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StringOvation- new online publication for string players

  Ever find yourself wondering how to deal with stage parents? Or whether or not there were apps just for violinists? Or what sort of careers are available to you or your child as a musician? Connolly Music has launched an online publication just for those of us who find ourselves consumed by all things strings- and those of us who are just starting out. Filled with tips and information about everything from learning the […]

Local Brew Events’ 6th annual Fiddle ‘n Folk Fest!

On September 10 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Local Brew Events’ 6th annual Fiddle n Folk Fest will take place in Haines Park, Barrington RI (near Cove Haven Marina). Featuring more than 10 acts such as: Cowboy and Lady, French Roast, Bay Spring Folk, Old Fiddlers Club of RI, as well as storytelling by Len Cabral, food trucks, craft vendors, dancing, and kids activities, it’s bound to be a rousing event. Join the all-levels fiddle […]

New Chamber Orchestra Opportunity for New Learners!

We have recently learned that the Moses Brown School in Providence RI is forming a community orchestra! The school is looking for adult players who are learning violin, viola, cello, or double bass at the beginner or intermediate levels. You can read more about this exciting opportunity, including the rehearsal schedule, contact information, and download the registration form by clicking the following link: HERE.

Can you choose between a Stradivarius and a del Gesù in 20 minutes?

“It’s like the NBA draft crossed with The Bachelor, but for classical music.” The sixteen winners of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank competition got to choose from sixteen million-dollar instruments. The violinists will play their chosen partners for three years, at which point the violins will move on to their next musicians. The catch: the winners have to choose their “perfect match” in just 20 minutes! Watch the video and read […]

Featured Instrument: Clement Model 205 Violin!

An affordable instrument for the advancing player, this violin possesses a bright, bold sound and easy playability. Warm in color, it also features a one-piece back.     Come into the shop Tuesday to Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-5pm, and Sat 11-2pm to try out this unique violin! Click here for product details.

Featured Instrument: Labelled Jimson Moshau Violin!

Labelled Jimson Moshau 1801, this is just as striking in tone as it is in shape. The instrument has a ringing tone with ample reserve.     Able to exhibit a full range of colors, this violin would be perfect for a dedicated violinist.   Come into the shop, Tuesday to Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-5pm and Sat 11-2pm, to try out this unique violin! Click here for product details.

The Master from Cremona

If you want to know about violin making, you’ll want to study the life and work of Antonio Stradivari, perhaps the greatest luthier of all time. “His interpretation of geometry and design for the violin has served as a conceptual model for violin makers for more than 250 years,” states the Smithsonian. Read about Stradivari here! Below see a romanticized, yet beautiful portrait of the maker.

Featured Instrument: Maggini Copy Violin!

This Maggini copy violin has a dark, bold sound that rings freely. Great for anything from solo Bach to Bluegrass, this violin is versatile in its range of tonal colors.       For the amazingly affordable price of $2,000, this violin is ideal for any student who loves a complex and deep sound paired with easy playability. Come into the shop, Tuesday to Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-5pm and Sat 11-2pm, to try out this violin! […]

Featured Instrument: Bergonzi Violin! – SOLD

This late 19th century Saxon violin has a complex, rich tone that rings freely at the slightest touch. Very responsive and playable, this instrument would be great for buy prednisone witout a prescription a talented student looking for a mature sound.     This Bergonzi violin is being offered at the affordable price of $850. For such a sweet sounding instrument, this is a deal you won’t want to miss. Come into the shop, Tuesday to Thursday 12-6pm, […]

Joshua Bell…busking?

This is a really fascinating article about what happened when Joshua Bell busked in a DC subway at rush hour in the federal district of the city. The article, complete with Kant quotes and interesting interviews, won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing.   Tough crowd, Josh, tough crowd.  

Der Erlkönig in the Ruins of a German Castle!

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst’s transcription of Franz Schubert’s Der Erlkönig, based on a poem by Goethe, is considered to be one of the most difficult violin pieces ever written. The story describes the death of a child attacked by the Erlking, a supernatural creature.  German-Korean meds online no rx, what is the best online pharmacy without prescriptions needed discount valtrex Canadian Online Pharmacy, cheap valtrex no prescription canada drugs without prescription violinist Christian Kim brings the […]

Featured Instrument: Full-size Suzuki Violin!

Perfect for the budding student, this full-size Suzuki violin has a surprisingly rich, robust tone with excellent playability. The violin is being sold as an outfit, with case and bow, for the extraordinarily low price of $500.   For an affordable price, this violin is the perfect choice for a promising student who is looking for an instrument that will allow them to grow as a musician. Come into the shop, Tuesday to Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-5pm and […]

What’s worth $45 Million…?

The Stradivari ‘MacDonald’ Viola!!     One of only 10 surviving Stradivari violas, the ‘MacDonald’ is valued at $45 million. The viola went up for auction at Sotheby’s this spring, but bidders failed to meet the asking price. If it had sold, it would have surpassed the current auction record of $15.9 million for Stradivari’s ‘Lady Blunt’ violin. The ‘MacDonald’ was owned and played by Peter Schidlof of the Amadeus Quartet until 1987. Now the […]

Guess what? Pamela Frank says you can practice less…

Pamela Frank, who teaches at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, says it’s okay to practice only 1 hour a day, IF it’s really good practicing. “I have personally never practiced for more than 2 hours in a day – and it’s not because I’m more talented than anybody else, but simply I am interested in a lot of things and I wanted to learn as early as possible how to be as efficient as […]

Featured Instrument: French “J.B. Vuillaume” Violin!

This full-size French J.B. Vuillaume copy is dated circa 1860. It boasts an incredibly sweet, rich tone. At an affordable price, this instrument may as well be a Vuillaume original.     With remarkable clarity and playability, this instrument is perfect for any serious student who loves a romantic, complex sound. The violin has a delicate body, with a rich red amber color over a gold ground. With its age it now has a lovely, natural patina. This instrument […]

Rose Clancy, friend of the shop, featured in Boston Globe!

Dennis’ friend Rose Clancy entered the North Bennet Street School at age 42, marking the beginning of a major career shift. After graduating, she founded the Chatham Fiddle Company, where she hosts concerts, and started buy prescriptions online, canadian medications clomid success rate by age Discount System, buy online 50mg clomid most trusted online pharmacy no prescription making fiddles. Congratulations to Rose for following the music!