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Is Your Violin The Right Size?

A mother and daughter entered our shop with a violin case in hand. The mother smiled and said, “Our teacher told us she needs a new violin.” Looking at the case in the girl’s hand, it was obvious the violin was too small. We opened the case and sized the girl. She definitely needed a

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Violin by Ernst Heinrich Roth
Jason's Corner

A Rare Beauty: Violin by Ernst Heinrich Roth (1936)

Welcome to Jason’s Corner – where you’ll find unique, rare, quality instruments for collectors or professional players. TODAY’S FEATURED INSTRUMENT: INSTRUMENT/MAKER: Violin by Ernst Heinrich Roth YEAR: 1936 ABOUT:  Ernst Heinrich Roth lived from 1877 to 1948.  He is a master luthier and owned a large and very successful violin-making shop in an East German town

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Strings to Scroll Maintenance Plan with Day Violins

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to think that there would never be a broken string or an instrument that was dropped during class? It would, but life happens, so this is why Day Violins began offering the Strings to Scroll Maintenance Plan. Strings to Scroll Maintenance Plan Day Violins strongly encourages every student renter to purchase

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Music – The Universal Language

If you travel to another country, you will more than likely encounter another language.  And while you probably cannot speak every language, there is one language that speaks to everyone.  We don’t need special devices to translate or years of training to understand the universal language of music.  It transcends all social, economic, and cultural

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Rental Credit Program at Day Violins

Day Violins was one of the first shops to introduce the Rental Credit Program. Are you wondering what that is? The Rental Credit Program provides you credit towards the purchase of a new instrument when your musical journey requires you to have something of your own. The most amazing thing about the Rental Program with

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Temperature and humidity can damage your instrument.

Temperature changes such as extreme heat or cold, or air that is too wet or too dry are all factors that can ruin your instrument.  Your instrument case is the best insulation from extreme temperature conditions and will help your instrument acclimate from cold to warm or warm to cold.  However, there are conditions that

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My child wants to quit! Now what?

When your child decides to take strings through their school, it is a class that lasts the entire school year.  In the beginning, everything seems fun and exciting.  However, when daily practice, difficulty with finger placement, practicing the techniques over and over…we admit it…the novelty wears off and beginning students get frustrated.  This is where

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Beginning student? Here’s all the things you need to succeed!

Welcome to Day Violins and the wonderful musical world of string instruments.  As a new student you know you need an instrument and a bow…but what other accessories will you need to ensure success?  What your Day Violins rental includes At Day Violins we rent “outfits.”  What does that mean?  It means we provide you

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How to size your instrument – Violin, Viola + Cello

Welcome to the wonderful world of string instruments!  You’re probably a little overwhelmed at all the information you need to know in order to get the perfect instrument for your beginning student.  Here at Day Violins, we understand!  As parents of students, we’ve been right where you are at.  This sizing guide will help you

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Bridge, pegs, and sound post. Improper care equals a costly repair!

A few parts of your string instrument are not mentioned as frequently when it comes to instrument care, however, they are vital to your instrument’s health and playability.  First, the bridge.  The bridge supports the strings on a stringed musical instrument and sends the vibrations of the strings to the sound post! The sound post is a

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Welcome new parents

Welcome to the wonderful world of string instruments! As a brand new parent, you probably have a lot of questions!  We want you to walk away from this experience knowing that you have the right instrument and accessories to help your student succeed.

Rest assured that Day Violins has the highest quality of customer service and a generous referral credit rental program for upgrading your instrument as your child grows and improves in their musical abilities.  

We are so excited to take this journey with you.  

With that in mind, we know that some of the most pressing questions for our beginning parents are:

Rest assured that Day Violins has the highest quality of customer service and a generous referral credit rental program for upgrading your instrument as your child grows and improves in their musical abilities.  

We are so excited to take this journey with you.