visual arts program needs - Seat 500 audience members - Strengthen the connection between campus and community - Provide curb appeal through its orientation to the campus and community - Include state-of-the-art audio and video systems, i.e. video recording and transmission, sound amplification, theatrical lighting, TV monitors, projection screen, assistive listening, back stage intercom, and video monitors. - Superior acoustics for a wide range of uses, including recitals, lectures, concerts, dance and drama productions - Include a 1,170 square foot stage, a 700 square foot orchestra pit, back stage and wing space, loading dock, storage yard, back stage dressing rooms, large indoor lobby and gallery space, outdoor covered patio, tiered and sloped seating for ideal sightlines, sound and lighting booth, and an outdoor amphitheater area. All of us at Tim’s Music are excited to see Mr. Glaser’s long-time dream become a reality, and the community certainly appreciates all the hard work that he and the ECArts Board put in to make this happen. Be sure to check out their next event! Attitude is Everything! Embrace Music! Embrace Life! -Tim’s