Cello string recommendations?

I’m often asked for recommendations for cello strings.  It’s always a tricky question, because each player will want something that suits their playing style and their instrument.  Ignoring for a moment the infinite complexity of such recommendations,...

The national ASTA conference is near!

Each year, the American String Teacher’s Association holds its national conference.  This year, March 2nd through 5th, it is being held in Tampa, Florida.  As the Indiana chapter president, I will have to suffer through the beach and warm weather…   The...

YOLA at SB50

The Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles was featured, along with conductor Gustavo Dudamel, during the halftime show at Super Bowl 50.  They performed on stage with the band Coldplay and other featured artists, and played brightly colored instruments.  Facebook (at least...

Airline travel with a cello or a bass

We often receive questions about the safest way to transport a cello or a bass when airline travel is involved.  It is a difficult question, and one with which I have a fair amount of experience.  When I was a young cellist (which, strangely, is longer and longer ago...