Thursday, December 29, 2016

How the Stethoscope Was Invented | Moments of Vision 7 - Jessica Oreck


The stethoscope is the single most widely used medical instrument in the world. But where did the idea come from? In the seventh installment of our ‘Moments of Vision’ series, Jessica Oreck shares the modest origins of this incredibly useful item.

Lesson and animation by Jessica Oreck.

Monday, December 26, 2016

The Scientific Benefits of Music


Did you know that listening to music is good for you? This is our science fact of the day and it is all about listening to your favorite tunes!

Friday, December 23, 2016

This Is What a $45 Million Viola Sounds Like | The New York Times


David Aaron Carpenter plays Suite No. 3 in C by Johann Sebastian Bach on a Stradivari viola that had a starting price of $45 million at an auction at Sotheby's.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Can You Solve the Airplane Riddle? - Judd A. Schorr


Professor Fukanō, the famous scientist, has embarked on a new challenge – piloting around the world in a plane of his own design. There’s just one problem: there's not enough fuel to complete the journey. Luckily, there are two other planes to help. Can you help the professor fly for the whole trip and achieve his dream, without anyone running out of fuel and crashing? Judd A. Schorr shows how.

Lesson by Judd A. Schorr, animation by Artrake Studio.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Violin Student Holiday Performance


Recently Melissa Atienza and her students had a violin holiday performance! Melissa Atienza is a Violin Instructor at Mozart, Einstein & Me.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Mozart, Einstein & Me Just Got in a New Shipment of Ukuleles!


Ukuleles have been flying out the door for Christmas! We just got in a new shipment, and Heather is all ready to work with you on finding the right one for anyone on your gift list...including YOU!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Friends of Carolers Sing Outside Mozart, Einstein & Me!


Melissa Atienza, arranged to have the Friends of Carolers sing outside Mozart, Einstein & Me!

Melissa Atienza is a violin teacher with a diverse background. Melissa Atienza began her private violin studies at the age of 10 with teachers Dr. Rose Puertollano and Reby Alejaga at the Univeristy of Sto. Tomas and St. Scholastica Conservatory of Music in the Philippines. Her first teaching experience was during her college days. She assisted the members of the De La Salle University Pops Orchestra in the Philippines with practicing of orchestra pieces under their maestro, Eliezer San Felipe.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Glen Walp and Stan Houston Help to Bring the Holiday Spirit to Mozart, Einstein & Me


Glen Walp and Stan Houston sharing the holiday spirit at Mozart, Einstein & Me.

Glen Walp and the Benicia Middle School Band filled the store with excitement as they prepared for their performance at the annual Benicia Downtown Open House and Holiday Tree Lighting. The band's performance was extra special as this was the last time Glen would be conducting the BMS band at this annual holiday event!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Pickles to Penguins Party Game by Outset Media


Pickles to Penguins is the quick-thinking picture-linking party game! Don't fret if the party gets frantic - the guests are probably just having a blast playing Pickles to Penguins - the quick-paced party game where you link the pictures to win. This group game for party time will have your guests laughing, if you're not arguing! 

Get rid of your cards the quickest by figuring out what your cards and the cards in play have in common. Do they share a colour? Are they both things you find in a salad or bring to a party? For example, the PICTURE has to have something in common with the other picture like: MILK and HONEY go in tea or CLOVER attracts BEES or KITES and HOT AIR BALLOONS fly in the sky - just make the pictures link together and you have a connection!

Pickles to Penguins is available at Mozart, Einstein & Me!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

MindWare's Fun Family Game: QBitz


If you're a quick thinker, have a good eye, or just always seem to get the luck of the draw, then QBitz is the game for you! Since four people can play at a time, it's perfect for family game night.

QBitz is available at Mozart, Einstein & Me!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Secrets of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” - Joshua Borths


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” (“The Magic Flute”) is widely regarded as one of the most influential operas in history. And while it may seem like a childish fairytale at first glance, it’s actually full of subversive symbolism. Joshua Borths explains how many elements of "The Magic Flute" were inspired by Mozart’s somewhat controversial involvement with Freemasonry.

Lesson by Joshua Borths, animation by TED-Ed.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!


"An attitude of gratitude brings great things.
-Yogi Bhajan 

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Listening to Music Found to Lower Blood Pressure


(Reuters Health) - Listening to half an hour of music each day may significantly lower your blood pressure, according to research reported at the American Society of Hypertension meeting in New Orleans this week.

In the study, researchers found that people with mild hypertension (high blood pressure) who listened to classical, Celtic or Indian (raga) music for just 30 minutes a day for one month had significant reductions in their blood pressure.

"Listening to music is soothing and has often been associated with controlling patient-reported pain or anxiety and acutely reducing blood pressure," study investigator Dr. Pietro A. Modesti, of the University of Florence in Italy, noted in a written statement from the meeting. "But for the first time, today's results clearly illustrate the impact daily music listening has on ambulatory blood pressure."

Ambulatory blood pressure refers to readings taken repeatedly over the course of a day.

A total of 48 adults ages 45 to 70 who were taking medication to control mild hypertension took part in the study. Of these, 28 listened to 30 minutes of "rhythmically homogenous" classical, Celtic or raga music daily while practicing slow, controlled breathing exercises. The remaining 20 participants, serving as the control group, made no changes to their daily routine.

Blood pressure readings obtained one and four weeks later showed that systolic blood pressure - the top number in the blood pressure reading - dropped significantly in the music listeners. In contrast, the control group experienced only small, non-significant reductions in blood pressure.

"We are excited about the positive implications for both patients and physicians, who can now confidently explore music listening as a safe, effective, non-pharmacological treatment option or a complement to therapy," Modesti said.

"Sadly, despite the global focus on prevention, it is predicted that 56 billion people worldwide will be hypertensive by 2025," Modesti added. "In light of these devastating statistics, it is reassuring to consider that something as simple, easy and enjoyable as daily music listening combined with slow abdominal breathing, may help people naturally lower their blood pressure."

Article Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-listening-music-idUSCOL65690420080516

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Holiday Preview: Our New Store, Live Demonstrations, and More! Sat Nov 19th

H O L I D A Y
P R E V I E W

Saturday
November 19th
2016


Come See Our New Store

Watch Live Demonstrations
Of New Games

See Our Extensive Line Of Gifts
For Every Age--Gifts Centered On
Music, Science, and Art



620 First Street
Benicia CA
707-746-7565


Benicia's Coolest Store for the Holidays!


Monday, November 14, 2016

How Do Whales Sing? - Stephanie Sardelis


Communicating underwater is challenging. Light and odors don’t travel well, but sound moves about four times faster in water than in air — which means marine mammals often use sounds to communicate. The most famous of these underwater vocalizations is undoubtedly the whale song. Stephanie Sardelis decodes the evocative melodies composed by the world’s largest mammals.

Lesson by Stephanie Sardelis, animation by Boniato Studio.

Friday, November 11, 2016

VETERANS DAY 2016


Today is Veterans Day, where we celebrate the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of almost 22 million living Americans who served our Nation in uniform—at home and abroad—during times of both war and peace. We are privileged to live in the United States where the cost of freedom as we all know it is not free, but paid for by the sacrifices of the men and women that served our nation. I want to thank our Veterans for their service and their sacrifice in defending the freedom and liberty that we all enjoy.

My husband, father, uncles and patients are veterans, and I'm sure each of you have veterans in your life. They have cared so much about us and our country that they were willing to put their life on the line. Many have residual memories that they hold close because they feel we don't want to hear. So often, we forget to ask… to acknowledge…and to simply say "Thank you for your service." Please join me today in seeking out our veterans in order to thank all those who have made the choice to serve together.

--Marianne Bunce-Houston

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Visit Mozart, Einstein & Me at Their New Location!


Mozart, Einstein & Me in Benicia is now located at 620 First Street...
Come check out our new and improved, bigger store! 





Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Can You Solve the River Crossing Riddle? - Lisa Winer


As a wildfire rages through the grasslands, three lions and three wildebeest flee for their lives. To escape the inferno, they must cross over to the left bank of a crocodile-infested river. Can you help them figure out how to get across on the one raft available without losing any lives? Lisa Winer shows how.

Lesson by Lisa Winer, animation by Artrake Studio.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Why Should You Listen to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"? - Betsy Schwarm


Light, bright, and cheerful, "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi is some of the most familiar of all early 18th century music, featured in numerous films and television commercials. But what is its significance, and why does it sound that way? Betsy Schwarm uncovers the underlying narrative of this musical masterpiece. 

Lesson by Betsy Schwarm, animation by Compote Collective.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Trick or Treating at Mozart, Einstein & Me!


Handing out kazoos to all the trick or treaters in Downtown Benicia today. The children quickly learned how to use them, and the music could be heard up and down the street.














Friday, October 21, 2016

PicWits! Game from MindWare



Every picture is worth a thousand laughs as players try to match their PicWits! photo cards with the judge's caption card. Which picture is the perfect fit? Of course, it all depends upon your personal perspective! Real, twisted or tongue-in-cheek, your photo card will be assessed against the cards of your competitors. If the judge picks your card, you win the round! The player with the most match-ups takes the game. Includes 504 full-color photo cards, 144 caption cards and instructions. For 4 or more players.

Available at Mozart, Einstein & Me!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How Does the Nobel Peace Prize Work? - Adeline Cuvelier and Toril Rokseth


Among the top prestigious awards in the world, the Nobel Peace Prize has honored some of the most celebrated and revered international figures and organizations in history. But how does the nomination process work? And who exactly is eligible? Adeline Cuvelier and Toril Rokseth detail the specifics of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Lesson by Toril Rokseth and Adeline Cuvelier (of Nobel Peace Center), animation by Zedem Media.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Benicia Chamber Players Tomorrow at the Benicia State Capitol

Sunday, October 16, 2016 
2:00pm


Karen Shinozaki and Clif Foster on Violin
Ilana Matfis and Steph Ng on Viola
Michael Graham on Cello
QUINTETS by MOZART and BRAHMS

Benicia State Capitol
155 West G Street
Benicia, CA

TICKETS:
Adults $20
Students $5

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Can You Solve the Prisoner Boxes Riddle? - Yossi Elran


Your favorite band is great at playing music...but not so great at being organized. They keep misplacing their instruments on tour, and it’s driving their manager mad. Can you solve the brain-numbing riddle their manager assigns them and make sure the band stays on their label? Yossi Elran shows how.

Lesson by Yossi Elran, animation by Artrake Studio.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Benicia Chamber Players on October 16th

Sunday, October 16, 2016 
2:00pm


Karen Shinozaki and Clif Foster on Violin
Ilana Matfis and Steph Ng on Viola
Michael Graham on Cello
QUINTETS by MOZART and BRAHMS

Benicia State Capitol
155 West G Street
Benicia, CA

TICKETS:
Adults $20
Students $5

Monday, October 3, 2016

What If Every Child Had Access to Music Education from Birth? | Anita Collins | TEDxCanberra



Anita Collins was handed a clarinet at the age of 9, and it changed her life. This single event dictated her future career as a musician, music educator and academic.

Friday, September 30, 2016

How Smart Are Orangutans? - Lu Gao


Along with humans, orangutans belong to the Hominidae family tree, which stretches back 14 million years. But it’s not just their striking red hair that makes orangutans unique among our great ape cousins. Lu Gao shares some amazing facts about these incredibly intelligent great apes from Asia.

Lesson by Lu Gao, animation by Anton Bogaty.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Power of Music - Jack Leroy Tueller



Orphaned at age 5, WWII veteran, went on to play first chair trumpet at BYU. This is a remarkable story from Jack's military experience.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

MindWare's Skippity


If you like fast paced games of strategy, then Skippity is the game for you! Skippity is a lot like checkers. Right away you'll notice this is a colorful, fun, easy to learn game.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Game Day Was a Hit at Mozart, Einstein & Me!


Saturday was a fun day for everyone to play at Mozart, Einstein & Me! Families learning about Qwirkle & Skippity from the inventor, Susan McKinley Ross. Many had their games signed by the inventor.

In addition, Yudai Iga held a yoyo clinic as well, teaching children and adults the fundamentals of the yo yo, including care/maintenance and a few tricks. Here are a few of the pictures from today's activities:




Sunday, September 18, 2016

How Do Animals See in the Dark? - Anna Stöckl


To human eyes, the world at night is a formless canvas of grey. Many nocturnal animals, on the other hand, experience a rich and varied world, bursting with details, shapes, and colors. What is it, then, that separates moths from men? Anna Stöckl uncovers the science behind night vision.

Lesson by Anna Stöckl, animation by TED-Ed.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Game Day is This Saturday at Mozart, Einstein & Me!


Game Day

Saturday, September 17, 2016

A full day filled with hands-on demonstrations of a variety of games, including raffled prizes! Special guest, Susan McKinley Ross, inventor of Qwirkle, Skippity and other games will appear at both our stores.

RAFFLED PRIZES - MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Susan McKinley Ross Demonstrations and game signing: 
Livermore location: 11-1 pm Benicia location: 3-5 pm
Yudai Iga YoYo demonstrations and clinic: 
Livermore location: 3-5 pm Benicia location: 11-1 pm



Monday, September 12, 2016

Extra Special Help with Our Move Down the Street!


Mozart, Einstein and Me received help moving this weekend from some extra special helpers....our grandchildren!

Stay tuned for exciting new features for our new space in Benicia!

Mozart, Einstein & Me in Benicia is moving on September 15th 
We will now be located at 620 First Street

Saturday, September 10, 2016

How Does Music Affect the Brain: 16 Great Benefits


If you’re wondering how does music affect the brain then you must know that there are many ways in which music affects the brain. It can bring back memories, it improves focus, it improves our creativity, music increases our verbal IQ levels, music can alter our state of consciousness, it eases pain, musical choices can affect our personalities, music can improve productivity, it improves visual attention, it influences hormone secretion, it eliminates anxiety, it improves our reasoning and motor skills, music can help bring people together, music can help treat heart disease, music can help us to read other people, music can increase your immune system and more.

Playing music helps your brain relax. If you’re tired play your favorite music and you should immediately feel better. I heard once from a scientist that each of us should listen to our favorite music at least for 20 minutes a day.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Is Your Student Starting Band This Year? Rent Your Instrument from Mozart, Einstein & Me!


Benicia - 707-746-7565
Livermore - 925-443-1244

At Mozart, Einstein & Me we offer a variety of entry, intermediate and professional level instruments.

We strive to carry the highest quality and highest value instrument lines on the market today with each instrument hand inspected and setup at no charge in either our Livermore or Benicia stores.

In addition to instrument sales we also offer a variety of short and long-term band instrument rentals, and other rental programs for those just entering into music and for those trying out new instruments.

We offer these affordably priced rentals for a variety of instruments including: Trumpet, Violin, Viola, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Guitar, Trombone and even Ukulele!

Con-Selmer, Buffett, Yamaha, Keilworth, Ventura, Cordoba, Kamoa and Mapex are offered among our many new and used instruments offered.

Rico, D'addario, Vandoren, Martin, Vic Firth, and Fender are some of the variety of brand-name accessories for all levels of playing skill.

Our specialty is music lessons for most band instruments, along with guitar, ukulele, bass, and piano. Give us a call and let us know what you're interested in today..

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Don't Miss Game Day on September 17th at Mozart, Einstein & Me!


Game Day

Saturday, September 17, 2016

A full day filled with hands-on demonstrations of a variety of games, including raffled prizes! Special guest, Susan McKinley Ross, inventor of Qwirkle, Skippity and other games will appear at both our stores.

RAFFLED PRIZES - MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Susan McKinley Ross Demonstrations and game signing: 
Livermore location: 11-1 pm Benicia location: 3-5 pm
Yudai Iga YoYo demonstrations and clinic: 
Livermore location: 3-5 pm Benicia location: 11-1 pm



Saturday, September 3, 2016

How the Food You Eat Affects Your Brain - Mia Nacamulli


When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out.

Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by Private Island.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Why Do Songs Get Stuck In Your Head?


So, you can't get that song out of your head? You probably have an earworm. Why is this happening? Well, science isn't very clear on this yet. Laci sits down and to discuss what we do know about earworms, and offers some advice on how to get rid of them.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mozart, Einstein & Me in Benicia is Moving!



Mozart, Einstein & Me in Benicia is moving on September 15th 
We will now be located at 620 First Street

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Come to Mozart, Einstein & Me on September 17th for Game Day!


Game Day

Saturday, September 17, 2016

A full day filled with hands-on demonstrations of a variety of games, including raffled prizes! Special guest, Susan McKinley Ross, inventor of Qwirkle, Skippity and other games will appear at both our stores.

RAFFLED PRIZES - MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Susan McKinley Ross demonstrations and game signing:

LIVERMORE LOCATION : 11:00 - 1:00pm
BENICIA LOCATION : 3:00 - 5:00pm



Friday, August 26, 2016

Mozart, Einstein & Me in Benicia is Moving!



Mozart, Einstein & Me in Benicia is moving on September 15th 
We will now be located at 620 First Street

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Magformers Forest Friends from Magformers



Magformers Forest Friends is a colorful magnetic building set that comes with 47 pieces for building nine forest animals: bunny, owl, bat, squirrel, butterfly, skunk, duck, turtle, and frog.

Magformers are available at Mozart, Einstein & Me!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Why the Metric System Matters - Matt Anticole


For the majority of recorded human history, units like the weight of a grain or the length of a hand weren’t exact and varied from place to place. Now, consistent measurements are such an integral part of our daily lives that it’s hard to appreciate what a major accomplishment for humanity they’ve been. Matt Anticole traces the wild history of the metric system.

Lesson by Matt Anticole, animation by Globizco.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Join Us For GAME DAY on September 17th!


Game Day

Saturday, September 17, 2016

A full day filled with hands-on demonstrations of a variety of games, including raffled prizes! Special guest, Susan McKinley Ross, inventor of Qwirkle, Skippity and other games will appear at both our stores.

RAFFLED PRIZES - MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Susan McKinley Ross demonstrations and game signing:

LIVERMORE LOCATION : 11:00 - 1:00pm
BENICIA LOCATION : 3:00 - 5:00pm



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Chukar Cherries Video


An exploration of Chukar Cherries' roots in Washington's cherry region. Chukar has been transforming the fruits of the Northwest into chocolates, sauces, and wholesome snacks for over 25 years.

Chukar Cherries are Available at Mozart, Einstein & Me!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Livermore Community Drum & Fun Circle Every 2nd Sunday - Join Us TOMORROW!


Bring your drums, bells, shakers or other instrument for a fun time of drumming mutual enjoyment and community participation! 

at Mozart, Einstein & Me
2156 First St, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 443-1244

Registration & Info at:

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Livermore Community Drum & Fun Circle Every 2nd Sunday - Join Us August 14th!


Bring your drums, bells, shakers or other instrument for a fun time of drumming mutual enjoyment and community participation! 

at Mozart, Einstein & Me
2156 First St, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 443-1244

Registration & Info at:

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Should We Be Looking for Life Elsewhere in the Universe? - Aomawa Shields



As the number of “potentially habitable” planets that astronomers find continues to rise, we seem ever closer to answering the question, “Are we alone in the universe?” But should we be looking for life elsewhere? If we were to find life in one of these worlds, should we try to contact any beings who may live there? Is that wise? Aomawa Shields navigates the murky waters of pursuing curiosity.

Lesson by Aomawa Shields, animation by Boniato Studio.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Cool Circuits - An Awesome Brain Game!



Electrify your brain with this challenging puzzler! The object is to place all of the pieces on the board to successfully complete the circuit; do so, and the entire board lights up! Cool Circuits emphasizes spatial reasoning and abstract thinking with over 40 different challenges ranging from student to expert. Can you solve them all?

Includes: 1 light up board, 8 fluorescent 3-D puzzle pieces and 40 challenge cards.

Cool Circuits is available at Mozart, Einstein & Me!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Why Do We Hiccup? - John Cameron



The longest recorded case of hiccups lasted for 68 years … and was caused by a falling hog. While that level of severity is extremely uncommon, most of us are no stranger to an occasional case of the hiccups. But what causes these ‘hics’ in the first place? John Cameron takes us into the diaphragm to find out.

Lesson by John Cameron, animation by Black Powder Design.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Crazy Aaron's Putty World Contest - Get Your Putty at Mozart, Eintstein & Me!

Don't forget to #puttytravels all summer long! Contest Ends September 1st, 2016!

"Choose your favorite color. You can use Thinking Putty as a toy, a stress ball, a squeeze toy, or as therapy putty. As an office toy, Thinking Putty will draw the jealousy of your co-workers. As a toy, you will never be able to put it down. I promise!"
 - Crazy Aaron

Crazy Aaron's Putty is available at Mozart, Einstein & Me in Benicia and Livermore! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Why New Music Feels Amazing


Ever heard a song for the first time and fallen in love? As Trace tells us, there's a biological reason for why new music feels so good.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Rhythm in a Box: The Story of the Cajon Drum - Paul Jennings



Many modern musical instruments are complicated pieces of machinery with many moving parts. But the cajon is simply a drum and a stand and a seat all in one box. Paul Jennings explains the history behind the cajon and how it has become one of the most versatile and popular percussion instruments in the world today.

Lesson by Paul Jennings, animation by Avi Ofer.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Does Playing Classical Music Make Your Baby Smarter?



Some people say playing classical music, even before a baby is born, will make them smarter, but is this actually true?

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Magformers: Magnetic Balls Castles And More ~ Incredible Science



Magformers Rainbow Set - The magnetic building set that always connects and never rejects! You are the engineer! Entertaining and educational for all ages! Magformers have super strong neodymium magnets on all sides which connect and allow you to build 100's of 3-D designs. Learn through to discovery how to infinitely build 3-D geometric structures which are fun, and build problem solving skills and strategies. The possibilities are endless! Create balls, squares, buildings, animals and more! Discover the connection possibilities. Watch in amazement as the Magformer connected shapes magically connect!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Can You Solve the Passcode Riddle? - Ganesh Pai



In a dystopian world, your resistance group is humanity’s last hope. Unfortunately, you’ve all been captured by the tyrannical rulers and brought to the ancient coliseum for their deadly entertainment. Will you be able to solve the passcode riddle and get everyone out safely? Ganesh Pai shows how.

Lesson by Ganesh Pai, animation by Jun Zee Myers.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Summer Rock Band with Chris Ansuini Starts Tomorrow!



Summer Rock Band 

Rehearsals at ABC Mucic 

11:30am to 1:00pm every Tuesday from 7/12 to 8/2/2016 

1:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, July 31st and Sunday, August 7th

For more information or to enroll contact Chris at chrisansuini@gmail.com or call 925-922-4358

Friday, July 8, 2016

Don't Miss the Livermore Community Drum Circle on Sunday!



July 10, 2016 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm 

Bring your drums, bells, shakers or other instrument for a fun time of drumming, mutual enjoyment, and community participation!

Download Flyer HERE

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

How North America Got Its Shape - Peter J. Haproff



North America didn’t always have its familiar shape, nor its famed mountains, canyons, and plains: all of that was once contained in an unrecognizable mass, buried deep in Rodinia, a huge supercontinent that lay on the face of the Earth. Peter J. Haproff explains how it took millions of years and some incredible plate tectonics to forge the continent we know today.

Lesson by Peter J. Haproff, animation by Globizco.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Join Us for the Livermore Community Drum Circle on July 10th



July 10, 2016 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm 

Bring your drums, bells, shakers or other instrument for a fun time of drumming, mutual enjoyment, and community participation!

Download Flyer HERE

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Why Do Our Bodies Age? - Monica Menesini



Human bodies aren’t built for extreme aging: our capacity is set at about 90 years. But what does aging really mean, and how does it counteract the body’s efforts to stay alive? Monica Menesini details the nine physiological traits that play a central role in aging.

Lesson by Monica Menesini, animation by Cinematic.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

It's Never Too Early to Look for Budding Musicians


Recently, Mozart, Einstein & Me had a very cute, extra small customer drive up to check out our oversized guitar at our Livermore location!

Bring by your little (and big) ones to check us out!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Rock Band with Chris Ansuini



Summer Rock Band 

Rehearsals at ABC Mucic 

11:30am to 1:00pm every Tuesday from 7/12 to 8/2/2016 

1:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, July 31st and Sunday, August 7th

For more information or to enroll contact Chris at chrisansuini@gmail.com or call 925-922-4358

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Evolution of the Book - Julie Dreyfuss



What makes a book a book? Is it just anything that stores and communicates information? Or does it have to do with paper, binding, font, ink, its weight in your hands, the smell of the pages? To answer these questions, Julie Dreyfuss goes back to the start of the book as we know it to show how these elements came together to make something more than the sum of their parts.

Lesson by Julie Dreyfuss, animation by Patrick Smith.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Join Us for the Livermore Community Drum Circle on July 10th



July 10, 2016 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm 

Bring your drums, bells, shakers or other instrument for a fun time of drumming, mutual enjoyment, and community participation!

Download Flyer HERE