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West Valley Music Center Featured as a "Best of LA"

We're thrilled to have been chosen as a 2016 Best of LA by CBS Los Angeles as the Best Place to Rent a Musical Instrument in the San Fernando Valley. It has always been our goal to offer our customers  the highest quality instruments at reasonable prices, and we're proud and humbled that we've been recognized by our local CBS station. We are honored to have served our local community for the past twelve years and look forward to continuing to provide our customers with the best service possible. Find the CBS link here.


Protecting Our School Music Programs

The Independent Music & Sound Retailer, a trade magazine for music stores, features an important article in its February 15 issue explaining why it's critical to keep music programs in our schools. In the piece, Jim Darby, owner of a music store in Montgomery AL, describes how access to music education turns lives around, and provides the persuasive and compelling argument that music is an integral part of every child's education. Read the full article here.


Guitar Student Nicole Kosoff's Charitable Efforts Featured in Daily News, and on KTLA and NBC

Nicole Kosoff, one of our talented guitar students, has been featured in a Daily News article lauding the charitable school club she organized at El Camino H.S. The club, "Pajama Mamas," sews and then donates pajamas to homeless children. Nicole will also have a spot on both KTLA and NBC. We congratulate and honor her for showing all of us what giving to others is really about. Her creativity, generosity, leadership, and hard work are to be admired. Click here to read the article; Click here for the NBC video link!


Jeff Gold Places Song in Feature Film

Jeff Gold, store owner and clarinet and saxophone teacher, and co-writer Brad Swanson, have just placed their song Are You Listening in the upcoming family film Flicka 3. The movie should be available in the coming months, so listen for the song when it comes out!


Guitar teacher Craig Ferguson to perform at Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival

Craig Ferguson, our guitar, mandolin, and ukulele teacher, was just selected to perform with the RockyNeck Bluegrass Band on the main stage at the Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival in May of 2012. If you're interested in taking lessons from this multi-faceted performer,  he still has some openings. Call us!

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Guitar Student Jonah Warschaw Wins Topanga Festival Contest

Jonah Warschaw, who has been studying acoustic guitar with Craig Ferguson and electric guitar with Andre LaFosse, has just won First Place in the Flat-Picking Guitar, Beginning category at this year's Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival. What's truly amazing—and even moreso, inspiring—is that 12 year-old Jonah has only been playing guitar for one year! Congratulations, Jonah! Keep up the great work! Click here for or more information about the festival.


Lacey Finkelstein and Jeff GoldClarinet Student Lacey Finkelstein is Director's Award Finalist

Lacey Finkelstein, a clarinet student of Jeff Gold, was a finalist in the recent Director's Award competition at A.C. Stelle Middle School. We are thrilled about her success, and know there will be more awards to come! Congratulations, Lacey!i


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West Valley Music Center · 24424 Vanowen Street · West Hills, CA 91307 · 818.992.4142

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