Since 1984, Senseney Music has supplied the tools and knowledge for beginning, intermediate, and advanced musicians to ignite their musical passion. President Lori Supinie leads a team of music teachers—boasting more than 200 years’ combined experience—who instruct students in vocal technique or in instruments such as flute, oboe, violin, and electric guitar. She also offers instruments for rental and purchase, including orchestral instruments, guitars, amplifiers, and pianos, as well as printed music—the ancient enemy of jazz. Technicians in her service department repair flagging instruments and maintain rental instruments at no charge.
Damm Music Center's staff of professional melody masters fosters a friendly, positive atmosphere that invites students to ponder music's possibilities while they reach for their fullest harmonic harmony. The half-hour lessons are personalized to each student's prowess and are well-rounded, covering technical basics such as scales as well as more-advanced info on music theory, harmony, ear training, improvisation, and poseur defense. Powerful amps and a wealth of tom-toms and snares festoon the soundproof studio, allowing students to express inner anguish without over-shredding personal equipment or banging on a cousin’s percussive belly.
Lucinda's offers a fashion fortress stocked with jewelry, clothing, and gifts for the in-vogue Wichita woman. Set a sophisticated ambience with aptly anointed WoodWick candles ($3.99–$24.99) as you saunter around your home in a pair of refined kicks from such brands as Poetic Licence, Naughty Monkey, and Seychelles ($12–$100). Induce bling envy with a Firefly cross necklace ($42) and pair it with a Melie Bianco purse ($52) to further inspire aspiring imitators of your high-fashion appeal. Lucinda offers clothing from a bevy of top brands, including Free People, Tulle, Effie's Heart, and Nataya ($20–$150).
With an eclectic hodgepodge of instruments ranging from piccolos to French horns to violas, Wichita Band Instrument Co.'s rental service allows budding Beethovens the chance to strum, tap, or blow air into new and used music-making machines on a month-to-month basis.
Midwest Drum and Percussion boasts many talented musicians, five of whom teach drums and guitar inside the store's six fully equipped studios. One of the other instructors at Midwest plays multiple roles too, providing guitar instruction and doling out music lessons for electric and acoustic guitar as well as electric bass. Midwest sells said instruments and accessories too, ranging from drums and guitars made by top brands such as Yamaha and Ibanez, to amps and stomp boxes by companies such as Egnator and Jet City.
The sterling-silver double-heart pendant necklace updates a classic jewelry design to reflect the sentiments of Mother's Day. Affixed to a delicate 18-inch silver chain, a heart-shaped pendant reads Mom in elegant script. A .01-carat brilliant-cut diamond adds a touch of sparkle to the lettering, like the rubies set in every o in the Constitution. The diamond is rated for H/I color and I1 clarity. The necklace's timeless style can transition seamlessly between casual and dressy occasions.