We love watching customers grow their musical talent and hope that these events for the month of December 2013 help with that growth. We have a Tryout Day for Mouthpieces and Saxes, Flutist Vivian Guzman will visit and an Intermediate Ukuele Clinic. Check out the details below and please click event to RSVP.Hope to see you there!
December 3rd - Mouthpiece & Sax Day @ Bertrand’s Mission Viejo 3-7pm, FREE RSVP Learn from an expert! Play test and discover which mouthpiece works for you. Special discounts on saxes and mouthpieces for attendees. While you’re there check out the saxmas tree!
December 4th - Viviana Guzman Flute Clinic @ Bertrand’s San Diego (PQ) 7-8pm FREE RSVP
Described by the New York Times as “an imaginative artist,” Chilean-born flutist, Viviana Guzmán performs over 80 concerts a year throughout the world and has performed in 120 countries. Check out viviana.org for more info. DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO MEET VIVIANA & BE INSPIRED.
Intermediate Ukulele Clinic Dec 15th - Bertrand’s San Diego 3pm, FREE. RSVP Take your Uke Skills to the next level with Robert Totty’s Ukulele Clinic
Bertrand’s Music is happy to help you with your holiday shopping and we’ve got plenty of gift ideas. Here’s a few to get you started. Looking for something special send our gift guider Jessica an email email@example.com
1. Ukulele - Fun and wallet friendly way to stum and sing along this Holiday. We have all sizes and different woods to choose from
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