Bobby

About Bobby

Bobby has been playing the viola for over 17 years and performs in several orchestras around the Richmond, VA area. His favorite viola piece is Romance Oubliée.

Best Viola Strings & Combinations 2018

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Strings are one of the most important parts of the viola as they, when combined with a bow, ultimately produce the beautiful tones that violas are known for so it is therefore it is vital for you to pick the best viola strings. Given the wide variety

Best Electric Violas 2018

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Buying an electric viola is a great life decision. Electric violas are stylish, "cool," and downright fun to play. Since electric violas are harder to find at local music shops and usually must be purchased online, we have consolidated a list below of the best electric violas.

Best Viola Brands for Beginners 2018

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Beginner viola players need an instrument that is both ready-to-play out-of-the-box and is cost-effective since they may not continue playing for long. Our comprehensive list of beginner viola brands below has been evaluated by our staff to ensure that they are both beginner- and budget-friendly. Each

How to Get Free Sheet Music for Viola

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With the rise of the Internet, accessing and finding free viola sheet music has become easier than ever. There are a lot of places online to find free sheet music for viola. While there are many ways to obtain viola music illegally, the resources we list here

Best Viola Brands Review 2018

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Buying a viola is a complicated process so you need to know what viola brand to buy. You need to buy a viola brand that is known for high-quality workmanship. Quality is shown through the external beauty of the instrument and also the sound. Our list is

How to Use a Viola Dampit

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Are you a regular traveling musician or keep your viola in a dry place? If so, you'll want to invest in a dampit. Harsh winter weather and dry environments can cause severe damage to your viola in the form of cracks. A single crack on your fine

How to Get Musical Instrument Insurance for Your Viola

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Buying a viola can be a fun experience, no matter if it's your first or tenth viola. However, losing your wonderful sounding viola due to theft or damage can be detrimental. Not only can it cost thousands of dollars to replace or repair, but you'll lose valuable

Famous Viola Players

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While one of the lesser known instruments today, the viola used to be extremely popular. In fact, many people known as composers today were originally famous viola players. These include Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Glinka, Hindemith and many more. Some of the most famous viola

Best Viola Cases 2017

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Violas are very delicate instruments that can get scratched or broken very easily since they are carefully constructed from fragile wood. Despite how careful you may be with your viola, it's likely to get injured or broken if you don't protect it well. In order to protect

How to Prepare Your Viola for Summer

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Summer is upon us so it's time to get your viola ready for summer. In order to make sure your viola stays in perfect playing condition, we have provided a set of tips for you to consider as the temperatures and humidity increase this summer.   Watch