<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 18:24:11 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Cosmo Music Presents: SONOR DAYS 2015]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:37:05 +0000 Cosmo Music Presents


Friday, September 18th & Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Powered by: SONOR / Zildjian / Vic Firth / REMO

UPDATE: Watch a live performance of the Steve Smith clinic with Trichy Sankaran

UPDATE: Watch exclusive interviews below with Steve Smith, Tyler Stewart, and more!

Steve Smith talks about his clinic with Trichy Sankaran, his masterclass, his start with Journey, and his passion for Indian rhythms.

Tyler Stewart talks about the Barenaked Ladies new record, Silverball, and maple syrup!

Chuck D Keeping talks about Big Wreck, touring, and more.

Watch Davide DiRenzo, Anthony Michelli, and Dave Patel share a few thoughts about Cosmo Music.

All events at Cosmo Music


TWO jammed-packed days: Clinic, Workshop, Masterclass, Meet n' Greets, incredible drum Deals & Offers, Giveaways and a whole lot more!

Schedule of Events


Steve Smith Clinic Performance with Invited Guest, Trichy Sankaran

• Featuring the all-new SONOR Vintage Series Drums (2015 NAMM Show Best in Show winner)
• Meet several SONOR Artists & Product Representatives
• A chance to WIN Steve's Signature Snare Drum or other door prizes!
• In the Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
• Limited Tickets Available ($15)


Chris Lesso: "Life Through Rhythm" Workshop

• In the Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)

For this workshop, we will be harnessing the connection between the passion of drumming and music, and achieving peak performance in everyday life! We will be expanding skills that directly impact our lives everyday and lead to achieving our success: Focus, Energy, Passion, Team Building and Relationships, Handling Stress and Other Challenges, and having FUN!

• Find your peak potential and success through drumming and music
• Cultivate real life tools towards achieving success in music and life
• Explore the connections between the rhythm of the drum, to the rhythm of life and our habits and best practices

Experience the thrill of reaching your untapped potential, and exploring the art of possibilities in everyday life through the power of drumming and music. This is where life skills and rhythm meet! Chris Lesso’s LTR event inspires not only musicians, but anyone looking to learn real life tools that connect the passion of music to living a life of our dreams, achieving our success, and living our fullest potential every day.


Steve Smith Masterclass

• Masterclass ticket includes ONE complimentary ticket to Steve's Friday evening clinic performance (Fri Sept 18th) and an EXCLUSIVE private meet n' greet with Steve
• Be sure to bring a notepad, pencils, drumsticks and rubber practice pads
• In the Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
• Limited Tickets Available ($50)

Steve will share his philosophy of musicianship, using a cycle of Study, Practice, and Performance, and his ideas on how to develop efficient hand-and-foot techniques for playing the drum set. Smith will also discuss and demonstrate his approach to playing odd times, referencing his woodshed master class in the article Drumming in Odd Time Signatures (DownBeat magazine, November 2013), which includes his concepts for integrating rhythms from India into his drum-set approach. Smith will play a variety of solo pieces and will be open to answering questions from the audience and addressing any drumming-related topic.


SONOR Artist Meet & Greet/Signing Session

• This is YOUR chance to get up close with some of the best drummers working today
• This event is FREE!

Featuring Tyler Stewart (Barenaked Ladies), Davide DiRenzo (Tom Cochrane/ Cassandra Wilson), Steve Smith, Chris Lesso, Dave Patel (Emmanuel Jal) and several Canadian Sonor Artists!



• Featuring Chris Lesson (drums), Ian De Souza (bass) and Brownman Ali (Trumpet)
• In the Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)

MODUS FACTOR is a Toronto-based trio that emphasizes real-time creation & in the moment improvisation while colliding world music traditions and modern electronic music. Each performance is always unique and etched in real-time, bringing together band and audience into a singular shared intense musical experience.

• See the latest from SONOR including the all-new SONOR Vintage Series
• Sonor’s Flagship German Production Series: PROLITE
• Several Artist Signature / German-Made and One-Of-A-Kind Limited Edition Snare drums
• Meet and talk with Sonor product specialists & Sonor Artists all weekend-long
• Special promotional offers and incredible deals on All SONOR products
• YOU CAN WIN! Each event offers the chance to win a STEVE SMITH SIGNATURE SNARE DRUM!

<![CDATA[LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - Drum Clinic and Masterclass with Former Journey Drummer STEVE SMITH]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:15:57 +0000 The man who sat in the drum throne of legendary rock band Journey in the classic years of the late seventies and early 80s is coming to the Cosmopolitan Music Hall for a Drum Clinic and Masterclass - As part of the SONOR DAYS Weekend (Fri Sept 18th & Sat Sept 19th)

UPDATE: Watch a live performance of the Steve Smith clinic with Trichy Sankaran

Steve Smith He's been voted #1 all-around drummer for 5 years in a row by Modern Drummer, and it's easy to see why. The man is a legend, be here and learn from the best!

Here are the details:

Performance Clinic:
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7PM in the Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: $15
Click here to get your ticket!

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 1PM in the Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: $50*
*Limited number of tickets available. Masterclass ticket also includes ONE (1) ticket to Performance Clinic.
Click here to get your Masterclass ticket!

<![CDATA[Summer Drum Tune-Up Event | On Now until July 31st!]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:52:49 +0000 Time to change your drum heads to get that sound & tone you’ve been looking for?

Did You Know...
Drum experts recommend changing your heads, tops and bottoms every year or two to get the most out of your kit. This summer, Cosmo Music's Drum & Percussion Specialists are here to help you play to the right beat!

Swing by the store or give us a shout to reserve a time to have us help you choose the right heads for your kit. We’ll even install them for you at NO EXTRA CHARGE!

Need help with a single drum? Your entire kit? Whatever you like. Contact the Drummer's Den at 905.770.5222 x320.

Drum Tune-Up

<![CDATA[What's New? Ryan and Cristina have March's Cosmo Minute Report!]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:06:46 +0000 Ryan & Cristina are back with January 2015's Cosmo Minute Report!

The Suhr 2015 Collection has arrived! Inspired by nature, these are some truly authentic premium instruments.
Click here to see more!

Antonio Sanchez, grammy award winner and composer for the Academy Award winning Best Picture Birdman, will be hosting an intimate clinic on the Cosmopolitan Music Hall stage!
Click here for more details!

Former drummer and founding member of Our Lady Peace will be hosting a drum clinic at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall!
Click here for details!

Drum Performance Clinic with Jeremy Taggart - Sept 25, 2015

The RCM Celebration Series is out now!
Click here to find out more!

Stay tuned for more Cosmo Minute Reports!

<![CDATA[LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - ANTONIO SANCHEZ - Composer for Birdman!]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:42:44 +0000 Antonio Sanchez, grammy award winner and composer for the Academy Award winning Best Picture Birdman, will be hosting an intimate clinic on the Cosmopolitan Music Hall stage!



Check out Antonio Sanchez performing a jazz drum solo live at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall:

Birdman was the biggest winner of Oscar night, and Antonio Sanchez' jazz infused score is one of the key elements that make up that stellar film. Sanchez has been a part of the Pat Metheny Group and won a Grammy Award in 2003 in the "Best Contemporary Jazz Album" category. His solo albums have been critically acclaimed in the jazz world, and we're more than excited to have him host a clinic here at Cosmo Music.

LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - ANTONIO SANCHEZ

Date: Mon Apr 6, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

<![CDATA[LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - JEREMY TAGGART]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:20:44 +0000 Former drummer of Canadian Alt-Rock group, OUR LADY PEACE, Jeremy Taggart will be taking the Cosmopolitan Music Hall stage for an intimate and interactive evening of pure drumming talent!

UPDATE: Watch Jeremy Taggart perform a drum cover of One Man Army from Our Lady Peace.

UPDATE: We sat down with Jeremy Taggart recently and discussed Our Lady Peace, his podcast project, the sound of the late 90s, and more. Watch the interview below:

On Our Lady Peace:

On the sound of the 90s:

On the Taggart 'N' Torrens Podcast:

On the upcoming drum clinic LIVE at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall:

In addition to drumming for Our Lady Peace, Taggart has worked on various side projects, including providing the drums on Chantal Kreviazuk's song "Blue", Geddy Lee's song "Home On The Strange", and The Beautiful Unknown's song "Riot in the House of Ruin".

You can also catch Jeremy with Jonathan Torrens (Trailer Park Boys, Jonovision) talk all things #Canadianity on their popular radio show and podcast, TAGGART and TORRENS!

LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - JEREMY TAGGART

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Date: Friday, September 25, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

NOTE: this is a rescheduled event that was to be held April 10; please retain your original confirmation emails for this event, or if you wish you can request a full refund at support@cosmomusic.ca

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

Jeremy Taggart

<![CDATA[Sabian's BIG and UGLY NAMM Launch - Available NOW at Cosmo Music!]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:00:58 +0000 Introducing the Big and Ugly Collection from SABIAN - Launching at The NAMM Show 2015 and we already have them ALL stocked!

These fun-to-play ride cymbals are big, dark and dynamic, and offer so much complexity and versatility you won't ever want to stop playing them! All of these beautifully-crafted cymbals are AVAILABLE NOW at Cosmo Music!


Big and Ugly Sabian

Be sure to click each cymbal below to learn more!
Question? Contact the Drummer's Den at 905.770.5222 x320.

<![CDATA[Sounds like more savings! Buy a Yamaha DTX502 series drum kit and get a PCY90AT Trigger Pad for free!]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:50:21 +0000 Purchase a Yamaha DTX522K, DTX532K, or DTX562K Drum Kit and receive a FREE PCY90AT Trigger Pad ($89.99 value)!* Purchases must have been made between November 1st, 2014 and February 28th, 2015.

Click Here for more details!

Yamaha DTX Promo

Question? Contact the Drummer's Den at 905.770.5222 x320.

*Valid on eligible new in-stock instruments purchased at authorized Yamaha dealers in Canada. Submission deadline: 03/31/2015. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All promotions are while supplies last. Only Valid in Canada. Yamaha Canada Music reserves the right to cancel these offers at any time. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Shipping to physical mailing addresses only; Yamaha Canada Music cannot ship to PO boxes.

<![CDATA[The Choice is Yours! FREE Gift from Erikson Music & Pearl Drums Canada]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:15:32 +0000 The Choice is YOURS this Holiday Season! Erikson Music & Pearl Drums Canada want to give YOU a FREE gift this year!

Buy any Pearl EXX or EXL kit and get a FREE BC-830 or D-790. Valid on product purchased at Cosmo Music between October 1st to December 31st, 2014 or while quantities last. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotions or offers.

Send in this COUPON along with your proof of purchase of any of the indicated products to the address below and Erikson Music will send you your rebate:

Erikson Music ATT: Pearl Promo
21000 TransCanada Hwy
Baie d'Urne, Quebec H9X 4B7

Pearl Drums Promotion

Question? Contact the Drummer's Den at 905.770.5222 x320

<![CDATA[It's Back! 4 Day HOWL-A-THON Sale (Thurs Oct 30th - Sun Nov 2nd)]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:15:07 +0000 It’s Cosmo Music’s Annual Howl-A-Thon Scratch & Save Event! Save BIG on all in-stock music gear! Starting Thursday, October 30th until Sunday, November 2nd, 2014. Spooky deals on tons of items throughout the store! Check out our flyer below for highlights!

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4-Day HOWL-A-THON Sale

Thursday, October 30th until Sunday, November 2nd, 2014


Cosmo Music HOWL-A-THON Halloween Sale

Lots of scary crazy deals!

Check out our flyer

below for some of the highlights.


Cosmo Music HOWL-A-THON Halloween Sale Scratch Cards

SAVE between 10% - 50% on regular priced items with our Scratch & Save Cards!*

Scratch in-store to to reveal your savings.



Shop at cosmomusic.ca and SAVE 10% off your shopping cart total when you spend $200 or more.**

Plus don't forget about FREE Shipping for purchases over $99!


PLUS No Interest | Equal Payments for 12 Months OAC when you spend $500 or more in-store! See for details.

PLUS bring the kids in their Halloween Costumes to do some Trick or Treating! It's a fantastic event for the entire family!

  • Not all sale items listed in the flyer are available online at the sale prices.
  • Check out this list of manufacturers who have chosen not to participate in this online promotion.
  • Cosmo Gift Cards are only available in-store & can be used only on in-store purchases.

See Rules and Regulations for complete details.

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Limited stock so act fast! Some items will be available for in-store purchase only.

PLUS over 1000 other items on sale here (some sale items may be demos, open box or scratch & dent).

Ibanez UEW30RWE Concert Ukulele with EQ - Rosewood $149.95 $269.95
Ibanez AEW23MV Acoustic Guitar - Natural High Gloss $299.99 $499.95
Ibanez RG370FMZ Electric Guitar - Transparent Gray Burst $299.95 $549.95
Ibanez RG370FMZ Electric Guitar - Transparent Red Burst $299.95 $549.95
Ibanez GRX60 Electric Guitar - White $149.99 $209.95
Ibanez GRX60 Electric Guitar - Jewel Blue $149.99 $209.95
Ibanez FR320 Electric Guitar - Black $199.95 $399.95
Tama IP52KH6HC Imperialstar Drum Kit - Galaxy Silver $599.99 $899.99
Tama PC52HXZS B/B Starclassic Drum Shell Kit - Smokey Indigo Burst $1399 $2059.99
Tama PC52HXZS B/B Starclassic Drum Shell Kit - Volcanic Burst $1399 $2059.99
Tama PC52S B/B Starclassic Drum Shell Kit - Honey Amber Gold $1399 $1999.99
Tama PL52HXZS-BNZ B/B Starclassic Drum Kit Shell Kit - Blue Nebula Blaze $1499 $2319.99
Mahalo Kahiko MK1 Soprano Ukulele in Trans Butterscotch $29.99 $42.99
Mahalo MK1 Kahiko Soprano Ukulele in Trans Blue $29.99 $42.99
Mahalo Kahiko MK1 Soprano Ukulele in Trans Red $29.99 $42.99
Mahalo Kahiko MK1 Soprano Ukulele in Trans Wood $29.99 $42.99
Wharfedale Pro Titan 315A $249 $449
Yamaha CLP480PE Clavinova - Polished Ebony $2699 $4199
Adam Audio F5 Studio Monitor $199.99 $349.99
D'Addario EXL110 Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings - Regular Light 10-46 $3.99 $5.99
D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings - Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock 11-49 $3.99 $5.99
D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings - Super Light 9-42 $3.99 $5.99
Hallet Davis - H142C Upright Piano - Ebony Polish $7599 $9595
Yamaha CLP480 Clavinova - Rosewood Satin $2499 $3799
Yamaha PSR-A2000 Arranger Workstation $749 $1499.99
IK Multimedia iKlip 2 Universal Mic Stand Adapter for iPad Mini $26.99 $43.99
IK Multimedia iKlip 2 Univeral Mic Stand Adapter for iPad $26.99 $43.99
Ibanez RC320 Roadcore Electric Guitar - Black $199.95 $429.95
Stratus by Eastman SAS245 Alto Saxophone $699.99 $999.99
Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP Interface $299 $419
PreSonus AudioBox Stereo Recording Kit $249 $329
Novation Launch Control Controller $79 $99
IK Multimedia iRig Keys Pro Universal Mobile Keyboard $109.99 $164.99
iRig HD Digital Guitar Interface $87.99 $109.99
Tascam US-122MKII USB Interface $88 $144.99
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Headphones - Black $99.99 $114.99
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones - Black $189 $219.99
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones - Brown $189 $219.99
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headbones - Blue $189 $219.99
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones - Ivory $189 $219.99
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones - Green $189 $219.99
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones - Pink $189 $219.99
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones - Red $189 $219.99
Stratus by Eastman SFL215 Flute $299.99 $399.99
Tycoon TC-TJ72BN 12" Djembe - Natural $129.99 $279.99
Tycoon TKCT-29 Crate Cajon $199.99 $244.99
LP LP229 Mambo Cowbell $29.99 $46.99
Samson C01 SR850 Condenser Mic & Headphones Bundle $49.99 $89
Casio CTK-3200 Portable Keyboard $129.99 $159.99
Casio WK-225+ Portable Keyboard $219.99 $269.99
Stagg SH-SM8R 8" Cymbal - SH Regular Medium Splash $24.99 $49.99
Stratus by Eastman STB315 Trombone $399.99 $469.99
Stratus by Eastman SVA130-14-O Viola - 14" Outfit $499.99 $599.99
Korg MicroKORG XL+ Synthesizer/Vocoder $399 $549



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*Scratch & Save Cards valid only on Thursday, October 30, Friday, October 31, Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, 2014. Scratch Cards are not applicable to products featured on the flyer and to products on sale in-store as they are at their lowest prices. Void unless scratched by a Cashier in the Atrium. Scratch card valid for one transaction and must be surrendered to Cashier. Discount will be applied after purchase has been entered into the computer. Limit of one scratch card per purchase. Not redeemable for cash or credit in whole or part. Scratch cards 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 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 October 7, 2014 publication date. Haunted HouseItems 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 October 30 - November 2, 2014 only online. Some manufacturers have chosen not to participate in this promotion; they may be found at cosmomusic.ca/promo-exclusions.