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Welcome! is a community and blog devoted to connecting violin, fiddle, viola, cello, and bass players around the world. Whether you are a performer, teacher, or a student, we encourage you to create a profile, connect with old friends and new, and share what your musical self is up to.

We will be bringing you articles and features on all things strings, from the practical to the silly.  Our goal is to include a wide variety of perspectives, and we are especially curious about new and exciting things happening in the world of strings.

On the Learning page we will gather all our posts related to learning your instrument, practice tips, recommended music books, and the struggles and victories we all go through while improving our skills.   Our Festivals & Camps page will focus on educational opportunities around the world for both students and professional players.

If you are a teacher your profile will allow prospective students to find you. And if you are a student you can use the Find a Teacher search engine to search for teachers by location, instrument, styles and levels taught.


About Íma

Íma Jonsdottir is the creator and founder of She is a violinist and fiddler who has performed and toured with musicians and groups such as Björk, Andromeda4, Know Orchestra, Mark Dresser, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, American Repertory Theater, and the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Íma taught private violin lessons for 20 years in the Boston, MA area, and is currently working as a web developer from her home in Newton, Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and son. If you are curious about some of Íma’s other design work, check out

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