Peg Problems

Posted by admin on September 6, 2011

This is the final part in my series on violin pegs.  In this section, I cover what can go wrong with pegs and how to fix them.


The Physics of Pegs

Posted by admin on September 3, 2011

This is Part II of my three-part series on how a violin peg works.  This section covers the physical forces at work on the peg.

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All About Pegs

Posted by admin on September 1, 2011

Many string players struggle with stuck or slipping pegs.  I thought a quick physics lesson would explain how pegs work, and what can be done to fix them.  However, physics should never be rushed!  This article ended up longer than intended, so I broke it down into three parts for easier reading.  I hope you find it of interest.


And the winner is...

Posted by admin on August 4, 2011

The Stradivari "Viotti" 1709 violin!!


Help Me Make My Next Violin!

Posted by admin on July 22, 2011

To celebrate the opening of our music store, I will be making a new violin!  I will be posting pictures and updates on our website and our Facebook page.  You are welcome to stop by the workshop at any time to check on my progress.  Sometimes, I’ll even be asking for your help – like now:


Grand Opening Celebration!

Posted by admin on July 15, 2011

Modern Day Music will hold a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, July 23rd from 1 to 5 PM. We will have a free concert featuring several of our teachers playing a variety of music. There will be fun activities, prizes, and food. Stop by to check it out!


Now Open!

Posted by admin on May 24, 2011

Modern Day Music, a locally owned music store, has opened its doors for the first time today.  Located in West Saint Paul, Minnesota, we serve musicians of all ages and experience levels in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. We are really excited to join the group of stores in the Southview Square Shopping Center.  We have many ideas to promote music in our community, so check back often.  If you'd like to receive updates, please subscribe to our e-newsletter.  We hope to see you soon!