sharmusic.com

Enjoy FREE 2-4 Day Shipping on your order of $30 or more! (shipped to the 48 contiguous states)

SHAR Blog

Posts by Topic

See all

Recent Posts

Subscribe for Blog Updates

Latest Articles

Is Violin Hard To Learn?: A Conversation with Kiana June Weber

Friday, October 01, 2021

Kiana June Weber. Photo by J. Carlos Gonzalez.

Read more

What is the Best String Instrument For Me?

Monday, August 30, 2021

So, you've decided that you'd like to learn a string instrument. Great choice! Playing a string instrument — be it a bowed instrument like violin or cello or a plucked/strummed one like guitar or ukulele — can be immensely rewarding, whether you have…

Read more

Finding the Best Violin for Beginners

Friday, August 06, 2021
Read more

Mutes: What Difference Do They Make?

Friday, June 11, 2021

Hello, Internet! Today, we’ll attempt to demystify the mutes used for violin, viola, cello, and double bass. These simple tools of the trade are essential string instrument accessories, and they're easy enough to use, but they also come with many…

Read more

Finding Your Voice: The Franz Hoffmann Koe Violin

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sometimes, a name is just a name. But with our new Franz Hoffman Koe violin, we wanted a name that would capture the feeling of first learning to play—really play—the violin. “Koe” means “voice” in Japanese. Its Japanese character can also be…

Read more

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…

Read more

Summer Suzuki Institutes Are Just Around the Corner

Thursday, May 02, 2013

I have plenty to regret from my high school days, but strangely enough one of my biggest regrets isn't one of the usual suspects: a train-wreck romance, a misguided teenage prank, or an angst-ridden poem I stupidly shared with friends. No, it's…

Read more

In Defense of Karl Lagerfeld's Violin Shaped Dress

Thursday, April 11, 2013

In today's blog, SHAR Apprentice, violinist, and fashionista Jospehine Llorente confronts one of the timeless questions: is all that glitters cheaply made? Can't we have both quality craftsmanship and our brightly-lit, irresponsible, neon-colored…

Read more

Inching Through Twinkle Variations with Nonpareils

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Our latest blog is from Nerissa Nields, a Suzuki mom of two and folk singer in the band The Nields. Nerissa confronts an important question in this post: How do family dynamics show up in her son's Suzuki lessons? Her response is refreshingly honest:…

Read more

Suzuki from a Pop Musician’s Perspective

Friday, October 19, 2012

Our latest blog is from Nerissa Nields, a Suzuki mom of two and folk singer in the band The Nields. Nerissa discusses the importance of process in the Suzuki method: her kids' teacher, Emily Greene, considers the violin almost a "by-product" of the…

Read more