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American String Company Introduces New Violin Strings For Students

Monday, July 10, 2017

At D’Addario, we believe that our success comes from treating our customers like family. Partnering with educators, and listening to their needs, shaped our goals for developing the Ascenté violin set.

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Think Like A Gamer: Power Up Your String Player Stats

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"He was engaged, identifying where he needed to improve, and giving up the small flashy upgrades so he could be a stronger player in the long run. The rewards were clear, and he was determined to reach the next level and win. How can we use this…

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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…

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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,…

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Easy Gift Ideas for the String Teacher or Professional! (Part 3)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Do you want to have a gift ready for your string teacher at your first lesson after or before Christmas? Maybe you know a string player who gigs and teaches, and you want to get them something practical that they will truly enjoy, but aren't sure…

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Teaching to Read, but never to Write?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Music is an artificial creation. Often described as the highest form of art, it has nothing close to a natural existence but for the songs of birds and the movement of the planets. Its structure, elements, and substance are all born from human…

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There’s a Teaching Aid for That

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…

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The Pros and Cons of Online Violin Lessons

Friday, January 16, 2015

When I saw an email from Lee Jin Rui about writing a guest blog for SHAR, I almost deleted it. “Is this spam?” I thought. But after navigating to Jin’s violin lessons website, I thought, “Hey, online lessons are something our customers might want to…

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Suzuki Teacher Training Journal, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Alexandra Ostroff, one our Customer Service Leads, talks about her experience this past week at the Phoenix Phest Suzuki Teacher Training seminar. Alexandra is clearly developing into a talented teacher; what I love most about her blog post is how…

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A Brief Email Interview with Kathryn Schutmaat

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

When My Very First Cello Method first arrived at SHAR we thought: Another method book . . . is there anything special about this one? What follows is a brief email interview with the author, Kathryn Schutmaat. We hear a little about her professional…

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