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January 22, 2016

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The LIVS Takes a Trip to Two West Islip Middle Schools

Earlier this month, The Long Island Violin Shop's very own Samantha Kadish spent the day with Ms. Fawess' sixth-grade orchestra classes at Beach Street Middle School and Udall Road Middle School in West Islip.

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December 22, 2015

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Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for the String Player in your Life

Christmas is nearly upon us! As the clock continues to count down, 11th-hour shoppers everywhere are preparing to face the stores and crowds in their efforts to find the perfect gifts for the ones they love. 

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December 12, 2015

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Strings for the Holidays: 5 Fun & Festive Christmas Covers

'Tis the season for Christmas music! Which also means that it's officially the season for discovering great musical covers.

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December 04, 2015

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Classical in Cinema: Bach Edition

For many of cinema's greatest films, their soundtracks have been built around stunning original scores, carfully chosen pop tracks, and the best that the world of classical music has to offer.

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November 25, 2015

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Children & Chamber Music: A Perfect Pairing

Especially for younger players, one of the best ways to bring together all of the skills necessary for playing a string instrument (other than private lessons) is with ensemble and chamber playing. Even more than orchestral settings, playing in chamber trios and quartets is one of the best ways for a young player to develop their skills, confidence, and a love of playing.

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November 05, 2015

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A String Student's Guide to Tuning

Learning to tune a violin, viola, cello, or bass without the help of another player or a teacher is an important skill for every young musician to conquer. A consistently well-tuned instrument sounds better and often contributes to stronger, more consistent playing habits.

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October 30, 2015

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Winter Is Coming: Tips For Cold Weather Instrument Care

While winter can be a trying time for string players, there are some fairly simple ways to defend an instrument against the worst of winter's weather.

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