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...
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