From stocking stuffers to splurges, we’ve curated our picks to help you find something sure to please every musician on your list.
FROM OUR CAMMAC TEACHERS
Give their recordings, sheet music and concert tickets this year… a great way to show our appreciation to our wonderful CAMMAC teachers!
Francis Colpron and Les Boréades: Fan Favourite Card: Get 25% off on concert tickets and recordings, early bird priority for ticket purchase and free access to all digital content. From $10-30.
John Rutter – Recordings
If you’re in the Montreal area, you can have your piano tuned by CAMMAC’s official piano tuners, Piano Esmond White.
TOP PICKS FROM OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, GUYLAINE LEMAIRE
Virtual Concert Tickets from your favourite artists
“My first choice is to offer virtual concert tickets to help support musicians and artists during this difficult period for the performing arts. Choosing to allocate the same budget as if the concert halls were open will go a long way towards ensuring that musicians and organizations can continue to exist despite the current context.”
Wood Violin Magnet created by Avery Zhao-Djokic and Marc Djokic
These wood violin magnets make a great stocking stuffer for the music enthusiast, student or teacher. Ornament any magnetic surface or tie with a ribbon for decorating the tree!
$20 for a pack of two (5% of the proceeds will be donated towards music education advocacy organizations)
Subscription to JamKazam
JamKazam is an online platform that helps musicians play together live and in sync over the Internet from different locations with high quality audio and video. Try it for free and then upgrade to packages from $4.99 to 19.99 per month.
BOSS Dr. Beat Metronome w/Rhythm Coach
Practice in style with the flagship of the Dr. Beat Metronome line. The new DB-90 is loaded with quality sounds and drum patterns to make your practice sessions less mundane and more musical. Theres a Rhythm Coach function with an onboard mic, a reference-tone function for tuning, an Instrument input, MIDI input, and other handy tools to make learning fun and effective. The most advanced metronome available.
A magnificent musical instrument designed and made in Quebec, LUNA is a hybrid creation between the harp and the lyre. Made of Russian cherry wood and assembled with either 8 or 11 metal strings, this dreamlike sounding instrument comes with a tuning key and an attractive carrying bag.
Wild Symphony, by Dan Brown & Susan Batori
#1 New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown makes his picture book debut with this mindful, humorous, musical, and uniquely entertaining book! Travel through the trees and across the seas with Maestro Mouse and his musical friends.
Children and adults can enjoy this timeless picture book as a traditional read-along, or can choose to listen to original musical compositions as they read – one for each animal – with a free interactive smartphone app, which uses augmented reality to play the appropriate song for each page when a phone camera is held over it.
TOP PICKS FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CYNTHIA BONENFANT
Gift Certificate for CAMMAC Online Music Classes
Give a gift certificate for a single class or for a multi-class package that will allow your loved one to choose from private coaching, workshops, masterclasses and lectures. A great choice for all levels of musicians, with new classes released every month!
$30 and up
Give the OSM as a gift!
Interested in offering the Montreal Symphony Orchestra as a gift but don’t know what program to pick or what date to choose? Gift certificates are available at all times and in the amount of your choice.
Put a Yamaha Piano from Piano Héritage under your tree this year and they will donate to CAMMAC on your behalf!
Choose from a large selection, from a top model Concert Grand to the affordable starter digital keyboard.
TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY MUSICAL EXPERIENCES
Toronto Symphony Orchestra On Demand: Holiday Pops
The TSO’s annual holiday extravaganza, under the merry baton of RBC Resident Conductor Simon Rivard. Your host, TSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, will guide you through timeless carols and other wassail-worthy works—including seasonal songs written and performed by celebrated Métis singer Andrea Menard and Canadian guitarist Robert Walsh. A special at-home audience sing-along and a virtual visit from you-know-who will put a bow on this holly jolly good time!
Nutcracker Online, with the San Francisco Ballet:
Watch SF Ballet’s spectacular Nutcracker stream in HD, tour our virtual opera house full of fun activities, send downloadable holiday snaps to your friends and family, enjoy historical highlights of San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, and learn steps from the choreography.
Available on demand Nov. 27-Dec. 31, $48
TO HELP THEM PRACTICE
Soundbrenner Pulse Smart Vibrating Bluetooth Metronome
The Soundbrenner Pulse is a wearable metronome that is powered by vibrations. Designed as a dedicated vibration device means way more space is given to the vibration motor than any other wearable on the market. This powerful motor is combined with a cutting edge haptic driver that utilizes patented vibration technology. As a result the Soundbrenner Pulse has the ability to deliver amazingly accurate haptic feedback in the form of strong, distinct vibrations that are easily felt against a musician’s skin.
Kalimba: African Thumb Piano
The kalimba is an ancient instrument from Africa, simply made from a wooden box and a Several tines of spring teel, The Thumb Piano is played be holding it between your hands, flicking the end of the tines with your thumbs. This Kalimba is made for a child, it has eight tone and it comes with a childrens song book with instructions. Handmade in Canada.
Korg MA-2 Limited Edition Pokemon Digital Metronome
The MA-2 is the new standard for orchestral instruments and now features the wildly popular Pikachu and Eevee. These Pokemon can now join you on your musical quest with one of two special designs.
A Child’s Introduction to Ballet: The Stories, Music and Magic of Classical Dance, by Laura Lee and Meredith Hamilton
This enchanting introduction to the wonderful world of ballet has been updated to include a removable poster and access to 25 downloadable music tracks. Young dancers have fallen in love with this charming, illustrated exploration of the world’s great ballets. Featuring twenty-five famous and beloved pieces such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf and Fancy Free.
Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music, by Ana Gerhard (Book and CD)
This book pairs five centuries of music history with stunning illustrations of fascinating little creatures—insects, arachnids, and amphibians; wasps, butterflies, frogs, and snakes. A glossary of musical terms and a short biography of each composer are included along with a CD (plus a unique code for the digital download) of recordings performed by the likes of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Nashville Symphony.
FOR THE JOY OF LISTENING
Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones 700
Critically acclaimed for their powerful noise cancelling, astonishing sound and unrivalled voice pickup, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 help turn any space into the perfect place to listen to music, get work done or just shut out the world for a few moments and relax. Widely recommended as among the best wireless headphones available.
Wireless Earbuds For Amazing Sound On The Go: Jabra Elite Active 85t
Alexa enabled, active noise cancelling, engineered to fit. Incredibly small and light, with a warm and prounounced sound make them perfect for listening to classical or jazz.
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, by Oliver Sacks
What goes on in human beings when they make or listen to music? Oliver Sacks explores the power music wields over us–a power that sometimes we control and at other times don’t. He explores, in his inimitable fashion, how it can provide access to otherwise unreachable emotional states, how it can revivify neurological avenues that have been frozen, evoke memories of earlier, lost events or states or bring those with neurological disorders back to a time when the world was much richer.
This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science Of A Human Obsession, by Daniel J. Levitin
In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain.
For the Love of Music: A Conductor’s Guide to the Art of Listening, by John Mauceri
A protégé of Leonard Bernstein and an eminent conductor who has toured and recorded all over the world, John Mauceri helps us reap the joys and pleasures of classical music.
Kent Nagano: Expect the Unexpected, by Kent Nagano & Inge Kloepfer
How relevant is classical music today? The genre seems in danger of becoming nothing more than a hobby for the social elite. Yet Kent Nagano has another world in mind – one where everyone has access to classical music. In Classical Music: Expect the Unexpected the world-famous classical conductor tells the deeply personal story of his own engagement with the masterpieces and great composers of classical music, his work with the world’s major orchestras, and his tireless commitment to bringing his music to everybody.
How Music Sculpts our Brain, by Isabelle Peretz
How does the process of learning music impact our brain? To what extent does it foster curiosity, attention and enhance memory? How is it linked with reading, learning languages, or mathematical thinking? Does a child need a musical ear to develop musical ability and make progress in music? Is there an age limit for learning music? At a time when music education is being drastically cut, in connection with a “back to basics” rhetoric spreading over the field of education, there is also a growing interest in demonstrating and experiencing the way music can boost literacy, fine motor skills, memory, but also social behavior, altruism and… happiness! A world-renowned expert on music and the brain, Isabelle Peretz takes up the joint challenge of enlightening us on the main findings of more than thirty years of neurobiological research on music and education, and translating them, where possible, into actionable recommendations directly applicable to the music room.
FOR THE HOME
Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses
Fill to the desired note, run a finger around the rim, and congratulate yourself on creating crystal-clear sound. If you have enough on hand, you may be in for a real concerto!
$68, Set of 2
MUSICAL FASHION ACCESSORIES
FOR WINE AND BEER ENTHUSIASTS
Villa Puccini Governo Toscana
This assemblage based on sangiovese with canaiolo and cabernet sauvignon is very distinct than the varietals. Slightly more body and lower acidity than sangiovese alone.
Personalized Amp Doormat
Welcome guests to your home with the power chord appeal of this personalized amp doormat. Designed by graphic artist Jim Holodak, it’s personalized with your family name in place of an iconic, rock-solid brand name like Fender.
Magnetic Poetry Music Lover Edition
Whether you live for the sound of a symphony or just enjoy the occasional string quartet, you’ll find the words to express your musical appreciation in the Music Lover Kit
The Musician?s Dice are a creative tool that can be used in any number of ways: they bring the element of chance into the musical process. They can be used in composing Aleatory (Chance) and 12-tone music, or as a basis for improvisation; they’re fun in a jam session. They also make an effective study tool: they can be used as musical flash cards when learning harmony, and their randomness makes for fresh and challenging exercise in sight-singing and ear training.
Rosin: Pirastro Goldflex
This fine German rosin is wonderful for intermediate to advanced and professional playing. Pirastro Goldflex Rosin features tiny flecks of gold inside the rosin, for those who love a bit of glamour!