Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 24

Face to Face with Joel from Kennedy Violins

Today, we are continuing our “Face to Face” series by featuring the man, the myth, the legend: Joel Kennedy. Joel is the Founder and President of Kennedy Violins.  He has played viola and violin for over thirty years. He attended the Eastman School of Music in New York, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in …

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Jun 17

How Young is Too Young?

As a violin teacher, with a pretty good size studio, I think the question I get the most is, “At what age should I start my child?”  There are several responses that I could have with this question, but I will go with the two that I feel most strongly about. First, what is best …

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Jun 14

Face to Face with Elizabeth from Kennedy Violins

We are all musicians and teachers here at Kennedy Violins, so when you call or come to the store, we are happy to talk with you about which instrument to buy or explain repairs to you and, we will gladly give you music lessons and host concerts, but we don’t often get to talk about …

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Jun 05

Making Music at M.I.T.C.H. Charter School

Every once in awhile, there is a collective sigh at Kennedy Violins when we hear of yet another school orchestra program being cut.  A few months ago, however, we were thrilled to get a call from Cami Galloway of the band, Virginia Real.  She was in need of violins to use for a workshop at …

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Jun 03

Making It Your Own: The Interpretation of Music

Here in our new Kennedy Violins location, we’ve opened a new studio for private lessons with local teachers in the area. Students are coming in with sheets of music and saying, in one way or another, “Show me how to play this.” As the student learns the piece, it begins to take form, becoming something …

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