What is Rosin & How Do I Use It?

Rosin is a solid form of resin that’s obtained from pines and other conifers. Produced by heating fresh liquid resin to vaporize its volatile components, it’s semi-transparent in nature and varies in…

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Music Educators
What Are Drum Practice Pads?

Most drummers own or at least have heard of the practice pad. If you’re new to the drums and are unsure if you should invest in drum practice pads,  we’re here to…

Brand Spotlight: Cordoba

Established in 1997, Cordoba may be a newer brand but their mentality is anything but old-school. Dedicated to everything nylon-stringed, each Cordoba instrument is crafted with tradition and authenticity in mind. Ideal…

Jo-Ral Brand Spotlight
Jo-Ral Brand Spotlight

Jo-Ral is an American company that’s known for making mutes for musical instruments. For those who aren’t aware, a mute is a device that’s used to alter the sound and performance of…

Beginner's Guide to Woodwind Instruments
What is a Woodwind Instrument?

Although woodwind and brass typically fall under the wind instruments category, the woodwind family is a great place for a beginning musician to start. These instruments are generally easier to play because…

Brass Instruments: A Guide
What are Brass Instruments?

Many of the world’s most important genres, including jazz and orchestral music, wouldn’t be possible without the use of brass instruments. From Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to Mozart and Bach, many…

Purchasing Cooperatives

Often your requisition needs may exceed District or State purchasing thresholds, even at Music & Arts everyday low prices or Educator Portal discounts. In such cases, your Business Office may require you…

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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.

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