New Buffet Dealer

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I am excited about having some Buffet clarinets coming in just a couple of months as New School of Music has partnered with Buffet to be one of their new dealers.  I have one Buffet clarinet of my own and highly recommend them to my students.  We have had previously owned Buffet clarinets in our rental fleet, but now can provide a larger section of clarinets from student to professional level.  You don't have to wait until our shipment comes in, you can special order or upgrade to a step-up clarinet like the E11, E12, or R13.  We do have an E11 in stock right now.

NSM Music Centers

DUNWOODY
New School of Music

Dunwoody Village Shopping Center
In the Courtyard
5509 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338 

770.394.1727
     
BUFORD
New School of Music

New Expanded Location:
2033 Buford Highway NE
Buford, GA 30518
Next to: Little Ceasars

678.482.2884
     
LILBURN
New School of Music

Five Forks Shopping Center
Next to: CVS/pharmacy
4100 Five Forks-Trickum Rd.
Lilburn, GA 30047

770.925.8900     

Buffet Crampon

Buffet Crampon is a woodwind instrument manufacturer, including oboes, flutes, saxophones, and bassoons.  They are most well-known for their clarinets, which is the choice of many professionals. 
Buffet Crampon began manufacturing musical instruments in 1825 exclusively in France, but has since expanded their business to include production facilities in Germany and China as well. Since the company's conception, Buffet Crampon has expanded to a worldwide market. Jerome Perrod, Buffet Group's Chief Executive Officer, runs the Buffet Crampon, Besson, B&S, Antoine Coutois , Hans Hoyer, J. Keilwerth, Meinl Weston, Scherzer and W. Schreiber brands.
Denis Buffet-Auger, of the Buffet family of French musical instrument makers, began making quality clarinets in Paris, France in 1825. The company expanded under Jean-Louis Buffet and his wife Zoé Crampon and became known as Buffet Crampon. (Another family member, Auguste Buffet jeune, who worked with famous clarinetist Hyacinthe Klose develop the Boehm system for clarinet, had his own business separate from Buffet Crampon.)

In 1950, the company developed its famous R13 clarinet, an extremely popular professional-level clarinet. In 1981, Buffet joined Boosey & Hawkes, which sold the French company to The Music Group in 2003. Two years later Buffet was bought by a French group. In 2006 Buffet Crampon acquired two brass instrument manufacturers, Antoine Courtois Paris and Besson. In 2008 Buffet Crampon continues to pursue its strategy by the acquisition of the Leblanc clarinet factory in La Couture-Boussey, Département of Eure, Haute-Normandie in France.
Recently, Buffet has made some efforts to protect the African Blackwood trees which provide grenadilla wood for clarinets, from being eliminated by introducing some wood composite products to its line up. However, Buffet has decided not to support sustainably managed forestry under the management of the FSC. Buffet composite wood models do not have the grain structure of a true wood product and as such they do not have the issue of cracking due to environmental changes that are typically seen in clarinets and other wood instruments.

Until the 1980s, only professional level clarinets carried the Buffet name. Lower priced clarinets for the beginner and intermediate market were branded "Evette" and "Evette & Schaeffer", respectively. For a time the Evette clarinets actually were built by other manufacturers under Buffet's sponsorship, and these instruments are marked "Evette sponsored by Buffet". By the early 1970s Buffet was making the Evettes in their own factory in Paris, and about 1979 manufacture was moved to a Buffet-owned factory in Germany. Evette & Schaeffer clarinets were made in Paris. Use of the Evette and Evette & Schaeffer brands ended about 1985, when the company began using the Buffet name on all its clarinets.

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New Gemeinhardt Dealer


New School of Music is happy to be a new Gemeinhardt Dealer and look forward to our new relationship with them and our stock shipment just in time for our rental season in August.  We have had previously owned Gemeinhardt flutes and piccolos in our rental fleet, but now can provide a larger section of flutes from student to professional level. 


Gemeinhardt is well-known for the flutes.  Their flutes have been a standard choice of music teachers and highly recommended for generations.  I am pleased to have a couple of Gemeinhardt Flutes I play and recommend it to my students.  Today, the Gemeinhardt Company provides a wide range of instruments for the student to the professional. As the Gemeinhardt family did for four generations, the artisans at Gemeinhardt and their worldwide partners share their expertise, passing on the time honored art of musical instrument making from generation to generation, taking great pride in placing the Gemeinhardt name on every instrument.

Feel free to come to one of our locations and talk with me.  We do have flutes, piccolos, and other instruments available for purchase or lease to own. 


NSM Music Centers



DUNWOODY
New School of Music

Dunwoody Village Shopping Center
In the Courtyard
5509 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338 

770.394.1727
     
BUFORD
New School of Music

New Expanded Location:
2033 Buford Highway NE
Buford, GA 30518
Next to: Little Ceasars

678.482.2884
     
LILBURN
New School of Music

Five Forks Shopping Center
Next to: CVS/pharmacy
4100 Five Forks-Trickum Rd.
Lilburn, GA 30047

770.925.8900     

Gemeinhardt's Story

Founded by Kurt Gemeinhardt, a 4th generation flute-maker in Germany, the Gemeinhardt company was established in 1948, 20 years after Gemeinhardt’s immigration to the United States. 

Kurt's father had studied under Emil Rittershausen, who had been trained by Theobald Boehm, and so the instruments they produce can trace their lineage back to the creator of the Boehm System. After working as his father's apprentice, Kurt left Germany to work his trade in St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he crafted handmade flutes for the world's most prestigious musicians. While in Switzerland his fame as the foremost creator of quality hand-crafted musical instruments spread worldwide.

In 1928, Kurt Gemeinhardt was persuaded by George Bundy of Selmer USA Company to travel to America to create instruments in Elkhart, Indiana. After twenty years of developing flutes for others, Kurt opened his own manufacturing plant, The Gemeinhardt Company, where every instrument since has been engraved with the Gemeinhardt name. Initially, Kurt's vision was to produce a limited quantity of professional all-silver flutes, but demand for his unique flutes increased beyond his expectations. The original 20- by 40-foot Gemeinhardt factory was replaced in 1951 with a new plant, designed by Kurt himself, to meet new manufacturing needs. By this time the Gemeinhardt line expanded to include mid-priced flutes, soon followed by the introduction of entry-level flutes. Gemeinhardt's newest expansion occurred in September 1997 with the acquisition of Roy Seaman Piccolo Company. Roy Seaman manufactures handcrafted, grenadilla wood piccolos. This legendary name is known worldwide for professional quality instruments.

Initially crafting only very fine hand made flutes for professionals, the company expanded in 1952, moving to Elkardt, Indiana, to produce all levels of silver flutes. Beginner student flutes were developed at this time as well. It was these flutes that eventually became the bread and butter of the corporation as Gemeinhardt’s reputation for fine beginner flutes became a hallmark of the industry.

The Gemeinhardt Company is very popular in the music field, although it hasn't always followed the mainstream. In the mid 1970s Albert Cooper modified the placement of toneholes on the flute so that it would match the common tuning of A at 440 Hz. Before this many flutes were still designed with an older A435Hz tone hole placement (scale), despite being designed to play at A440Hz through the use of a shortened headjoint. Many flute companies recognized this change and therefore his scale and decided to make their flutes in the same way, but the Gemeinhardt Company was slow to modify their design. This in turn makes notes played in the higher register on an old Gemeinhardt flute sharp and the lower register flat. This can cause issues for beginner flutists if they are playing an old Gemeinhardt (pre-21st century), but with practice they can learn to play the flute so that the notes are correct. Otherwise, they may consider buying a newer Gemeinhardt flute.

However, the design of Gemeinhardt's flutes have changed often since then and have been updated and redesigned accordingly.

In 2014 the Gemeinhardt Company introduced a new line of flutes named "The Kurt Gemeinhardt Generation Series" at the National Flute Association's annual convention in Chicago. Consisting of entirely American-made conservatory and professional flutes, this line was developed by Tom Lacy and Dave Siekman. These flutes utilize the RS2012 Scale invented by famous flutists Trevor Wye, William Bennett, and Eldred Spell. This scale design is claimed to be the most accurate on the market.

In 1997, Gemeinhardt acquired the Roy Seaman Piccolo Company.
In addition to flutes and piccolos, Gemeinhardt also has a line of saxophones and clarinets.
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Banjo Dunwoody, GA 30338

Check this bad boy out! A new addition to our large family of instruments! Great price and a great beginner instrument. And if you'd like lessons, ask for Isaac!

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Summer Music Lessons Dunwoody, GA 30338

Summer time is a great time to get your kids started in music lessons! With the time off from school, it can give kids extra time to practice and it gives them a great activity to do throughout the summer! Sign up today by calling 770-394-1727.
 
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Rock You Summer Camp Buford, GA 30518

The weather is getting better, so you know what that means... Summer is almost here! Looking for something for your kids to do this summer? Why not try our Rock You Summer Camp!? Each camp is a week long and involves playing in a band, learning songs, writing an original song, and performing live at the end of the week! To sign up, contact our Buford store at 678-482-2884!



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Drum Clinic Lawrenceville, GA 30043

New School of Music is sponsoring a drum clinic at G Minor Studios this weekend! This clinic has some of the best drummers in the metro-Atlanta area! It is sure to be one awesome event!



http://www.gminorstudios.com/

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Music Makes You Smarter! Dunwoody,GA 30338

Did you know that learning music not only gives your child the ability to play an instrument, but it also makes them smarter!? Many studies have found that learning music at an early age improves learning skills across the board for children. Not to mention, it is a skill that last a life time! It's important for kids to be well-rounded, and music can help do this more than just about anything! Sign your kids up for lessons today!



http://www.raisesmartkid.com/all-ages/1-articles/16-the-effect-of-music-on-childrens-intelligence

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Favorite Fictitious Band

Who is you're favorite fictitious band? Gotta go with The Lone Rangers from Airheads myself. Who's yours?

 
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One of the Only Activities that Activates, Stimulates, and Uses the Entire Brain is MUSIC

 Music is not just something to help students accelerate in their academic studies and help with brain develop.  Music is also a source of enjoyment that can stimulate and can do the rest of your life.  Contact us to get started learning an instrument of your choice. 
  1. Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.
  2. Studying music primes the brain to comprehend speech in a noisy background. Children with learning disabilities or dyslexia who tend to lose focus with more noise could benefit greatly from music lessons.
  3. Research shows that music is to the brain as physical exercise is to the human body. Music tones the brain for auditory fitness and allows it to decipher between tone and pitch.
  4. Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.
  5. In the past, secondary students who participated in a music group at school reported the lowest lifetime and current use of all substances (tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs).
  6. Schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2 percent graduation rate and 93.9 percent attendance rate compared to schools without music education who average 72.9 percent graduation and 84.9 percent attendance.
  7. Regardless of socioeconomic status or school district, students who participate in high-quality music programs score 22 percent better on English and 20 percent better on Math standardized exams.
  8. Much like expert technical skills, mastery in arts and humanities is closely correlated to high earnings.
  9. A study from Columbia University revealed that students who study arts are more cooperative with their teachers and peers, have higher levels self-confidence, and are more equipped to express themselves and their ideas.
  10. Elementary age children who are involved  in music lessons show greater brain development and memory improvement within a year than children who receive no musical training.
  11. Learning and mastering a musical instrument improves the way the brain breaks down and understands human language, making music students more apt to pick up a second language.   
Photo: Proof that musicians are geniuses?

 
DUNWOODY
New School of Music

Dunwoody Village Shopping Center
In the Courtyard
5509 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
770.394.1727
 
BUFORD
New School of Music

New Expanded Location:
2033 Buford Highway NE
Buford, GA 30518
Next to: Little Ceasars
678.482.2884
     
LILBURN
New School of Music

Five Forks Shopping Center
Next to: CVS/pharmacy
4100 Five Forks-Trickum Rd.
Lilburn, GA 30047
770.925.8900     
 
NSM Extension Schools (Corporate)
FLOWERY BRANCH
ALICATS Dance & Music

3616 Atlanta Highway, Suite 100
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Contact NSM Buford for details:
678.482.2884
     
NORCROSS
Christ the King Lutheran Church

5575 Peachtree Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092
Contact NSM Buford for details
678.482.2884
     
JOHNS CREEK
Johns Creek Christian Church

10800 Bell Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Contact NSM Buford for details:
678.482.2884     
 
NSM Extension Schools (Affiliate)
DACULA
Dacula Family Sports

144 Broad Street
Dacula, GA 30019
Contact NSM Buford for details:
678.482.2884
 
BRUNSWICK
(Coming Soon)
Temple of Truth School
1103 K Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
912.399.9438
 
LAWRENCEVILLE
G Minor Studios
Academy of Fine Arts
2784 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
855.337.6132
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Music Lessons

Want to know what the difference between a C sharp and D flat is? 
Come join the fun in learning an instrument at one of our New School of Music locations. 
DUNWOODY
New School of Music

Dunwoody Village Shopping Center
In the Courtyard
5509 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
770.394.1727
 
BUFORD
New School of Music

New Expanded Location:
2033 Buford Highway NE
Buford, GA 30518
Next to: Little Ceasars
678.482.2884
     
LILBURN
New School of Music

Five Forks Shopping Center
Next to: CVS/pharmacy
4100 Five Forks-Trickum Rd.
Lilburn, GA 30047
770.925.8900     
 
NSM Extension Schools (Corporate)


FLOWERY BRANCH
ALICATS Dance & Music

3616 Atlanta Highway, Suite 100
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Contact NSM Buford for details:
678.482.2884
     
NORCROSS
Christ the King Lutheran Church

5575 Peachtree Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092
Contact NSM Buford for details
678.482.2884
     
JOHNS CREEK
Johns Creek Christian Church

10800 Bell Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Contact NSM Buford for details:
678.482.2884     
 
NSM Extension Schools (Affiliate)


DACULA
Dacula Family Sports

144 Broad Street
Dacula, GA 30019
Contact NSM Buford for details:
678.482.2884
 
BRUNSWICK
(Coming Soon)
Temple of Truth School
1103 K Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
912.399.9438
 
LAWRENCEVILLE
G Minor Studios
Academy of Fine Arts
2784 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
855.337.6132

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