Getting a Violin: Should I Rent or Buy?

A common question with violinists is: should I buy or rent a violin? In addition to providing fantastic instruction, Washington D.C. Lessons in Your Home violin teachers can help to answer this and other instrument related questions for new violinists. The answer is based on many factors, including age, commitment, and budget. Size Matters The

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4 Reasons to Stick with the Clarinet

If you’ve been playing the clarinet for a while, you’re probably aware that a majority of young clarinetists switch over to saxophone within the first couple years of being involved in music. While the saxophone is great and has many uses in popular styles of music, I would encourage all clarinetists to think a little

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Top 10 Brands of Violins for Beginners

Committing to purchasing an instrument like the violin can be a daunting and expensive endeavor. When taking violin lessons for beginners, some may prefer to rent a violin before taking the plunge. But, when you’re ready to take the plunge and move from renting to owning, there are many factors to take into consideration, and

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10 Interesting Facts About the Ukulele

If your child is expressing interest in learning an instrument but doesn’t particularly have a desire to play something specific, ukulele lessons for kids might be a great way to see if your child can really handle learning an instrument. While so much more than just a tiny instrument for children, the ukulele does offer

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Anatomy of a Piano

At first glance, a piano simply looks like a bunch of black and white keys attached to a box in that instantly recognizable harp shape. You may be surprised to hear that a grand piano contains about 12,000 parts in total! That may sound overwhelming at first, however, most of those parts work together and

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