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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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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

The Viva Flex Shoulder Rest is Comfortable, Adjustable, and Affordable!

The Viva Flex Shoulder Rest is Comfortable, Adjustable, and Affordable!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Perfect for Violin Students and Professionals, the Viva Flex Shoulder Rest by Viva La Musica offers unparalleled design and quality at a price that schools, teachers, and parents will love! The highly flexible, adjustable, and reliable features make it comfortable for players of any shape, size, or playing level. Available in... Read More

Are your Strings Real or Fake?

Are your Strings Real or Fake?

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

There have been rumors about counterfeit strings for violin, viola, cello, and bass infiltrating the market for at least a decade. When I heard of "counterfeit strings", I mostly imagined packaging that looked like it came out of an Inkjet printer, and obviously cheap strings with noticeably altered thread... Read More

The Iris Electro-Acoustic Violin: Installing the Shoulder Rest

The Iris Electro-Acoustic Violin: Installing the Shoulder Rest

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

If you decide to use the specially designed KUN shoulder rest with your Iris Electro-Acoustic Violin, it is important to install it slowly and carefully to avoid scratching the varnish. This video will demonstrate the easiest method for installing the specially-designed KUN Shoulder Rest without letting the metal rods scratch... Read More

Refining truth: a guide to surviving the artistic life

Refining truth: a guide to surviving the artistic life

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

“Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness.” - Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark  Artists know all about refinement.  This is a large part of what we do every day, constantly retooling our craft, whether it is bouncing a bow on the string just the right... Read More