Choosing the correct strings for your instrument will not only enable you to have some back up in case you snap a string but can also influence the sound of your instrument. Here are the most popular string brands we sell at Normans to suit the needs and budget of every musician.

Playing a musical instrument has an incredible impact on all areas of your brain, and can significantly develop and enhance them, which also improves the processes of the brain not only in playing music but also in academic and social situations. Read more about all the positive effects of playing music in my new article.

People can often be confused between the violin and viola. Yes they look very similar and many people actually struggle to tell them apart. Similar in looks but differ in other ways. Both instruments are played the same; either with a bow- which you pull over the strings or by plucking the strings with your fingers.