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Being a member of a string ensemble is a fun, creative, and challenging way to advance your musicianship. If you're not in one yet, consider forming your own string ensemble.

 

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Private lessons have a notably positive impact on a string musician's progress and ability. First and foremost, private lessons provide customized – and differentiated – instruction for the string player, ensuring s/he remains at the edge of the learning curve.

 

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Traveling with a cello is more involved than traveling with its smaller violin or viola counterparts. For this reason, it’s worth thinking ahead when planning to take your cello along to summer music camp, a relative’s house, or off to your future college.

 

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Summer is on its way, and now is the best time to start thinking about what violin concerts you can catch during a festival-packed 2019 season for string players and music fans alike. There's nothing like seeing a live concert of the instrument you play – especially by an icon in the field. You'll find inspiration to elevate and motivate your spirit for some time.

 

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Question: What does a bow eat for breakfast?
Answer: Rosin Bran, of course!

Rosin is a crucial player on the list of string instrument accessories, with enough clout to hold a place in the annals of musician jokes. That being said, failing to find the right rosin for you and your instrument is no laughing matter, and negatively impacts the way your string instrument sounds – and feels - when you play.

 

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Rosin is a catalyst between your bow and your string instrument, creating the friction required for the bow’s sleek horsehairs to grab the strings. When you use the right type of rosin and apply it correctly, the added friction vibrates the strings, producing a rich, even tone.

 

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Classical music and the cello go hand in glove, but there's no reason to confine yourself. Learning to play other genres on the cello can help refine your technique and inform your creative choices.

 

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It’s that time of year again – the summer job rite of passage. They make movies about summer jobs. But you don't have to get lost in a summer job that doesn't excite you.

 

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Private lessons are a smart way to hone your techniques and accomplish specific goals. For adult string musicians, private lessons may be the only way to fit lessons into a busy work and household schedule. For students, it can help to keep you at the edge of your learning curve, especially if your high school orchestra no longer challenges you.

 

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Forming personal connections is the Number One, best thing you can do as a music educator to bring out the best in your students. When students feel connected and seen by their teachers and mentors, they automatically invest more in their work.

 

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How to Market Your String Musical Group

How to Market Your String Musical Group

Being a member of a string ensemble is a fun, creative, and challenging way to advance your musicianship. If you're not in one yet, consider forming your own string ensemble.

 

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The Benefits of Private Music Lessons

The Benefits of Private Music Lessons

Private lessons have a notably positive impact on a string musician's progress and ability. First and foremost, private lessons provide customized – and differentiated – instruction for the string player, ensuring s/he remains at the edge of the learning curve.

 

Read More

Tips for Traveling with Your Cello This Summer

Tips for Traveling with Your Cello This Summer

Traveling with a cello is more involved than traveling with its smaller violin or viola counterparts. For this reason, it’s worth thinking ahead when planning to take your cello along to summer music camp, a relative’s house, or off to your future college.

 

Read More

8 Upcoming Summer 2019 Violin Concerts You Won't Want to Miss

8 Upcoming Summer 2019 Violin Concerts You Won't Want to Miss

Summer is on its way, and now is the best time to start thinking about what violin concerts you can catch during a festival-packed 2019 season for string players and music fans alike. There's nothing like seeing a live concert of the instrument you play – especially by an icon in the field. You'll find inspiration to elevate and motivate your spirit for some time.

 

Read More

The String Musicians Ultimate Guide to Rosins

The String Musicians Ultimate Guide to Rosins

Question: What does a bow eat for breakfast?
Answer: Rosin Bran, of course!

Rosin is a crucial player on the list of string instrument accessories, with enough clout to hold a place in the annals of musician jokes. That being said, failing to find the right rosin for you and your instrument is no laughing matter, and negatively impacts the way your string instrument sounds – and feels - when you play.

 

Read More

What Is Rosin And How To Choose The Best One For Your Bow

What Is Rosin And How To Choose The Best One For Your Bow

Rosin is a catalyst between your bow and your string instrument, creating the friction required for the bow’s sleek horsehairs to grab the strings. When you use the right type of rosin and apply it correctly, the added friction vibrates the strings, producing a rich, even tone.

 

Read More

11 Cello Compositions You Can Rock Out To

11 Cello Compositions You Can Rock Out To

Classical music and the cello go hand in glove, but there's no reason to confine yourself. Learning to play other genres on the cello can help refine your technique and inform your creative choices.

 

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Update: Summer Jobs for Student Musicians - Apply Now!

Update: Summer Jobs for Student Musicians - Apply Now!

It’s that time of year again – the summer job rite of passage. They make movies about summer jobs. But you don't have to get lost in a summer job that doesn't excite you.

 

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Private Lessons

How to Get the Most Out of Your Private Lessons

Private lessons are a smart way to hone your techniques and accomplish specific goals. For adult string musicians, private lessons may be the only way to fit lessons into a busy work and household schedule. For students, it can help to keep you at the edge of your learning curve, especially if your high school orchestra no longer challenges you.

 

Read More

Secrets for Bringing Out the Best in Your Music Students

Secrets for Bringing Out the Best in Your Music Students

Forming personal connections is the Number One, best thing you can do as a music educator to bring out the best in your students. When students feel connected and seen by their teachers and mentors, they automatically invest more in their work.

 

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