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Violin Accessories: Must-Have Accessories for Outdoor Gigs

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

As the weather gets nicer, many musicians find themselves playing more gigs outside. From weddings to dinner parties, do you have what you need to make sure that you don’t get blown away while you’re playing outside?A Sturdy Music StandI can’t tell…

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Notes from a Suzuki Mom: Keeping Joy Alive

Thursday, May 05, 2012

In today's post, Nerissa Nields talks about the big fear every music-loving parent encounters at some point: If I push my child too hard, will he just end up hating music? For me, the highlight of Nerissa's post is the moment she realizes that both…

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What I Learned from Performing in a Restaurant

Wednesday, May 05, 2012

… besides how to play Italian songs with as much schmaltz as possible and how to avoid stabbing the servers with my bow.

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Playing and Injury

Wednesday, February 02, 2012

Have you struggled with a playing-related injury? Or if not, have you made a commitment to injury prevention? Read on for some ideas on how to deal with or prevent injury from playing.

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Notes from a Suzuki Mom: Suzuki Mom Tricks

Tuesday, February 02, 2012

So many of you have responded to our Notes from a Suzuki Mom series that I contacted Nerissa Nields and asked for another article. Nerissa kindly agreed to allow me to repost her latest Suzuki entry from her blog Singing in the Kitchen. In today's…

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Notes from a Suzuki Mom: The "Twinkle" Year

Tuesday, February 02, 2012

Today our blog post comes from Aparna Asthana, a Suzuki mom and dedicated parent. Her son Rohan, who was born prematurely, struggled early on with speech and with fine motor skills. Aparna writes about her drive to teach Rohan the violin, their long…

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Notes from a High School Musician: How to Survive an Audition

Monday, February 02, 2012

Today's post comes from high school musician and SHAR customer Emily Lamb. As young musicians, it can be tough to approach auditions with confidence and poise. Emily provides our readers with five no-nonsense tips on how to nail an audition. If you'd…

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Notes from a Suzuki Mom: Not the Model Suzuki Mom

Wednesday, February 02, 2012

For today's post, Nerissa Nields from Massachussets shares a story in response to Megan Crownholm's Suzuki Mom entry "When the Student is the Teacher." What I find especially exciting in Nerissa's entry is the way she closes the post: after a tough…

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Notes from a Suzuki Mom: When the Student is the Teacher

Thursday, January 01, 2012

Today, we're posting our first customer blog! And it's a charming, lovely story from Megan Crownholm in Germany about the frustrations and joys of being a Suzuki mom. If you'd like to contribute to our blog, email me at joec@sharmusic.com. A big…

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For Violins, Too, the Weather Outside is Frightful

Tuesday, December 12, 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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