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More about violins as an Investment

(continued) You can play your Strad to your heart’s content, or rent it out to violinistJoshua Bell. Just be sure not to drop it. Not much has changed in the field of violin production and dealing since Antonio Stradivari set up shop in Cremona, Italy, during the late 17th century....

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The Kirschnek Violin Line at Golden Music

    The Kirschnek Violins - This company was established in 1880 in Erlangen/Bubenreuth, West Germany.  It is still run by the family.  The owners of Golden Music have had many lovely visits with this family, including a tea party in their heavily treed back yard of their house which...

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Three Ways to Become a Much Better Violinist

  From Violinist.com Over the years it has seemed to me that there are,  in the case of many players,  three basic, uncomplicated things they can do to become seriously better players.  Here they are: 1)  Learn the even numbered positions.  If I could have a dollar for every player...

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Amazing Collections of Music Soul Posts

Music and Its Effect on Body, Brain/Mind, and SpiritA brief look at history• Some archaeologists believe that music and dancing preceded language.• Since the days of the Greeks and Romans, music has had a profound effect on the body and the mind.• Healing and sound were considered sacred science. • Healing and music diverged...

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Musical Missions of Peace

Golden Music gives five clarinets to Meg York to take to Turkey. Musical Mission of Peace champions a non-violent way to peace worldwide through the power of music.   They believe: 1) People who have learned and sung each others' popular love songs together are less likely to war with one...

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June Master Sale - Featured Violin - White Bros Luthiers

WHITE BROS PREMIER VIOLIN   The White Brothers, Ira Johnson and Asa Warren, are described* as "the first Boston master makers of violins".  Both Whites are reported to have been fine woodworkers who taught themselves the craft of violin making by studying instruments from the European masters. Asa and Ira...

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June Master Sale - Featured Violin - Francois Breton

Francois Breton - France - 1778-1830 Francois Breton was a violin maker who did most of his work between 1778-1830 in Mirecourt, France.  He was the personal luthier to the Duchesse d’Angouleme.  He was a very prolific make and was imitated by many others.  His style was quite refined, generally...

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June Master Sale - Featured Violin - Ernest Mumby

Ernest Mumby - British Maker - 1888-1929 This is the Ernest Mumby Violin.  He was born in 1888.  He worked in Tottenham, North London, United Kingdom.  He was a pupil of Whitmarsh.  His work is considered Classic English Violin making and displays good workmanship and good materials.  Golden Music's Mumby...

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Pete Pidgeon (our very own Guitar Teacher) and Arcoda FREE Concert June 7th

  We are hosting three concerts in conjunction with the Lakewood Inspire week.   http://www.lakewood.org/Community_Resources/Arts_and_Culture/Performances_and_Events/INSPIRE_Arts_Week_Lakewood.aspx   The first is the amazing band Arcoda.  It is our guitar teacher's band, Pete Pidgeon.   www.PetePidgeon.com and our bio is at http://www.reverbnation.com/artist_58890/bio   https://www.facebook.com/petepidgeonAbout Pete and Arcoda Recognized in five categories for the 2011...

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A Musical Fix for American Schools

Research shows that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistenceInstruction in music literally expanded students’ brains. ENLARGEInstruction in music literally expanded students’ brains. DENVER POST/GETTY IMAGESBy JOANNE LIPMANOct. 10, 2014 11:24 a.m. ET75 COMMENTSAmerican education is in perpetual crisis. Our students are falling ever farther behind their peers in the...

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