Bobby

About Bobby

Bobby has been playing the viola for over 18 years and performs in several orchestras around the Pittsburgh area.

How to Get Musical Instrument Insurance for Your Viola

August 19th, 2017|Categories: General Viola|Tags: , , |

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

July 27th, 2017|Categories: General Viola|Tags: , , |

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

How to Prepare Your Viola for Summer

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: General Viola|Tags: , , , |

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

Why do you need viola rosin?

June 7th, 2017|Categories: General Viola|Tags: , , |

If you're a new viola player, you may have looked at that funny amber colored stuff that comes in your viola case and wondered what exactly it is. That stuff is viola rosin. What is rosin you might ask? It is the sticky stuff that allows your viola

Differences Between the Viola and Violin

April 13th, 2017|Categories: General Viola|Tags: , , |

Violins and violas are magnificent instruments which you can hear in classical music, some pop songs, and other genres of music. Most people can easily recognize the differences between a viola and violin when the instruments are compared up-close, but when placed in an orchestra setting on-stage,

How to Sell a Viola

April 7th, 2017|Categories: General Viola|Tags: , , |

With the end of the school year coming soon, you may be wondering how to sell your viola. Whether you are trying to sell your viola at a store, online, or trading it in, you want to make sure you get the best price and deal with an

Best Viola Strings Review

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Product Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , |

It's a New Year so we have a new ranking of the best viola strings! Our rankings have changed slightly from last year due to additional testing we did. In particular, our number one viola string recommendation changed this year to Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold. Strings are one

D Z Strad Viola Model 101 Review

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Product Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , |

The D Z Strad Viola Model 101 is the ideal viola for the intermediate viola player. This viola is most popular amongst teachers, students, and expert musicians. The D Z Strad brand has won our rating as the best intermediate viola brand in both our 2017 best

Cecilio CVA-500 Viola Review

December 30th, 2016|Categories: Product Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , |

Are you looking for a student viola? Look no further than the Cecilio CVA-500 - a teacher approved viola. The viola is even suitable for the intermediate player. Cecilio is an old time favorite when it comes to making violins and violas as they produce quality instruments

10 Great Online Resources for Violists

October 31st, 2016|Categories: General Viola|Tags: , |

Violists today are extremely lucky that most of the resources they could ever need can be found online. From sheet music to ordering a new bridge, the Internet has everything both the budding and professional violist needs. It is hard to imagine that only a few decades