Violin Maintenance Videos

Take good care of your violin

Learn how to tune your violin, replace strings, clean your violin and bow and much more

How To Clean Your Violin or Viola Bow

How To Clean Your Violin or Viola Bow

Clean the stick with a dry cloth Tighten your bow, put a clean dry cloth between the wood (or carbon) and hair and wipe the rosin remains of. This is enough to do weekly and keep your bow nice and clean. If you want to clean your bow more thoroughly, you can use a...

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Why Vacuum Clean Your Violin or Viola Case

Why Vacuum Clean Your Violin or Viola Case

What is Zlata doing with a vacuum cleaner in this video? A lot of hairs, dust and dirt gather in your violin case when using it. Vermin (wood worms) can get into your violin and eat it alive! If you don’t want your violin to be eaten by wood worms, you might consider...

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How To Clean Your Violin or Viola

How To Clean Your Violin or Viola

Take good care of your little musical friend! In this video I will show you how to clean your violin or viola:This is what you should do daily: Clean your strings with a dry cleaning cloth Clean your violin or viola with a dry cloth This is mainly to remove the rosin...

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How (much) To Tighten Your Violin or Viola Bow

How (much) To Tighten Your Violin or Viola Bow

In my violin shop I need to throw away violin and viola bows very often. They are not useable anymore and worthless. Why? Because people tighten their bow too much when they play and lots of times forget to loosen it when they don’t play. It’s a waste of bows and of...

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How To Maintain Your Violin or Viola and Bow?

How To Maintain Your Violin or Viola and Bow?

Lots of people invest a lot of time, effort and money to learn to play, but sometimes they forget that their instrument and bow need some love, care and attention too ;). Without instrument and bow you can't play. A good maintained set will support and help you in...

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How often should you tune your violin?

How often should you tune your violin?

I got another question: Hi Zlata, I just recently started playing the violin. Now I know how to use the bow and so far I’m getting good at it. But my question is: should I untune the violin right after I’m done using it? How often should you tune your viola or violin?...

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Should you untune your violin after practicing?

Should you untune your violin after practicing?

I got a question from Ivan: Hi Zlata, I just recently started playing the violin. Now I know how to use the bow and so far I’m getting good at it. But my question is: should I untune the violin right after I’m done using it?  Why would you want to untune the violin?...

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