What's the difference between a violin and a Tuna fish?
You can tune a violin, but you can't tuna fish!
What's New at Ponier Music?
In this issue:
Summer Rock Camps
Spring recital: sold out!
Student of the Month
Teacher of the Month
Did Ponier Music Open a Pawn Shop?
Trade in Coupon
Guitar of the Month
Welcome New Students
Chicken and the Egg
Vote for Gene Clarke
Summer Rock Camp at Ponier Music, Marietta
Playing in a rock band........... rocks!!! Learn to jam with your own rock band while working with a dedicated rock band coach!
Through daily lessons, clinics and band rehearsals, students will quickly gain confidence on their instrument and experience life as a professional working musician. Learning how to be both a performing musician and a studio musician, the students will be inspired to live a life of passion through music.
Open to singers, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and didjeridu
- Establish your band with a name
- Select your songs
- learn and rehearse your parts
-develop and rehearse stage presence
- record your songs in a state of the art recording studio
- perform your first gig on stage at The Warehouse
Ponier Music Rock Camp is designed for students with at least one year of playing experience. Beginning to advanced students can come individually or as a group. Ages 8-18 may attend.
Space is limited to 10 students so don't delay!
Session I: June 4-8
Session II: July 9-13
Monday - Thursday 10:30-3:30: Rehearsals at Ponier Music, Marietta
Friday - 10:30-2:30: Clinic on how a recording studio works and recording songs at Vineyard Sound Studio
Friday 8:00 PM: Perform for friends and family at The Warehouse Music Venue located at Ponier Music, Kennesaw
Students should bring a lunch
Price: $269 per week
Secure your spot by April 29th and only pay $249!!!
Check out our Teachers!
Rookie film maker Rik Hunsucker has been busy getting all of our teachers on our website.
2) Dress nice - the photographer will be there to take the performers pictures. No obligation to purchase. Check them out online, buy what you like.
3) Practice, practice, practice.
Student of the Month
What instruments do you play? Guitar
How long have you taken lessons? 3 weeks
Who are your favorite musical artists/influences? Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Guns and Roses
What are your other hobbies, besides music?
Running, playing football, working out
What is the coolest thing you've learned in your lessons in the past three months? Everlong by the Foo Fighters
What advice would you give other aspiring students? To practice a lot and never give up!
Teacher of the Month:
What is the thing you like most about teaching? Seeing the students achieve their goals.
How do you inspire your students to practice? By teaching them to play songs that they enjoy listening to.
Where did you study music and what was your focus? Georgia State University - Degree in Music, Jazz studies.
What is your favorite type of music and/or artists? Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix
What do you like to do in your free time? Cook, play music with friends
If you have a quick tip for students, what would it be? Keep your instrument out of it's case and visible when you are at home. If you have a free 10 or 15 minutes, it will be easier to sit down and have a short practice session.
17% off everything!!!!
March made 17 years Ponier Music has been in business.
Bring in this coupon and get 17% off your next purchase.
(excludes repairs, rentals & lessons)
Pawn Shop at Ponier Music Marietta
Question: Did Ponier Music open a Pawn Shop?
Answer: Yes we did.
Answer: Well...................two reasons:
1) Ponier Music has always been successful with buying used gear and turning around and selling it. It's been a big part of our business. We thought "Why not buy and sell all sorts of used gear? We thought a pawn shop was a good way to get all kinds of used gear.
2) As more and more people shop online, less and less people shop locally. We thought having two businesses under one roof would help pay the rent and thus insure that Ponier Music stays for another 17 years.
Think Globally, Shop Locally!!!
Question: How does this effect me bringing my child to music lessons?
Answer: It shouldn't. The Pawn shop is in another part of the building with a separate entrance. Just like the gas station is another part of the building. Think of this building as an oddly shaped strip mall. We are not selling or dealing in guns. Pawn shops are not allowed to purchase or pawn things from children under the age of 18.
Talk us up....
Earn store credit
One of the best ways Ponier Music get great students like you is FROM you! Talk us up. If someone signs up for lessons and uses your name as "How they heard about us". You get a $30 gift certificate from Ponier Music. And a big old hug!
Please Eat Here!!!
Being a small business owner, I like to patronize and recommend other small businesses. Kim and I stumbled across this place a couple of months ago and I think we've been back five times already. The food is fantastic! Family friendly, clean, waitstaff and management are all top notch! Please go eat there. I want this place to stay. Tell 'em Doug Ponier sent you. Maybe I'll get a free dessert!
I am usually not one for politics but Mr. Clark is a close friend of mine and a great guy. I taught his son Gene Clark Jr. (and he still plays!! See? You can do music your whole life!!!) years ago and Mr. Clark was always very interested and involved in his progress. A true family man! He was also kind enough to help me in a few tough spots. I got over eager to buy another music store a few years back and things went sour very quickly. Mr. Clark was very helpful in getting my butt out of a losing proposition.
When you see Mr. Clark's name on the ballot, please be sure to vote for him.
If you have bought an instrument from Ponier Music in the last 6 months, and you want to upgrade to something nicer......bring it in, let us look up what you paid and we will give you 100% trade in credit towards a nicer, newer instrument. Some rules apply:
#1. Instrument must be in EXACTLY the same condition as when it left. If it was new, it better still look new. If it was a new keyboard, you still need the box. Otherwise it's all negotiable.
#2. You must be willing to spend at least $100 dollars more for the upgraded instrument. Otherwise what's the point, really?
#3 Coupons cannot be combined.
#4 Offer good until April 15, 2012
Guitar of the Month
1962 Gibson ES-335
Period correct Gibson hard shell case
Last year of the Micky Mouse ear body
2 PAF humbuckers
Only year of the small block inlay
Blue book of Guitars says this is worth between 18K-23K
Welcome New Students
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Everyone told us they loved it on a bumber sticker, so come and get it on a T-Shrit. The back says.....
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In this issue:
Santas wanted Free guitar & violin program Huge discounts on drums & keyboards Black Friday sale Halloween recital wrap up Student of the Month Teacher of the Month Welcome new students How to earn $30 store credit Coupon Letter of Inspirado Student Recording Day Something for Adult Students Joke
Santas Wanted Rock our intersection, make money Every year Ponier Music has people dress up as Santa, play guitar and wave to passing cars. You don't have to know much because the cars go by so fast. Sign up for two hour shifts and make $25 store credit every time you do. Do it as much as you like and save up for the guitar of your dreams!!! You bring the guitar, we provide the suit. Go to the counter for more details and to sign up.
Get a Free Guitar or Violin (one time per customer)
Interview by Rik Hunsucker
Rik: So now you are giving away guitars? Tell me about this program. Doug Ponier: Yes, free guitars. It’s simple:Sign up for three months of lessons, get a free guitar. Our motto is, “We don’t just want you to own a guitar. We want you to play guitar.” So far we have given away about 35 guitars. Rik: Yeah, but the guitars are really crumby ones, right? Doug Ponier: Actually, no. The customer may choose any guitar in the store that costs $129.95 or less. Even if you want to get a more expensive guitar, you just pay the difference. So you can get a $200 guitar for just $70 bucks. Rik: Why give them a guitar? Why not sell the guitar and get them to sign up for lessons? Doug Ponier: We get a lot of parents who come in to buy their child’s first guitar but don’t sign up for lessons. I hear, “We want to see how it goes first.” Or, “We want to see if he/she is really interested, and then we’ll get the lessons.” Quite honestly, that is a terrible way to look at it. Rik: Really? That is exactly what I thought when I bought my son his guitar. Why is that such a bad idea? Doug Ponier: Is he still playing? Rik: No. Doug Ponier: I think you answered your own question. Let me put it this way: I could buy a book on how to build a deck and try to build a deck. But it would be a heck of a lot easier if I got my friend Joe, who builds decks for a living, to be right there next to me for guidance. Rik: That makes sense. Doug Ponier: Of course it does. My progress is going to be faster, easier, with less chance of mistakes, and I’ll enjoy the process more by getting professional help. Rik: So I should apply that same concept to making music? Doug Ponier: Exactly! And that is why we are giving away the guitars. We know that if you get proper help right from the start instead of “seeing how it goes,” you are going to have a better chance of sticking with it. Don’t just own a guitar, Play guitar!
Save $100 off any drumset or keyboard when you sign up for 3 months of lessons. One time per customer
Black Friday One Day Sale And Saturday and Sunday too!!! You know what's funny about being an independant retailer on Black Friday? The first few years you think "Wow! Black Friday.............the biggest shopping day of the year!!! I'm going to sell a ton of stuff!!!" Then you sit there all day long and wonder what went wrong. Nothing really went wrong! It's just that you guys all go to the mall!!!! Well come see us! We're bored!!! And just to make it worth your while.....Ponier Music is having the biggest sale of the yeaer. I can't even tell you how big because I'll get in trouble with my distributors. Drop by, say hello, get cool music gear, save money. We are sure to have a deal for everyone this Friday. We won't open up early, but we'll be there at 10.
Halloween Recital Pictured: Doug, Miles, Charlotte and Kate Ponier
The Halloween recital was a great success with over 45 monsters, witches and goblins performing for friends and family. Congrats to Makare Craig, flute and Andrew Riney, guitar for winning best performance. Next recital is in the spring. Pick out a piece and start practicing now! Or if you really have the itch to do another one right away, Ponier Music Woodstock is doing a Holiday recital on December 11. Call 770 928 8807 for more info.
Student of the Month Tyler Gentile
1. What instruments do you play? Um…drums, guitar, piano..I’ve played the violin and the cello before and that’s about it. 2. How long have you taken lessons? Probably, a little under a year. 3. Who are your favorite musical artists/influences? Dave Grohl, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Iron Maiden, and my friend Matt. He’s really good. 4. What are your other hobbies, besides music? I actually skateboard a little bit and I’m a really big computer nerd. 5. What is the coolest thing you’ve learned in your lessons in the past three months? I think it’s really cool that Mr. Jeremy is teaching me theory. 6. What advice would you give other aspiring students? Just don’t give up. I’ve been frustrated before where I think “Agh, I can’t do it!” but practice will get you there. Don’t give up!
Teacher of the Month: Hanna Jones, violin
What is the thing you like most about teaching? The thing I like most about teaching is to see my students grow and become better musicians. How do you inspire your students to practice? I encourage every student to set a goal and make their goals their inspiration; whether that be working on solo performances or reaching a higher chair seating in their orchestra. Where did you attend college and what was your focus? I currently attend Kennesaw State University. I am working on a degree in Communications focusing in the area of Media Studies with a possible minor in film. What is your favorite type of music? I love every genre of music, it is hard to choose a favorite. My top 3 favorite genres are classical music, classic rock, and bluegrass. What do you like to do in your free time? Music is a huge part of my life, so in my spare time I love to play my banjo. I have been playing banjo for about four and a half years, and like to attend bluegrass jams at the Marietta Square. If you have a quick tip for violinists, what would it be? Practice, practice, practice! And have fun with it! If you can devote 30 min. a day to your instrument it will make a huge difference! You will be amazed at how far you have come.
Welcome New Students
David G. Kendall C. Alex L. Erin V. John K. Alex M. Chris W. Kevin V. Morgan H. Reagan H. Michael K. Asha H. Rainey R.
Lesson referral program
We've already given away over $900!
"I just got $30 worth of free stuff!!! You can too!" Here's how...............We know that word of mouth is the best way to get more students, so why not reward the ones who talk us up? If you get a friend to sign up for music lessons, we will give you a $30 gift card as a thank you! Spread the word and get free stuff!
I can't believe you've read this far down!!! Here's a great coupon for you! 50% off one song book Offer good until 12/1/11
Letters of Inspirado.... Urban Dictionary: Inspirado - The creative juices which allows a normal human being to create music, poems, stories, etc.
I'd like to share a recent letter we received from a parent and the teacher's response.
Dear Jimmy, We need to change Justin's guitar lesson this week. We have a conflict with basketball practice. Also, with basketball ramping up with after school practices, we are going to need to discontinue lessons at the end of the month. At least at this point. Let me know what days are available to reschedule his lesson this week.
Thanks, Dr. Hfuhruhurr
Dear Dr. Hfuhruhurr, Are you available to do Wednesday at 3:30? I understand about basketball beginning but I'd likes to encourage you to continue lessons so Justin doesn't instill in his mind that guitar lessons are second to sports. This mentality will reflect in his practice habits. It is completely your decision on what your child's priorities are; however I always like to offer my professional opinion. I'm sorry to be so forward on this topic but I have lost many students to sports only to see them never return.
STUDENT RECORDING DAY On Sunday, November 20th we are hosting a recording day for our students at Ponier Music Woodstock. This is completely free and a great opportunity to record your latest song and make a Christmas cd for your Grandma!
This event filled up on the first day. However, we have a waiting list for cancellations. PARENTS: IF YOUR STUDENT IS SIGNED UP AND WILL NOT BE IN ATTENDANCE, PLEASE REMOVE YOUR RESERVATION. The reservation sheet is located at the front desk. You can also reserve by calling or emailing: 770.928.8807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOMETHING FOR OUR ADULT STUDENTS
We realize that the last thing you want to do is to play Blackbird in front of an audience of dedicated, glowing parents on recital day. That’s why this next one is for you. We are now offering an artist open mic night for adults ages 21 and up. This event is free if you are a student of Ponier Music. Bring your own wine or beer and watch as we transform the lesson common area into Woodstock’s most distinguished listening room. Jeremy Cochran and Hanna Henry will be hosting, so be bold and be ready to play!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th, 7:00 SIGN-UP, 7:30 MUSIC BEGINS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17th, 7:00 SIGN-UP, 7:30 MUSIC BEGINS
Joke A community orchestra was plagued by attendance problems. Several musicians were absent at each rehearsal. As a matter of fact, every player in the orchestra had missed several rehearsals, except for one very faithful oboe player. Finally, as the dress rehearsal drew to a close, the conductor took a moment to thank the oboist for her faithful attendance. She, of course, humbly responded "It's the least I could do, since I won't be at the performance."
Summer Rock Camps
Very cool interview by Rik Hunsucker for the Northside News about Ponier Music's Guitar Giveaway program.
Guitar Give-away at Ponier Music!
Interview by Rik Hunsucker
Rik: So now you are giving away guitars?Tell me about this program.
Doug Ponier: Yes, free guitars. It’s simple:Sign up for three months of lessons, get a free guitar. Our motto is, “We don’t just want you to own a guitar. We want you to play guitar.” So far we have given away about 35 guitars.
Rik: Yeah, but the guitars are really crumby ones, right?
Doug Ponier: Actually, no. The customer may choose any guitar in the store that costs $129.95 or less. Even if you want to get a more expensive guitar, you just pay the difference. So you can get a $200 guitar for just $70 bucks.
Rik: Why give them a guitar? Why not sell the guitar and get them to sign up for lessons?
Doug Ponier: We get a lot of parents who come in to buy their child’s first guitar but don’t sign up for lessons. I hear, “We want to see how it goes first.” Or, “We want to see if he/she is really interested, and then we’ll get the lessons.”Quite honestly, that is a terrible way to look at it.
Rik: Really? That is exactly what I thought when I bought my son his guitar. Why is that such a bad idea?
Doug Ponier: Is he still playing?
Doug Ponier: I think you answered your own question. Let me put it this way: I could buy a book on how to build a deck and try to build a deck. But it would be a heck of a lot easier if I got my friend Joe, who builds decks for a living, to be right there next to me for guidance.
Rik: That makes sense.
Doug Ponier: Of course it does. My progress is going to be faster, easier, with less chance of mistakes, and I’ll enjoy the process more by getting professional help.
Rik: So I should apply that same concept to making music?
Doug Ponier: Exactly! And that is why we are giving away the guitars. We know that if you get proper help right from the start instead of “seeing how it goes,” you are going to have a better chance of sticking with it. Don’t just own a guitar, Play guitar!
Doug Ponier is the owner of Ponier Music. Ponier Music has been serving West Cobb, Kennesaw, and Woodstock for 16 years on everything musical. For more information visit www.poniermusic.com
Learn the Blues, Play the Blues 2nd date added
The Ponier Music Blues trio was a big hit at The Daily Grind Coffee Shop and they've added us for a 2nd date. May 7th 6-9. Work on a blues song with your teacher and come sit in with a real blues band to impress friends and family. More details below.
Former Ponier Music Teacher now a Published Author!
Cicily Janus was the very first trumpet teacher Ponier Music had way back in 1995. She is now a mother of three, writer and published author with a new book called The New Face of Jazz: An Intimate Look at Today's Living Legends and the Artists of Tomorrow
Wanna see your little musician up on stage? Join us for a spring recital. door prizes and prizes for best performance. Refreshments will be served. sign up sheets are located on the lesson studio doors. Don't wait! Sapce is limited to 25 per recital. Just like last year, we will sell out. Deadline to turn in forms is April 24th. $10 recital fee due when ou turn in the form.
Learn the Blues, Play the Blues
Work with your teacher on any standard blues song and then come sit in with a real blues band. Perform for your friends and family.
Saturday, March 12, 6-9PM
The Ponier Blues Trio
At: The Daily Grind Coffee House & Cafe
3960 Mary Eliza Trace Marietta, Ga 30064
Across from Due West Elementary School
When you sign up for 3 months of music lessons
We don't want to make you a guitar owner, we want to make you a guitar player!
1/10/11 Ponier Music is closed today due to the weather. Enjoy the snow!!!!
Ponier Music is now a Line 6 Dealer
New webcam at the Warehouse
Thank you to Joe Polo who has now added a webcam to the Warehouse. Tune it to check out what's going on Friday and Saturday nights. We will also be broadcasting the Halloween Recital on 10/30/10 at 1:30 and 4PM. Follow this link to tune in.
Ponier Music student jams on stage with Collective Soul
Ed Roland brought a very talented young man up on stage to play with Collective Soul during the PAR3 Concert at East Lake in Atlanta 9/24/2010. Dylan Porper. Dylan is a student of Joe Polo's Rock Camps given every Saturday at the Kennesaw Ponier Music. Dylan told Joe he wasn't nervous at all to be on stage with Collective Soul due to all the experience he got at the Rock Class. Rock on Dylan!!!
Free* Guitar Class
Got a guitar? Need some direction?
Ponier Music is proud to announce the return of group guitar class
Starting Saturday's in July at the Marietta store
4 non-sequencial lessons, so you can start any time
All ages, bring your guitar
Class space is limited so please call 770 422 7766 to RSVP
* If you've ever bought a guitar from Ponier Music the class is totally free. Otherwise the cost is $50 for the four week class.
The Taylor Guitars Road Show Ponier Music Cartersville Wednesday, June 23, 7PM An evening of guitar talk and demos with the Taylor factory staff and guitar makers - Straight from El Cajon, california. Rare and one off Taylors. Test-drive new Taylor models. Free digital subscription to Premier Guitar for every attendee. Taylor wear and Elixer acoustic strings (while supplys last) Register to win a Custom Taylor guitar.
Pics from the spring recital 4/25/10 courtesy of Steven Wanke.
Ponier Music is proud to announce two summer sessions
June 7th-11th, 10-3
July 12-16, 10-3
Both camps end with a Friday night show at the Warehouse
Both camps given at the Ponier Music Warehouse
Taught by rock god Joe Polo
open to guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, vocalists and accordian
199 per person, sign up by May 10th and pay only $179
Don't wait!!! Space is limited
Check out last years rock band 6' Midgets on the lessons page
Group Guitar Class Did you get a guitar for Chritmas? Figuring it out all by yourself can be a daunting task. Starting in February Ponier Music is offering a group guitar class to help you get started. Taught by Chad Shivers who has taught private lessons and group classes for Ponier Music over the years, Chad will get you on track and rocking out!!! Classes start Sunday February 7th at 1:30 AM. $99 gets you six weeks of class. Space is limited to 8 students so sign up ASAP to reserve your spot!!!
Black Friday One Day Sale
Friday, November 27th You know what's funny about being an independant retailer on Black Friday? The first few years you think "Wow! Black Friday.............the biggest shopping day of the year!!! I'm going to sell a ton of stuff!!!" Then you sit there all day long and wonder what went wrong. Nothing really went wrong! It's just that you guys all go to the mall!!!! Well come see us! We're bored!!! And just to make it worth your while.....Ponier Music is having the biggest sale we have ever had. I can't even tell you how big because I'll get in trouble with my distributors. Drop by, say hello, get cool music gear, save money. We are sure to have a deal for everyone this Friday. We ain't openin' up early, but we'll be there at 10.
Vote For Your Favorite Rock Star If you've driven by our Marietta store latley you've seen the cool window art by our artist in residence Rik Hunsucker. Rick has done a wonderful job painting rock gods and who he should draw next has been the topic of heavy debate. Rick has one more to go and we want to put it to the vote. All you have to do is pick your favorite from this list and send an email to email@example.com The one with the most votes gets painted.
1) Jimi Hendrix 2) Bruce Springsteen 3) Junior Brown 4) Chuck Berry 5) Willie Nelson 6) Write in vote
Santa's Wanted Rock our intersection, make money. Every year Ponier Music has people dress up as Santa, play guitar and wave to passing cars. You don't have to know much because the cars go by so fast. Sign up for two hour shifts and make $20 store credit every time you do it. Do it as much as you like and save up for the guitar of your dreams!!! You bring the guitar, we provide the suit. Go to the counter for more details and to sign up.
Halloween Recital at the Ponier Music Warehouse
Ghosts, Goblins, Music!!! Rocktober 25th 1:30 and 4PM Wanna see your little musician up on stage? Join us for a Halloween recital. Prizes for best costume, best performance and a door prize. Refreshments will be served. Sign up sheets are located on lesson studio doors. Don't wait!!! Space is limited to 25 per recital. Just like last year, this will fill up!!!! Deadline to turn in forms is October 20th. $10 recital fee due when you turn in sign up sheet. This is a costumed recital: No costume, no gettin' on my stage!!!
The Fender 100% Trade up Guarantee - Expanded! 100% trade up program to now include Martin, Taylor & Guild Guitars!!! There are some brand names that absolutely hold their value. Ferrari. Harley-Davidson. Tiffany's. We believe these guitar brands are included. Investing in one of these guitars is a no brainer. Investing in one of these guitars with us shows that you are a savvy shopper indeed! Ponier Music is the only music store that will offer you a 100% trade up guarantee if you decide to move up to a more expensive Fender. Here is your chance to get a great Fender guitar that fits within your budget. Play it, enjoy it, take care of it, then trade up to a nicer Fender until you reach the guitar of your dreams.
If you are in the market for a Fender, Martin, Guild or Taylor and you don't get it from us, you are crazy!!! We will price match and with this trade gaurantee............there is no better deal out there, anywhere!!!
Four simple rules:
1)100% trade up offer is good for 12 months from the original purchase date.
2)The Guitar must come back in the same condition as when it was purchased and come back with all the same stuff it left with.
3)The new guitar being traded for must be one of these four brands and must be priced at least $100 more that the originally purchased guitar.
4)If the trade is over the Internet, the customer is responsible for getting the guitar back to Ponier Music and pay the difference before the new guitar leaves the store.
Battle of the Bands
Saturday, Rocktober 3rd
Win a $500 gift cirtificate to Ponier Music and maybe a Fender Stratocaster too!!!
Should be fun for the whole family with over 45 vendors, entertainment, motercycle swap meet, antique cars and lots of other stuff!!! I'm told the first year they did this (last year) they had over 1,000 in attendance.
Halloween Recital at the Ponier Music Warehouse
Ghosts, Goblins, Music!!!
Sunday Rocktober 25th 1:30 and 4PM Wanna see your little musician up on stage? Join us for a Halloween recital. Prizes for best costume, best performance and a door prize. Refreshments will be served. Sign up sheets are located on lesson studio doors. Don't wait!!! Space is limited to 25 per recital. Just like last year, this will fill up!!!! Deadline to turn in forms is October 20th. $10 recital fee due when you turn in sign up sheet. This is a costumed recital: No costume, no gettin' on my stage!!!
Johnathan Mover Drum Clinic
Cancelled until a later date!!!
(Drummer for Joe Satrani)
Wednesday, Rocktober 28th
The Warehouse, Ponier Music Kennesaw
$8 in advance, $12 day of show
I am so excited about this one! As a teenager I saw Johnathan Mover in clinic at Atlanta Pro Percussion and I can tell you he will not disappoint!!! Johnathan plays double bass licks with one bass and no double pedal. It is unreal. With over 125 album credits to his name, Johnathan has performed and/or recorded with the likes of Alice Cooper, Joe Satriani, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Peter Frampton, Frank Gambale and Joe Lynn Turner just to name a few. Check out this clip of Johnathan Mover in action and don't miss this clinic!!!
Shawn Drover Drum Clinic Ponier Music is proud to have Shawn Drover of Megadeth in drum clinic at the Kennesaw Warehouse. Thursday August 27th at 8PM. $5 in advance, $8 the day of show. Presented by Ddrum.
Blink 182 / Fallout Boys ticket contest 9/29/2009 Aaron's at Lakewood Presented by Fender Guitars Winner to be picked Sept 26 How do you win two tickets to the Blink 182 / Fallout Boys concert? All you have to do is check out our Cartersville location. We want you to see all the cool Fender (and Taylor) guitars we have in stock. Come on...................you already like checking out music stores...............make the drive, check out the store and register to win the tickets. By the way...........do you know about the Fender deal we are running?
The Fender 100% Trade up Guarantee
There are some brand names that absolutely hold their value. Ferrari. Harley-Davidson. Tiffany's. We believe Fender guitars are one of those brands. Investing in a Fender guitar is a no brainer. Investing in a Fender guitar with us shows that you are a savvy shopper indeed! You see, Ponier Music is the only music store that will offer you a 100% trade up guarantee if you decide to move up to a more expensive Fender. Here is your chance to get a great Fender guitar that fits within your budget. Play it, enjoy it, take care of it. Then trade up to a nicer Fender until you reach the guitar of your dreams.
God Bless Frank Moates Jr.
My friend Frank Moates lost his battle with cancer this past Monday. Frank was the owner of Atlanta Vintage Guitars. Great guy, great guitar player. We did some business over the years but mostly I would go in AVG and shoot the bull with Frank for hours. There was never a time I met with Frank that he didn't ask about how my family was doing or a time when he wasn't bragging about his beloved daughter Francis. I was lucky enough to play 2 or 3 dozen gigs with Frank over the years and always loved listening to him play and sing. 55 is too young. I will miss you dearly my friend. Rest in Peace.
Chris Proctor Guitar Concert/Clinic And Big Sale!!! Ponier Music Kennesaw Saturday June 20th 7:30PM $8 in advance, $10 day of show
Biography Chris Proctor was winner of the U.S. National Finger style Guitar Championship, and is a popular Sugarhouse, Rounder, Flying Fish and Windham Hill recording artist will be performing in concert. A nationally-recognized 6 and 12-string guitarist, composer, recording artist, performer, and clinician for Taylor Guitars, Proctor has produced several books and videos which teach his techniques and compositions for solo guitar, and writes extensively for the guitar press. He is touring to promote his new release and ninth solo recording, "Ladybug Stomp," on Sugarhouse Records, his 6 and 12-string instructional DVD’s for Homespun Tapes, and his Warner book/instructional CD, Chris Proctor, Guitar Collection.
Come to the Chris Proctor guitar clinic/concert and you will be amazed at the prices!!! Prices so low I'm not allowed to print them here. We want a good turnout to the clinic so all new guitars/basses/drums will be on sale. You have to come to find out but you won't be sorry. The clinic will be great and if you are shopping for a deal, you will find it at Ponier Music Kennesaw on Saturday night!!!
Free guitar class & free guitar
Ponier Music Cartersville and Kennesaw is starting a free guitar class for beginners that includes a free guitar on June 20th. The class is offered to children ages 8-14. The first class will meet at 10:30am on Saturdays in June and July. More classes will be added in the afternoon as needed. Classes are limited to 8 students. For more info and to get signed up call Ponier Music Cartersivlle 770 386 1314
Ponier Music Kennesaw at 770 514 5700
Summer Rock Camps
Join us for a week of rock at the Ponier Music Warehouse Open to guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals. Students will study various aspects of rock music including technique, song writing, soloing, improvisation, and performance. The week will conclude with a live performance for friends and family featuring songs from the popular Guitar Hero and Rock Band games.
June 15-19, July 13-17, 10-3pm Kennesaw Warehouse Performance Friday for Friends and Family Tuition is $250 per week Space is limited to 10 students so don't delay! (7 students already signed up for June camp)
Contact Ponier Music at 770 -514-5700 (ask for Joe) for more information *Because space is limited there will be no refunds for any reason
Drummers: Dom Famularo Drum Clinic Ponier Music just finalized a deal to have Dom Famularo do a drum clinic at the Kennesaw Warehouse Monday June 8th at 8PM. Dom Famularo has been traveling the globe preaching the gospel of drumming for over 30 years. An intense performer, Dom is one of the most respected solo drum artists in the world, with a career built solely upon his unique skills as a drummer and motivational speaker. Admission will be $8.00. For more info on Dom check out his website at www.domfamularo.com . Hope to see you there!!!
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