Violin Buying Guide
Violin Buying Guide

While most often thought of as a delicate and beautiful orchestral instrument, the violin is actually quite versatile- it’s not uncommon for a violin to be featured in bluegrass or rock music.…

Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Digital Piano Buying Guide

Whether you’re a cost-conscious parent or don’t have the space for a grand piano, sometimes a digital piano just makes more sense. Far cheaper than an acoustic piano and much lighter, too,…

Saxophone Buyers Guide
Saxophone Buying Guide

So You Want to Play the Saxophone… Or maybe you’re a saxophonist with some experience looking for a refresher before you upgrade to your next horn. You might even be a parent…

Why Should My Child Learn to Play an Instrument?
Why Should My Child Learn to Play an Instrument?

  Between sports and scouts, your child’s schedule is probably packed with after-school activities. If you’re thinking about adding music to the mix and are wondering if your child should learn how…

Pianos vs. Keyboards: What Does Your Child Need?
Pianos vs. Keyboards: What Does Your Child Need?

  Piano lessons are a great investment in your child’s future, but what if you don’t already own a piano? Is purchasing a brand new piano really necessary for your child’s success…

How to Choose Your Drumsticks
How to Choose Your Drumsticks

  Finding the perfect set of drumsticks is about more than evaluating how they feel in your hands- it’s about finding a well-balanced set of sticks that will help improve your playing…

How to Choose Electric Guitar Strings
How to Choose Electric Guitar Strings

Since the electric guitar produces sound by amplifying the strings’ vibrations across a metal plate, the type of electric guitar string used heavily influences the sound quality and overall tone of the…

Choosing Acoustic Guitar Strings
Choosing Acoustic Guitar Strings

  Did you know the strings on your acoustic steel string or classical guitar have a major impact on its sound and playability? If you’re serious about producing the best sound with…

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