ISSUE 22,  Dec 2015
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 
from all of us at Alex Grants!

Holiday Hours:
 - The Hawthorn store will close permanently at 5pm, Dec 23rd  
The Collingwood store will close for the year at 2pm, Dec 24th,
and will reopen at 9am, Jan 18

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again and Christmas is nearly upon us! If you’re looking for that perfect  gift or stocking filler for the musician in the family, here are some ideas:
Wooden metronome             $279
A classic and elegant time-keeper, with clockwork mechanism and pleasing analogue sound. A bell function which helps keep track of the beginning of each bar of music. Walnut colour with matt finish.

Wooden music stand        $375
Lovely to look at as well as sturdy and durable, this three-legged beech music stand in cherrywood colour will add a touch of class to your music room.
Swarowski cello mutes   $52.40
For someone who loves a bit of bling and sparkle!
A rubber orchestral mute decorated with genuine Swarowski crystals - available in pink or green.

Portfolio bags                      $38 
A great way to transport sheet music and keep it in good condition. Has carry handles, shoulder strap and internal pockets. Available in black or pink.

Single Bow Case                                                                                                   $88
Perfect if you have too many bows for your case, need to transport a bow but don’t want to take the whole case, or are travelling with a flight case that doesn’t fit a bow.
Can hold one full-size violin, viola or cello bow. Made by Bobelock, black fibreglass exterior, plush maroon velour interior.  Secured with 3 catches.                                                         
We have plenty of options if you need a small, inexpensive and fun gift!  
(see photos below)

Bach bust  - add some visual interest and  inspiration to your music space, as the great composer watches over your playing! A white marble bust 11cm tall.  $29.95
Rockin’ rosins  - available in a variety of fun shapes, these will keep the budding musician entertained!  There’s something for everyone - dog, cat, duck, alien, skull, cupcake, pizza, heart.  $15
Nanoblock  violin -  tiny lego blocks which make up a violin and bow.  $12.95
USB 2.0 flashdrives  - violin (brown) or cello (black),  8gb  $15.50
Keychain - cute wooden violin-shaped keychain  $5.50
Magicpads  - ideal for very small violins, these attach to the underside of the violin to help the player hold the instrument comfortably and securely. Available in a variety of colours and shapes – yellow duck, green frog, orange fish, red crab, purple shell, grey circle.  $6.50
Piano keys 15cm ruler, $1.55    Pencils, $1.50 
Pencil case, red Christmas-themed   $14.95
Manuscript  - notebook with music staff lines for writing music notes, with fun characters playing different instruments on the cover  $13.25
Flash cards  - a fun way to learn to read music  $9.95
Music-themed mug   $7.95
Bow hold helpers - help find the perfect bow-hand position. Available in a variety of colours.  Violin (for hand and little finger) $41.50  Violin (little finger only) $27.50   Cello  $36.50
CDs  by Cosmo Cosmolino, ‘Nektar’or  ‘Streetsweeper’   A lively Melbourne ensemble of strings and accordion, inspired by Gypsy and tango music.  $25

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