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American Sign Language


Woodwinds, Woodwind Accessories, Accessories, Trombones, Brass Accessories, Marching Band Accessories, Guitar, Saxophones, Flutes & Piccolos, Percussion

Favorite Instruments

My Voice, Alto Saxophone, Guitar, Ukulele, Flute, Trombone

Musical Interests

Alternative Rock, Heavy Metal, 80's Rock, Chill Hop, Hip Hop, Indie, Jazz, Pop Rock, Emo Rock, Classic Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic

Favorite Bands

Avenged Sevenfold, Panic! At the Disco, Paramore, Alt-J, Pvris, Twenty One Pilots, City and Colour, The Rolling Stones, Conquer Divide, Shawn Mendes, Queen, The Neighbourhood, Blessthefall, The Devil Wears Prada, This Wild Life, Issues, Christina Aguilera, Metallica, Pantera, Slipknot, Burbank, You Me at Six, Bruno Mars, Ice Nine Kills, Miss May I, I See Stars, Scott Bradley's Postmodern Jukebox, Eminem, Woodkid, Of Mice & Men, Iron Maiden, ZZ Top, Born of Osiris, I Killed The Prom Queen, August Burns Red, Attila, BABYMETAL, Whitechapel, For Today, We Came As Romans, Lights

Performance Experience

Molly Malone's LA, Bar 20 Hollywood, State Social House, The Study Hollywood, Metro Ale House Pomona, Oak Canyon Silverlake, The Terrace Pasadena, The Wire Upland, Aladdin Jr. 2 Pomona, Flappers Burbank, The Viper Room


Retail Manager - N

"Where words fail, music speaks." - Hans Christian Anderson

About Me

Hey there! I am the manager at this location. Here's a little background on me:

I'm a multi-instrumentalist artist who performs cover songs and writes/records my music. My most frequently used instruments include: guitar, ukulele, and voice. I am also very passionate about marine conservation!

I grew up in a family of musicians and showed interest in playing music at a young age. I taught myself piano and ukulele around the age of six, and played percussion for middle school band. 
Throughout high school, I took several band classes and learned many more instruments. Among these were: Alto Saxophone, Flute, Trombone, Tenor Saxophone, and Guitar. By the time I graduated high school in 2013, I knew how to play over ten different instruments total. 
After high school, I learned the ways of music retail when I began working for Gard's Music that summer. I also continued my education at a community college & online schools to gain more knowledge about instruments & music theory, and marine biology.
I have performed several solo gigs, collaborative shows, and sang in bands. The shows ranging from small house charities to playing at large outdoor music festivals (ex: Wild Wild Fest opening for the band We Came As Romans in Silverado, CA). 
In early 2014 I joined an all-girl rock band, Raise The Ashes, as the lead vocalist. We performed our original music and occasionally a few cover songs, including songs originally by Paramore and Bring Me the Horizon. Raise The Ashes officially disbanded later that year due to personal circumstances.
I started performing frequent solo shows with the stage name, "Bree Melody" beginning early 2016. I mainly perform in Pomona, Pasadena, and the Los Angeles/Hollywood areas. 
Recently, I've been focusing on taking online courses for marine studies and recording my music. I plan to perform more shows soon! Follow me on Instagram for updates: @bree_melody
Feel free to ask me about my music or marine conservation next time you come in to the store!
Come visit the store soon!

I was assistant manager of the Gard's Music stores and worked for them from 2013-2018. You may have seen me before Gard's Music joined the Music & Arts family! I am so excited to grow as manager of this store!

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