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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...

Top 10 Violin Vibrato Mistakes Students Make

Top 10 Violin Vibrato Mistakes Students Make

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 employs the use...

Overcoming Self-Doubt as a Musician

Overcoming Self-Doubt as a Musician

Will I ever be good enough? Will all this practicing pay off? Is it even worth it? If you're questioning your abilities as a musician, you're not alone. As artists, we often wonder if our hard work will bear fruit....

Fiddlershop's Picks: Bow Rosins

Fiddlershop's Picks: Bow Rosins

Our Favorite Bow Rosins Rosin is the key to unlocking the sound from your bowed string instrument.  When applied to the bow hair,  the rosin creates sticky friction between the string and bow. The rosined hair grips the strings, pulling out...

How to Choose Your Next Summer Music Festival or Camp

How to Choose Your Next Summer Music Festival or Camp

Interested in attending a summer strings camp? Thankfully, programs to choose from has grown quite a bit over the last ten years. There are hundreds of places for not only children but also adult amateur and semi-professional string players. That said,...

5 Benefits of Playing in an Orchestra

5 Benefits of Playing in an Orchestra

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 make lasting relationships...

Effective Ways to Practice Performing

Effective Ways to Practice Performing

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, and emotional and...

One Day at Fiddlershop

One Day at Fiddlershop

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 of beans is...

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