SEE WHAT EVENTS WE HAVE AT OR AROUND CHUCK LEVIN'S
At Chuck Levin's, we pride ourselves in being able to connect to the music community through more ways that just our products. We have been actively engaged in the local music community for over 50 years. In addition to attending and sponsoring local concerts and festivals, we host a variety of on-site events, many of them absolutely free.
We offer free instructional classes with our monthly Club Cubase series. We also host a wide variety of artist clinics and master classes. These classes are subject to artist availability. Check back often to see the latest Events At Chuck's.
Pat Martino Guitar Master Class
Saturday June 24th, 1:00PM - $30*
Pat Martino, one of the most important figures in jazz guitar, will hold a master class on June 24th starting at 1pm here at Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center. Pat Martino is a virtuoso and an original voice on jazz guitar and while this class is open to anyone at every level, we must stress that this class will be at an intermediate to advanced skill level.
Seats for this class are $30* Get Tickets Here....
*a special educational rate is being offered to guitar instructors and 4 or more students. please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Make Music Day
Wednesday June 21st, 4:00PM - 9:00PM - Free
To celebrate Make Music Day this year we've partnered with B&B Music Lessons to offer free guitar and piano lessons in our store Throughout the day on June 21st, you can sign up for one Free 20 minute lesson for either guitar or piano. Sign up here....
We are also going to host a special Mastering Seminar With Greg Lukens And Bill Wolf titled "THE ARTISTIC APPROACH TO MASTERING" at 6:30PM. With the power of today’s plugin processing combined with the feel of real-time analog processing we will take great sounding mixes and lift them to a higher level of clarity and dimension. For this special mastering seminar we will be featuring some of the amazing products available through Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center and Washington Professional Systems. Read More About Make Music Day Here....
Sabian Meet The Masters Cymbal Tour
Saturday June 17th, 12:00PM - 5:00PM - Free (Special Event Pricing)
Have you ever wanted to see exactly how a cymbal is made? Have you ever wanted to design your own custom cymbal and have it made to order right in front of you? Well now you can. Saturday June 17th, from 12:00PM to 5:00pm we will be hosting the Sabian Meet The Masters Tour. This is an amazing opportunity to discover and learn about cymbal making from the Master Artisans at Sabian as well as pick up completely one-of-a-kind prototypes and custom cymbals. Read more....
DC Jazz Festival Meet The Artist | Kenny Garrett
Friday June 16th, 2:00PM - Free
Saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. Register Here....
From Brescia, Italy To The Plains, VA: A Bass Is Born
Recreating The Original Maggini Upright Bass, May 22nd, 7:00PM - Free
Thomas Andres Wolf, luthier will be on hand to discuss the inspiration, process, and methodology of creating a modern copy of an original Maggini double bass, an important example of the Brescian school of stringed instrument making. The event will include musical selections performed on the original Maggini, the new instrument that was copied from it, as well as another historically significant old double bass and a copy that Mr. Wolf made from it. Featuring double bassists Richard Barber and Ira Gold of the National Symphony Orchestra, Kyle Augustine of the United States Navy Band, and Jessica Powell Eig, of the Washington Bach Consort and the New Orchestra of Washington.
Chuck's Is Going To M3 Rock Fest 2017!
April 28th & 29th - Merriweather Post Pavilion
This years M3 Rock Fest is just around the corner and this year Chuck's is turning it up to a-Levin. Our guitar petting zoo, known as The SHREDBOOTH is back and bigger than ever. We are partnering with Pearl Drums for a Fastest Feet/Fastest Hands Competition with some amazing prizes.
This year at M3 RATT makes a triumphant return featuring core members Stephen Pearcy, Warren Dimartini and Juan Croucier. Also on the bill are Dokken, Loudness, Warrant, Winger and Maryland's own KIX Read More.... Or Get Tickets....
"Hear It To Believe It" IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors Demo
Wednesday April 26, 2017 - 6:00PM-8:00PM - FREE
Are you a songwriter, producer, or engineer who needs to hear the music accurately in a limited space environment? Turn to IK Multimedia’s iLoud Micro Monitor. Until you hear the high quality, true linear response, you won’t believe just how great the world’s smallest active reference monitor can sound. Don’t let the size fool you. Come out and hear what Grammy Award Winning Engineer Eddie Kramer calls Fantastic!
PRS Guitar Clinic With Mark Holcomb Of Periphery
Friday April 21, 2017 - 12:00PM - FREE
On April 21, Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center will be hosting a special PRS Clinic and Meet & Greet with Periphery guitarist, Mark Holcomb. We will have a special factory selection of PRS electric and acoustic guitars, including the new SE Mark Holcomb guitars, plus PRS amps and more.
The band Periphery has become a force to be reckoned with in the critically acclaimed progressive metal scene thanks to their complex rhythms and soaring melodies. Guitarist Mark Holcomb helps achieve this full, lethal sound with his PRS guitars and signature Seymour Duncan Alpha and Omega pickups. Read more....
Drum Miking And Mixing With Dennis Chambers And DPA Mics
Thursday April 20, 2017 - 6:00PM-9:00PM - FREE
Legendary Drummer Dennis Chambers (Santana, Mike Stern, Parliament Funkadelic, John Scofield) will be on the kit as FOH Engineer Brad Divens (Engrique Iglesias) demonstrates how to capture and mix a drum kit to the MAX!
Mostly geared toward Live Drum Mixing, this workshop will cover a wide variety of topics from mic type and selection to mic placement and technique.... all with Dennis Chambers as the masterful example!
**Light food and beverage will be available** Tickets are Free, but seating is limited. Get Tickets Here....
In Depth Roland V-Drum Workshop With Gregg Bissonette
Wednesday April 19, 2017 - 6:00PM - FREE
Get an up close and personal look at the new flagship Roland TD-50KV V-Drums Electronic Drum Kit. Designed to show you the amazing musical possibilites of the TD-50KV, this workshop is perfect for electronic drummers of all skill levels. Electronic percussion can enhance your drumming style and sound. Roland percussion expert, James Petercsak will be on hand to answer all of your questions. Legendary drummer and Roland artist, Gregg Bissonette will perform using with TD-50KV and showcase the new features that make this such a leap forward for electronic percussion. Read more....
Local Legends Guitar Master Classes With Paul Bell Of The Nighthawks
April 8, 15, 22, 2017
Stancill's Guitar Studio Presents a series of Master Classes With Nighthawks Guitarist Paul Bell. These classes will take place on April 8th, 15th and 22nd. The studio is located at 10535 Metropolitan Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895. Please contact Scott Stancill for details at 240-707-9410.
Marcus Miller Bass Workshop
Wednesday April 5, 2017 - 6:30PM - $25
World-renowned electric bassist Marcus Miller will hold a bass workshop in the clinic room of Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center on Wednesday, April 5th beginning at 6:30pm. This will be Mr. Millers fifth appearance at Chuck Levin's, and just like the other four, this will sell out. Tickets are on sale now with very limited seating. All tickets purchased online and over the phone can be picked up the day of the event. Get Tickets Here...
Paolo Schianchi Guitar Performance
Saturday April 1, 2017 - 2:00PM
Chuck Levin's is proud to host Italian guitarist, composer and inventor Paolo Schianchi on Saturday April 1st at 2:00PM. Paolo hails from Parma, Italy and is now considered one of the best Italian musicians of his generation. Paolo will be on hand and will perform "From 6 Strings To 49 Strings," an epic guitar journey that incorporates The "Octopus." The "Octopus" a complex electro-acoustic system that enables Paolo to play several guitars simultaneously using both hands and feet, while mixing sounds live, in real time. This is a truly unique performance and the "Octopus" is singular creation of Paolo's and doesn't exist anywhere else. Read more....
Bryan Beller Bass Clinic
Monday March 20th, 2017 - 6:30PM - $20
Bass extraordinaire Bryan Beller is making his way back to Chuck Levin's for another of his one-of-a-kind bass clinics. If you have ever seen or heard Bryan Beller with Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Mike Keneally's Beer For Dolphins, or his own project, The Aristocrats (with Marco Minnemann on drums and Guthrie Govan on guitar), you know what an amazing talent he is. And as good as a player he is, he is an even better instructor which is why you should not miss this rare opportunity.
Stanton Moore Drum Master Class
Saturday March 18th, 2017 - 1:30PM - $80
Stanton Moore is back at Chuck's! This marks Stanton's third appearance, and he has become one of our absolute favorite musicians to host. The last two master classes and clinics were a huge hit and each time he brings new ideas to keep it fresh. Catch Stanton on stage with Galactic at the 9:30 Club, March 17th and 18th.