7 Drumming Tips for Beginners
7 Drumming Tips for Beginners

Learning to play the drums can be a fun and exciting hobby, but getting started can be difficult for some drummers- especially those who are very young or have never played an…

What Are Double Reed Instruments?
What Are Double Reed Instruments?

If you’ve been browsing the web for an oboe or bassoon for your child, chances are you’ve seen the term “double reed” used to describe them. Unless you play a wind instrument…

Viola Buyer's Guide
Viola Buyer’s Guide

Buying a new instrument can be stressful, particularly if you’ve chosen to purchase your child’s viola online. Since the viola is a relatively complex instrument, many experts advise parents to speak with…

Choosing the Best Violin Case

If you’re in the market for a new violin case, you may be wondering which is the best. Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer, as finding the right violin case is almost as…

A Parent’s Introduction to the Acoustic Guitar
A Parent’s Introduction to the Acoustic Guitar

If you have a child that’s learning to play the guitar, you’ve come to the right article. Motivating them to practice, teaching them how to properly care for an investment like a…

Artist Interview: Dennis DiBlasio
Artist Interview: Denis DiBlasio

Artist Interview: The Value in Upgrading You Instrument By Yamaha Flute/Saxophone Artist Denis DiBlasio Denis DiBlasio directs the jazz program and is also the Executive Director of The Maynard Ferguson Institute of…

Christmas Gift Ideas for Guitar Players
Christmas Gift Ideas for Guitar Players

Christmas is edging closer, so it’s time to start thinking about finding that perfect gift for your friends and family members. If they play the guitar and haven’t supplied you with an…

Artist Interview: Carol Jantsch

Artist Interview: Carol Jantsch (Yamaha Tuba & Euphonium Artist) Carol Jantsch has been principal tuba of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 2006 making her the first female tuba player in a major symphony…

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