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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!

Purple Raspberry is New Color for Things 4 Strings® Accessories!

Purple Bow Hold Buddies and CelloPhant Accessories, with Things 4 Strings Logo


Things 4 Strings LLC announces the addition of a new color choice to its award-winning line of bow accessories: Purple Raspberry.

Things 4 Strings® accessories allow beginning orchestral string players the benefits of a relaxed and effective bow hold.  Students enjoy producing bowed tones right from their very first lesson, and, with no need for constant bow hold corrections, string teachers and parents optimize valuable instruction and practice time. Made in the USA, these accessories are molded of the finest medical-grade silicone rubber, are durable and washable, and are universal-fit for players aged 3 through adult on any size bow.

The Bow Hold Buddies® accessory, for violin and viola, positions and supports all fingers of the right hand, allowing contact with the bow in all the customary places. The 2-piece set is comprised of a frog-themed thumb/index finger shaper, plus an adjustable pinky support (also available separately as the Hold Fish® accessory).  The adorably unique shape and size of the CelloPhant® accessory for cello or (French-style bow) bass, allows for a flexible thumb and an open, relaxed hand. In addition to the new Purple Raspberry color, Bow Hold Buddies® accessories are available in Bright Blue, Sparkly Pink, Green/Gold and Concert Black, and CelloPhant® accessories are available in Bright Blue, Sparkly Pink, Classic Gray and Concert Black.  

Accessory inventor and studio teacher Ruth Brons was recently honored for her work advancing strings education by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) with the prestigious Kudos Award. “Bow Hold Buddies dramatically reduce the time it takes students to master a proper bow hold. Students' energy can be redirected towards other challenges. Quicker progress, more fun!” said Brons. 

Launched in 2009, Things 4 Strings® patented accessories have rapidly achieved popularity with studio and classroom teachers worldwide. “For those who can already play, the necessary bow hold corrections are done very quickly. They practice with the bow hold buddies at home, and the new habits form effortlessly. For beginners, they provided an easy and safe introduction to an excellent bow hold. I have been known to be skeptical with regard to gadgets - but not here. These Bow Hold Buddies (and Cellophants) work great, and we will keep using them!” said Kurt Sassmannshaus, String Dept. Chair, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.

At, a Dealer/Distributor Locator Service efficiently connects retailers and end-users to local shopping options in over 25 countries. info@things4stringscom


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Honored at 22nd Annual New Jersey Family Business of the Year Awards!


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Recognition from the New Jersey Office of the Governor!

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie letter recognizes Things 4 Strings LLC

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kudoscollageforclaire600pixel.jpgAmerican String Teachers Association Kudos Award to Ruth Brons


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Suzuki Recordings Now Available for Download from Amazon

Suzuki VIolin School Recordings Downloads on Amazon

Note: When there is more than one recording available, they are are listed from newest to oldest. Also, either the entire album or individual tracks may be downloaded. 

Suzuki Violin Book 1

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 1 (William Preucil) 

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 1  (David Cerone)

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 1  (David Nadien)

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 1 (Shinichi Suzuki)


Suzuki Violin Book 2

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 2 (William Preucil)

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 2 (David Cerone)

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 2 (David Nadien)

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 2 (Shinichi Suzuki)


Suzuki Violin Book 3

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 3 (William Preucil)

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 3 (David Cerone)

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 3 (Shinichi Suzuki)


Suzuki Violin Book 4

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 4 (William Preucil)

Suzuki Violin School Vol. 4 (David Cerone)

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 4 (David Nadien)


Suzuki Violin Book 5

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 5 (William Preucil)

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 5 (Koji Toyoda)


Suzuki Violin Book 6

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 6 (Koji Toyoda)


Suzuki Violin Book 7

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 7 (Koji Toyoda)


Suzuki Violin Book 8

Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 8 (Koji Toyoda)



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