Scouting and Music-Supporting our Youth

As an adult, it’s gratifying when you see the youth take an interest in something that you have a passion for. In my life outside of Chesbro Music, I have several different passions and hobbies that I pursue. One of which is being a volunteer leader for a local troop...

What Type of Strings Should I Use?

When I really got serious about playing guitar, I was moving from a concert ukulele (with nylon strings) to an acoustic steel string guitar. There’s quite a difference between these two types of strings, especially for your fingers. Luckily you develop a level of...

Do I Really Need a Case for my Guitar?

Making the case for a guitar case. Many people ask me if they really need a guitar case for their guitar and I guess it depends on the circumstances around how you intend to use your guitar. Are you going to leave it at home on the guitar stand and play it only...

Our Favorite Teaching Aids

Being a piano teacher can be challenging, especially when it comes to keeping our young students engaged and on track. Here are some of our favorite products all of which are available from Chesbro Music Co. Remember, local teachers and their students get an extra...

The Key Benefits of Playing Music Daily

Isn’t that just a loaded question? How can you narrow it down to just this blog post? Playing music everyday combines every subject kids learn in school into one activity. Language, math, history, science, reading, writing, and if you play a cello or another big...

Are Soft Reeds Better for Beginners

The short answer is yes. Typically reeds are numbered 1-5, 1 being the softest, and 5 being the hardest, with halves in between. Some brands simply label their reeds as soft, medium soft, medium, etc. Most students will start on a 2, or soft reed, because they’re...

Rosin – What The Heck Is It?

Many of us know our stringed instrument needs rosin for the bow, but do we know what type we should be using? The answer isn’t exactly straight forward. There are too many types of rosin and applications, depending on your playing style and level to simply state,...

How To Know What Size Of Violin To Rent/ Buy

So, little Stevie came home today and told you that he wants to play the violin. Well, being the good Dad that you are, you jump online and start looking for violins. You find a great deal on the interwebs and make the purchase. It arrives and happy little Stevie...

Don’t Try This At Home

When you’ve been in the music business as long as we have, you think you’ve heard it all when it comes to broken instruments. But then, someone comes in with an instrument badly in need of repair or replacement and you realize that you’re entirely unprepared for their...

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