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Are You Ready For A Bigger Instrument?

Are You Ready For A Bigger Instrument?

As the summer winds down and students prepare to go back to school, one thing parents are trying to get ahead of is the last minute rush of getting their student’s instrument ready for the new school year.  It is very common for students to quickly outgrow their...
The Bow Makes A Difference

The Bow Makes A Difference

As I was trying out one of our new “small room” violas today, I decided to test out different bows along with it. What I noticed is that I preferred a Carbon Fiber bow over a Pernambuco bow with this particular instrument which isn’t always the case with other...

Moving in!

Well, we opened up the wardrobe, put on our fur coats, and set out into the magical land of Narnia – we are in our new showroom!  You’ll have to excuse a few rough edges and a little bit of dust if you visit us over the coming few weeks, but it is coming...

Basses on the way…

In preparation for moving our showroom, we intentionally allowed our inventory of larger instruments like basses to fall below what we would normally have available.  We have a large shipment of step-up basses headed our way.  If you’re currently in the market...

New showroom!

By the time this post is published, we should be mostly moved into our new showroom!  The latest is that the flooring might be a few days behind the move, so you might want to wait until later in the week to come and visit if you’re hoping to see it in its...

Saying goodbye to Derek DeZarn

Derek DeZarn is moving on to the next adventure in a magical land called “Austin, TX”. It’s impossible to tell the story of Encore without talking about Derek. His skill, kindness, and sensitivity to his clients’ needs earned him the trust of...

The countdown to the new space has begun!

Some of you have noticed all of the construction at Paige’s Music during your recent visits.  We are going through a massive remodel and we’ll feature brand-new retail showrooms for Encore as well as the Indy Flute Shop, Chops Percussion, and the brass and...

End of the school year

For so many students, this is one of the last weeks of school.  If you’re currently renting an instrument from us and aren’t sure what to do with it over the summer, make sure you are communicating with us via phone or email.  For most of you who plan to...

Rosin – to scratch or not to scratch?

One of the essential pieces of gear for any string player is rosin.  Rosin is the processed tree sap that, when applied to the horsehair of the bow, creates the friction between the bow and the string.  Without rosin, all we would get is a faint...

Tomorrow is the day!

Those who know me know how excited I get when a great modern instrument comes to the shop.  I received shipping notification on Monday that the Michael Koeberling cello he recently finished was headed our way.  Tracking today indicates it is slated for delivery...