Inspirational Quote of the Day

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“Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.”

― Johannes Brahms

Mamasource Online Deals for Today

Here are today’s Mamasource deals for today and will be available until May 3. Make sure you jump on these deals quick before they disappear.

Script and Scribble Personalized Purse Hooks ($28 Value) $14!

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Practical just got prettier! With these personalized purse hooks, you’ll have a convenient place to hang your handbag, while adding a splash of style to your living space or office.

Script and Scribble Personalized Purse Hooks ($28 Value) $14

Just Me Music Personalized Sing-Along CD For Kids (Up To 52% Off) ONLY $12!

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Surprise your kids with a fun sing-along CD that features their favorite characters singing directly to them! Just Me Music creates CDs full of fun
sing-along songs and character dialogue that is personalized with your child’s name.

Just Me Music Personalized Sing-Along CD For Kids (Up To 52% Off) ONLY $12

 

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Awwwwww…..These Are Two Cute to Pass Up

I wish my girls were smaller so I can get them one of these pianos. 🙁 i learned how to play a piano at an early age, so having a piano in my home is a must. These toy pianos are a great way to get your child started in music and maybe spark a talent that would’ve probably not emerged until the child was older.These toys are classics and a must have this holiday season on your shopping list.

Born to a toy making family in Wurtenberg, Germany, Albert Schoenhut (1848-1912) began making toy pianos at a young age. His creations were more than playthings. They stayed in tune and were accompanied by sheet music. Today, his legacy continues. The modern Schoenhut uses many of Albert’s original designs while adding new colors and styles each year.

To purchase, you must be a member of Zulily. Membership is FREE and they will send you an email daily on the new sale events they are hosting on their site. To maximize your savings, start your shopping through Ebates and receive 3.5% cash back from your purchase. New members to Ebates will also qualify for a $10.00 gift card.

As an added bonus, Zulily has a promotion of 15% off your purchase. Here are the details:

Offer is for one-time use and is valid for 15% off your next order.

  • No minimum order size or value
  • No code required; the discount will automatically appear during checkout
  • Discount will be applied to order subtotal (not including tax and shipping)
  • Offer is not transferable to other zulily accounts
  • Cannot be combined with other coupons
  • Offer not valid on purchase of gift cards
  • Limited time only; offer ends November 24, 2012 at 11:59pm pt.

 

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Private Guitar, Piano, Bass, or Ukulele Lessons at Guitar Cities New York (Up to 58% Off)

To play the guitar, stuffed bears must graft dexterous human fingers atop their furry nubbins. Make glorious music that makes inanimate objects jealous with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $42 for two 30-minute private music lessons (up to a $90 value)
  • $75 for four 30-minute private music lessons (up to a $180 value)
  • $115 for six 30-minute private music lessons (up to a $270 value)

An international team of instructors offers lessons in guitar, piano, bass, and ukulele and orchestrates each session according to the student’s individual skill level.

Guitar Cities New York

Guitar Cities New York caters to music lovers of all ages by helping them to achieve their melodic and rhythmic goals through relaxed, effective instrument instruction. Teachers schooled in myriad genres draw sound buckets from wells of music knowledge and performing experience in order to fortify the skills of both beginning musicians and experienced bards. Fledgling chord learners can take advantage of the school’s in-house instruments for no additional charge, eliminating the risk of accidental busking when carting pianos on the bus. Ideal for hectic lifestyles, Guitar Cities New York boasts flexible lesson times and easy online scheduling and is within walking distance from public transit.

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Alfred’s Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele, Complete Starter Pack ony $27.99 (44% off!!!)

Alfred’s Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele Course, the best-selling ukulele method for beginners of all ages. Uses plain, easy-to-follow language that’s easy for beginners to understand and makes learning fun. You will learn to play chords and melodies, different strumming techniques, how to read music, and perform lots of fun songs in a variety of styles including folk, blues, country, traditional, and that wonderful island sound.

The book comes to life on your stereo, computer, and DVD player with the enclosed CD and DVD. The Audio CD includes beautiful recordings of all the music in the book and can be played on your CD player or downloaded to your iPod® or other mp3 player. The enclosed companion DVD to this best-selling edition features a live instructor to make learning the ukulele even easier! Hosted by renowned musician Julia Jordan, this DVD demonstrates the fundamentals of ukulele playing including how to hold and tune the ukulele, strum chords, read music, play melodies and lots of fun songs in a variety of styles! Also included are live on-screen notes for an easy introduction to reading music, live performances demonstrate how the music should sound, and bonus mp3 audio tracks of all examples for listening and playing along!

List Price: $49.99

Deal Price: $27.99

Alfred’s Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele, Complete Starter Pack

 

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The Sounds of Hoboken

Enjoy this citywide festival celebrating the musical talent and diversity of Hoboken. Venture to one or even more of the event’s outdoor locations for performances by local artists like Hoboken Sinatra Idol Greg Myers, Drums of Thunder, Hoboken Children’s Theater and many more.Check hobokennj.org for a full list of performance locations. Free. All ages.

Outdoor Locations include: Sinatra Park, Pier A Park, Elysian Park,
Church Square Park, Maxwell Place Park, Shipyard Park,
Garden St. Muse and more

Indoor locations include: Hair Cult, The Guitar Bar, Guitar Bar Jr., Ds Soul Full Cafe,
Anastasia’s Accessories, Revival Vintage Boutique, Big Fun Toys,
Barsky Gallery, Iconic Fashion Lounge, Solid Threads,
Hoboken Hot House and more

Featuring performances by: 1adam12, 2011 Hoboken Sinatra Idol Greg Myers, Abbe Rivers, Ace Case, Ale and Dave, Benson Ridge Project, Billy Alpha, Brandon Broderick, CeZiuM, Chrissy Roberts, Corinna & The Cosmopolitans, David Calamoneri, Deivito, Deni Rosa, Drums of Thunder, Emily Turonis and the Ideals, Erik LeCar, Everlounge, Gandhi, Gene D Plumber, Gold n Brown, Alice Genese,
Hello Radio, Hoboken Children’s Theater, Houndog Serenade, Ickett. Indiana Bones, Industry Standard, Vis-aVis, Lily M, Jack Skuller, Jay Loftus, Jay Mickens, Johnny Smith, Jon & Deena (from The Cucumbers), Karen Davis, Key Bumps, Kris Keyser, Kristin Errett, Levee Camp Band, Liam Brown, Lloyd United, Loretta Hagen, Midnight Mosaic, Mike Daly & The Planets, Morus Alba, Novae, Oxygen Box Band, Phil Passantino, Preschool of Roxk Rare Books, Roland Ramos, Silver Plane Crucifix, Slackjaw Blues Band, Sweeter Than Honey, TaikoZoku, The Devyl Nellys, The Porchistas, Tracy Thorne, Verbal Phantom, Vick LeCar and much more.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

11am–7pm.

Various locations around Hoboken
Hoboken, New Jersey

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The Good Ms. Padgett Sings the Little Red Hen

Just days after the release of her second album, The Good Ms. Padgett Sings the Little Red Hen and Other Stories, the Good Ms. Padgett herself will perform her new songs in a family-friendly show at the Knitting Factory. Sing along to classic children’s stories set to music, like “The Little Red Hen” and “Goldilocks,” in a memorable performance for tots and their parents. Ages newborn to 7.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

11:00am

361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, New York

Tickets & Pricing: $8, family of four or more $25

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Nimbaya! At Symphony Space

What is a djembe? Find out at Symphony Space with the percussion performance Nimbaya! The djembe is a West African instrument usually reserved only for male players. However, the troupe Nimbaya is a remarkable group of all females who have dug themselves out from poverty and taken on this great percussion instrument. The performance is both musical and dance-filled, so bring your kiddos out for some loud and high-energy groovin’!

Saturday March 24, 2012

11:00am

2537 Broadway
New York, New York

Pricing & Ticket Info: Adults $25, Members $21, Kids $15, Members $13

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One Ticket to See the National Festival Chorus and Millikin University Choir at Carnegie Hall on March 25 (Up to 56% Off)

Choral music developed in ancient Greece as a way for people to honor Zeus and make statue-carving montages seem more epic. Add a Herculean soundtrack to life with this GrouponLive deal to see the National Festival Chorus and the Millikin University Choir at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage inside Carnegie Hall on Sunday, March 25, at 8:30 p.m. Choose from the following options:

  • For $25, you get one ticket for dress-circle seating (a $50 value).
  • For $40, you get one ticket for second-tier box seating (an $80–$90 value).
  • For $45, you get one ticket for parquet seating (a $90 value).

Amid the golden accents and ivory hues of the Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Dr. Brad Holmes, who led the Millikin University Choir to the ACDA’s 2011 National Conference, guides audiences through psalms and folk songs spanning a timeframe from the Renaissance to today. The Millikin University Choir’s 55 students begin the evening by performing contemporary composer John Rutter’s take on Cantate Domino, followed closely by soprano soloist Sarah O’Neill stepping up to sing Ericks Ešenvalds’s layered choral arrangement of “Amazing Grace.” Dr. Holmes then turns his baton to the National Festival Chorus, which sings through classic works by Handel, Brunner, and Stroope to warm hearts and rekindle memories of wild nights on the a capella circuit.

The evening wraps up with the strings and reeds of the Americas High School Orchestra and the Scarsdale High School Wind Ensemble. Up-and-coming musicians whirl through the tumultuous tunes of Richard Meyer’s Bailes para Orquesta, then promenade at a more stately tempo for the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.

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$99 for a Jose Feliciano Acoustic-Electric Guitar Kit with Amp, Gig Bag, and Accessories ($199 Value). Two Finishes Available.

Designed in collaboration with Jose Feliciano of “Feliz Navidad” fame, the guitar debut kit empowers newbie songsters to pipe acoustic or electric ditties through a 10-watt amp. The natural- or ebony-finished guitars safely travel from home garage to practice space to hotel-room demolition party in a protective gig bag that can hold the kit’s extra strings, picks, and electronic tuner. Those ready to ease into guitar mastery can get started with the included instructional booklet, DVD, and chord chart.

Specifications

  • Everything you need to start rocking out at home
  • 10-watt amp lets users control volume, bass, treble, overdrive, and the fate of nearby window panes
  • Electronic tuner powered by included AAA batteries
  • DVD with 39 minutes of instruction
  • Measures 41″L x5″W x16″H

What You Get

  • For $99, you get a Jose Feliciano acoustic-electric guitar debut kit (a $199 value). Choose between the following guitar finishes:
    • Natural
    • Ebony
  • In the box:
    • Acoustic-electric guitar with built-in equalizer and neck inlays
    • 10-watt amp and electronic tuner
    • Guitar gig bag with strap
    • Adjustable guitar strap
    • Three picks and an extra set of strings
    • Allen key, cleaning cloth, and two AAA batteries
    • Instructional DVD, booklet, and chord chart
  • An additional $10 shipping fee will be charged at checkout for each option.

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Dueling Duo Trumpets at the 92nd Street Y

Come turn your trash into a trumpet at the 92nd Street Y with professional trumpeters and composers Matt Holman and Nadje Noordhuis of the Dueling Duo Trumpets. Form a trash-trumpet band, and prepare to jam like you have never have before! Kids will have the opportunity to use their imaginations and create new instruments, and then raise the roof and enjoy stories and songs with the Bash the Trash crew in this hour-long family concert.

Sunday January 22, 2012

3:00pm
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York
Pricing & Ticket Info: Tickets are $12.
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Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem Entertain at the Symphony Space

Using everything from tin cans to guitars, Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem bring the joy of music to your family this Saturday at the famed Symphony Space. Expertly combining 200 years of tradition and on the spot improv; this duo is sure to get even the most reluctant kiddie singing and dancing in no time at all!

Saturday January 21, 2012

11:00am
2537 Broadway
New York, New York
Pricing & Ticket Info: Tickets are $20 for adults and $13 for kids. Tickets for member are $17 for adults and $11 for kids.
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B.Y.O.K.: Billy Kelly And The Blahblahblahs At 92YTribeca

Billy Kelly is known for his humorous kids’ songs from his CD, Thank You for Joining the Happy Club. “People Really Like Milk” became No. 1 on the SIRIUS/XM Satellite Radio channel “Kids Place Live.” Billy Kelly and the Blahblahblahs’ live performance will feature sing-alongs, dance-alongs and even yell-alongs for a completely interactive experience!

Sunday January 8, 2012

11:00am
200 Hudson Street
New York, New York
Pricing & Ticket Info: $15/person, free/kids 2 and younger
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Epiphone Limited Edition AJ-220SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar, Ebony only $249.00 Limited Time Offer (48% Off!!!)

The Epiphone AJ-220SCE may be the best value in the acoustic/electric guitar industry today. Since the introduction in 1998 of Epiphone’s Advanced Jumbo acoustics, the AJ-220SCE carries on the tradition of unequaled quality and performance for far less than you would expect to pay.

  • Advanced Jumbo shape with rounded cut-away and a solid Sitka Spruce top.
  • Glued in Mahogany neck with SlimTaper neck profile.
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium frets.
  • Rosewood bridge with compensated bone saddle.
  • Premium Shadow Performer preamp with volume, high EQ, low EQ, phase and built in chromatic tuner.

List Price: $479.00

Deal Price: $249.00

Epiphone Limited Edition AJ-220SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar, Ebony

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Rock of the Dead only $0.60 Limited Time Offer (99% Off!!!)

Grab your axe and jump off stage as you transcend from aspiring musician to global rock god! Use ‘the power of rock’ to unleash sonic blasts on hordes of flesh eaters or raise your guitar to the heavens and power your protective shield. Riff your way through the infected masses to the soul-ripping tunes of Rob Zombie and save the world!

  • Use your guitars and drums to annihilate aliens, squash mutated insects and smash up the undead zombie hordes
  • Traverse through a wide range of levels that includes sewers, subways, mountainous caverns and underground tombs.
  • Battle the undead with a friend. Plug in another guitar or drum kit for 2-player competitive co-op play.
  • Exclusive soundtrack featuring the music of Rob Zombie.
  • Featuring the voice talents of Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day and Rob Zombie.

List Price: $39.99

Deal Price: $0.60

Rock of the Dead

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Bullet Bags by Protec Padded Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitar only $9.99 (75% Off!!!)

Bullet Bags are designed to protect your gear in style without breaking the bank. Exclusively designed and manufactured for Amazon by Protec, guitar Bullet Bags feature durable construction using high-quality materials. Each bag features a rugged nylon exterior, protective padding, non-abrasive soft lining, puncture resistant headstock and bridge patches, zippered exterior sheet music pocket, and backpack straps.

  • Durable construction using high-quality materials
  • Rugged nylon exterior with sheet music pocket
  • Proctective padding and non-abrasive lining
  • Puncture resistant headstock and bridge patches
  • Backpack straps

List Price: $39.99

Deal Price: $9.99

Bullet Bags by Protec Padded Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitar

MusiColor Only $16.49 (59% Off!)

Delta creative musicolor kit. Inpire your childs interest in music color and creativity with Musicolor, the first coloring activity that turns color into music. Using the pre printed coloring discs, simply color in the spaces according to the letter printed in the area and when you are done the disc will play on the musicolor player the song for the scene you just colored.

Children receive the fun and reward of coloring a picture and then seeing it turned into music. This kit contains: one musicolor player, (9) 1 2×10 & 1 2×1 3 4in fourteen pre printed song discs, eight music note markers, five create a song discs and one pre colored song disc.

Requires four aa batteries not included. Conforms to ASTM d4236 and f963.

Recommended for ages 4 and up. Warning choking hazard small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Imported.

MusiColor $16.49

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BYOK: Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could At 92Y Tribeca

With his American roots sound and folk-rock music, Grammy-nominated Brady Rymer has been likened to Jerry Garcia. Join Rymer and his band for what promises to be a funloving, feel-good show with a “back porch vibe.”

Sunday November 13, 2011

11:00am
200 Hudson Street
New York, New York
Pricing & Ticket Info: $15, free for kids under 2
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“Lolli-Pops: The Orchestra — A Happy Family” At The Little Orchestra Society

Introduce your tots to classical music in the cutest way possible with the Lolli-Pops. Each colorfully costumed Lolli-Pops character represents a different member of the orchestral family, such as strings or percussion. The performance includes timeless pieces such as Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” and Debussy’s “Cakewalk.” The sugary characters make new music go down sweet for 3- to 5-year-olds, and parents will enjoy hearing great music in an adorable, family-friendly setting.

Saturday November 12, 2011

10:00am or 11:30am
330 West 42nd Street, 12 floor
New York, New York
Pricing & Ticket Info: $40 for prime seating; $15 for rear balcony/rear orchestra seating
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