Proper Care and Maintenance of a Flute
Proper Care and Maintenance of a Flute

The way you treat and care for your flute directly affects the quality of sound and longevity of the instrument. Having an instrument that’s in good working order is essential for your…

Making Your Practice Time Count
Making Your Practice Time Count

Wouldn’t it be great if you could pick up a stringed instrument for the first time and immediately play like an experienced pro? One can only dream – of course, the greatest…

Benefits of Music Education

Whether you play a musical instrument yourself or enjoy listening to music while you drive, you likely understand how important music truly is. Despite its appeal, many schools are getting rid of…

Sizing Your String Instrument
Sizing Your String Instrument

For no other class of instrument is correct sizing more important than it is for orchestral strings. When a young player picks up a violin, viola, cello or bass for the first…

Tips on How to Become a Better Piano Player
Tips on How to Become a Better Piano Player

Did you just sign up for piano lessons and aren’t sure where to start? Or have you been playing for years but don’t seem to show any signs of improvement? People who…

Stringed Instruments: Rent or Buy?
Stringed Instruments: Rent or Buy?

Learning how to play a stringed instrument is an enjoyable and exciting experience. It can also be a time of uncertainty, especially if the musician is a student. And as you begin…

How to Buy Your Child's First Cello
How to Buy Your Child’s First Cello

If your child’s cello skills have developed to the point where a rental is no longer an option, it may be time for an instrument upgrade. Unfortunately, buying your child’s first cello…

Choosing a Clarinet Case
Choosing a Clarinet Case

No professional clarinetist would ever consider traveling to and from their performances or practices without a case or gig bag to protect their clarinet. Whether your child is playing a student or…

Welcome to the Vault @ Music & Arts

Welcome to The Vault, your go-to source for everything you need to take your skills to the next level. Whether you’re a parent who needs to purchase an instrument for their child, a student who needs advice on how to keep their instrument in tip-top shape, or an educator seeking premium music education resources, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Want to know what inspires some of your favorite musicians? Click on over to our Artist Interviews for one-of-a-kind interviews with established and emerging artists. Need to know the best ways to clean, maintain, and repair your instrument? Don’t worry- we have you covered. From brass and percussion, to orchestral strings and woodwind instruments, our Repair Tips and general articles are sure to make a serious difference in how you sound, play, and perform.

Whether you’re a brand new musician or are in the market for an upgrade, finding the perfect instrument is key. Fortunately, our Buyer’s Guides will guide you through the process, helping you find the best instruments, cases, and accessories. Our Buyer’s Guides cover everything from the guitar and bass, to more obscure instruments like the tuba and viola. Search for your instrument and learn everything there is to know about it.

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