Care and feeding of your string instrument

In this Boomer By Request video

String instruments can be tricky to maintain, especially for a beginner. We hear from orchestra teachers all the time that kids adjust one tiny thing and make their instrument unplayable.

This is not their fault! They simply lack the necessary experience.

In this video Sarah draws on her years of experience as a violinist, string teacher, and repair technician and shows some common problems students create for themselves and how to fix them.

Topics include:

  • Tightening a loose string
  • Proper bridge placement
  • What to do if your sound post falls down
  • How to identify a crack or open seam
  • Tightening and rosining your bow

After watching this video you will have the confidence necessary to keep your instrument playing its best no matter your skill level!