<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:15:14 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[WHIPLASH Drumming Contest + Advance Screening - Ends Mon Oct 20, 2014]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:30:37 +0000 WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS to the advance screening of Mongrel Media's WHIPLASH and access to the after party at Adelaide Hall, featuring surprise musical performances and much more! CLICK HERE TO ENTER (*Fill out the "ENTRY FORM")! 

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PLUS, ENTER THE WHIPLASH DRUMMING CONTEST: Submit your ONE minute video showing off your best drum skills! The top three drummers will be chosen to perform LIVE on stage at the WHIPLASH advance screening. To enter, e-mail your video to contests@nowtoronto.com.

Whiplash Contest

- A five piece Yamaha drum kit
- A set of drumheads from Evans Drumheads
- A brick of drum sticks from ProMark Sticks
- TWO tickets to the advance screening of WHIPLASH and access to the after party featuring suprise musical performances and much more!

Questions? Email contests@nowtoronto.com

  • Limit one contest entry per person
  • Contest closes Oct 20, 2014
Presented by:
Now Toronto
Sponsored by:
Mongrel Media  Cosmo Music Yamaha Evans Promark

Whiplash Contest

IN THEATRES October 24th, 2014

<![CDATA[What's New? Cristina has September 2014's Cosmo Minute Report]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:34:25 +0000 Cristina D'Alessandro, our Print Music Department Head, has some exciting news on what's happening at our store.

New Arrivals! Vinyl Records!

We're avid music lovers here, so we decided to host a catalogue of vinyl records. Come browse our collection of classic rock to modern pop. We stock a wide selection of your favourite bands and artists on vinyl from Warner Music Canada. This has just begun, so we'll be constantly adding more!

Fall Group Programs!

With the fall season upon us, The Cosmo School of Music is busier than ever with private lessons on every instrument and theory and group classes for all ages and abilities! Come and join the ukulele movement! We have two classes starting October 1st, for ages 5 to 8 and ages 8 to 11. This fun group class will introduce kids to the ukulele and have students playing in no time!

For kids 10 and up, check out our Rock Ensemble classes beginning Tuesday October 7th. If you’re passionate about rock music than this is your chance to rock out with a real band and learn from some of Cosmo’s most experienced music coaches! Or, if you’re looking for something a little mellower, then you’ll want to check out the group Didgeridoo program which begins on October 5th. Open to ages 12 and up, enjoy a truly meditative experience as you discover the essentials of contemporary didgeridoo playing. To register or for more information about our Group Lesson Programs, call 905-787-2090.

Exclusive Performances!

It's coming up this week! Legendary drummer Terry Bozzio is here this Friday and Saturday on September 19th and 20th! Friday tickets are sold out but there are still tickets left for Saturday. Click here to buy your tickets fast!

Canadian Singer Songwriter and guitarist, Jacob Moon will be here to perform on Thursday Sept 25. Artists like Rush and Gordon Lightfoot have praised Jacob Moon for his renditions of their songs. Tickets to this exclusive concert are only $8 and are available on our website. Click here for more details and to order your ticket.

And looking ahead to October, the world renowned A Cappella group Cadence will be performing here Wednesday October 22nd. This a cappella ensemble has been wowing audiences across the country and around the world for nearly 15 years. Whether performing at sold-out jazz clubs and concert halls, at music festivals, for educational outreach, or for corporate functions, the members of Cadence bring an infectious energy and uncanny verve to every song they sing. Click here to find out more and to get your tickets!

Stay tuned for more Cosmo Minute Reports!

-Neil Shukla
Media & Creative Content Manager

<![CDATA[What's New You Ask? Ryan has August's Cosmo Minute Video Report]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:12:55 +0000 Ryan Casselman, manager of our guitar department, walks us through some new things this month at at Cosmo Music.


The rundown...

Collector's Series Icon Snare Drums were created by DW Drum Designer John Good to pay tribute to some of the most iconic drummers in the history of Rock:
• Roger Taylor of Queen
• Nick Mason of Pink Floyd
• Neil Peart of Rush

The first clinic sold out, so Terry Bozzio will be hosting a SECOND CLINIC date here at Cosmo Music: Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7PM. It's the only Ontario stop for his 2014 North American tour - this is the first ever of it's kind - never before has this drumming legend embarked on a full on coast to coast North American tour with his monster drumset.

It's here in a matter of days.... an evening of guitar talk featuring experts from Taylor Guitars at the Cosmo Music stop of the 2014 Taylor Road Show.


Stay tuned for more up to date Cosmo Minute Reports!

-Neil Shukla
Media & Content Manager

<![CDATA[Learn How To Set Up A 5 Piece Drum Kit]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:12:41 +0000 So you just bought a sweet new drum kit. You open the box and immediately panic. Cosmo Music Drum Specialist Joel Jacobs is here to tell you there's no need! Assembling a drum kit is easier than it looks if you know the right steps. So take a deep breath, click play, and soon you'll have all the knowledge to get your kit from a cardboard box to something that's ready to be hit!

Part 1 - Unboxing & Head Assembly

Part 2 - Hardware & Full Assembly

So that's it! Now you're ready to get down to business. If you have any questions, feel free to visit us in the Drummer's Den at Cosmo Music.

Browse our awesome kits here:

To find out more about Joel, visit:

-Neil Shukla
Media & Creative Content Manager, Cosmo Music

<![CDATA[A Legend Arrives! AN EVENING WITH TERRY BOZZIO at Cosmo Music]]> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 09:00:36 +0000 Update: 2nd Show Announced!
Cosmo Music is pleased to announce that TERRY BOZZIO will be hosting a SECOND CLINIC date here at Cosmo Music on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7PM. The first date sold out fast - be sure to secure your tickets now and join us for an evening in the Cosmopolitan Music Hall and prepare to learn and be amazed!

Terry's worked with world class artists such as Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, and Steve Vai, living up to their high standards of musicianship. His monstrous beast of a kit isn't just for show. He takes an inventive approach to drumming, tuning the kit in unique ways to bring a heightened level of creativity to the drums. But these technical aspects don't distract from his natural feel and musical groove.

Cosmo Music is excited to be the ONLY ONTARIO STOP for his 2014 North American tour - this is the first ever of it's kind - never before has this drumming legend embarked on a full on coast to coast North American tour with his monster drumset.

Rolling Stone
Checkout the Rolling Stone article on Terry's North American Tour: Zappa Drum Legend Terry Bozzio on Touring the World's Largest Tuned Kit


Buy Ticket
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Friday VIP Tickets: SOLD OUT!
Friday Regular Tickets: SOLD OUT!


Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

<![CDATA[Save a Fortune Super Sale & #CosmoRocks Summer Event!]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 12:30:15 +0000 Save a Fortune Super Sale &
#CosmoRocks Summer Event

• Save up to 50% on your purchase!*

• Food & Live Music

• 3 Days Only
Friday, June 6th to Sunday, June 8th, 2014

A Quick Look Back at our Save A Fortune Super Sale

Save a Fortune...


Cosmo Music Save a Fortune

Tons of reduced items throughout the store!

Check out our flyer

for some of the highlights.


Cosmo Music Fortune Cookies

On top of the hot deals, crack one open to reveal your savings for in-store purchases. Save between 10% - 50% on everything in the store!



Shop at cosmomusic.ca and save 10% off your shopping cart total when you spend $200 or more.** Plus don't forget about the FREE Shipping for purchases over $99!

See Rules and Regulations for complete details.

Band & Orchestral Instruments

Guitars & Gear

Pro Audio

Keyboards & Pianos

Drums & Percussion

#CosmoRocks Summer Event...

The fun doesn’t stop inside the store! Check out what’s going on outside (we'll be hashtagging so the kids can see on the internet too).

FRIDAY - June 6th

FREE Hot Dogs!

5pm - 8pm

Sponsored by Yamaha - located in parking lot near tent served up by our own top dog - Cosmo Music CEO Mark Hebert!
Yamaha Logo

SATURDAY - June 7th

Non-perishable Food
and Monetary Donations10am - 5pm
Support the Purolator Tackle Hunger program benefiting the Richmond Hill Food Bank. Bring non-perishable food items or monetary donations to the event and help the many families in our community who rely on the Richmond Hill Food Bank.
Purolator Tackle Hunger Week
Roland Experts

11am - 6pm

Come in to speak with the experts from Roland! You’ll find them in the guitar, pro audio and keyboard departments all day! They have the answers to your hard questions… and maybe some insight into in-store deals to be had… PLUS catch them on stage under the big tent in between Lou Moore’s sets.
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Food Trucks!

11:30am - 5pm

  • Tutti Panini – Mouth-watering, home-cooked Italian selections such as veal sandwiches, pasta and stone-baked pizza!
  • Localista – Bringing creative dishes using locally-grown agricultural produce to the masses like Green Thai Goat Curry, Herb Ricotta Ravioli with fresh Chanterelle Mushrooms and Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Corn Bread!
  • Tiny Treats Ice Cream Truck – The sweet treat truck! Soft serve ice cream, Slushi & Popsicles… all the chilly favourites!

Cosmo Music Food Trucks

Live Entertainment

1pm - 5pm

Featuring Lou Moore & Friends:
Steve Piticco, Wendell Ferguson, Graham Young and many more. Don't Forget - BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIR AND STAY ALL DAY!

SUNDAY - June 8th

Drum Circle with Olaf

11:30am - 12:30pm

From the Cosmo School of Music.
Cosmo School of Music logo
FREE Hot Dogs!

12pm - 3pm

Sponsored by Yamaha - located in parking lot near tent served up by our own top dog - Cosmo Music CEO Mark Hebert!
Yamaha Logo
Live Entertainment

1pm - 3pm

The Commuters featuring Jimmy Ruddock, Andrew Blake, Tim Bond & Vic Uppal!
Ukulele Jam

3pm - 4pm

Ukulele Jam with Steve McNie of the Toronto North Ukulele Jam & Corktown Ukulele Jam
Toronto North Ukulele Jam With Steve McNie
Live Entertainment

4pm - 5pm

York Region's own Kristen Manza will take us home with an all-acoustic set covering artists from Coldplay to Oasis combined with a beautiful voice sure to please all ears.

* Fortune cookies valid only on Friday, June 6; Saturday, June 7; and Sunday, June 8, 2014. Receive 10%-50% off your purchase of regular priced items. Fortune cookie discounts are not applicable to products featured on the flyer as they are at their lowest prices or other items in-store that are currently on special sale price. Void unless opened in front of a cashier in the Atrium. Fortune cookies available while quantities last. Sale prices for items sold during event or special sale days or promotions are available on the published sale dates and for in-stock items only unless otherwise noted and excludes all Cosmo Music services such as Rentals, Repairs, Lessons; consignment items, price matches, taxes, shipping charges and gift cards.  Special offers or sale prices cannot be combined with teacher or student discounts, other coupons, promotions or offers. Cosmo Music reserves the right to refuse refunds, returns or exchanges during sale dates in order to reduce customer wait times. Best Price Guarantee policy remains in effect for items purchased on or before sale dates but is only applicable to products that are in-stock and have a published, specifically marked down price. “Scratch-and-Save” or other “Game of Chance” discounts that apply to a complete purchase at point of check-out as well as complete product category specials (ie. All “Cosmo Brand” stands on sale for 10% off) or BOGO (Buy-One-Get-One) promotions do not qualify for price match or best price guarantee. Some items listed have only one item in-stock and available as of May 8, 2014 publication date. Items may be sold and no longer in-stock prior to this sale. In the event of a printing error or any other error, Cosmo Music reserves the right to cancel or amend this offer without notice.

** Receive 10% off entire shopping cart subtotal when you spend $200 or more before tax and shipping June 6-8, 2014 only online. 10% discount is not applicable to products featured on the flyer as they are at their lowest prices or other items in-stock that are currently on special sale price. Some manufacturers have chosen not to participate in this promotion; they may be found at www.cosmomusic.ca/promo-exclusions.

See Rules and Regulations for further details.

<![CDATA[Spring into Savings with Signet 105 Series Drums from Ludwig]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:32:58 +0000 ON NOW until June 30th, 2014

Spring into Savings with Signet 150 Series Drums Mail-In Rebate

Take Advantage of a Special $100 MAIL-IN REBATE when you purchase a Ludwig Signet 150 Series Drum Kit from Cosmo Music.

Click Here for the MAIL-IN REBATE FORM. All mailing instructions are featured on this form.

Have a Question?
Contact a Cosmo Music Drum Specialist at 905.770.5222 x320.

Ludwig Signet Rebate

<![CDATA[Purchase a CB Drum Kit and get a Stagg Cymbal Set for $1]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:00:21 +0000 Looking for a great deal on a student drum kit? Well we have one with this spontaneous spring savings! This was already a great kit for an amazing price - now we are adding a Stagg Cymbal Set for just a $1 more!

Perfect for the beginner drummer, this five-piece kit has great looks, sound and has everything you need to get started! Available in Black, Dark Green, Silver and Red finishes. Drum Kit size is 22" x 15" bass, 12" x 9" deep and 13" x 10" deep toms with heavy duty mounts, 16" x 16" floor tom, and a 5-1/2" x 14" 6 lug matching wood snare.

Purchase any of the following CB Drum Kits for $364.99

Get the Stagg Cymbal Pack for $1.00 (regular price of $99.99)


After you add any of the four CB Drum Kits above, add the Stagg Cymbal Set and your cart subtotal will be adjusted by $89.99.

- One CB Drum Kit / Stagg Cymbal Set combination per order.
- Offer is from NOW until March 31st, 2014 - while quantities last!

<![CDATA[Yamaha Instant Savings Event: On NOW until Dec 31, 2013]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:13:00 +0000 Yamaha is offering Instant Savings this season up to $700 on their instruments! This fantastic offer is available until December 31, 2013.

It’s so easy! 

  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Guitar and instantly save up to $75!*
  • Purchase qualifying Steinberg software and instantly save up to $75!*
  • Purchase qualifying Yamaha Synthesizer or Live Sound equipment and instantly save up to $200!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Digital Piano and instantly save up to $200!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Drum Kit and instantly save up to $300!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Wind Instrument and instantly save up to $500!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Clavinova and instantly save up to $700!*

For more details, please visit www.yamahapromos.ca.

*Valid on eligible new instruments at authorized Yamaha dealers in Canada for purchases made between October 15 and December 31, 2013. Conditions and exceptions apply. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Yamaha Canada reserves the right to cancel these offers at any time.

<![CDATA[Drum Clinic With Legendary Drummer, Sonny Emory | Tues. Oct. 29 at 7 PM]]> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 10:30:16 +0000 Tuesday, October 29 at 7 PM

Drum Clinic With Sonny Emory

Presented by Yamaha Drums

Co-Sponsored by Vic Firth, Zildjian and Remo

Cosmopolitan Music Hall // Cosmo Music

Cosmo Music welcomes Sonny Emory during his 2013 Yamaha Live Custom Clinic Tour stop at Cosmo Music on Tuesday, October 29 at 7 PM. As a world renown drummer, whether on stage or in the studio, we are excited to have him play while he is in his teaching and clinic mode.

With over 20 years of live performance and studio work behind him, Sonny maintains a busy schedule in the music industry and is highly regarded in the business. Though probably best known for his groundbreaking drumming with Earth, Wind, and Fire; Sonny has performed with a virtual "who's who" in pop and jazz music including Stanley Clarke, David Sanborn, Bette Midler, Al Jarreau, Paula Abdul, Lee Ritenour, Jean-Luc Ponty, Boz Scaggs, and even Jennifer Lopez. He is also known for innovative visual effects during live performances that include exciting stick-twirling and back-sticking techniques. As a World Renowned Drummer and Grammy Award Winner, Sonny is considered to be one of the greatest drummers of his generation. His proficiency and style have awarded him the opportunity to record on platinum status albums such as the B-52's' Cosmic Thing and Steely Dan's Grammy Award Winning Two Against Nature.

With a wealth of teaching experience, Sonny is committed to balancing academics and entertainment. He teaches private lessons to assist students in developing their craft and setting long-term goals in order to be successful in their chosen musical endeavors.

Sonny has performed countless clinics and master classes in academic settings, drum stores, national music conferences, both independently and for his endorsers such as Yamaha, Zildjian, Remo, and Vic Firth.

Please join us in providing a warm and enthusiastic welcome to Sonny Emory on Tuesday, October 29 here at Cosmo Music!

$10 in advance
$15 on show day




Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.