The Candyman Strings & Things

The Candyman Strings & Things

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An ad for the old location, from The Santa Fe New Mexican, September 23, 1973
wear mask , but, no pants?
so I hear the owner guy is going to do a male stripper routine at the next open mic. Is that true?
Ma*****na is legal (in most states). Haircuts are not. It took fifty years, but the hippies have finally won.
Hey Rand, Cindy - Moon needs an over haul. He needs new tuning pegs. Also a total over haul. He is acting out of wack. I'm missing tuning pegs. So I can't tune him. So he sounds well batty as all heck. I need to know. How much that would cost me.

Thanks,
Raven
Cindy, Rand, I put together some instructions for musicians to stream to Facebook that might help get people up and performing on-line relatively inexpensively.

There are also easy ways of setting up a "tip jar" so that the audience can support the musician on line. If this is of use to you and your customers please fell free to post. I'll be happy to answer questions.
so a blond lady's weedwacking her yard and accidentally wacks her cat's tail off hiding in the grass.
She grabs the cat and it's tail and rushes down to wallmart.
Why Walmart?
Because it's the largest retailer in the country.
We love you Candyman Strings and things! Don't worry.๐ŸŽธ
My prayers and love to you all.
for anyone who comes to this page, just knowโ€”this business has taken care of me for over 20 years, and every last musician I know in santa fe can say the same. it's owned and staffed by some of the best people i've ever metโ€”it's that kind of place that makes other businesses sees cold because its people love so hard, help so much and give to the community with unprecedented frequency and kindness. whatever else, happens, santa fe, let us rally around this institution in the coming weeks. i know i will.
Love you Candyman!!
https://youtu.be/BuR7Aw8pf6Y I just want to share this awesome review of all the different types of strings available for the ukulele. I think this guy is very comprehensive. Cheers

New Mexico's Premier Musical Store and Music Education Center! New Mexicoโ€™s go-to place for musical instruments and accessories, rentals, repairs, music education and commercial installation!

We've got musical instruments and accessories galore! Don't want to buy? We have an awesome rental program! Need repairs? We do em! Need lessons? We give em! Need community? We've got it. Summer Rock Camps for kids, clinics, workshops, seminars, round-table discussions, Wanna Play Experiences, contests and more. Other ways to connect:
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Operating as usual

04/27/2022

Get to know the staff! Today's victim is Jayda ๐Ÿ™Œ
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04/27/2022

This just in!

The Candyman has been named one of the Top 100 Music Retailers in the World for the 12th consecutive year! This puts us in the running for one of the "Best of" categories to be awarded in June. We can't wait for the awards show at !

Purchase Tickets โ€“ New Mexico Music Awards 04/25/2022

Purchase Tickets โ€“ New Mexico Music Awards

Tickets are now on sale for the concert benefitting the Eric Larson Endowment at UNM and for the 35th Annual New Mexico Music Awards!

Both events will take place at Sandia Resort & Casino on May 21st and 22nd. Purchase your tickets online at: https://www.newmexicomusicawards.com/purchase-tickets/

Purchase Tickets โ€“ New Mexico Music Awards Tickets are now on sale for the 35th Annual New Mexico Music Awards and for the Concert benefitting the Eric Larson Endowment at UNM. We hope that you will join us for both events. The benefit concert will take place on Saturday night, May 21st, 2022 at 7:00 PM in in the Sandia Resort & Casino Grand...

El Dorado Community School Advanced Band 2022 Best in State!! 04/24/2022

El Dorado Community School Advanced Band 2022 Best in State!!

Congrats to these young musicians!

El Dorado Community School Advanced Band 2022 Best in State!! 2022 NMMEA Middle School Band Contest at Cleveland High School, Rio Rancho, NMApril 21, 2022Directed by Maurice Norman Music: Marzo Zingaro - Randall Standri...

04/20/2022

This year we were able to celebrate Justin on our staff camping trip.
Happy Birthday to Candyman Justin!

Photos from The Candyman Strings & Things's post 04/20/2022

Every year in January, The Candyman staff chooses our version of the Employee of the Year Award. We call it the 'Really, Smartest, Coolest, Worker Guy Award Thing'.

Because of COVID and not being able to gather safely to celebrate, we awarded the 2020 and 2021 winners this past weekend at our annual staff camping trip. Congratulations to Jayda Cook and Chris Riggins, the most recent winners to be added to the plaque!

Jayda, The Candyman's private lessons coordinator, worked tirelessly to make sure our students could continue taking lessons and our teachers could continue earning an income amid a new pandemic in 2020.

Chris was voted 2021's recipient because of the many talents that he lends to every department at The Candyman - always without complaint. He's a customer choice coach for the retail store, the repair guru in our repair department, and an amazing music teacher in our education center.

Congratulations Jayda and Chris. Your peer-to-peer acknowledgment is well deserved!

04/16/2022

Just a reminder that The Candyman will close at 5:00 today and will reopen Tuesday at 10:00. Have a safe and very Happy Easter weekend!

The Candyman will be closing at 5:00 pm on Saturday
and will be closed on Sunday and Monday.

We wish everyone a fun-in-the-sun weekend and
a beautiful Easter celebration!

2022 New Mexico Music Award Finalists โ€“ New Mexico Music Awards 04/16/2022

2022 New Mexico Music Award Finalists โ€“ New Mexico Music Awards

Congrats to all the finalists! We're especially proud of Candyman-ers Chris Riggins, Tom Furdon, and Free Range Buddhas (Francesca Jozette, Justin Pucilla, Jake Montiel, Mathiew McClinton, and Malachi Roberts) for making the cut!

2022 New Mexico Music Award Finalists โ€“ New Mexico Music Awards Unless otherwise indicated, finalists are listed as follows: ArtistTitleProducer(s)Studio NameStudio Location (City) Single Length Categories-Original Music Only Adult Contemporary/Adult Pop Jamie M HarrisonAll of the Love SongsJamie M Harrison, Skafish, Glinda HarrisonSanta Fe Center Recording Stud...

04/12/2022

The Candyman will be closing at 5:00 pm on Saturday
and will be closed on Sunday and Monday.

We wish everyone a fun-in-the-sun weekend and
a beautiful Easter celebration!

Scientists say taking up piano lessons at older age could delay dementia onset 04/11/2022

Scientists say taking up piano lessons at older age could delay dementia onset

Learning a musical instrument isn't just good for kids. The research proves it! Email Jayda to sign up for lessons at [email protected]. ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Scientists say taking up piano lessons at older age could delay dementia onset A new study shows evidence that learning to play the piano could preserve memory function in healthy older adults.

04/06/2022

It's time to start planning for this year's ๐Œ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง ๐’๐š๐ง๐ญ๐š ๐…๐ž! The goal is to light up our beloved community with music in all forms for a city-wide celebration. Whether you're just learning to play music, want to learn to play music, want to join in on music-making activities for all, or have been playing music for years, click to learn more and participate!

Let's make some NOISE! All kinds of noise;
A GIANT noise, a JOYFUL noise, even a gentle noise. International Make Music Day returns to Santa Fe on the Summer Solstice, June 21st, 2022!

Teach, talk, listen, learn, play, participate, host, help out!
Learn more here- www.makemusicday.org/santafe

03/21/2022

In celebration of International Teach Music Week, The Candyman is providing a free 30-minute introductory lesson to the first 5 people to sign up by emailing [email protected]!

Lessons are provided on the instrument of your choice. Don't have your own instrument? Borrow one of ours! Which musical instrument have YOU always wanted to play? Already play another instrument? Try a different one!

Lessons must be scheduled during Teach Music Week, but do not have to be taken during this week. We can work with your schedule.

03/20/2022

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03/18/2022

Take a quick tour of The Candyman Gift Shop!

03/16/2022

The Candyman has been undergoing a major makeover this year, and we have some new rooms to share with you!
Check out our new Recording Suite!

Candyman Music Shop on TikTok 03/01/2022

Candyman Music Shop on TikTok

The Candyman is now on TikTok!
https://www.tiktok.com/@candymansf

Candyman Music Shop on TikTok @candymansf 48 Followers, 528 Following, 1 Likes - Watch awesome short videos created by Candyman Music Shop

02/26/2022

Student Showcase

The Candyman Student Showcase!

Willow
Aubrey
Hayden
Camille
Flynn
Berkly
Olivia

02/26/2022

Tune in here to The Candyman Online Student Showcase streamed live this morning, Saturday, at 10:00am! Support these up-and-coming musicians by watching and commenting on their performance, so they get the experience of performing in front of an audience. "See" you all then!

Performer line-up:

Willow S. (Teacher, Justin)
Aubrey J. (Teacher, Karen)
Hayden L. (Teacher, Karen)
Camille W. (Teacher, Tom)
Flynn M. (Teacher, Travis)
Olivia P. (Teacher, Richlyn)
Berkly P. ( (Teacher, Richlyn)

02/26/2022

Just uncovered this little treasure in a memorabilia file. The day Rand received a personal thank you card from Lee Berk (of Berklee College of Music). It's fitting that The Candyman would receive the prestigious Lee Berk Award from the New Mexico Platinum Music Foundation Award years later.

02/25/2022

Too good not to share!

By Jose Antonio Ponce
Musician. Songwriter. Author. Actor.

I had the honor of giving the pre-show presentation on the history and travels of the guitar at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe for International Guitar Night. I adlibbed this bit of prose before my talk.

This Is My Guitar
she has seen her share of airports
backstage venues
dressing rooms
high school gyms
community centers
local brewpubs
and small jazz clubs

she has traveled the country with me
in the back of a van
or the trunk of my car

she has a few bumps and bruises
moments when I have been careless with her
or let her out of my sight
but she is faithful to me

I did not choose this guitar
she chose me

I strolled through the music store
trying out this one and that
but when I picked her up
she spoke to me
she said โ€œIโ€™m your girl.โ€

she is not an expensive guitar

I have owned more expensive guitars
guitars with a more prestigious pedigree
have lusted after more pricy fare
considering what I might accomplish

but those guitars never seemed to feel comfortable
or smooth in my hand
never seemed to feel right against my body

this girl knows my soul
she hears the music in my head
and tells my fingers where to go
she compliments my voice
and if Iโ€™m lucky
letโ€™s other instruments compliment hers

she understands that Iโ€™m not a great guitar player
and she helps me compensate for my lack of skill
she fills the space when I pause to take a breath

there is not a guitarist in the world
that does not feel this way
about her or his guitar

this is my guitar

02/23/2022

The new keyboard, synth, and digital piano showroom is ready! We've got everything up and ready to go, so come check it out and play for yourself.

02/22/2022

Taco 2.22.22uesday at The Candyman!

02/21/2022

Who can relate?

02/18/2022

With the mask mandate now lifted, we are announcing that we are no longer requiring that our customers and staff wear masks. However, patrons working directly with a sales associate or students working directly with teachers may request that we mask up while working with them.

While the COVID pandemic continues to evolve, it is important to us that everyone who enters our store feels safe and respected.

The Candyman Team

Best of Santa Fe 2022 | Santa Fe Reporter 02/17/2022

Best of Santa Fe 2022 | Santa Fe Reporter

We'd LOVE your nomination again this year in four categories!

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Best Business on St. Michael's Drive
Best Place to Work

๐Š๐ข๐๐ฌ
Best Summer Program for Youth
Best Youth Arts Program

https://vote.sfreporter.com/

Best of Santa Fe 2022 | Santa Fe Reporter Nominations to pick your favorite places to favorite places to eat, shop and play in Santa Fe are open February 1 - March 15.

02/15/2022

Make it an Epic Summer! Learn more and register at www.candymansf.com.

02/02/2022
02/01/2022

Our newest showroom.

Making progress on our expansion. Putting the finishing touches on our new keyboard, synth, and digital piano showroom!

2022 NMMA Entry Rules โ€“ New Mexico Music Awards 01/29/2022

2022 NMMA Entry Rules โ€“ New Mexico Music Awards

Just a couple of weeks left to enter your masterpiece!

2022 NMMA Entry Rules โ€“ New Mexico Music Awards Eligability The Awards are open to original recordings produced, recorded and mixed primarily within the state of New Mexico between January 1st and December 31st, 2021. This means that all productions, amateur or professional, must have been primarily recorded, mixed and produced at a home or profe...

Humidity: The Symptoms 01/26/2022

Humidity: The Symptoms

Lack of humidity can be a huge issue for guitars here in New Mexico. Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars explains what happens when extremely dry conditions wreak havoc on a guitar's geometry, even causing it to crack. (circa 2008)

Humidity: The Symptoms Bob Taylor explains what happens when extremely dry conditions wreak havoc on a guitar's geometry, even causing it to crack.

What would you like to learn at the Musician's Workshop Series? 01/19/2022

What would you like to learn at the Musician's Workshop Series?

Musician's Workshop Series - What would you like to learn? Let us know at: www.candymansf.com/nmmaworkshops

The Candyman and the New Mexico Music Awards are partnering to assemble a series of monthly workshops designed to assist musicians in building their careers and providing knowledge that musicians can practice to thrive in the music business.

What would you like to learn at the Musician's Workshop Series? The Candyman and the New Mexico Music Awards, produced by Jose Antonio Ponce, are partnering to assemble a series of monthly workshops designed to assist mus...

Not just a business in the community, but an integral part of the community.

The Candyman is New Mexicoโ€™s premier music store. We've got musical instruments and accessories galore! Don't want to buy? We have an awesome rental program. Need repairs? We do โ€˜em. Need lessons? We give โ€˜em. Need community? We've got it! Summer Rock Camps for kids, clinics, workshops, seminars, community events, contests and more. Named the best music store in the world by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), we invite you to stop in, grab a free cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy a stress free/no pressure shopping experience.
www.candymansf.com
505.983.5906
[email protected]

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All things musical instruments and accessories with the exception of acoustic pianos and bowed instruments (we recommend the Violin Shop of Santa Fe for bowed instruments).

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851 Saint Michaels Dr
Santa Fe, NM
87505

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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