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Axe Music Calgary

Axe Music Calgary was so great.  If your child wanted a drum set for his next birthday, then this might just have been your salvation. Or your downfall. 

After all - a drum kit? Sure you'll never find any peace after you buy one of those.   

The one thing that can't be denied however is that the Axe Music Calgary store made shopping easier for you, the harassed parent, as you could then buy whatever type of musical instrument that your prodigy needed.

You'd be able to find a range of musical keyboards to suit your tastes as well as older child musical instruments.

In addition to these items you would also find some interesting add-ons for your kid's new musical toys. These included the age old instruments of torture – the dreaded drums, and unfortunately the one thing that your child wants for his birthday.

What if you have no choice but to give in? For all of you unfortunate Calgary parents whose child wants those drums, you might still have been able to find salvation in the Axe Music Calgary store.

Instead of buying overly costly or cheap drum sets, you might have persuaded your child to go for something else, something that you can live with as well.

The Axe Music Calgary online store also gave you more than just musical instruments of torture, but harmonicas and karaoke machines as well.

These things will definitely make life easier on your ears and your blood pressure. Perhaps.

Axe Music Calgary was a good time

There were however, some seemingly unfortunate parents whose offspring never let their passion for drums vanish into a puff of smoke. For these Calgarian parents there is however still a lifeline to sanity!

The knowledge that junior is building a fundamental skill set that will, believe it or not, be helpful as he develops other skills needed for many parts of the remainder of his life. If he is really dedicated, he may now be pursuing a realistic, if uncertain, career possibility as it is.

Every so often the Axe Music stores in Calgary and Edmonton would hold a drum clinic. A valuable opportunity.

At this clinic you may have found pure relief for your senses as your aspiring musician was able to see how the drums should really sound like, when they're played properly.

And if this drum clinic wasn't able to reform your child's musical ears to play the drum properly, you might just needed to invest in a few music lessons as well! Or you could just buy a pair of good ear plugs, just until the drums have been mastered of course!

All of these and more were found at their Calgary store, which was at 4040 Blackfoot Trail SE and later, 4114 Macleod Trail SE. See this map for their longstanding Blackfoot location.  

Axe Music started in Edmonton in 1980. They later opened up another store in Calgary and has become an online retailer.  They still maintain their sales website at axemusic.com.

Map of Blackfoot Trail including Axe Music

You might have thought that getting some cheap drum sets would lessen the horror of hearing a constant pounding, but maybe you would be making a big mistake?

Maybe you feel doomed to live forever with the constant thud-thud of your walls vibrating as your budding young musical genius makes the most of her drums.

Don't give up hope just yet though. You might still be able to somehow find that perfect musical instrument, the one that your child loves and the one that doesn't drive you insane. And of course, you can always rely on the Axe Music website to help you with this immense task!

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