Practicing violin

Staying Motivated When Learning Something New

Sure, it’s easy to be motivated to practice in the beginning stages of learning a new instrument or piece of music. The freshness of the new frontier has enough intrigue to keep you engaged – for a while. Then, motivation tends to dry up because it can be harder than … Read More

Violins

How Much Does a Good Violin Cost?

When shopping for a new violin, it can be overwhelming to make a decision with so many options amongst so many price ranges. There are so many factors to consider, including the quality of the violin, where you buy the violin, and the level of the player. How much does … Read More

Quality violin

How to Tell if a Violin is Good Quality

These days, it’s easy to find a Stradivarius sticker slapped inside any violin and this may seem like an indicator of good quality. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Most violins you come across on the market are only inspired by Stradivarius or other great masters. With that said, … Read More

Renting vs buying a violin

Renting vs Buying a Violin: How to Decide?

It can be overwhelming to know which direction to turn when looking for the best violins for beginners. Not only are there many options to choose from, but there is also the decision of renting versus buying a violin. Luckily the process doesn’t have to be so daunting. Age Younger … Read More

Violin and weather

How Does the Weather Affect Your Violin?

When the seasons change, have you ever noticed that the doors in the house tend to open and close slightly differently? When humidity and temperatures change, wood expands and contracts and has a subtle but noticeable impact on how things like doors function. The same happens with your violin. When … Read More

Violin care

Violin Care & Maintenance Tips for Beginners

In the excitement of learning to play the violin, it’s very easy to forget one of the most important lessons – how to take care of your violin! Many people describe their violin as their “baby” and rightly so – it takes a lot of attention and care to keep … Read More

Old violin

Best Websites For Free Violin Sheet Music

Finding free violin sheet music online is not that hard nowadays, however there are still some hidden gems out there that you may not know about. I always check for freely available sheet music before buying an arrangement or making my own. With internet databases, communities, and digitized sheet music … Read More

Violin size

What size violin do I need?

Choosing the right size violin is just as important as choosing properly sized shoes. Not only does it look and feel better to wear shoes that fit properly, it is also much safer. Haven’t you ever worn shoes that don’t fit, only to find yourself tripping or in excruciating pain … Read More