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Val Jaskiewicz

Val is SHAR's Content Manager, a product specialist, a skilled violinist, and one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry regarding the details of products used by string players, from the finest instruments to the smallest accessories.
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String Teachers: Students Need a Breakthrough? Part 4: Breaking Through Physical and Mental Barriers

Thursday, September 09, 2017

In the previous part of this blog series on teacher-made solutions to common string student obstacles, there were four books featured that are very useful for helping students feel motivated to practice well. In this part, two different kinds of books…

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String Teachers: Students Need A Breakthrough? Part 3: Books for Practice and Motivation

Monday, September 09, 2017

As was mentioned in the first two parts of this series (featuring accessories for common left and right-hand problems), each student is different with different strengths and weaknesses, different commitment levels, and different motivations. For…

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String Teachers: Students Need a Breakthrough? Part 2: Right Hand Accessories

Monday, September 09, 2017

As was mentioned in Part 1 (featuring accessories for common left-hand problems) of this series, each student is different with different strengths and weaknesses, different commitment levels, and different motivations. For those students that need…

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String Teachers: Students Need A Breakthrough? Part 1: Left Hand Accessories

Monday, September 09, 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…

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The Magic of E-Strings!

Monday, July 07, 2017

Of the four strings on the violin, the E-string is unique. With the exception of baroque violin E-strings, which are generally made from plain gut, the violin E-string is made from steel, offering very different characteristics than the other three…

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