String Instrument Advice
Theory / Ear Training
New String Teacher Information
This page contains links to various webpages and online stores which I recommend, either based upon personal knowledge or recommendation from a trusted source.
Dillon Music - Great resource in NJ for all things brass. Very knowledgable staff, and they have many items that are challenging to find anywhere else.
Ultra Pure Oils - A valve oil more common for trumpet, but worth checking out
The American Music Center (AMC) - great resource for what is happening in music today.
A.S.C.A.P. - the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (of which I am a proud member).
The Delmar Community Orchestra - I conduct the fall season
Apocalyptica - Cello Quartet
NYSSMA (The New York State School Music Association)
NAfME (The National Association for Music Education)
Audacity - great recording/editing software, and it's free!
IMSLP - Public Domain Sheet Music
John Keal Music - local store in Albany. Repairs, instruments, accessories. They have a representative come to the school district every Wednesday.
A Violin Shop - this is the shop in Schenectady that does a lot of good-quality work, and sells high-quality instruments, etc...
Francis Morris - Luthier in Great Barrington, Massachussetts - comes to Albany on Tuesday evenings. Very talented, very nice guy as well. High quality instruments, even the smaller sizes, at fair prices...
Deb Segel - has a shop in downtown Troy (44 3rd Street, Troy, NY 12180) (266-9732) - close, very accomodating, great place to stop by!
Northeast Music - local store in Latham, right off of Exit 6. Repairs, instruments, accessories. They have a representative come to the school district every Thursday.
Music and Arts - Online retailer for instruments and accessories
Musescore - Free notation software!!!Free!!!!
Make Music - this is the company that puts out Finale, which I use exclusively and the school has copies of (Finale 2005 - they have newer versions)
Steve Weiss Music
MostlyBass.com - maintained by a colleague in the Chicago area. Highly recommended for bass players and non bass players alike.
Shar Music - sheet music, instruments, and accessories
Southwest Strings - sheet music, instruments, and accessories
Luck's - Sheet Music (only strings)
Sullivan Violins - out of Rochester. Ship throughout the world - even rentals!
Suretone Shoulder Rest - for those looking for something more padded than a Kun, but with more stability than the sponge...this is a possiblity (not an endorsement)
The Double Trolley - this is a stool and trolley to use with the double bass...
Michael Watson - string info, double bassist
Yale Library - Fiddling tips and tricks
MusicTheory.net - free online lessons
good-ear.com - free online ear training
Bigears - free online ear training
The Internet Music Theory Database - online resource of print materials
Forte - Music Notation Software. I use Finale personally, but this may be worth checking out.
I.T.E.A. - the International Tuba-Euphonium Association (formerly T.U.B.A.) - the official organization of all things tuba and euphonium
TubeNet - all things tuba!
Cole's Woodwind Shop - excellent resource for repairs and insight. Located in Saratoga Springs.