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Student Violins for Sale: A Guide

Student Violins for Sale: A Guide

Posted By:
Alberta Barnes
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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In Defense of Karl Lagerfeld's Violin Shaped Dress

In Defense of Karl Lagerfeld's Violin Shaped Dress

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Guest Blogger
Thursday, April 11, 2013

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The Importance of Music Education

The Importance of Music Education

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Guest Blogger
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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The Value of a Music Degree

The Value of a Music Degree

Posted By:
Alberta Barnes
Friday, May 04, 2012

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What Should You Look For In a Case?

What Should You Look For In a Case?

Posted By:
Joe Chapman
Friday, October 12, 2012

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Notes from a Suzuki Mom: The "Twinkle" Year

Notes from a Suzuki Mom: The "Twinkle" Year

Posted By:
Guest Blogger
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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7 Names you won't give your New Violin or Viola Cushy!

7 Names you won't give your New Violin or Viola Cushy!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It's a CUSHY, and it just wants to give you and your instrument a hug.      The new and improved CUSHY© Deluxe Carry-All™ Backpacks are now available for both violin and viola, shaped and oblong cases! Our top product designers teamed up with leading backpack manufacturers... Read More

Remembering Evelyn Avsharian

Remembering Evelyn Avsharian

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

We’ve always loved the Children’s Music Series here at SHAR, but we recently realized that very few people outside of SHAR know much about the author of this excellent series. We came across this thread on Violinist.com about the author, Evelyn Bedient Avsharian. In the thread, the person posted the question: “Does... Read More

There’s a Teaching Aid for That

There’s a Teaching Aid for That

Friday, July 31, 2015

Most of us remember how tricky it was to learn to ride a bicycle. Falling down, scraping our knees, running into trees, or even the neighbor’s carefully trimmed hedges. Or maybe that memory is too far in the past for you, but you do remember teaching your son or daughter how to ride a bicycle. After privately... Read More

Finding Your Voice: The Franz Hoffmann Koe Violin

Finding Your Voice: The Franz Hoffmann Koe Violin

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sometimes, a name is just a name. But with our new Franz Hoffman Koe violin, we wanted a name that would capture the feeling of first learning to play—really play—the violin. “Koe” means “voice” in Japanese. Its Japanese character can also be interpreted as a cry, or a note. Along with its craftsmanship, this violin’s... Read More

Ordering Strings on the SHAR Website

Ordering Strings on the SHAR Website

Friday, July 10, 2015

Need help ordering strings on our website? Let us show you how!... Read More