Welcome to the Resources page!
Local Music Retailers
CK Violins : 250 Ward ave # 220 Honolulu, HI 96814 589-1188
CK Violins provides excellent, affordable student instruments for rent or for sale. Call ahead for availability.
Music Center of Hawai’i : 851 Pohukaina St. #F Honolulu, HI 96813 596-8742
A good one stop place for all your string related needs from instrument rental and accessories to sheet music.
Global Music Supply : 2758 S. King St. #102 Honolulu, HI 96826 949-8863
Instruments are very sensitive to heat, water, and tension. As such, please do not leave instruments in the sun or a hot car. Do not allow instruments to get wet for any reason. And please do not tighten strings or the bow too tightly as this will cause them to break. Bows should always maintain a slight curve in towards the hair. A stick that is straight or bent outwards may snap.
To clean the instrument use only a dry, soft cloth to wipe off any dust or rosin particles. For the fingerboard you may use a paper towel that has been lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol. This will remove dirt and oils from the strings and fingerboard.
Tuning of the instruments will, for the most part, be done by the teacher before class begins. Occasionally, strings will grow old and come apart or break. This is normal and should be brought to the attention of the teacher so that they can replace the string for you.
Apps for Practicing
Cleartune – $3.99 This is the same tuner app that is used in class. It is very easy to use and works well.
gStrings – $Free This is another tuner app. It’s free but works perfectly well also.
7Metronome – $Free This is a metronome app that we also use in class. It is an excellent way to practice good rhythm and speed.
insTuner – $Free This is another tuner app. I haven’t tested it since I don’t have any iOS devices. Please let me know what you think if you do try it.
Metronome+ – $Free This is a metronome app. Great for practicing good rhythm and speed. Also haven’t tested this one but it is highly reviewed on the website.
www.sheetmusicplus.com : A great site to use for purchasing sheetmusic online. As a bonus, 8% of anything you buy using our affiliate link will benefit the orchestra program.
www.metronomeonline.com : A free but valuable resource for structured, efficient practicing.