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Rather than looking at sheltering in place as an unhappy situation, embrace it. Let's look at this time as a gift and make the most of it by expanding our knowledge and horizons. We’ve put together these resources to pique your interest and hopefully among them, you’ll find something just right for you:

 

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In this video, we will cover the correct bow techniques for how your bow should stroke the violin strings. Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld

 

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Despite shelter-in-place and social distancing mandates, the good news is there are plenty of ways to keep connecting with our friends, school mates, teachers, colleagues. Even cooler — we can reach out to new people and even music industry experts in other states and countries! To get started, we‘ve pulled together different online tools, platforms, and resources. They’ll help you share and collaborate to create and perform music right from the comfort of your own home (or from wherever you are).

 

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The COVID-19 crisis may have shut down concerts, but that’s no reason to press pause on continuing to grow your musicianship. The support of your instructor(s), virtual technology, and the musical community at large means you can keep up with your studies on a daily basis.

 

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Given the current COVID-19 crisis, music camps are all evaluating their summer offerings. The best way to find out the current status of any of these programs is to contact them directly.

Springtime has arrived and it's that time again for applying to summer music camps. String music camps are a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet passionate musicians from all over the U.S. and the world, to develop skills under the tutelage of the most notable professional string instructors in the industry.

 

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Why should you disinfect your brass instruments?

In general, to avoid spreading diseases and to keep ourselves and students from getting reinfected. It’s smart to take extra measures to ensure we’re keeping ourselves as safe as we can. With that in mind, as musicians and educators, keeping our musical instruments clean and disinfected needs to become second nature.

 

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With the flu season upon us, and in particular, the spread of COVID-19, we thought it a good idea to pass along recommendations from various experts about how to protect yourself and your string instrument to minimize inadvertently spreading viruses and other germs.

 

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From the Experts at Thomastik-Infeld:

 

Nowadays the talk seems to be all about sanitizers and disinfection fluids. Many people want to know if it is OK to use them also for cleaning strings. 

 

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The daily life of a substitute teacher is ever-changing. Without the rapport of day-to-day interactions with students, you’re bound to be met with a range of experiences, from the well-behaved and delightful to the unruly and challenging.

 

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There are two things to focus on when writing cover letters for the  summer internships you've found.

 

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17 Sources for Learning Music Online While Sheltering in Place

17 Sources for Learning Music Online While Sheltering in Place

Rather than looking at sheltering in place as an unhappy situation, embrace it. Let's look at this time as a gift and make the most of it by expanding our knowledge and horizons. We’ve put together these resources to pique your interest and hopefully among them, you’ll find something just right for you:

 

Read More

Violin Bow Techniques: Pushing and Pulling The Violin String

Violin Bow Techniques: Pushing and Pulling The Violin String

In this video, we will cover the correct bow techniques for how your bow should stroke the violin strings. Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld

 

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Top 36 Remote Music Collaboration Tools for Teachers and Students

Top 36 Remote Music Collaboration Tools for Teachers and Students

Despite shelter-in-place and social distancing mandates, the good news is there are plenty of ways to keep connecting with our friends, school mates, teachers, colleagues. Even cooler — we can reach out to new people and even music industry experts in other states and countries! To get started, we‘ve pulled together different online tools, platforms, and resources. They’ll help you share and collaborate to create and perform music right from the comfort of your own home (or from wherever you are).

 

Read More

How to Keep Your Music Going During the COVID-19 ShutDown

How to Keep Your Music Going During the COVID-19 ShutDown

The COVID-19 crisis may have shut down concerts, but that’s no reason to press pause on continuing to grow your musicianship. The support of your instructor(s), virtual technology, and the musical community at large means you can keep up with your studies on a daily basis.

 

Read More

Great Summer Music Camps - Apply Now! (Updated for 2020 - Covid-19)

Great Summer Music Camps - Apply Now! (Updated for 2020 - Covid-19)

Given the current COVID-19 crisis, music camps are all evaluating their summer offerings. The best way to find out the current status of any of these programs is to contact them directly.

Springtime has arrived and it's that time again for applying to summer music camps. String music camps are a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet passionate musicians from all over the U.S. and the world, to develop skills under the tutelage of the most notable professional string instructors in the industry.

 

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COVID-19 and Cleaning Your Brass Instruments

COVID-19 and Cleaning Your Brass Instruments

Why should you disinfect your brass instruments?

In general, to avoid spreading diseases and to keep ourselves and students from getting reinfected. It’s smart to take extra measures to ensure we’re keeping ourselves as safe as we can. With that in mind, as musicians and educators, keeping our musical instruments clean and disinfected needs to become second nature.

 

Read More

How to Protect You and Your String Instrument During Flu Season

How to Protect You and Your String Instrument During Flu Season

With the flu season upon us, and in particular, the spread of COVID-19, we thought it a good idea to pass along recommendations from various experts about how to protect yourself and your string instrument to minimize inadvertently spreading viruses and other germs.

 

Read More

How To Clean Violin Strings & Other Instrument Strings

How To Clean Violin Strings & Other Instrument Strings

From the Experts at Thomastik-Infeld:

 

Nowadays the talk seems to be all about sanitizers and disinfection fluids. Many people want to know if it is OK to use them also for cleaning strings. 

 

Read More

Classroom Tips for Substitute Music Teachers

Classroom Tips for Substitute Music Teachers

The daily life of a substitute teacher is ever-changing. Without the rapport of day-to-day interactions with students, you’re bound to be met with a range of experiences, from the well-behaved and delightful to the unruly and challenging.

 

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How to Write a Winning Summer Music Internship Letter

How to Write a Winning Summer Music Internship Letter

There are two things to focus on when writing cover letters for the  summer internships you've found.

 

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