How to Choose Your Drumsticks
How to Choose Your Drumsticks

  Finding the perfect set of drumsticks is about more than evaluating how they feel in your hands- it’s about finding a well-balanced set of sticks that will help improve your playing…

How to Choose Electric Guitar Strings
How to Choose Electric Guitar Strings

Since the electric guitar produces sound by amplifying the strings’ vibrations across a metal plate, the type of electric guitar string used heavily influences the sound quality and overall tone of the…

Choosing Acoustic Guitar Strings
Choosing Acoustic Guitar Strings

  Did you know the strings on your acoustic steel string or classical guitar have a major impact on its sound and playability? If you’re serious about producing the best sound with…

More information for parents about music instrument rentals
How to Choose a Music Teacher

If you’re thinking about enrolling your child in music lessons, finding the right music teacher is essential. Think about it as an investment in your child’s future- not only will the right…

How to Choose a Clarinet Reed
How to Choose a Clarinet Reed

  You can purchase the most expensive, handcrafted clarinet from the best music store in the country, but if the reed is subpar the clarinet will sound like a cheap, defective instrument…

Artist interview massimo la rosa
Artist Interview: Massimo La Rosa

Massimo La Rosa (Principal Trombone, The Cleveland Orchestra) Born in Palermo, Italy, Massimo La Rosa studied with Filippo Bonanno. He released two solo albums and is currently the principal trombone of The…

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