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Rosin – what's your favorite?

Most of these blog posts make an attempt at being informational, but this one is going to ask a question.  What’s your favorite rosin and why?  I’ll start us off.  I’ve used Pirastro Oliv rosin for my cello bow for over a decade.  Although it’s...

Music is about sharing, not proving

I don’t know who originally gave voice to this idea, but the statement, “music is about sharing, not proving” has always resonated with me.  It is an idea that can recede into the background while preparing for auditions, studying for a playing test,...

Summer reminders

The first warm days of summer are finally here and it’s time to make sure we take great care of our instruments through the heat Do not leave your instrument in a hot car, even for as little as 10 minutes.  The interior temperature of the car can rise twenty...