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Introduction to Creative Strings Academy

Monday, August 20, 2018

For many classical string players, sticking with classical music is enough. In fact, it’s plenty. After all, the repertoire is incredible, and the technique required to play it is both challenging to learn and rewarding to use. But for others, it is…

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Introduction to Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP)

Monday, May 14, 2018

SHAR is excited to announce a new partnership with Associated Chamber Music Players, encouraging everyone to experience the joys of playing chamber music while enjoying special benefits from SHAR. The following blog describes one violinist’s…

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Q&A: With SHAR CEO, Charles Avsharian - Violin E Strings

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The advent, or rather the evolution of the steel violin e-string over a century ago brought violinists to new heights in their playing. The stablity and thinness of a steel wire allowed for greater brilliance, intonation, and speed. However, with the…

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Investment Grade Violins at SHAR USA and China

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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Remembering Evelyn Avsharian

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

We’ve always loved the Children’s Music Series here at SHAR, but we recently realized that very few people outside of SHAR know much about the author of this excellent series. We came across this thread on about the author, Evelyn…

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Remembering David Crowder

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

On a Friday morning at the end of June, everyone at SHAR was saddened to hear that our master bow restorationist David Crowder had passed away after a lengthy battle with emphysema. Aaron Johnson, the Repair Shop Coordinator, shares his memories of…

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SHAR Has a New E-Magazine

Monday, April 08, 2013

Hello to the SHAR faithful out there! Today marks the release of our first issue of Pizzicato, an e-zine (electronic magainze) devoted to all things strings. Click on the cover below to read the issue. Feel free to share the magazine with your…

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Making the Case for Retail Stores

Friday, March 15, 2013

Today's blog is from Andy Monefeldt, the manager of SHAR's Ann Arbor retail store. Andy makes the case for visiting SHAR's retail store in Ann Arbor. Sure, everyone will continue to shop online for a long time to come; that's not going to change. But…

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SHAR's 50th Anniversary Recital: A Video Diary

Thursday, June 07, 2012

To celebrate SHAR's 50th Anniversary, we held a recital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Employees and friends of SHAR came out to watch their coworkers and community memebers perform their favorite pieces. The applause was hearty, the music was excellent,…

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SHAR String Quartet Competition 2012 - Winning Performances

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SHAR Apprentice Megan Fedor shares videos of the winning groups from our 2012 String Quartet Competition. Watch below!Division 2: Violinists Sho Harvey and Trevor Herman Hilker, violist Jacob Caldwell, and cellist Angelina Cicchella formed their…

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