Kirk Evans: Repair Tech Interview

Based out of Frederick, Maryland, Kirk Evans is a string repair technician with Music & Arts.  In addition to repairing instruments, he ensures consistency in repairs, proficiency in new trainees, and peace…

Guitar Maintenance: Tips and Advice
Guitar Maintenance: Tips and Advice

So, you’ve taken the plunge and purchased a guitar. Whether it’s brand new or just new to you, the proper care and maintenance of your guitar is essential for its longevity and…

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…

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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