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Review of Charles Rufino's Masterclass: "Instrument Repair for the String Educator"

Review of Charles Rufino's Masterclass: "Instrument Repair for the String Educator"

"As teachers, we have to be prepared for all kinds of unthinkable situations and be able to effectively react in the moment! As string teachers, add the unthinkable instrument damages to that list! I highly recommend taking this summer course if you are interested in string instrument repairs, and I especially recommend it to sharpen your know-how skills to be able to fix problems on the fly! From strings breaking to seams coming unglued, all aspects of making the instruments playable again will be covered and this course is time well spent with a very enjoyable group of colleagues!" - Catherine Colquhoun - Westbury Middle School Orchestra Director
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Knowing When it's Time to Rehair Your Bow

Knowing When it's Time to Rehair Your Bow

Knowing When it's Time to Rehair Your BowOne of the most common questions we get at the shop is “How do I know when it’s time to rehair my bow?” There are a couple of different indications that it’s time to get a rehair depending on what you notice happening with your bow.
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Bow hair insect damage

What Are Bow Bugs and How Can I Get Rid of Them?

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.

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The Mohr Bowmaking Workshop - Reflections by Samantha Kadisch

The Mohr Bowmaking Workshop - Reflections by Samantha Kadisch

LIVS Bow Expert Samantha KadischSamantha Kadisch, The Long Island Violin Shop’s very own luthier and bow expert, is on a journey to becoming a bow master! We had the opportunity to learn about her experience becoming a bow maker at a recent workshop she attended on the craft of bow making. Take a look at our exclusive interview and, if you’re due, be sure to schedule an appointment for a rehair with Samantha today!

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Guide To Insuring Your Musical Instrument

Guide To Insuring Your Musical Instrument

Fine instruments and bows are easily damaged and expensive to repair, thus insurance protection is vitally important. As insurance products vary greatly, understanding your coverage is essential: in the emotional turmoil following an accident or loss nobody wants to learn their coverage is insufficient.
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