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Violin and Cello Bow Force Teaching Aids

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

One of our most popular products for young violinists and violists is the Violin Bow Force. Now, as we introduce the new Cello Bow Force, we asked the inventor, teacher Becky Fields, to explain how she came up with her idea for this unique and…

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Summer Music Camp Essentials

Tuesday, June 06, 2018

With the school year ending and the weather getting warmer, music camps are on the horizon! Make the most out of your summer music experience by making sure you have everything you need before you leave. We've compiled a list of must-have essentials…

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What Do Violin Bows and Kayak Paddles Have in Common?, Part I

Tuesday, June 06, 2015

How far could you kayak down the river if you didn’t have a paddle? When you’re out on the water, you might notice the cicadas and the tug of the current, but you’re probably not paying really close attention to what’s in your hands. It’s likely that…

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The Bow Guide: How to Select a Bow

Wednesday, January 01, 2015

A new bow can have an immediate and dramatic effect on your playing for a relatively modest investment. Many players do not realize how much they are held back by a bow that no longer meets their needs and skill level. Call a SHAR Violin Shop…

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The Bow Guide: The Most Common Bow Materials

Friday, January 01, 2015

A new bow can have an immediate and dramatic effect on your playing for a relatively modest investment. Many players do not realize how much they are held back by a bow that no longer meets their needs and skill level. Call a SHAR Violin Shop…

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The Bow Guide: Do I Need a New Bow?

Tuesday, January 01, 2015

A new bow can have an immediate and dramatic effect on your playing for a relatively modest investment. Many players do not realize how much they are held back by a bow that no longer meets their needs and skill level. Call a SHAR Violin Shop…

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Getting the Most Out of Your Bow

Friday, September 09, 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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Pernambuco vs. Carbon Fiber Bows

Monday, July 07, 2012

People think gold is precious. It isn’t. You just go to the store and ask for it. The stick is a different story. You’d go to the ends of the earth and crawl on hands and knees to get that stick. – Charles Espey, bowmaker

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Don't Panic: We Have Last-Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Tuesday, December 12, 2011

We try to quell your rising holiday panic by sharing a few gift ideas.I have a confession to make: after work today, I still have three Christmas gifts to buy. Tomorrow, I'm flying home to North Carolina. Every year, I do the same thing. I start…

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Get Your Art On: October is National Arts and Humanities Month

Tuesday, October 10, 2011

Though much of the rhetoric about American schools has been focused on math and science, test scores, and the growing gap between the quality of education in the United States and other first-world nations, the value of the arts and humanities in…

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