Violin/Bow Technician in Huntington:
This position requires experience in using tools, we are willing to train candidates, but some experience in using and sharpening hand tools is necessary.
The position will entail setup and repair work, assisting in making new instruments, and bow repairs and rehairs. Facility in playing a bowed instrument useful but not necessary.
Successful candidates will be responsible self-starters, comfortable dealing with customers and working as part of a team. Salary commensurate with experience.
Please send your resume to email@example.com. You will be contacted by email to schedule an interview.Part Time Sales in Huntington/East Setauket:
Part Time Sales in Huntington/East Setauket:
We are looking for energetic individuals to join our team. The position will focus on sales and customer service, but there will be a variety of tasks throughout the year including off-site visits, outbound calls, stocking/pricing/inventory, etc.
Must have a car.
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted by email to schedule an interview.
It is my sad duty to report the passing of our good friend John Connolly Jr. this past weekend. Although the average string player may not have known his name, we all owe Mr. Connolly a debt of gratitude. He was a man whose strategic vision, ingenuity, business acumen, and commitment to excellence changed the world of bowed strings. And he was not above being kind and helpful to me when I opened my shop in 1983.
He founded the Connolly Music Company in 1969 and soon after approached the Thomastik-Infeld company about distributing their products in the U.S. They had just developed the world’s first synthetic-core string called Dominant.
This little, upstart brand received mixed reviews when first introduced and John Connolly took a significant risk in backing this revolutionary change. He convinced two young Juilliard graduates to endorse the Dominant string, Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zuckerman. A few years ago Mr. Perlman told me "When I found the A string wouldn't squeak in the Tschaikovsky Concerto, I was sold."
You can see John Connolly remembering the early days in this interview: https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/john-connolly
Connolly Music, now owned by John's son Jake, is one of the last music companies left on Long Island, which once hosted many instrument importers and distributors. We are grateful for their continued commitment to our local community and the world of strings.
Rest in peace, and rise in glory, John Connolly.
It's possible you have encountered bow bugs before without knowing it. The most obvious sign of a bow bug infestation is if you have a bow that seems to have lost a bunch of its hair all at once or the hair is falling off in clumps. That's because the bow bugs have been happily munching away at it. You might even see some of the hair sticking out of the case.
Claude Debussy was born in France in 1862. He began piano lessons at the age of seven. His talents were evident early on, and began studies at the Paris Conservatoire when he was only ten years old. There he studied composition, music history, music theory, harmony, piano, organ, and solfege for eleven years.