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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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High Definition for the Practicing Parent

High Definition for the Practicing Parent

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Guest Blogger
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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TheMagic of E Strings

TheMagic of E Strings

Posted By:
Val Jaskiewicz
Monday, July 10, 2017

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Do You Need a Loop or a Ball Eend for Your E-String? What Is a Removable Ball?

Do You Need a Loop or a Ball Eend for Your E-String? What Is a Removable Ball?

Posted By:
Alberta Barnes
Friday, February 03, 2012

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Why Is My String Instrument Buzzing and Rattling?

Why Is My String Instrument Buzzing and Rattling?

Posted By:
James Engman
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Latest Articles & Videos

How To Change Your Violin Strings Like A Professional!

How To Change Your Violin Strings Like A Professional!

Monday, November 13, 2017

This video is intended for players who have already begun tuning and changing their strings on their own, not as a first-time instructional video. However, you may find the recommended steps in this video to improve your intonation, the sound of your instrument, and the lifespan of your strings! We would love to hear your own... Read More

Red Shoe Company: An Arts Collective on a Mission of Happiness!

Red Shoe Company: An Arts Collective on a Mission of Happiness!

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Violinist Teagan Faran’s unique vision combines great music, virtuosic performance, artistic collaboration and community involvement. Red Shoe Company is the product of this vision. SHAR is proud to support this incredible ensemble of talented and dedicated musicians, in concert on Sunday, November 19. Don’t miss... Read More

Red Shoe Company: "Air in Our Ways" Promotional Video

Red Shoe Company: "Air in Our Ways" Promotional Video

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Come see Red Shoe Company (members Teagan Faran and Victor Minke Huls here performing "Les Pauli" by BartolomeyBittmann) at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, November 19th, 2017. Their program "The Air in Our Ways" will be performed from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Free admission with a recommended donation of $20. For more information... Read More

Your Musical Mental Map

Your Musical Mental Map

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Learning to play an instrument is about hand positioning, technique, practice, and hard work. This careful training leads to muscle memory and tonal recognition. Mastery in playing an instrument requires additional skills well beyond even these.  Dr. Melissa Gerber Knecht, our guest blogger, is Professor... Read More

String Teachers: Business as Usual . . . or a Breakthrough Year?

String Teachers: Business as Usual . . . or a Breakthrough Year?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

It’s time for a new school year, an opportunity for a fresh start in your studio. A new crop of students is arriving, and many of your students are returning. And each student is different, with different strengths and weaknesses, different commitment levels, and different motivations. You’ve got lots of students... Read More