COVID and ever-evolving information

All you need to do is turn on the news or fire up your preferred social media outlet and you can find an avalanche of articles, studies, and advice regarding staying safe from COVID-19.  As string musicians, this virus impacts every aspect of our lives.  Concerts are...

Support your teachers

What a year.  Against the backdrop of COVID-19, the 2020-2021 school year begins.  I can’t think of another moment in my lifetime when so many people have been faced with such difficult decisions regarding going back to school.  One thing I do know is that all...

Calling All Teachers!

Are you a private string teacher in Indiana? Do you teach out of a studio or travel to your students’ homes?  Would you be interested in being listed on our Teacher Map? Whether you’re gearing up for teaching lessons in person with safe social distancing or even...
Music In The Time Of Covid-19

Music In The Time Of Covid-19

So many things are up in the air as everyone wades through uncharted waters when it comes to this worldwide pandemic that we are experiencing.  Schools converted to e-learning, theaters have gone dark, concerts have been rescheduled, marching bands are putting...

Lynn Harrell

Another giant of the cello world has passed.  I found this article to beautifully outline his life and accomplishments: https://www.npr.org/2020/04/28/847462222/cellist-lynn-harrell-has-died-age-76 And while the video is old and the quality is bad, I cherished this...

A cello journey – part VII

Last week we left me with a beautiful cello from Michael Koeberling, but feeling like I had broken my own rule to get it and found myself with another lovely sounding cello that didn’t quite have what my heart wanted. The three years I played this cello found all...

A cello journey – part VI

Last week we left off with me promising to NEVER AGAIN commission a cello for myself, waiting instead for the chance to buy a cello that already existed. Well, I didn’t do that.  About a year after I sold my 1998 Widenhouse cello I started getting itchy to have a...

A cello journey – part V

Last week we reviewed my doomed commission of a cello from Peter Paul Prier.  Let’s now turn our attention to brighter chapter in my cello story… I remember reading an article in “The Strad” magazine about some of the nobility that commissioned instruments from...

Paige’s Music Curbside Pickup Available Again

Beginning Tuesday, April 14th we will be open normal business hours to take phone, email, online orders and to provide contact-free curbside pick-up while our showrooms remain closed. We will also be running a modified delivery route to central locations in local...

A cello journey – part IV

Last week left off with me planning to commission a cello from Peter Paul Prier.  I was still playing my 1995 Widenhouse cello and David Forbes bow.  I chose to attend Butler University and attended the Aspen Music Festival the summer before my freshman year. The...