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2018 ASTA National Conference

String teachers! Heading to ASTA?

Hands down, our favorite event all year -- because what could be nicer than hanging and learning with the string bunch that comprise the American String Teachers Association (ASTA)?

Please stop by the Exhibit Hall and say "Hello!" 

Ruth Brons, Things 4 Strings accessory teacher/inventor, will be on hand at our Booth #514 for product demos and teaching advice.

Our new partner Music & Arts will be handling Things 4 Strings accessory sales at Booth #305.


2018 ASTA National Conference

March 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Atlanta, GA 

Booth #514



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Meet Things 4 Strings accessories at the TMEA2018 Conference in San Antonio!

Meet Things 4 Strings at TMEA 2018 ant the Music and Arts Exhibit

TMEA is an organization of over 11,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA comprises five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. TMEA leaders carefully monitor the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction.

Music and Arts will be hosting Things 4 Strings at their exhibit, Booth #417, in the Henry B. Gonalez Convention Center. Meet Bow Hold Buddies and CelloPhant inventor (and studio violin and viola teacher) Ruth Brons, for product demos, news - or just to say "Hello!"

The TMEA Valentine Buzz on Twitter!


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Annet van Deinse, Netherlands "Viool" Teacher, No Longer Skeptical!

Vioolist Annet van Deinse

Hi Ruth ,

2 years ago I discovered your nice helpfull violin hold .

First I was a little sceptic , but it is really very helpfull !
It helped a lot of my students , thank you very much !

Kind regards
Annet van Deinse

Pictures of  my students  ....

Young girl plays violin with Things 4 Strings Bow Hold Buddies accessory set on violin bow

Young boy plays violin with Things 4 Strings Hold Fish accessory on violin bow

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Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association Conference, Jan. 26 - 27, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Anaheim, CA


Southern California Band & Orchestra, Things 4 Strings and Music & Arts logos

The Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBO) is a non-profit organization whose active membership is drawn primarily from educational institutions: elementary schools, junior high/middle schools, senior high schools, colleges and universities. Additional membership includes students and others (private instructors, business establishments) who are active in the musical community.

The Association is dedicated to enriching the cultural environment by helping all students develop a greater appreciation of music, providing the means for exploring both vocational and non-vocational opportunities in music, raising performance standards, and improving learning techniques.

Meet Things 4 Strings accessories at the SCSBO Conference! Music and Arts will be hosting Things 4 Strings Product Specialist (and violin/viola private studio teacher) Rozie Dumas at their exhibit in the Hyatt Regency Orange County lobby. This conference is also held in cooperation to the nearby and concurrently running NAMM Show 2018, where Things 4 Strings LLC will be in Hall B, Booth 9051. More info on our NAMM Show presence here.

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NAMM SHOW 2018 and Things 4 Strings Logo

The NAMM Show is the definitive platform for the music, sound and event technology communities to unite with the mission of strengthening the music products industry and promoting the pleasures and benefits of making music. Held in Anaheim every January, The NAMM Show offers the latest products from more than 7,000 brands, cutting edge industry education across hundreds of sessions, as well as special events, concerts and experiences where "only at NAMM" moments take place.

Meet Things 4 Strings® accessories at Booth 9051 in Hall B during the following show hours:

Thursday, January 25 10 am–6 pm
Friday, January 26 10 am–6 pm
Saturday, January 27 10 am–6 pm
Sunday, January 28 10 am–5 pm

PLUS! Don't miss our

Music Educator Showcase at the 2018 NAMM Show

When: Sunday, Jan. 28, 11am

Where:,NAMM Member Center, Anaheim Convention Center, Lobby B Music Educator Showcases at the 2018 NAMM Show, 

Title: Instant Bow Holds! Meet Things 4 Strings® Accessories for the Orchestra Classroom or Private Strings Studio

Description: Things 4 Strings® accessories are teacher designed, tested and approved as the gentlest & fastest way for beginners to learn the bow hold. The relaxed and effective instant bow hold will optimize your instruction time and speed progress for your students! Bow Hold Buddies® for Violin /Viola and CelloPhant® for Cello/(French-style bow) Bass.

 Presented by: Ruth Brons, President, Things 4 Strings LLC


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