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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

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Guest Blogger
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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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

How Not to Spend a Fortune on Your Child's Strings

How Not to Spend a Fortune on Your Child's Strings

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Have you ever caught your child sneaking some salty food straight out of the bag or jar, snacking in an attempt to procrastinate before practicing? Maybe not, but I once had a student who loved pickles and would eat them right out of the jar before picking up his violin. It took his mom a few months to figure... Read More

What Do Violin Bows and Kayak Paddles Have in Common?, Part I

What Do Violin Bows and Kayak Paddles Have in Common?, Part I

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How far could you kayak down the river if you didn’t have a paddle? When you’re out on the water, you might notice the cicadas and the tug of the current, but you’re probably not paying really close attention to what’s in your hands. It’s likely that you take your paddle for granted, how useful and powerful of... Read More