Author: jcmusic

How to practice an instrument

Just as a runner trains for a race, so too must a musician train for a performance. When getting ready to play in a public performance, it is important to create a practice plan to help you achieve your goal of performing the piece(s). I’ve created this list of ideas to work from that may […]

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2016 Educator of the Year and JC’s Full Speech!

2016 Music Educator of the Year! Jeremy Osterling, of Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts in Hartford, CT. This award was proudly Presented by JC Caillouette of JC Music at the Connecticut Music Educator’s Association Conference on April, 29 2016. Read the transcript of JC’s Speech: First of all, I would like to thank Dawson […]

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Our First Restring Day Was a Huge Success!

We had people lined up at 9am for live music and free restringing last Saturday. In addition to all the guitars in hand, people brought in weird stuff too. There was a Bigsby Tremolo guitar, a 12-string and an old beautiful guitar which had never been restrung! Not only was this a super positive event, […]

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Custom Handmade Electric Guitars

Custom Handmade Electric Guitars by Evan USA are in stock and JC Music is a very exclusive vendor who has these high-quality instruments! We currently have two models on the floor, and both these instruments have: Fender Locking Tuners 2-Point Tremolo with Solid Stell Block for Longer Sustain Copper Shielding for Noise Reduction Fender N3 […]

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Toca Djembes Are Here!

Toca Djembes have arrived at JC Music and are already on display in the center of the store! What’s better than a drum circle on a nice, summer evening? The djembe is one of West Africa’s best known instruments. Some say the name comes from a phrase of the Bamana in Mali, Anke dje, anke […]

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Jon Peckman Joins the JC Music Faculty!

JC Music is proud to announce the addition of Jon Peckman to our Music Lesson Faculty! Jon Peckman has been a professional drummer for 30 years and a teacher for 20. He can be seen performing all over New England and beyond with various regional acts. He is also a published author of the instructional […]

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Valve Maintenance

by Jon Noxon As a brass player, one of the most annoying things in the world is a sticky valve, so we immediately jump for our handy dandy valve oil to solve the problem. This, however, won’t work. A sticky valve means a dirty valve, and all the oil in the world won’t make it […]

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