Gregory S. Sapp Violins, Ltd. assembled these useful links as a resource for you.
www.drewlecher.com An esteemed violin/viola teacher in Naperville, Drew Lecher has published two books, "Violin Technique, The Manual" and "Viola Technique, The Manual". These are excellent resources to help you develop a higher level mastery of either instrument. These books are available from Sapp Violins or through the internet from this website link.
www.foxriveracademy.com Fox River Academy of Music and Art, Oswego, IL
www.napervillemusicacademy.com Naperville Music Academy, Naperville, IL
www.dupagesymphony.org Dupage Symphony Orchestra
www.elginsymphony.org Elgin Symphony Orchestra
www.fvacademy.org Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance - Fox Valley Philharmonic and affiliated ensembles
www.foxvalleyorchestra.org Fox Valley Orchestra
Local Youth Programs
www.eyso.org Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
www.fvacademy.org Fox Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra
www.mysomusic.org Metropolitan Youth Symphony
General Resources for String Musicians
www.violinist.com An excellent source for information on almost any topic relative to the violin family of instruments.
www.echambermusic.net Chamber Musician's resource center. Provides services such as transcription, arrangements and transposition, as well as midi files and pdf's of sheet music.
Miscellaneous Links of Interest
www.csvm.org Chicago School of Violin Making A three year educational program that teaches the "basic skills necessary for graduates to enter the field of violin making and repair as professionals."
www.vsa.to Violin Society of America "...a non-profit organization created for the purpose of promoting the art and science of making, repairing and preserving stringed musical instruments and their bows."
www.tamburitzans.duq.edu Tamburitzans of Duquesne University "America's longest running multi-cultural song and dance company."
www.xylembassguitar.com Xylem Handmade Basses and Guitars - Warrenville, IL Owned and operated by professional luthier, Anthony Olinger. Specializes in handmade custom guitars, basses and repairs.
www.theaterseatstore.com/anatomy-of-a-violin Nicely put together information on the anatomy of a violin
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