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Robert Niles

Thank you to's October sponsors

October 26, 2011 at 7:15 PM

I'd like to take a moment to thank the sponsors whose financial support this month is keeping up and open to violinists around the world. Please join me in thanking the following sponsors by keeping them in mind when you are making decisions about purchases, your education or events to attend:

The Juilliard School
Kennedy Violins
Shar Music
Stradpet Violin Neckguard
Southwest Strings
Adagio String Shop
Fingerboard Workbook Series
Snow Violin
Charles L. Johnston
'God's Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz'
A. Cavallo Violins
Carriage House Violins
Electric Violin Shop
Frustrated Accompanist
J.R. Judd Violins
Old Town Music
The Potter Violin Company
Reuning & Son Violin
Things 4 Strings
The Violin Case
Wangbow Violin Bow Workshop

If you own or manage a business, school or institution that needs to reach violinists, please take a look at sponsorship opportunities on We are sold out of banner advertising inventory for November, but have limited banner space available in December. We also continue to have space available in our Shop Business Directory. Your financial support of this community helps us to expand our coverage of the violin online, helping more violinists feel more deeply connected with the global violin community. Thank you to all the readers and sponsors of for your continued support.

From Diane Allen
Posted on October 27, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Thank You Robert! I appreciate the opportunity to place the ad!

The Fingerboard Workbook Series Map the Violin for Good for many has been truly transformational.

Learning how to connect what pitches are on the printed page with how to hear them, feel them and see them...priceless!

I've used these books with my private students for over 20 years. It finally occurred to me to make them available to the public! I wouldn't have bothered - but they're so effective!

It's wonderful to have a place to share what I have to offer - for those budding violinists out there who need a bit of fingerboard de-mystification! Also for the teachers who visit who are looking for resources that produce results.

If anyone wants a closer look - I'm happy to email you a sampler. If you live in Albuquerque or Austin - feel free to stop by Robertson Violins or Blackerby Violins to see the books in person.

Smiles! Diane

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