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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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Latest Articles & Videos

Q&A: With SHAR CEO, Charles Avsharian - Violin E Strings

Q&A: With SHAR CEO, Charles Avsharian - Violin E Strings

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The advent, or rather the evolution of the steel violin e-string over a century ago brought violinists to new heights in their playing. The stablity and thinness of a steel wire allowed for greater brilliance, intonation, and speed. However, with the loss of gut's sweetness and warmth, further refining and... Read More

Why a Violin Case or Viola Case (Sometimes) Isn’t Enough

Why a Violin Case or Viola Case (Sometimes) Isn’t Enough

Monday, January 09, 2017

There are days when I look over my monthly budget and just shake my head at just how much I spend on various kinds of insurance: Instrument insurance, car insurance, health insurance, life insurance, homeowners insurance. It’s a never ending list! As much as I groan and complain about having to pay those monthly... Read More

Easy Gift Ideas for the String Teacher or Professional! (Part 3)

Easy Gift Ideas for the String Teacher or Professional! (Part 3)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Do you want to have a gift ready for your string teacher at your first lesson after or before Christmas? Maybe you know a string player who gigs and teaches, and you want to get them something practical that they will truly enjoy, but aren't sure exactly what? These suggestions are my top picks for string... Read More

Easy Gift Ideas for an Advancing String Player! (Part Two)

Easy Gift Ideas for an Advancing String Player! (Part Two)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Some people are difficult to shop for, and some are near impossible. If you're lucky, the person has an interest or a hobby that you'd love to support by gifting them something related. The only problem is that you might not be sure what that something is, whether or not they need one, or if you're... Read More

Easy Gift Ideas for a Beginning String Player! (Part ONE)

Easy Gift Ideas for a Beginning String Player! (Part ONE)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Shopping for Beginning violin, viola, cello, or bass players doesn't have be as daunting as it may seem. If you are a parent, aunt or uncle, or just a friend of a beginner or someone who wants to start playing a stringed instrument, you may have noticed that there's a lot of stuff you need to get started, and... Read More