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What Should You Look For In a Case?

Friday, October 12, 2012

If you just bought an instrument for the first time, or if you're looking to upgrade your current case, check out our purchasing guide below. It takes you through the major features you should consider such as shape, exterior and interior materials,…

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Getting the Most Out of Your Bow

Friday, September 07, 2012

Today we have another fine blog from our apprentice James Engman. James shares six tips that will help you maintain and care for your bow whether you're just starting out or an established professional. As a young player becomes more experienced,…

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A guide to Choosing the Right Set of Strings

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Edited Apr. 14, 2016 - We've rolled live the Violin Strings, Viola Strings, Cello Strings, and Bass Strings Sound Guides, now with interactive icons, a pricing key, and revised placement! See the updated blog on choosing the right set of strings here.

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The Violin as a Response to Bullying

Friday, May 25, 2012

There's been a lot of press recently about bullying and hazing: a Rutgers student hid a camera in his dorm room to record his roommate being intimate; the hazing practices of the Florida A&M marching band led to the death of drum major; and Mitt…

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For Violins, Too, the Weather Outside is Frightful

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

A few timely tips on string instrument care and maintenance.Here in Michigan we're lurching toward the heart of winter: snow on the ground for four months, ice-encased cars, and the early-morning cacophony of salt trucks and snow plows. But even if…

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Liebenzeller Rosin, for Violin, Viola, and Cello

Monday, January 17, 2011

There's been lots of buzz online about Liebenzeller rosin, and now it's finally available again in the US from SHAR!

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