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Meet Michael Holstein, Co-Founder of Fiddlershop

Meet Michael Holstein, Co-Founder of Fiddlershop

He looks closer to 20, but actually turned 30 years old recently — Michael Holstein, Fiddlershop’s CEO and Co-founder.  You have probably talked to him, if you ever called Fiddlershop. Michael is passionate, generous and constantly happy. You can definitely...

Fiddlerman’s Violin Horror Stories

Fiddlerman’s Violin Horror Stories

Sure, it’s a delight to play the violin. But after 40 years of playing professionally and for fun, Pierre Holstein, aka Fiddlerman, has been through both sunshine and rain.We sat down with him to talk about those not so fun...

All You Need To Know About The Sound Post

All You Need To Know About The Sound Post

Most beginner musicians don’t know what a sound post is. Probably because it’s not easy to see and we don’t talk about the sound post often. The tiny wooden dowel is hidden inside the violin, close to the bridge. But...

How to take care of your new violin and bow

How to take care of your new violin and bow

You just bought your first violin. Now what? How do you take care of your violin and bow the correct way, to make them last forever? Fiddlerman gives you his best advice. How to tune your violin Fiddlerman has a...

Fiddlershop in Memphis

Fiddlershop in Memphis

When Fiddlershop decided to apply for FedEx Small Business Grant Contest 2018, they had no idea what was coming. Half a year later, they had received third place out of 7,800 applicants - and were also chosen for the Alumni...

Our Employees' Favorite Products

Our Employees' Favorite Products

Who knows our products better than our own workforce? We asked all our employees for their fave pick: CLARE CARLSON Customer Service Representative Flesch Model Chinrest —One of my favorite items is the center mounted (Flesch) chin rest. Due to...

Fiddlerman’s 8 Tips When Buying Your First Violin

Fiddlerman’s 8 Tips When Buying Your First Violin

Buying your first violin can be exciting. But with so many factors to juggle, many first time buyers end up with an instrument that doesn’t make their learning justice. Fiddlerman has listed 8 tips to help you purchase your first violin....

How to Pick Your First Violin Teacher

How to Pick Your First Violin Teacher

Choosing your first music teacher is kind of like selecting a babysitter. You want someone who will nurture your musical progress in a healthy, fun and creative way. Your teacher will introduce some of the most important concepts of the...

The Traveling Fiddle

The Traveling Fiddle

For years, whispers of a secret fiddle like no other spread throughout the Fiddlerman community. This mysterious violin travels the world, touches the hearts of many, and claims a new owner every few months. It is called “The Traveler.” OK...

Top 5 Violin Playing Mistakes That Lead to Injury

Top 5 Violin Playing Mistakes That Lead to Injury

Playing the violin requires lots of repetition and awkward positions. Unfortunately, mistakes in posture, repetitive motions and playing can lead to injury. Violinists, along with other instrumentalists, are susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, arthritis, focal dystonia, and nerve pain....

Announcing our New Website and Logo!

Announcing our New Website and Logo!

Big News! Today, after six years in business, we’re releasing an updated website and brand identity. We believe the new look and feel better matches what we’ve become since the start in 2012. However, the core team behind our family...

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