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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

Posted By:
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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Introducing the Belvelin Shoulder Cushion

Introducing the Belvelin Shoulder Cushion

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Belvelin Shoulder Cushion is not your typical foam shoulder rest! Made in Sweden from a high-quality closed-cell foam that remains firm, doesn't absorb sweat, and lasts a lifetime, it is revolutionizing the way people think of foam shoulder rests. Still perfect and affordable for students, it is also getting attention from... Read More

HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES, AND TOES: MOVEMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF AN ERGONOMIC SHOULDER PAD AND CHINREST

HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES, AND TOES: MOVEMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF AN ERGONOMIC SHOULDER PAD AND CHINREST

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The children’s song “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” has been used over the last sixty years to teach young children anatomy and to get them moving as they point to each part. The tune is actually a good advertisement for how we, as violinists and violists, should make use of our bodies as we play—from the top... Read More

Think Like A Gamer: Power Up Your String Player Stats

Think Like A Gamer: Power Up Your String Player Stats

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"He was engaged, identifying where he needed to improve, and giving up the small flashy upgrades so he could be a stronger player in the long run. The rewards were clear, and he was determined to reach the next level and win. How can we use this natural ambition for games... Read More

High Definition for the Practicing Parent

High Definition for the Practicing Parent

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Are you the parent of a young string player? This blog will really help YOU with your child's practice. Rachel Samson is a Suzuki viola/violin teacher in Frisco Texas. She and her husband Neil Fong Gilfillan (cello) run Chili Dog Strings, the only string studio in Frisco named after a dog. SHAR is happy... Read More

Enroll Your Children in the Arts

Enroll Your Children in the Arts

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.” - Plato This article by Theodore Buchholz, Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Arizona, was originally published in the fall of 2014, but... Read More