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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…

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Brand Spotlight: Bellafina

When translated directly, the term “Bellafina” means “beautiful fine”– a fitting name considering their line of high-quality violins, cellos, violas, and double basses are some of the most beautiful instruments in the…

Why Is My String Instrument Making a Rattling Sound?

Why Is My String Instrument Making a Rattling Sound?

Rattling or buzzing from your stringed instrument can be alarming, especially for new players or those who have never heard the sounds before. Fortunately, it rarely indicates the need for expensive repairs.…

Six Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Violin Bow

As a violin student advances from a beginner to an intermediate level, they may require a higher quality bow. The superior craftsmanship of a decent bow will provide them with the tools…

Beginner’s Luck: Easy Play-Along Method Books

Teaching is an art form that positively touches the lives of our students.  I’ve seen many changes and improvements of this art in my 50+ years of public school and studio teaching. …

Musical Instrument Insurance: Pros and Cons

Hardshell vs. Gig Bags: Pros and Cons

If you use a gig bag to carry your instrument, you’ve probably been told “you should probably invest in a hard case” more than a few times.  And you should. When it…

Tips for Practicing & Playing with an Injury

Tips for Practicing & Playing with an Injury

Although the subject is often avoided, most musicians have dealt with a playing-related injury at some point in their career. For some, the injury is temporary and simply needs to be worked…

Violin Pickups: What Are They & Do I Need One?

Violin Pickups: What Are They & Do I Need One?

If you’ve been playing the violin for a few years and are beginning to experiment with your playing, you may have come across violin pickups in music stores and while browsing online.…

Music & Arts' Interview with Simply Three

Music & Arts’ Interview with Simply Three

In late 2016, Music & Arts invited the string group Simply Three to perform at several of our stores. Instead of interviewing only one member of the group, we thought we’d switch…