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Where to Buy Music & Musical Instruments
What's the best place in the Berkeley area to find a good selection of used jazz CDs? Thanks in advance, Denise
I've mail ordered personalized tapes from Happy Kids in NY at 1-888-692-2536. They have tapes with themes like birthday, lullaby, etc. depending on the child's name. They are a bit hokey but my daughter and a few of her friends have liked them and they're reasonably priced. They also have a catalog with other items that can be personalized like mugs, mousepads, etc.
Another company that creates personalized tapes is Daydream Productions. 1-800-350-SONG. They currently have two tapes, one for ages 0-6, and another one called Sounds of the Night that they say is good for kids up to age 10.
For music, try Rockridge Kids on College Ave (5511 College, 601-5437) which has a nice selection of tapes and CDs. They keep a binder behind the counter that has info on all their selections, including descriptions of the artists, reviews, staff notes, etc. If you're interested in a particularselection ask them to play it and you can listen to it while you're browsing in the store. The Lakeshore Learning Store (in San Leandro, 483-9750, and a store in Walnut Creek) also has a nice selection of music (e.g., they carry the full line of Jose Luis Orozco CDs) and they have a music station where you can listen before you buy.
FYI, the main Berkeley Public Library also has cassettes and CDs
that you can borrow from the Children's section.
Other Musical Instruments
Can anyone recommend a place to find a good quality but inexpensive trumpet? This is for a ten-year-old who would like to have her own. Thank you. Carolyn
The places I've purchased instruments and would highly recommend are: BEST Music Co 1716 Broadway (Oakland) Very Near bart's 19th street station 832-2024 Music Unlimited 14417 E14th Street San Leandro (no where near Bart) 357-4880 They offer instruction. Both rent too. Roger
Re: New/Used Autoharps
New 15 and 21 chord autoharps are available at Fifth String in Berkeley. They'll also tune them for you.
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