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ASTA Industry Partner Resources
Resources from ASTA industry partners to help support the strings community and keep music thriving during this time.
Connolly Music Company
for useful information to help musicians, teachers, and students navigate the changing environment. Post your quarantine music-making on Facebook #musicismyrefuge to be included in our efforts to showcase so many amazing performances. We also sponsor
, which is a great way to brush up on teaching or learning skills with Mimi Zweig.
, the U.S. source for Thomastik-Infeld and more, remains able fulfill orders, including drop shipments to players.
Core Music Theory for String Players
Our hearts go out to isolated music students everywhere, missing out on this part of the year that is ordinarily the culmination of months of musical dedication. We are offering free shipping on two or more books, valid through June 1, 2020. Enter discount code “GoodHealth” at checkout at
Excelcia Music Publishing
Excelcia Music Publishing
released its inspiring 2020 string orchestra music with an innovative digital catalog for educators at home to easily and enjoyably make selections. It also launched free interactive “Meet the Composer” live-video sessions for educators and ensembles, which are recorded and available for e-learning use by educators everywhere.
We are helping our dealers by shipping direct to their customers and luthiers, doing our part to keep everyone
playing music safely
. We have also donated cases to great causes like the Violin-Building Fundraiser for Musician Aid, a benefit for musicians in need, and the Atlanta Festival Academy Online Competition.
Givens Violins staff is working remotely to support the string community in compliance with the Minnesota stay at home order. Contact us via
to discuss trying instruments, bows, or ordering strings or cases. Tell us how you are connecting with your students and audience. We need to stick together!
- Keeping a Safe Orchestra Room During COVID-19.
, we have created a “Student Stuck at Home” Video Series. Daily videos are designed to help teach the students and support the teachers during this time. We have videos on tuning your instrument, learning vibrato, horsehair, ebony, and lots more. Our aim is to cover it all!
Johnson String Instrument
Music is essential. That is why
Johnson String Instrument and Carriage House Violins
are dedicated to supporting remote learning. Whether you need a new piece of music for your child, a stand for your home studio, or are looking for a new instrument, we are here for you.
J.W. Pepper has created free content at
to support virtual learning. Pepper also has worked with hundreds of publishers to launch a service that allows customers to virtually share sheet music purchased in the last four years. Some rules apply. Visit
for more details.
is proud to be a resource for music educators during this time. Kendor’s entire string catalog is available for sale as digital downloads and a number of pieces are available on SmartMusic.
Global Strings Alliance
is an online platform existing to unite and empower strings teachers, students, and parents with free, trusted resources. A combination of website, Facebook group and YouTube channel, GSA’s goal is to bring together trustworthy resources for teachers, students, and parents.
Music for All
Music for All is pleased to announce the launch of our
new home for resources
for all music educators. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. We have been hard at work to prepare this new online area for our vast educational resource offerings. We hope it helps you today as you explore new ideas and inspiration, and far into your continued teaching career.
Music Teacher Gifts
I am making and supplying folks with fabric masks and donating purchase money to a local nonprofit. I offered masks to past clients for shipping cost only. And I offer music teachers my new book,
Have Fun with Your Music
, encouraging students to practice (especially good during COVID) at wholesale price.
During this trying and uncertain time, we want to do our part to help string teachers as you explore options and search for resources to facilitate online teaching. From free online lessons to daily webinars,
explore the resources
available to you.