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Caring for Wooden Instruments in the Winter

Friday, November 30, 2018 by Chrissy Misso | Instrument Care

We have several violin, ukulele, and violas sitting around and so do some of our students!  Here are some things we need to remember as the weather gets COLD! ⛄️ 🥶

Here in Minnesota, the inside air is typically dry during winter, which causes our string instruments to dry out.  This drying out is most noticeable on bowed strings with tuning—did you notice your instrument is usually flat?—but all wooden based instruments can experience cracking.  Some cracks can be repaired (like those along seems), but others are not (like a crack under your tail piece).

Here are some prevention tips (erm...requirements!):  
1. Do NOT leave your instrument in the car  
2. Do NOT store your instrument near the heater or vents where the air humidity is especially low.  
3. Get a humidifier.

  • There are some that fit in your instrument through the f-hole of the violin/violin, ones that balance between the strings of the ukulele/guitar, and others that can sit or attach inside your case.
  • Humidifiers inside the instrument should be checked at least every 3 days, more often whe the outside temperature drops below 15-20 degrees F (more heat is used = more dry air)
  • Case humidifiers should be checked about every 5-7 days, depending on size, and more frequently when the outside temperature drops as above
  • We have included links to some of our favourites below.
4. Make sure your case is properly closed - no gaps!  


Feel free to send any questions our way!

 

Affiliate links for our accessory suggestions are always available at https://chrissysstudio.mymusicstaff.com/Supplies

Black Friday Sale

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Chrissy Misso | Studio

🎶🎁  We are having a Black Friday Sale on Spring Lessons!!  🎵

🎼 What an AMAZING Holiday Gift!  🎁 🎉 


🕠 To get these deals, you need to get in contact with us FRIDAY (11/23) between 5:30am and 11:59pm. 🕚


*Lessons must start between Jan 1 and July 1, 2019 or the package will be forfeited

*Payment must be received by Dec 1, 2018

*Gift Certificates will be emailed after payment is recieved

*No refunds on packages

*https://www.facebook.com/events/770876519916065/?ti=icl

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NEW STUDENT SPECIALS:

  • Beginning Piano Class Starter Package: $170; 8 hour-long group lessons, 1st-5th graders, starting materials included (3-4 students per group; normally $225)
  • Beginning Ukulele Class: $150; 8 hour-long group classes, 1st-4th & 5th-8th & 9th-12th grades and adult groups, music included; get a uke included for an extra $25! (4-6 students per group; normally $200, or $230 with uke)
  • 1:1 Weekly Violin/Viola or Advanced/Teen/PreK piano: 6 lessons for the price of 5 ($140) or 10 lessons for the price of 8 ($224)

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CURRENT/Returning STUDENTS:

  • Station Piano, Voice Class, and 1:1 Lessons: 6 lessons for the price of 5 or 10 lessons for the price of 8
  • Theme Ukulele Classes: 16 weeks for $320 (normally $400) or 8 weeks for $170 (normally $200)


*Other family want to gift your child lessons? We will make it work!

     

       

  

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