Latest Accessories Reviews
Polly Mute for Viola Black
REVIEWED BY: Student, YERIM SEO
reviewed on: 02/09/2016
Love the tone quality of the mute! Much better than the typical standard black mutes I usually get.
Comford Violin Shoulder Cradle
REVIEWED BY: Student, DWIGHT SHACKELFORD
reviewed on: 02/08/2016
I needed something taller, and I now see that there is a taller model. But I also needed something I could dial in, and this unit does not allow any adjustments. I returned it and made do with a Kun with the help of my teacher.
Building Violin Skills by Edmund Sprunger
REVIEWED BY: Teacher, LAURA GEISSLER
reviewed on: 02/08/2016
Great resource for starting beginners
I used this book with my beginning students this year. My parents found it helpful. The first half of the book covers most of the questions parents have about their role in supporting their beginning violinist. The second half of the book gives step by step instructions, along with pictures, for activities that teach bow and violin hold basics, the Twinkle rhythms, and all the basic skill components needed to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Slide on Viola Mute
REVIEWED BY: Teacher, LISA MULVEY
reviewed on: 02/07/2016
I had one of these for years (& I mean years!), it worked for me. Quick on & off, muted just fine for my needs. Couldn't find the one I'd had so I bought another, as I was happy with this style. Let's just say, they don't make them like they used to. It's flimsy and doesn't mute worth a darn. Find something else.
SHAR Mini Clip-On Tuner
REVIEWED BY: Teacher, Anonymous
reviewed on: 02/06/2016
Great little tuner!
My students love watching for the flashing green when their strings are in tune. I love that we can tune with other noises in the background. Works great clipping onto the bridge also.
Berber Ebony Violin Chinrest
REVIEWED BY: Student, WILLIAM BICKERSTAFF
reviewed on: 02/05/2016
I started using this chinrest after trying others. I have a giraffe neck and the extra thickness of the Berber in combination with my shoulder rest took up a lot of that space between my head and shoulders. My overall posture has benefitted, on and off the violin.
Viva Cello Endpin Rest
REVIEWED BY: RANDELL DUGGINS, JR.
reviewed on: 02/02/2016
I have concerte and hardwood floors. This rest slips on both of them. I wouldn't recommend it. It is one of those products that you are stuck with if you order it because it isn't worth the money to ship it back for a refund.
Bonmusica Violin Shoulder Rest (fits 4/4 size)
REVIEWED BY: RANDY RHODES
reviewed on: 01/19/2016
Bonmusica is great
I am a beginner fiddler. This rest stabilizes the instrument much better than other rests I tried to use. That wiggling fiddle was very hard to play! The wiggling is over now!
Premium Cotton Chinrest Cover
REVIEWED BY: Parent, SUYAPA MOREIRA YAGUCHI
reviewed on: 01/13/2016
Purchased this item for my seven year old. The button would irritate her skin. She loves it. It is easy to put on and covers the button nicely. Overall, it's a useful product. She's used it now for about two weeks so I don't know how durable it is. For this reason I will give it four stars rather than five.
NS Micro Tuner by D'Addario for Violin and Viola
REVIEWED BY: LINDA WILHELM
reviewed on: 01/12/2016
Inexpensive, but . . .
I knew this was an inexpensive tuner but I didn't expect it to be quite so cheap looking and functioning. It does clamp on well, but I found it very difficult to see and use.
Strad Pad Chinrest - Large - Elastic Attach
REVIEWED BY: Parent, TIFFANY WARNER
reviewed on: 09/15/2015
This accessory has become essential for my violist. She's shown herself sensitive and has quite the "viola hickey." She will always have one, but using the strad pad has lessened its severity and removed any discomfort she experienced as a result. I have had to re-glue the straps with some liquid stitches, which was a pain but not that big of a deal. She loves it and uses it every day.
Grow With Me Cello Chair
REVIEWED BY: Parent, Anonymous
reviewed on: 09/14/2015
Perfect for our needs
We used this chair from the time our cellists were three until they were tall enough for a standard chair. It was sturdy, easily adjustable, and lightweight. The only drawback is that it does not fold. I would highly recommend to any parent of a young cellist.