Saturday, December 29, 2007

Free Drums Lessons in Cerritos

Want to learn how to play drums?

Experienced drum instructors Fred Sottile, Jeff Fish and Joe Allesandro will be teaching 3 free group drum lessons at Sam Ash Music in Cerritos, California.

Sat. January 5th: 10am – 12 noon
Sat. January 12th: 1:30 – 3:00pm
Sat. February 23rd: 2 - 4pm
Call Paul Delaney at 562-468-1107 for more info.

Danté Roberson Drum Clinic

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Danté Roberson began playing for the Church of God in Christ at the tender age of 3. This self-taught musician later put himself through school to learn how to read music and was taken under the wing of his mentor, Anthony King.

Roberson continues to hone his skills while learning about the music business and has worked with many notable artists including Platinum selling, Grammy and Stellar Award Winners.

Here are some of Dante Roberson’s musical accomplishments:

Musical Director: Comedy Central’s “Weekends at The DL” featuring DL Hughley of The Kings of Comedy, Robin Duhe (Maze featuring Frankie Beverly), Playboy’s “Nightcalls” featuring D’Wayne Wiggins, El DeBarge, Marcus Johnson, The Golden State Warriors and for various up and coming artists.

Recorded with: Jaime and Sunnye Hawkins, Carl Wheeler, Tremaine Hawkins, Daryl Coley, Phil Perry, Ivan Johnson, Marcus Johnson, Michael Cooper, Tony Saunders, New Power Generation, Dayne Stevens, Najee, Jaime Foxx, Tank, Alicia Keys.

Performed with: Najee, Joe, Marcus Miller, Marcus Johnson, D’Wayne Wiggins, DL Hughley, Eric Benet, Jaime Foxx, Tank, India.Arie, Dave Hollister, BB King, Bonnie Raitt, Tracey Chapman, Busta Rhymes, The Whispers, Larry Braggs of Tower of Power.
Dante Roberson will be conducting a drum clinic at Sam Ash Music in Cerritos, California, on Thursday February 21 at 7pm.

Sponsored by: Pearl Drums, Aquarian Drum Heads, Vic Firth Drumsticks, E Pad, Factory Metal, Zildjian Cymbals & Sam Ash.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

John Favicchia Drum Clinics

John Favicchia has been called "one of the most musical and well-rounded drummers." His versatility has enabled him to play gigs and drum clinics worldwide. In addition to playing with his band, Dharma All Stars, he has performed and/or recorded with Steve Khan, Larry Coryell, Harvie Swartz, Chieli Minucci, David Mann, Bob Malach, Dean Brown, Mike Pope, Lonnie Plaxico and Steve Adelson.

Upcoming John Favicchia drum clinics at Sam Ash in the Los Angeles area:

  • Mon. Jan. 14 Westminster
  • Tue. Jan. 15 Puente Hills (City of Industry)
  • Wed. Jan. 16 Canoga Park
  • Thu. Jan. 17 Torrance
All clinics start at 7pm. Lots of free giveaways!


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sam Ash Music Named "Chain Retailer of the Year" by Music Inc.

"I am very proud to announce that for the year 2007 Sam Ash Music has won the Music Inc. "Retailer of the Year" award for chain stores. Thank all of you very much, we couldn't have done it without you."

-Sammy and the whole Ash Family

Friday, December 14, 2007

Sam Ash Extended Holiday Store Hours

December 2007

Extended holiday hours for the Southern California Sam Ash Music stores in Hollywood, Torrance, City of Industry (Puente Hills), Cerritos, Canoga Park and Westminster:

Friday, Dec. 14th: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 15th: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 16th: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Monday, Dec. 17th – Friday, Dec. 21st: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 22nd: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 23rd: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Monday, Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, Dec. 25th: Closed - MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, Dec. 26th – Sunday, Dec. 30th: Normal Store Hours
Monday, Dec. 31st, New Year’s Eve: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008: Closed - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Extended holiday hours for Sam Ash in the Ontario Mills Mall in Ontario, California:
Friday, Dec. 14th: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 15th: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 16th: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Monday, Dec. 17th – Thurs., Dec. 20th: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Friday, Dec. 21st: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 22nd: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 23rd: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Monday, Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, Dec. 25th: Closed - MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, Dec. 26th – Sat., Dec. 29th: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday, Dec. 30th: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Monday, Dec. 31st, New Year’s Eve: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
See sidebar on right for each store's normal store hours for 2008.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sam Ash Cerritos Battle of the Bands

The Alley, Sam Ash Music, Monster Cable, ESP Guitars & Lost Energy Present:

Sam Ash Cerritos
Battle of the Bands
The Foolish Fools
The Bolts
The Gentlemen
Touch Response
Sunday, December 16th at 2pm

Sam Ash Music parking lot
12651 Artesia Blvd.
Cerritos, CA 90703

(In the event of rain, show will move inside store)

All ages
Admission: FREE

Upcoming Events
The Alley

UPDATE: Congrats to The Bolts for winning the Battle of the Bands!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Sam Ash Outrageous Weekend Sale

Sam Ash Music is having a big holiday sale this weekend!

Friday - Saturday - Sunday

December 7-9, 2007 Only

Ask for the Outrageous Sale List at the store!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Paul McCartney Interview

There's a great interview with Paul McCartney in the newest Sam Ash Gear Guide on page 83.

Paul discusses his greatest acoustic songs, his influences, his fingerpicking technique and his signature model Epiphone Texan acoustic guitar.

A used Epiphone Texan FT-79 acoustic guitar signed by Paul McCartney is currently on sale in the Sam Ash store in Canoga Park, California. Serial number: 03364006. Limited edition #105 of 250. Made in Nashville, Tennessee. It's a beauty!

On page 82 of the new December catalog, the Sam Ash Music Institute Guitar Lesson of the Month features the chords and strumming pattern in the style of Paul McCartney's "Yesterday."

Fans of The Beatles can also learn about the John Lennon Epiphone EJ160E jumbo acoustic/electric guitar on page 12.

To check out the new Sam Ash Gear Guide, sign up for the mailing list, download it at or visit any Sam Ash Music store.

Native Instruments Holiday Specials

Check out the holiday deals from Native Instruments:

  • SAVE $229
  • Offer also extended to TRAKTOR SCRATCH Crossgrade and TRAKTOR SCRATCH Upgrade customers.
  • Offer valid if you activate TRAKTOR SCRATCH between October 24th and December 31st, 2007.

2. KONTAKT 3 CROSSGRADE available for $249
  • SAVE $150
  • For owners of INTAKT, KOMPAKT or any third party sample libraries which utilize the KONTAKT Player

3. GUITAR RIG 3 Software Edition Competitive Crossgrade available for $199!
  • SAVE $100
  • For owners of Line 6 Pods/TonePort/AmpFarm, IK Multimedia Ampltitube (1, 2, LE), Waves GTR. Because Amplitube LE is a qualifying product, all owners of Digidesign HD, 003, Mbox 2, Mbox 2 Pro, Mbox 2 Mini and Mbox 2 Micro products are eligible for the GUITAR RIG 3 SOFTWARE EDITION COMPETITIVE CROSSGRADE.
For the details on these limited time offers from Native Instruments, visit or any SoCal Sam Ash Music store.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Ableton Live 7

Ableton is now shipping Live 7, new add-on instruments and Ableton Suite.Live 7 is full of enhancements to the audio engine including 64-bit mix summing, new and improved devices with side-chaining capability, better MIDI timing and hardware integration. Most-requested features, such as time signature changes, video export and multiple automation lanes have been added. The brand new "Drum Rack" streamlines beat making with an easy drag-and-drop interface and offers native sliced audio and REX file support.
New add-on instruments include Tension (string synth), Electric (classic electric pianos) and Analog.
The new Ableton Suite bundle includes Ableton Live 7, Sampler, Operator, Electric, Analog, Tension, Drum Machines, Essential Instrument Collection 2 and Session Drums all in one box.

For more on these new releases, visit or any Sam Ash Music store.