Performance Anxiety, Part 1: Setting the Stage for Success

Performance Anxiety, Part 2: Building the Bridge

Introduction With colleges and universities convening nationwide, October seems the appropriate time to begin a new instructional series for the Strings By Mail Articles page. Veteran performer, Strings By Mail owner, and guitar teacher for 15 years at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, John Wunsch presents a series of articles on alleviating performance anxiety. […]

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Rehearsal Tiers : A Guide To Goal Oriented Rehearsals

Written for Strings By Mail by guest blogger Thomas Byers. Thomas is the Director of Guitar studies at Northland Prep Academy and founder of the Thomas Byers Guitar Studio, LLC. These are simple parameters for engaging in and finalizing a piece of ensemble music. The three tiers create targets for both instructors and students to […]

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Celebrating Shakespeare, Cervantes and the Music of Their Era

written by Irene Gomez, specially written for the Strings By Mail Blog 2016 promises to be a great year for those who love literature and theater. The commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra should be a wonderful opportunity to re-familiarize oneself with, or to discover […]

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Strings By Mail Sponsored Artist Series – Alex De Grassi

As part of our Strings By Mail Sponsored Artist Blog Series, we will be presenting each of our sponsored artists in a casual Q & A format. They discuss the instruments they use, the types of strings they use & why, and any accessories that help with their playing. They also provide any valued advice […]

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