Category Archive: Instrument blogs

Nov 08

Kennedy Violins meets CodaBows

Recently, Kennedy Violins staff participated in a bow “Meet & Greet” with CodaBow rep Brandon Godman in preparation for carrying the full lineup of CodaBow violin, viola, cello, and bass bows. The event gave our team an opportunity to learn more about Coda and to spend time playing the bows of their chosen instrument. The shop …

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Jun 05

Summertime Practice Motivation

  Maintaining a practice habit during the summer months can be a challenge. Between teacher and student vacations, limited or no school programs, and the general schedule shift of the summer months, music sometimes takes a lower priority than it does during the rest of the year. A lot of students put their instrument in …

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Mar 29

Trading Up a Full Size Violin

While Kennedy Violins trade-in program is often used by younger students as they move through the fractional size instruments, we also encourage customers to consider trading up their full size violins.  Playing a new instrument can offer unique insights into beloved music while giving advancing musicians an instrument that will continue to inspire. We know …

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Nov 23

2016 String Players Holiday Gift Guide!

Supporting the string player in your life can mean doing more than just attending performances! If you are looking to buy something a little more practical than another violin-playing angel for your musician, check out this list of 10 helpful products from Kennedy Violins! Or find the complete product list HERE on our website Rosin: Rosin …

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Apr 16

2016 Instrument Scholarship Essay Contest

The Kennedy Violins 2016 Instrument Scholarship Essay Contest is an exciting opportunity for us to reward dedicated violin and viola students in Oregon and Washington states with the gift of a free violin or viola! Each contestant may enter by submitting a two-page, double-spaced essay exploring the following question: What skills do learning an instrument help you develop for …

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Feb 24

Music Careers for Your Personality Type

Are you wondering where you might best fit in your local music community? Check out this infographic shared with us by Emily Parker with collegematchup.net. As you’ll see, the multi-faceted music industry has a place for all personality types! Source: CollegeMatchup.net Tweet

Feb 19

Congratulations, Leah Kramaric!

We are always thrilled to receive great news from members of the Kennedy Violins family all over the world. Congratulations to seven-year-old Leah Kramaric from Zagreb, Croatia, who recently won first prize in the regional Croatian competition playing on a Louis Carpini G2 Violin from Kennedy Violins! Leah is now qualified for the national competition, the largest in …

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Feb 09

Congratulations, Emily Chisholm!

We love hearing success stories from performers throughout the nation playing on Kennedy Violins instruments. Congratulations to Emily Chisholm from Porter, Indiana, who recently performed and scored gold in her first competition held by the Indiana State School Music Association! Emily plays on our most popular instrument, the Ricard Bunnel G2 Violin. In the words …

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Sep 15

Jayden Halverson Wins Wisconsin State Fair Junior Fiddler’s Contest on a Kennedy Violins Gerard

Congratulations to twelve-year-old fiddler Jayden Halverson for winning first prize in the 2015 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Fiddler’s Contest! Jayden is in her fourth year playing the violin, currently studying Suzuki Violin School, Volume 4. We are proud to share that her winning performance was played on one of our favorite instruments, Kennedy Violins’ Anton Gerard Violin. We hope …

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Sep 08

Giveaway Time: 1,000 Likes on Facebook!!!

Our Facebook page has hit 1,000 likes!  We are so excited that we are going to have a giveaway.  Next Tuesday, 9/15/15, we are going to draw a name from all the entries and the winner will receive a free Kennedy Complete Package of accessories. Enter Here! Tweet

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