Links to Other Resources

Strings Magazine, Strad Magazine, Fiddler Magazine feature articles on performers, teachers, instruments and makers, product reviews, summer festival and music school directories, and news in the field. features interviews with leading performers, user-contributed blog posts, and forums. hosts an e-mail list serv  which usually features thoughtful and historically rich discussion on the viola, viola repertoire, and performers. is an online forum that tends to focus more on instrument making. blog by Noa Kageyama addresses motivation, overcoming performance anxiety, and other constructive psychological skills of successful performers. and by Michael O’Gieblyn are extremely helpful resources for learning orchestral excerpts hosts information about upcoming auditions and instruments for sale worldwide.

Organizations: American String Teachers Association, Suzuki Association of the Americas, American Viola Society

In addition to your local music store, it can be helpful to compare prices for strings and other musical equipment at, Shar Music, Southwest Strings, and Musician’s Friend.  There are many other fine online vendors, but these are the websites I tend to check the most often for competitive prices.


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