Guitars, voice lessons, tickets, photography and more

Give the gift of music to someone and support Music in Schools Today. The Silicon Valley Rocks 2013 Auction and Raffle features a number of cool items for the bidding and for the taking, if you are lucky. If you are attending the event tomorrow, you’ll hear all about them. Or read about them little now.

Raffle & Auction Donors

black_abl_logo_72dpiAbleton Live 9 Standard: professional and creative music-making software for composing, producing, performing, DJing and remixing, including a versatile array of effects, sounds, and instruments.
* Multitrack audio recording at up to 32-bit/192 kHz
* Powerful and creative MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
* Advanced warping and real-time time-stretching
* Unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks per song
* Includes 4 software instruments, 38 effects and 14 sound libraries (Packs)
Read more here. Value: $499

bandzoogleSMLTwo (2) One-Year subscriptions to Bandzoogle Pro: Artists can build their website, their online store, manage their emails and many more features. Includes our themes and our custom style editor, unlimited hosting, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited mailing list emails, 7-days/week support, analytics, and much more. Value: $480


Albert Lee Signature Model Guitar – Donated by Ernie Ball


2 Dimarzio Humbucker Pickups
African Mahogany body
Vintage 3 tone Sunburst Finish
All Rosewood Neck
Vintage pearl White Pickguard
Hardshell Case

Value: $2835.00




guitarcenter_logo_1From Guitar Center SF: Fender T-Bucket 300 CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar. This Fender T-Bucket 300 CE is a single-cutaway dreadnought beauty with a laminated quilted maple top and laminated mahogany back and sides. guitarcenter-fenderOther features on the Fender T-Bucket guitar include scalloped bracing, die-cast machine heads, all-solid rosewood bridge with compensated saddle and Fishman electronics. Value: $449.99

sat_for_guitar_cg_cover1From guitarist and guitar teacher, Greg Studley: This book series is designed to gradually enhance three essential components of the modern guitarist – speed, accuracy and technique. Regardless of the musical genre that you are exploring, whether it be jazz, blues, rock, metal, country or otherwise, these three categories should all be in harmony to allow you to play your best. The exercises contained within this series will not only train the fingers of your fretting hand, but will also enhance your picking techniques and create synonymous movement between the two. Speed, Accuracy & Technique for Guitar: Complete Guide (Levels 1-3) contains all 79 exercises included in the individual Levels. These exercises begin at basic quarter note linear playing, and slowly expand to include string switching, finger rolls, string skipping, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, eighth notes, alternate picking, triplets and eventually sixteenth notes that will push the boundaries of your speed and accuracy. Although this Complete Guide starts at a basic level, even seasoned players will be put to the test when working through the exercises of Level 3. This book is nothing short of teaching your fingers to react when you want, and how you want. Value: $13.00


4 Movie Tickets: Good for for one general admission pass each. These are for use at the newly renovated Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco. Value: $50




Niall DavidFamily photo shoot: This Gift Voucher entitles the bearer to a Portrait or Family Photoshoot with Niall David (up to $190 value), plus $50 credit to use towards purchasing prints, artwork and digital files. Scheduling subject to availability. Not redeemable for cash. Valid for personal portrait or family photosessions only. Value = $240. Expires 3/31/2013.


outside lands2 General Admission and 2 VIP tickets – all 3 days (bid separately) With incomparable vision marrying music, food and wine in a fashion unlike any other festival in the country, Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is an annual tradition for San Francisco and the Bay Area community and has become one of the most popular summer events in the country. Internationally renowned headliners perform alongside the best emerging acts in the world at Outside Lands each year. Artists that have graced the stages in years past are both impressive and eclectic, including Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Dave Matthews Band, Muse, Jack Johnson, Kings of Leon to name a few. The 2014 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival will take place sometime in August though exact dates have yet to be set. Value: $500 and $1100

songbird_logo_square Voice lessons: This gift certificate entitles the holder to four 60 minute one on one voice lessons at Songbird Studios, located in San Francisco, CA. At Songbird Studios, we work with all ages & levels of singers through personalized one on one voice lessons, to help you reach your personal vocal and musical goals. Voucher must be redeemed by April 1, 2014. Value: $400