The Magic and the Math of Music

The Magic and the Math of Music

InspirationMichael O'Gieblyn
To be honest, it’s challenging for me to talk about music.  Not because I don’t want to or don't enjoy it, but rather because I struggle to find a balance between two extremes.  On one hand, it feels too mathematical and simplistic to slap concrete images and labels on music and sounds which we can’t smell, feel, taste, or see. "That sounds dark," "this sounds sweet," "make it smoother," "Make it sound like there's peanut butter on your bow!!"
Strings for a Cause

Strings for a Cause

InspirationÅsa Holstein
Strings for a Cause This year’s “Strings for a Cause” Campaign ramps up Fiddlershop’s support for one of the most dynamic music programs in the dev...
Meet Michael Holstein, Co-Founder of Fiddlershop

Meet Michael Holstein, Co-Founder of Fiddlershop

InspirationÅsa Holstein
He looks closer to 20, but actually turned 30 years old recently — Michael Holstein, Fiddlershop’s CEO and Co-founder.  You have probably talked t...
How to Pick Your First Violin Teacher

How to Pick Your First Violin Teacher

EducationalPierre Holstein
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...
Top 5 Violin Playing Mistakes That Lead to Injury

Top 5 Violin Playing Mistakes That Lead to Injury

EducationalAdam Auler
Playing the violin requires lots of repetition and awkward positions. Unfortunately, mistakes in posture, repetitive motions and playing can lead t...
Fostering an Appreciation for Music in Adults

Fostering an Appreciation for Music in Adults

EducationalJimmie Bjorling
Maybe you know someone who isn’t open to various styles of music. Or, you know people who don’t listen to a lot of music at all. How do you inspire...