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Music China 2017: Meet US in Shanghai!

Updated Booth Location: W1E74

#Music China #Things4Strings #BowHoldBuddies #CelloPhant #violin #cello

In Shanghai? Hope to see you at the Shanghai New International Center (SNIEC)!

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Music China 2017: Shanghai New International Expo Center, October 11 - 14

 

Meet us in Shanghai!

Music China 2017: Shanghai will gather together over 130,000 instrument importers, dealers, distributors, retailers, music schools & academies, orchestras and musicians!

Meet Things 4 Strings® accessories with our president and inventor, violin teacher Ruth Brons, and China Agent, Jerrie Zhao at Location W1E74. We are most honored to have been invited to share a booth with VSA (Violin Society of America) Gold Medalist bow maker Long Gen Chen. Please stop by to say hello!

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.

Accessory inventor and studio teacher Ruth Brons was 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 relaxed and effective 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.

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"Bootsy" Joins Things 4 Strings LLC Team!

Just in time to help with shipping during this busy back-to-school season, "Bootsy" comes to us from the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover, NJ. She is two years old, and enjoys wearing her tuxedo look fur coat to work everyday. She enjoys supervising the packing of every box heading to our world-wide distribution network. Her favorite product? Our new deeply discounted fish bowl of 24 violin and viola bow hand pinky finger supports, the Things 4 Strings® Studio Kit: Hold Fish®, of course!

 

 

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Meet Us in Beijing: PALM Show 2017

 

Come meet Things 4 Strings® accessories and our China Agent Jerrie Zhao!

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Fish Bowl of Value: Things 4 Strings Expands Popular Studio Kit Line

                

Responding to teacher demand, Things 4 Strings LLC announces the expansion of the discounted line of Studio Kits of its award-winning line of bow accessories.  Joining the popular boxed sets of either 12 Bow Hold Buddies® or 12 CelloPhants® accessories, the Things 4 Strings® Studio Kit: Hold Fish® provides a fish bowl of 24 Hold Fish® accessories for the support of the bow hand pinky finger of developing violin and viola players.  Offered in three color choices:  Bright Blue, Concert Black or Multi.  The accessories allow private studio and orchestra classroom teachers to optimize instruction time, tend to their student’s development of ergonomic bow technique, and realize cost savings of over 40%!  

Things 4 Strings® accessories allow beginning orchestral string players the benefits of a relaxed and effective bow hold right from their very first lesson. Eliminating the need for constant bow hold corrections, these learning aids speed players to better tone and bow control. Made in the USA, these accessories are molded of the finest medical-grade silicone rubber, are durable enough for years of use by many students, and are suitable for all bow and hand sizes.

Launched in 2009, Things 4 Strings® patented accessories have rapidly achieved popularity with studio and classroom teachers worldwide. "Your products are really wonderful. I think the fish is for every beginning student a must!"  said Nadya Canahuati, MM in Performance & String Pedagogy with Mimi Zweig.

Accessory inventor and studio teacher Ruth Brons has been honored for her work advancing strings education by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) with the prestigious Kudos Award. “A Things 4 Strings accessory dramatically reduce the time it takes students to master a proper bow hold. Students' energy can be redirected towards other challenges. Better skills, greater joy!” said Brons. 

Learn more at http://www.things4strings.com/for-string-teachers

 

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