Teachers’ Resources

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Cases Available Now for Donation to Schools or Non-Profits

At this time we still have violin & viola cases in a variety of sizes to donate.  We still have a few cello covers, too.  If you need these cases, contact us through our ContactUs page, via email (email@gailesviolin.com) or call (301-474-4300). 

Other Items of Interest to Teachers

We frequently have cases, cello covers, and even instruments available for donation to schools and registered non-profits. Please contact us with your wish list. We will do our best to contact you when items you need become available.

Due to a special deal we have made with our suppliers, we are able to offer instruments to schools and community organizations at a special price. Please call for details.

Here is a checklist to use on students’ instruments. If you send a copy to the repair shop with the instrument, you don’t have to worry that the students or parents will forget what you said.

Resources for Violin Teachers, Students and Performers

Some favorite apps:

  • Tuner Lite, a free tuning app from Piascore
  • Staff Wars, a game to help students learn to read notes on treble, alto and bass clefs. It's just $.99 from TMI Media, LLC

The Violin Site, also check out their journal.

Violinist in Balance - a great site for information on improving posture and balance while playing.

Ted.com has many wonderful videos of great speakers. Be sure to do a search for Benjamin Zander.  He's a pianist and conductor, but he's also a great speaker and teacher. You'll be able to use a lot of what he has to offer no matter what instrument you teach.

Care and Handling of the Instrument  - anyone can use this but it's a great handout for teachers.

Practice Record - this is not set up for the current year.  You can edit it in Microsoft Word.

Instrument Registration Form - for school teachers to use at the beginning of the year.

Instrument Exchange Notice - for use by school teachers.