Miah Schmahl

Miah is a contemporary musician but spent her formative years playing and singing in various ensembles. She’s familiar with the clarinet, guitar, percussion, saxophone, and piano, but her love lies with orchestral string instruments. She currently plays the violin primarily and is branching out into composition as well!

Best Fretted Violins Guide

You don’t typically think of violins as fretted instruments, at least I don’t. And to be perfectly honest, they aren’t meant to be fretted either. Nonetheless, science has taken over, and the violin market has been graced with a few fretted violin options. In this Best Fretted Violins Guide, I’ve rounded up the Best-Fretted violins, …

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Mendini MV400 Review: Don’t Settle For Less

Cheap violins are tempting, especially when attached to free 2-day shipping. They look like a great deal. This is Cecilio’s, Mendini’s parent company’s specialty, offering deceivingly cheap instruments and many accessories to entice buyers. And it works very well, as they are still one of the more well-known producers of low-priced student instruments. While some …

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Cecilio CVN 400 Review: Discontinued But Alternatives Are Around

For several years, Cecilio has been making inexpensive and occasionally poor-quality violins and other band and orchestra instruments. At one time, they featured over 14 different violin models between their Cecilio and Mendini lines. They have started to narrow down what they offer to only the best-selling instruments in recent years. This has taken the …

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