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It's Snow-ing!

We just received a HUGE number of violins, violas, and cellos from the Snow Violins workshop.  These have been customer favorites for years and it’s always exciting to have dozens to choose from at once.  We received about twenty model 200 violins, eight model...

Baroque bows!

We occasionally have the opportunity to represent baroque and transitional bows.  While I enjoy experimenting with them, I have not personally spent much time learning the technical intricacies to effectively use these bows.  The local musicians who ARE experts in...

Modern Masters

Please allow me a moment of reflection as Encore passed it’s 10-year anniversary this past November. Almost as if the shop were celebrating, we’ve paired up three modern master instruments with their new owners in as many months. When we started this...

Indiana Music Education Association

IMEA’s annual conference (in Ft. Wayne this year) is a chance for orchestra directors, band directors, choir directors, private instructors, students, and a host of others to gather in one place to learn and share.  I’ve attended each year for the past...

Checking cello and bass bridges

This time of year, with crazy temperature swings and wildly fluctuating humidity levels in our homes, it is typical for cello pegs to slip or “let go”…leaving strings completely loose.  When we then bring the strings back up to pitch, we often tip...