Instrument Repair for the String Educator and Music Ed Students: Summer Masterclass with Charles Rufino
Every year, Master Violin Maker and owner of the Long Island Violin Shop, Charles Rufino, holds his acclaimed summer course, "Instrument Repair for String Educators (and Music Ed Students)", at Stony Brook University Department of Music.This two-part course is open to any adult over...
"La Primavera" A Visit to Venice, Florence and Rome When I went on a mother-daughter trip to Venice, Florence and Rome two weeks ago, I was expecting to see a lot of art and hear some music here and there,...
Last weekend The Long Island Violin Shop held a concert of the students in our lessons and chamber music programs. It was the second concert to have been held at the Steinway & Sons Piano Showroom in Melville and it was a great success. We're so lucky to be able to hold our concerts in such a wonderful space.
The Martin Hiller Viola is a remarkable instrument made from high-grade European tonewood and finished in the US. With petite upper bouts and broad lower bouts, this instrument was engineered for maximum tone and playability. Available in all sizes, and modestly priced, you will not believe the sound quality of this instrument produces. Come by the shop today and give the Hiller a try!
Max Bruch was born in Germany in 1838. From an early age he studied music, and wrote his first composition at the age of nine: a song for his mother’s birthday. His parents then eagerly supported his musical passions. He went on to have a long career as a teacher, conductor, and composer.
Both the Irish and the Scottish share a rich history of fiddle music, and to the untrained eyes and ears it is often difficult to grasp the differences between the two types of fiddling. It's sort of like hearing one language but with two very distinct accents.
There are many tunes that you may think are Irish, which are in fact Scottish, and vice versa. This is due to centuries of intermingling between the two cultures. A perfect example of this is Mrs. McCloud’s Reel, which is popular in Ireland and thought by many to be an Irish reel, but in fact, it came from Scotland and was originally called Mrs. MacLeod’s Reel.