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Things 4 Strings® premium, patented string teaching tools (for violin, viola, cello, and French-style bow bass) are widely endorsed by top soloists, professionals, teachers, and students - and, sometimes, in the news!

Featured Dealer: Keller Strings

 

 

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Located  at 8209 Hampson St, New Orleans, Keller Strings offers a premium selection of violins, violas, cellos, bows, and their accessories.

This second generation full-service violin shop, owned and operated by Paula and John Smith,  has recently earned a nomination by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center for the 2014 SBA awards: Entrepreneurial Success Award and the Family Owned Business Award. They especially enjoy customer service, bows (rehairing and restoration), varnish touchup, restoration, and finding the correct instrument for their customers. 

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"I really enjoy the Bow Hold Buddies because it makes my job easier at the shop. If I am showing a beginner (young or old) how to hold a bow and get a tone right away in less than a minute, this is definitely the product to start them off correctly. So many times we want our new customers to feel that they can do this, and fighting with a bow hold is just frustrating for them. I have sold many of these just by saying "I'm just going to show you how this is supposed to feel so you can do it at home!" We also love the Cellophant because of the weight it adds for young children. It is almost impossible to obtain enough weight in a small person to get the C string to make a sound without the Cellophant
 
Thank you,
 
Paula
Keller Strings"
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Featured Dealer: Mountain Edge Strings

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"We specialize in repair, rental and sales of stringed instruments, bows in all price ranges and sizes.
Our shop provides violin, viola, cello and bass rentals. Please stop by and you will be greeted by the owner, the dedicated luthier Frank Li."
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Gifts for Class of 2014 Grads!

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Know a 2014 String Music Grad?

We have some gifts for this year's music school graduates now embarking on their careers as string music educators!  Please drop a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your Class of 2014 grad's name, email and alma mater, and we'll be glad to send a little gift* of some teaching accessories!

*While supplies last. Offer expires July 31, 2014!

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Things 4 Strings LLC president and inventor, Ruth Brons, is honored to be named 2014 Leading Women Entrepreneur NJ Finalist. 

The LWEI annually chooses a group of business women in New Jersey who exhibit outstanding performance and achievement in business and economic innovation, community involvement, and advocacy for women. Ruth Brons was cited for excellence and leadership in each one of these areas.

Last night, both Ruth and her mother, Martha Brons (the cellist behind our CelloPhant accessory!), enjoyed the amazingly accomplished company of fellow Finalists at a lovely reception hosted by Fairliegh Dickinson University.

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