Places recommended for Private Lessons:
Maplewood Music Studio
47 Maplewood Mall
Phila., PA 19144
(in Chestnut Hill)
8509 Germantown Ave.
Phila., PA 19118
Chestnut Hill Music Academy
22 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue
Philadelphia, PA. 19118
Keswick Music Works
363 N. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
Settlement Music School – Germantown Branch
6128 Germantown Ave
Here are some links to special and fun pages. DON'T FORGET TO ALLOW POP UPS
Cool String Players!
Fun Free Stuff
You have to try this! So fun!
Free Public Classical and Jazz radio station...you can stream either classical or Jazz from your computer.
From a fellow strings teacher in Central Bucks School District, here you will find lots of free sheet music to download!
for very advanced students (not just string music but ALL music)
http://musescore.org/ - Free Notation Software (must download)
http://notefilight.com - Create music online (do not have to download, demo version is free but you are limited to how many pieces you can save)
For purchasing/renting instruments, accessories, and music
http://www.stringemporium.com (Check it out, lots of info for basses! Plus strings and cases for violin, viola and cello!)
http://www.stringemporium.com/basscafe.htm <----- Bass info ! Check out the videos!
www.violin-strings.com (from String Emporium)
www.viola-strings.com (from String Emporium)
www.cello-strings.com (from String Emporium)
Fine Instruments (more advanced students)
Paul Stevens Violins
15 Simpson Rd.
Ardmore, PA 19003
David Michie Violins
1714 Locust Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
7801 Winston Road
Philadelphia PA 19118
1048 W. Lancaster Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Store Hours: 2-5PM, Tuesday-Saturday
(610) 527-5552 (during store hours)
Mount Airy Violins & Bows
6665 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Open Wednesday - Saturday, 1pm - 5pm
Electric String Instruments
They also have lessons at their stores
Settlement Music School
Orchestras, musical events, etc.
The Philadelphia Orchestra
http://pimf.org - Classical Music Festival at Bryn Mawr College featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra
Educator resources (for students with Special Needs)
Adaptive Use Musical Instruments - "Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI) interface enables students who have very little voluntary movement or other varieties of impairments to create and perform electronic sounds and sequences in order to participate in solo and ensemble electronic music improvisation and composition."
Music Technology and Disabled Access - Links to programs that can be used to create music for students with exceptionalities.
If you have a student with a physical disability who is interested in playing an instrument they probably already go to Shriners Hospital or some other hospital for treatment, you should let their parent know that their doctor should be able to refer them to a specialist for any prosthesis or other assisting devices.