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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...

Fine Tuners: To Use or Not to Use?

Fine Tuners: To Use or Not to Use?

The little screws on the tailpiece of your stringed instrument are a convenient invention. When you try to tune your strings perfectly, the fine tuners save the day. Turn them clockwise to ever so slightly raise the pitch or the...

3 Ways to Inspire Your Child to Practice

3 Ways to Inspire Your Child to Practice

Parents face an uphill battle when it comes to motivating children to practice.  Learning an instrument requires patience, discipline, focus, critical thinking skills, and perseverance -- qualities children have yet to foster. However, it is through the study of a...

One Day at Fiddlershop

One Day at Fiddlershop

By Asa Holstein It’s not uncommon to see Pierre Holstein, aka Fiddlerman, roast his own coffee beans outside Fiddlershop’s entrance in Pompano Beach, Florida. There are several coffee lovers at the shop and the espresso machine is well-used. Today’s batch...

5 Common Violin Care Mistakes

5 Common Violin Care Mistakes

By Jasmine Reese - Whether you're just starting out or have played for years, we all make mistakes in the care of our violins. While it's sometimes out of a lack of knowledge, we can also just get lazy or complacent....

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Bow

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Bow

By Jasmine Reese - Our bows, like the body of our instrument, need tender care and affection. (>>>Click on the photo to the right to find out why FIddlerman is bending a Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Bow>>>) People tend to neglect the bow,...

Top 10 Violin Vibrato Mistakes Students Make

Top 10 Violin Vibrato Mistakes Students Make

By Jasmine Reese - Beginning students learning to play the violin often wonder, "When will I get to learn that wiggly finger thing that those famous violinists do?" It's called vibrato, and being drawn to it is understandable. Almost every musician...

Effective Ways to Practice Performing

Effective Ways to Practice Performing

By Jasmine Reese -  Practicing to learn new repertoire and techniques is different from practicing how to perform. Students often treat learning music and performing as one and the same. But, how we make music is often connected to our environment,...

5 Benefits of Playing in an Orchestra

5 Benefits of Playing in an Orchestra

By Jasmine Reese - There's no shortage of reasons why playing a musical instrument in an ensemble benefits children. Orchestra teaches young ones to create something beautiful; it develops a new form of language and expression, and it allows youths to...

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