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The Mentor Maze: Educators Offer 5 Tips for Adult Beginners Searching for the Right Teacher

The trick to finding a good teacher is hiring someone who can make the process fun and effective

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How to Play the Cello

10 lessons to sharpen your cello-playing technique

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How to Play the Violin or Viola

10 violin lessons to hone your violin (and viola) playing skills

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How to Hold a Violin or Viola Without Tensing Up

6 ways to eliminate tension and improve your playing

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How to Teach Beginning Teen String Students

4 breakthrough strategies you can use with adolescent string players

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How to Get a Loaner from an Instrument Bank

A fine stringed instrument could be yours but read the fine print

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Choose the Right College Degree

Conservatory or university? Find the music degree that prepares you for the work world

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Viola da Gamba Conclave Reveals the Beginner in Us

Trip proves it's possible to play a new instrument at any age

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Learn the Difference Between Violin and Fiddle

Violin is for classical and jazz while fiddle is for folk, country, and bluegrass. But is that really true?

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