Category Archive: Music education

Mar 15

Sheet music is just a click away

What I like about playing my violin is that it is really a “social” instrument. I don’t consider myself a soloist, but I do enjoy making all different kinds of music at various levels with other people. I practice not only to improve my own abilities but also to contribute to the success of a …

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Feb 21

Find a teacher, find a friend

One of the best things you can do when starting a new instrument is to find a great teacher. That will make the biggest impact on any new player — even if it is for a few lessons to get you started. At least, you will be up and running properly and in the right …

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Feb 14

Where can my kid play?

Once your child has advanced to an intermediate level, it’s time to start finding places for her to play. Most communities have youth orchestras and other community groups that afford experiences only available in ensembles. Life-enriching training grounds, indeed.

Jan 30

How to Prevent Slipping Violin Pegs

I was originally going to entitle this blog “how to install violin strings”. However, after a brief perusal of the Internet, I found a disturbing amount of misinformation about the problem of slipping violin pegs and I decided to write about that instead, since this is a pressing problem that we hear about everyday at …

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Jan 24

Nurturing music in your kids

Recognizing, nurturing and nourishing your child’s musical interest, even though you can’t carry a tune in a bucket, will lead to a lifetime of musical exploration and participation.

Jan 17

Accessories for Every New (Violin) Outfit

Purchasing an instrument seems like a daunting task, and the most difficult part is over once you decide which instrument you want to get. Right? Perhaps… There are many accessories available for anyone who has purchased a violin from Kennedy Violins – from the earliest beginning student to the advanced or professional performer. At Kennedy …

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Jan 10

Learning the Violin: Beautiful Brainpower

The nimble fingers of the violinist appear to dance as they fly over the fingerboard, and the violin itself seems to sing. The musician and instrument almost become one, as the beautiful music lifts your spirits and carries you away. As you watch and listen, an interest in playing the violin yourself is sparked. Or, …

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