Monday, November 30, 2015

Adult Student recital at the Kensington!

The holiday season and season of recitals got off to a great start last week!  We hosted an Adult-Recital at the Kensington!  All the performers did an amazing job and once again proved it's never too late to take up a musical instrument!  We had all levels of players...from beginners to advanced.  It was a fun evening and we look forward to the next!

Our next student recitals are scheduled as follows:

Bands, Drums and Vocals
Friday, December 18
The Peppertree Grill
Sierra Madre

All Acoustic Instruments
Saturday, January 16
4pm and 6pm
Church of the Ascension
Sierra Madre

If you need further info, please stop by the store or email/call!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

AlmaNova World Music Collective Live at The Coffee Gallery

AlmaNova World Music Collective Live at The Coffee Gallery

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00
Sponsor: The Coffee Gallery Backstage
For more information call: 626-798-6236
Or click here:
Almanova World Music Collective is an exciting and innovative international quartet playing World Music infused with jazz, rock and classical meanderings. The group consists of voice, two guitars and percussion. Almer Imamovic is a classical guitarist originally from Bosnia who grew up playing folk music from the Balkans while playing electric guitar and bass in Rock Bands across Europe. Vocalist, Abram Poliakoff is a California native who comes from the classical vocal traditions but moves seamlessly from Verdi, Jobim and Bosnian Sevdalinka. German drummer extraordinaire, Till Richter, brings his magical touch and good taste to the group adding layers of sound, bringing the music to new heights. Guitarist Tyler McCarthy is a jazz master who beautifully compliments the style of Almer and brings his deep understanding of harmony and improvisation. The end result is a musical quartet that pushed the boundaries of music and dares to bring something new and original to the scene!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

ALMANOVA WORLD MUSIC COLLECTIVE: Friday, Sept. 18 at 7:30pm!

Dear Friends,

Please join us for Almer's new and exciting project with some amazing LA musicians!  The AlmaNova World Music Collective is a spin-off group of our duo.  Since I'm at home mostly with baby Rocco, Almer is playing our music along with other selections that cross all genres with this amazing collective of artists.  They ROCK!!!!

They are performing this Friday night in Sierra Madre!  Hope to see you there!


AlmaNova World Music Collective
Almer Imamovic, guitar
Abram Poliakoff, vocals and piano
Tyler McCarthy, guitar
Till Richter, percussion

Friday, September 18


The PepperTree Grill
322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024


Thursday, June 25, 2015

AlmaNova World Music Collective recording new abum!

Great news!
AWMC is working on a new album this summer. It should be out by the fall this year!
In the mean time here are few photos of the band from Bosana event on May 30th in Los Angeles.
It was amazing concert and we loved being part of it!
Thank you for the great photos taken by Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino and Maja Gerbic

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Summer Rock Camp 2015!

We are thrilled to announce the dates of Sierra Madre Music Summer Rock Camp!  We are now in our 3rd season!!!

Due to its popularity, we have added more sessions.  please be advised that we may ask some students to audition for a spot.  We are limiting each session to the following instrumentation:

1 drummer
1 bassist
3 guitarists
3 singers
1 keyboardist
1-2 instrumentalist other than guitar

All sessions are Monday thru Friday, 9am-12noon.  The final concert and pizza party will be held each Friday at 7pm.

Please reserve your spot soon!  Applications are available at the front desk!


$299.00 for non-SMM students
$269.00 for SMM students
$249.00 for returning Rock Camp students
SESSION 1JUNE 8-12Friday, June 12 @ 7pm
SESSION 2JUNE 15-19Friday, June 19 @ 7pm
SESSION 3JUNE 22-26Friday, June 26 @ 7pm
SESSION 4JULY 13-17Friday, July 17 @ 7pm

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sierra Madre Music Student Recital at The Kensignton

Sierra Madre Music is very excited about our new partnership with The Kensington community. We will be presenting monthly spotlight recitals for their residents featuring some of our star students! A highlight from last week's performance was one of our amazing classical guitarist, Delanie. Enjoy the video below of her wonderful rendition of Romance.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cool Orchestral version of LOVE

Dominik Grunau, composer from Germany, just sent us this really cool orchestral version of one of our songs, "LOVE". It's pretty awesome! Thanks Dominik!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Tips from our Teachers #2: Justin "Easy way to practice piano scales"

Great advise from our piano teacher extraordinaire, Justin.This week's tip is a new, fun way of practicing piano scales! Hope this helps! Let us know!  

Filmed at Sierra Madre Music as part of our "Tips from our Teachers" Series! Stay tuned for more tips and tidbits from our faculty and staff about all things music!!!! 

Happy Practicing!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: White Noise amazing student Rock Band from Sierra Madre Music

This month, we would like to shine a light on one of our premier Rock Bands! White Noise (formerly known as "Tuesday Nights") has been a musical powerhouse here at Sierra Madre Music. Each member (Sam, Blake, Eddie and Stephanie) are consummate musicians in their own right but together are truly something special! They are more than just an amazing cover band...they even create their own unique an innovative mash-ups! They play and entertain like pros! They have been featured in various venues around the LA area including Peppertree Grill, Sierra Madre ArtsFest, SMCP Carnival, and the Sierra Madre Summer Music in the Park series

They are coached by our wonderful new faculty member, Till Richter. Till's expertise and musicianship is bringing this already stellar group to new heights! Check them out at the end of March where all our bands will be performing at PepperTree! more info follow....

Enjoy WHITE NOISE!!!......