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Everything you ever wanted to know about Rosin (for musical instruments!)

We’re guessing you play the violin, viola, cello or upright bass or at least have a keen interest. So, you’ll be familiar with the instruments,…

How to choose the best rosin for your Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass.

4 big questions to ask when choosing the right Rosin for your violin, viola, cello or bass. Do you consider yourself a beginner, an intermediate,…

How To Improve Your Bowed Instrument’s Sound & Feel – Maintaining Fittings

You’ve got your new bowed instrument and are progressing through your lessons nicely, enjoying mastering new techniques as you go. Musical life is good! However,…

Get amazing results from your Violin or Cello Lessons - How to prepare for the best outcome.

If you’re researching the process of music lessons or perhaps you or your child is about to embark upon violin lessons, you doubtless have some…

What type of Music Lesson do I need, and what is the cost?

You’re ready to set out on your musical journey and you want to have lessons. Great! You won’t regret it, that’s for sure. But where…

Top Tips for Taking Care of Your Bow

Don’t underestimate your bow’s role in shaping your playing experience! A poorly maintained bow will make your instrument harder to play and sound bad. Before…

Taking Care of & Cleaning Your Bowed Instrument

Now that you've bought your new violin, viola, cello or double bass, it’s important you respect and take care of it. After-all, you wouldn't buy a brand…

What Are The Different Parts of a Violin Called?

It’s safe to say there are a lot of components that make up a violin. Of course, this means there’s also a comprehensive lingo to…

How you could be wasting money in music lessons without even knowing it!

Have you ever thought about whether you're getting value for money when paying for music lessons?  Starting violin or other bowed instrument lessons is an…

Set off on the right foot with your violin.

Setting off on the right foot is the key to achieving greatness.  Consider this for a moment… You’ve overindulged while on your summer holiday, as…

Top 3 beginner violins.

Choosing your first beginner violin can be a difficult decision. There are lots of factors to bear in mind. What size instrument is best for…

All about rosin

So you’ve got your violin/viola. Got your case, music stand, got a teacher, books etc. What about your tree sap? The what now? Yeah, your…

Should I buy a better violin bow?

The one thing that will improve your violin playing above any other is of course… practice. Practice, practice and more practice. All the gear and…

What size cello do I need?

You won’t be surprised to learn that there isn’t a one-size fits-all solution when it comes to cellos. As with violins and violas you need…

Can I teach myself violin?

When someone asks ‘can I teach myself violin?’ what they’re really asking is, ‘do I really need to have proper lessons with a proper teacher,…

How to buy a beginner’s violin.

Whatever level you expect to take your violin playing to, whether playing for the sheer enjoyment (playing should always be enjoyable, right?) or whether you…

What size viola do I need?

If you have successfully decided where to buy your viola, how much to spend and what to spend it on, you will then need to…

What size violin do I need?

Among the many considerations you will have to make about where to buy your violin, how much to spend and what to spend it on,…

How much should I spend on my first violin?

Now you know what to look for when buying a violin or other bowed instrument, the very next thing to consider perhaps, is how much…

Should I buy a violin from a music store?

For those starting out on their ‘musical journey’ (if you want get a little bit X Factor about it), that first instrument purchase is crucial…

Should I buy a violin online?

When it comes to just about any other purchase you can think of, buying online is something of a no-brainer. There’s more choice, the price…

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