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West L.A. Music has been nominated for "Best Dealer in 2011" for: Sound Reinforcement, Recording, DJ and Percussion at the NAMM Music and Sound Awards



Children's Music Fund

Third Annual Healing Through Music Benefit 

Don Griffin & Rick Waite at the Children's Music FundOn Saturday, September 17, 2011, Children’s Music Fund held a SOLD OUT benefit for 160 people at the private home of musical talents Edie & Michael Lehmann Boddicker. A successful Opportunity Drawing & Live Auction had people lining up to show their support, especially after partner West LA Music offered to supply CMF with guitars and keyboards for instrument donations for every donor who made a pledge of $500 or more.

The evening's program was kicked off by emcees Patrick Ney, Jenna Macari and Rick Waite. They first introduced longtime CMF supporter Firouzeh Banki, who's eloquent story and passion for CMF moved many to tears. Firouzeh was followed by the delightful Anna R., a former recipient of an instrument donation and music therapy from CMF. Anna spoke openly about her experience with Cancer, Cancer tratment and how music kept her going...and still keeps her going...during some very dark times. Musician Paul Adelstein performed some phenomenal tunes from his new album.

The event raised nearly $30,000 in support of CMF programs and services. While CMF has already dramatically increased its reach in the community for 2011, thanks to our amazing supporters, we will be able to serve DOUBLE the number of chidlren with chronic conditions and life-altering illnesses in 2012!

Dear Friends, 
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. WOW! This year has been a whirlwind of activity at Children's Music Fund. Michael Babikian, Chief Marketing Officer for Transamerica, has been elected to the position of Chairman of the CMF Board of Directors. In addition to a JD, LLM and MBA, Michael brings a wealth of experience working with corporate and nonprofit Boards. Our base of support is growing by leaps and bounds. Thanks to the continued support of CMF's wonderful friends, we have been able to reach almost four times more Dr_Raffi_Tachdjianchildren with individual music therapy this year! And as a result of our new Hospital Outreach Initiative, CMF has brought the healing power of music to more than 250 children with life-altering illnesses. Instrument donations have also grown in 2011. With the help of CMF partner West LA Music, thousands of dollars in musical instruments will be donated by CMF to individuals and pediatric hospitals this holiday season. With continued growth projected...and your continued support, we look forward to a successful 2012!

Warmest regards,
Raffi Tachdjian, MD, MPH
President & Founder


The Squeaky Wheel Tour 2011 - The Conlons

The Conlons perform, "What I Know" at The 2011 Squeaky Wheel Tour in Los Angeles, CA at West LA Music, October 17th. Featured missing persons_ Gloria Jean Baird Suzanne Arbell If you have any information contact your local authorities or www.411gina.org. Follow us_ Facebook.com/Squeakywheeltour Youtube.com/Squeakywheeltour Twitter.com/Squeakytour Filmed and Edited by_ Tyler Heckerman and Tayler Braasch

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West L.A. Music helped Kara DioGuardi set up a studio for Phoenix house, a drug rehab.

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SPARS Spotlights members West LA Music and Westlake Professional Sales

Long time SPARS member and supporter, West L.A. Music, was ‘there’ when rock history was being made, supplying equipment to top musicians around the world. From onstage at the California Jam in the 70s, to the digitalmultimedia 90s, West LA Music has helped the best players play their best.

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"Winter" by Steve Bellamy
Edited by the SKI CHANNEL Recorded & edited on gear
from West L.A. Music.


Spars.com

SPARS Spotlights members West LA Music and Westlake Professional Sales

Long time SPARS member and supporter, West L.A. Music, was ‘there’ when rock history was being made, supplying equipment to top musicians around the world. From onstage at the California Jam in the 70s, to the digitalmultimedia 90s, West LA Music has helped the best players play their best.

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West L.A. Music 40th Anniversary Vintage Stratocaster West L.A. Music 40th Anniversary Ultimate Vintage Stratocaster

The Fender Custom Shop has created an awesome relic guitar as a way of celebrating the 40th anniversary of West L.A. Music.  This limited edition was created in Corona, California, and they're incredibly collectable because only 40 were made.

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Mark Spiwak


Mark Spiwak gives keynote speech
at Pinnacle College

West LA Music's sales manager Mark Spiwak gave the 2010 keynote commencement speeches at Pinnacle College's two campus graduations in Alhambra and Sacramento California. Spiwak, an Alumnae from the class of 1975 attended the recording engineering degree program with its founder the late Brian Ingoldsby. Pictured L to R is Sal Younis- President of Pinnacle college, Mark Spiwak center and Mark Salsbery- Director of student services.(Right) Also pictured is Spiwak and some of the recent graduates.


Blake Shelton is CMA’S Male Vocalist of the YearBlake Shelton

In a surprise upset Shelton wins his first ever CMA Award with two awards “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Musical Event of the Year”

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Recording Expo

 

West L.A. Music 2010 Recording Expo

West L.A. Music’s 2010 Recording Expo drew thousands of producers, engineers, composers, educators, musicians, and recording enthusiasts for two days of product exhibits by the industry’s leading manufacturers and seminars by award-winning industry experts.

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Spars Logo   West L.A. Music sponsors Mix @ AES with the Producers & Engineers Wing® of the Recording Academy®,  the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS) and the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS).

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SPARS Members P & E Wing and The Village Studios honor Chris Blackwell during Grammy Week. SPARS Members West  LA Music, Shure International, PMC Ltd. and Prism Sound lend sponsorship support.

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Peace Apostolic

August 2010

Peace Apostolic Church
Studio Design by West L.A. Music
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Jorgenson / Davis

July 2010

John Jorgenson and Brad Davis Guitar Clinic


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June 2010

Artists For The Arts
Sponsored by West L.A. Music

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May 2010

Grooves on the Move
Sponsored by West L.A. Music

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July 2009

Gregg Bissonette Rocks West L.A. Music

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March 2009

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus & Godin Guitar Giveway at West L.A. Music

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July 2008

West L.A. Music and SSL Sponsor SPARS luncheon.

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March 2008

West L.A. Music Hosts Slayer Guitarist Kerry King.

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January 2008

Mike Huckabee visits West L.A. Music and talks about music history.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2008

TODD-AO Installs Solid State Logic XLogic Delta-Links.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ray Luzier Teaches Drum Clinic and Master Class at West L.A. Music.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

West L.A. Music and Ibanez host guitar and bass clinic with Carol Kaye.

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July 2007

West L.A. Music donates guitar autographed by Pat Green.

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May 2007

West L.A. Music donates guitar autographed by George Strait.

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May 2007

West L.A. Music donates guitar autographed by Alan Jackson.

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May 2007

West L.A. Music and Loud Technologies donates guitar

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May 2007

West L.A. Music arranged to have guitar autographed backstage by Willie Nelson

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May 2007

West L.A. Music donates autographed Sugarland guitar.

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Thursday, April 10, 2007

West L.A. Music donates autographed guitars to William Shatner Charity.

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Thursday, April 5, 2007

West L.A. Music hosts Doyle Dykes!

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Thursday, April 3, 2007

West L.A. Music donates autographed guitar Phoenix House.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Sly Stone at West L.A. Music!

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January, 2006

West L.A. Music Named Top Percussion Dealer by AIMM, Sabian and DW!

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West L.A. Music was recently honored by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa for contributions to the City of Los Angeles Community Development Department.


West L.A. Music hosts a clinic with renowed drummer Akira Jimbo.


West L.A. Music honored with Sabian Award.


West L.A. Music Donates Guitar
Signed by Frankie Valli to Big Brothers Big Sisters.


West L.A. Music Hosts Drum Clinic with the legendary Steve Gadd


West L.A. Hosts Bass Clinic Featuring Tom Fowler


West L.A. Music Donates Guitar
Signed by Tim McGraw


West L.A. Music Hosts an Evening
with Legendary Producers


West L.A. Music Donates Guitar
to Benefit La Conchita Mudslide Victims


West L.A. Music Receives
Top Monster Awards


West L.A. Music Donates Guitar
Signed by Shania Twain to the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame


West L.A. Music Donates Guitar
Signed by Brad Paisley to the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame


West L.A. Music Donates Guitar
Signed by Vince Gill to the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame


West L.A. Music Donates Guitar Signed by Kenny Chesney to the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame


West L.A. Music Donates Guitar Signed by Country Stars


West L.A. Music Donates Autographed Guitar To Big Brothers Big Sisters


West L.A. Music and Zildjian hold drum clinic featuring new Zildjian artist Marco Minnemann


West L.A. Music Receives Excellence in Service Award


West L.A. Music and Seymour Duncan hold
Guitar Tone Clinic and All-Star Jam featuring

slew of legendary guitarists


West L.A. Music congratulates
the Bryan Brothers on their
Mercedes Benz Cup wi
n


President Reagan and Mark Spiwak
How The Leader of The Free World Came To Call West L.A. Music's Sales Manager
A Trusted Friend (PDF from Music Trades 07/04)


West L.A. Music, Korg USA and
the Apple Store Team Up to Present
"Making Music on a Mac"


DJ A-Trak dazzles at West L.A. Music's
"Vinyl Kombat Clinic and Preview Party"


West L.A. Music Presents Ray Charles Tribute


West L.A. Music and Dean Guitars donate guitar signed by over thirty country artists


West L.A. Music donates guitars signed by
22 country music stars


West L.A. Music donates guitars signed by
top new country artists


Nathan East, Frank Gambale, and Chris Poland perform at West L.A. Music's Yamaha Guitar Experience with other celebrities on hand to meet and greet fans


West L.A. Music receives gold record award for Warren Zevon's The Wind


West L.A. Music provides winning KZLA listeners with autographed guitars signed at KZLA's Country Spring Thing 2004


West L.A. Music donates autographed guitar to William Shatner's Hollywood Charity Horse Show


West L.A. Music donates Brad Paisley autographed guitar to William Shatner's Hollywood Charity Horse Show



West L.A. Music donates autographed guitar to Marymount High School


West L.A. Music honors Independent Jazz Artist of the Year, Rob Mullins


West L.A. Music donates Dave Matthews autographed guitar to benefit local high school


West L.A. Music supplies Pearl marching
drums to the Malibu Sharks Drumline


West L.A. Music customer Andre 3000
wins big at the 2004 GRAMMYs


West L.A. Music helps GRAMMY winner
Noah Scot Snyder mix it up


West L.A. Music's prices are practically
'No Money,' says rapper Silkski


Oscar and Emmy winning composer
Ron Grant scores with West L.A. Music


West L.A. Music donates guitars autographed at KZLA's Country Bash
to benefit Tilden's Children


West L.A. Music donates guitars signed
by top artists at KZLA's Country
Spring Thing to Tilden's Children


Legendary percussionist, Sheila E, presents a drum clinic at West L.A. Music


West L.A. Music donates guitars signed by top artists to Operation Lend-A-Hand


Ray Charles, Slash, Sir Charles, AT&T Broadband and Blues Lab to launch
"3 Chords and the Truth" National Youth Songwriting Contest


Armand Zildjian, President and Chairman
of the Zildjian Company, died Thursday, December 26th, 2002 at his home


Steve Smith shares secrets of his success
with eager audience of 300 during
drum clinic at West L.A. Music


West L.A. Music and Roland
give away thousands in prizes at the
Roland Music and Sound Expo


West L.A. Music attends Luc Robitaille's
Stanley Cup Party and congratulates
customer Stacia Robitaille on release of
new CD, Hush


With fond memory and appreciation for
our friend, John Entwistle, rock bass
virtuoso for The Who. 1944-2002

 


Sir Charles Blues Lab kids
get once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
to record with Ray Charles


West L.A. Music's Rick Waite
attends the Grammy's


WLAM Keeps Linkin Park
rockin' on the road and at home with
Pro Tools Rigs and other essential gear


Akira Jimbo and Kozo Suganuma dazzle audience of 300 at Musicians Institute


World's Fastest Drummers break Guinness World Records at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California


KZLA's Country Class of 2002: A stellar concert of hot new country music artists sponsored by West L.A. Music and KZLA


West L.A. Music presents Latin Rock at its best: The winners of the Battle of the Bandas


Tommy Lasorda creates excitement at West L.A. Music


Robert DeLeo, Stone Temple Pilots bassist,
checks out recording gear at West L.A. Music


Jim Keltner relies on West L.A. Music for finding obscure items fast


Ray Charles, Ellis Hall celebrate the season at West L.A. Music's holiday bash


Read about the recent Jimmy Haslip bass clinic at West L.A. Music


Read about the recent filming of NYPD at West L.A. Music


West L.A. Music delivers 104 Pro Tools systems to Liberty Livewire

Country music star, Johnny Tillotson, and the legendary Ray Charles with West L.A. Music's Don Griffin backstage at the Hollywood Bowl


West L.A. Music hosts drum clinic featuring world renowned drummer, Sonny Emory


Guns 'N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum
rocks West L.A. Music


Rod Morgenstein wings it and wows the crowd at West L.A. Music


Jason Bonham rocks West L.A. Music
with Zildjian and DW