The Guiro is hand held percussive instrument that is as popular in the classroom as it is in Latin-American music. the sound is created by the vibrations the player makes when dragging the beater over the ridges of the instrument. Being so easy to. Continue reading

The quality of your violin bow is almost just as crucial as having a quality violin as the bow contributes to sound production and ease of play. Here at Normans we sell a wide range of violin bows to suit beginners as well as more advanced players. With the festive season coming up, a lovely new bow would also make a great stocking filler! You can see 5 of our most popular models below.

If you have been looking for a clarinet, it is likely that you will have been faced with choosing between wooden and plastic. The standard rule is that beginners use plastic clarinets and intermediate and advanced players will play a wooden one. If you are not sure which one is for you, we have put together a short guide of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Whilst keeping this in mind, the most important thing to consider is which one suits you!