Monday, December 30, 2013

Steve Kritzer at Valley Pines



Steve Kritzer is an internationally recognized singer-songwriter, recording artist, producer, studio musician, band member, teacher, worship leader, crooner to seniors, and proud dad.

Friday, December 27, 2013

2013 Christmas Parade

The ABC Music Choir Performing at the 2013 Christmas Parade

The ABC Music Choir is run by Kim Luty (M.A.) who specializes in presenting the joy of music in a fun and interactive learning environment. The Choir runs multiple times a year, aligning with different seasonal events and generally runs for six sessions with a final performance at the end of the season.

Past final performances have included community engagements at Heritage Estates and a headlining performance at the Livermore Winter Parade, where Kim Luty's own "Christmas Time in Livermore" was sung immediately preceding the Christmas Tree Lighting!

Past ABC Choir members have been in leading roles in musicals both in their respective schools and at the Bankhead Theater musical series.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Last Minute Gifts Available at ABC Music Stores!

These are handmade ornaments from an artist in Poland available exclusively at both ABC Music stores. Also, we have one-of-a-kind handmade acoustic guitars from local luthiers as well as from Nicaragua. In addition, we have a large variety of guitar straps to fit the needs of a beginner to the professional. Whether you're looking for guitars and band instruments, instrument and musical accessories, or just last minute stocking stuffers, we have a variety to fit your needs!






Friday, December 20, 2013

"Brothers-in-Law Sicilian Starter" Sauce Available at ABC Music!

Stan's special "Brothers-in-Law" Sicilian Starter" for an authentic sauce to make any pasta dish special. For years, Stan and his Brother-in-Law competed to create the best sauces for the family BBQ's. This sauce came out the winner, and is made with special organic ingredients from our farm in Benicia.

These are handmade ornaments from an artist in Poland available exclusively at both ABC Music stores. Also, we have one-of-a-kind handmade acoustic guitars from local luthiers as well as from Nicaragua. In addition, we have a large variety of guitar straps to fit the needs of a beginner to the professional. Whether you're looking for guitars and band instruments, instrument and musical accessories, or just last minute stocking stuffers, we have a variety to fit your needs!




Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers at ABC Music!

These are handmade ornaments from an artist in Poland available exclusively at both ABC Music stores. Also, we have one-of-a-kind handmade acoustic guitars from local luthiers as well as from Nicaragua. In addition, we have a large variety of guitar straps to fit the needs of a beginner to the professional. Whether you're looking for guitars and band instruments, instrument and musical accessories, or just last minute stocking stuffers, we have a variety to fit your needs!




Stan's special "Brothers-in-Law" Sicilian Starter" for an authentic sauce to make any pasta dish special. For years, Stan and his Brother-in-Law competed to create the best sauces for the family BBQ's. This sauce came out the winner, and is made with special organic ingredients from our farm in Benicia.



Monday, December 16, 2013

Handmade Ornaments Available at ABC Music!

These are handmade ornaments from an artist in Poland available exclusively at both ABC Music stores. Also, we have one-of-a-kind handmade acoustic guitars from local luthiers as well as from Nicaragua. In addition, we have a large variety of guitar straps to fit the needs of a beginner to the professional. Whether you're looking for guitars and band instruments, instrument and musical accessories, or just last minute stocking stuffers, we have a variety to fit your needs!





Sunday, December 15, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Statements For Drum Set - Kelly Zaban Fasman, Instructor at ABC Music Livermore



Kelly Zaban Fasman is a free-lance drummer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has performed with Kenny Loggins, Peter Cetera, Joan Rivers, The Moody Blues, The Jimmy Dorsey Band, Disney’s High School Musical 2008 Tour, Teatro Zinzanni, starring Joan Baez, and performed at Grammy Awards with Vickie Randle. Kelly has toured and recorded with the Moscow Circus in Musical Circus Fantasia Japan, The Diamonds Korean Tour and the West Coast tour of Dreamgirls. She was the house drummer for The American Musical Theatre of San Jose for 17 years, and performs frequently at Theatreworks and many Bay Area theaters. Kelly teaches at the Graded Jazz Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil and she also enjoys instructing 40 local percussion students.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Michael Tilson Thomas: Music and Emotion Through Time



In this epic overview, Michael Tilson Thomas traces the development of classical music through the development of written notation, the record, and the re-mix.

Friday, December 6, 2013

ABC Music Choir to Perform Tomorrow at Livermore's "Home fo the Holidays"

Great News! Our choir has been invited to sing TWICE at Livermore's most famous Holiday Event

"Home for the Holidays"

First, we sing at Lizzie Fountain from 12:00 to 12:30pm; while kids play in the snow. We will then carol up and down First Street until about 1:00pm.

Then that evening...we will sing "Christmastime in Livermore" as part of the parade finale! The parade starts at 6:00pm and we sing immediately after the tree lighting.

Here is a video link to a few of our choir members singing at the end of last year's parade. This year our full ABC Choir will be singing and sharing the stage with the Mayor and Santa!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Music and Creativity in Ancient Greece - Tim Hansen



You think you love music? You have nothing on the Ancient Greek obsession. Every aspect of Greek life was punctuated by song: history, poetry, theater, sports and even astronomy. In fact, music was so important to Greek philosopher Plato that he claimed the music we listen to directly affects our ethics. Tim Hansen wonders what Plato might have to say about the music we listen to today.

 Lesson by Tim Hansen, animation by TOGETHER.