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How to Bring Music into Your Busy Life

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

There are more people who miss playing music than there are people who actually do play music. There are countless reasons for not going back to playing, including fear, lack of time, bad memories from childhood experiences, not knowing others who may be…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dear loyal users of the Shirley Givens "Adventures In Violinland" book series,

As many of you may know, our beloved Shirley passed away peacefully on January 10 after a lingering illness, teaching to the very end.

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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…

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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.…

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"A Heavenly Length" by Arnold Steinhardt

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Guarneri String Quartet (photo by Erwin Fischer) and Charles Avsharian

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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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Happy Birthday, Niccolo Paganini!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Niccolo Paganini October 27, 1782 - May 27, 1840

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Happy Birthday, Arnold Schoenberg!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Arnold Schoenberg September 13, 1874 - July 13, 1951

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Happy (Belated) Birthday, Claude Debussy!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Claude DebussyBorn August 22, 1862, Died March 25, 1918

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Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Leonard Bernstein August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990

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