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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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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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String Teachers: Business as Usual . . . or a Breakthrough Year?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

It’s time for a new school year, an opportunity for a fresh start in your studio. A new crop of students is arriving, and many of your students are returning. And each student is different, with different strengths and weaknesses, different commitment…

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Room for All: SHAR CEO, Charles Avsharian, Weighs in on Mark O’Connor’s Anti-Suzuki Statements

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Sometimes a conversation goes too far and crosses the line from spirited discussion to something potentially hurtful and damaging. In my role as CEO of SHAR, I take great pains to focus on appropriate customer and business issues and leave such…

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Fame, Money, Music, and Your Education

Monday, April 28, 2014

In this guest blog, SHAR customer Paul Dittus asks the question "Why should anyone study music and why is it important?" His answer is a suprising one: drawing on arguments from classical philosophy, Paul argues that at its best music can connect us…

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The Importance of Music Education

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Since our blog's been on a hiatus over the winter, it's been some time since we've had a chance to post one of Nerissa Nields's blogs. How we've missed her! And this blog is especially welcome since it addreses a subject near and dear to many of us…

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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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My Invaluable Music Degree

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

In May of this year, we shared an article with our email subscribers titled "The Value of Music Degree." The article argued that a music degree, while it may not lead directly to a job, is still worth earning because of how much it can enrich one's…

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Are You a Creative String Player?

Monday, August 06, 2012

We're very pleased at SHAR to share our first guest blog from the talented violinist and educator Christian Howes. Although a classically-trained musician, Mr. Howes made a name for himself in the New York jazz scene in the '90s, playing with…

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Making It: My Life as a Working Musician

Thursday, August 02, 2012

In May of this year, we shared an article with our email subscribers titled "The Value of Music Degree." The article argued that a music degree, while it may not lead directly to a job, is still worth earning because of how much it can enrich one's…

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