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Student Violins for Sale: A Guide

Student Violins for Sale: A Guide

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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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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

The Xeros Shoulder Cushion is the most versatile shoulder support for Violin and Viola.

The Xeros Shoulder Cushion is the most versatile shoulder support for Violin and Viola.

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Xeros is a new revolutionary shoulder cushion for violin and viola. The American brand that created the most popular cello endpin anchor, now makes what is sure to be the most popular shoulder support. Students find it comfortable and easy to use, and professionals find its versatility perfect for matching their exact needs.... Read More

Are You Ready to Play Irish Fiddle on St. Patrick's Day?

Are You Ready to Play Irish Fiddle on St. Patrick's Day?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

  Have you ever been to an Irish pub or special gathering where a small circle of people pulled out their various instruments and just started playing, without pause, energetic and mythical sounding sets of tunes that just turn and turn into the night? The group may be as small as two people, or as... Read More

A Violin Teaching Method Alone Is Not Enough

A Violin Teaching Method Alone Is Not Enough

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The ability to explain complex and difficult concepts in a way that can be clearly understood and successfully acted on is the hallmark of great teaching. Combined with motivation, student success is assured! Every teaching method has its merits, whether it’s Suzuki, O’Connor, Sassmannshaus, Essential Elements,... Read More

The Empire Shoulder Rest for Violin or Viola - Unbeatable Value!

The Empire Shoulder Rest for Violin or Viola - Unbeatable Value!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The new Empire Shoulder Rest takes the best features of popular shoulder rests, and combines them into one affordable, durable, and reliable rest. It is very comfortable and totally secure - it will never fall off your instrument! It is available for almost all sizes of violin and viola: http://www.sharmusic.com/Accessories/Shoulder-Rests/#page_no=1&fq=ATR_Brand%3aEmpire... Read More