Since 1971, Doo Wop Shop has outfitted musicians and event hosts with a bevy of rental equipment, instruments, and music accessories at discount prices. Four locations burst with Roland keyboards, Zildjian cymbals, Washburn guitars, and live sound and recording gear for rent as well as sale. The shop also has everything needed to throw a full-on karaoke bash, from PA systems to discs of the latest hit songs and tongue-twisters.
Mom's Music records the voices of aspiring Aretha Franklins and David Lee Roths with state-of-the-art recording, mixing, editing, and mastering gear and a knowledgeable staff to perfect a band’s recorded sound. A professional engineer assists bands of up to six members to create their best work possible and press it onto a glimmering compact disc. Mom’s Music studios comes stock with a plethora of professional equipment and software, including Digidesign Pro Tools HD3, Roland DA-90 monitors, Great River microphone preamps, and a stellar collection of microphones that’ll capture the lead singer’s voice crisply and warmly. Having recorded everything from thrash-metal to radio commercials to Frasier-theme-song cover bands, Mom’s Music’s talented engineers can tailor the session to any style of music.
Musikgarten of Lexington director Jennifer Tutt believes that cultivating kids' natural musical aptitude enhances more than just the ability to hum a tune; it can also boost memory, foster pattern recognition, and refine motor skills. Following a curriculum used around the world, instructors with master's and doctorate degrees in music nurture the all-around development of students ranging from infants to 10-year-olds. They bring parents in on the fun: many age groups encourage the attendance and participation of adults, who are also given engaging ways to continue the lesson plan at home. Depending on age level, classes mix singing and dancing with basic instrument play, and, for older kids, a smattering of music theory, history, and performance. All-ages private lessons run the gamut of 17 instruments, from piano and voice to viola and trumpet.