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Distance Learning Center

Our collection of resources to help you make the most of practice time during the "shelter in place" era. We'll add to this section regularly, so check back often.

Just because your child can't attend school in person, or take music lessons right next to a teacher, doesn't mean they can't improve on their instrument. But we understand the challenge! That's why we've put together this growing selection of tools.

Resources to help you progress

  • How to Motivate Kids to Practice Their Instrument
    Your child has been begging you to take music lessons, and you have finally said “yes.” They chose their instrument. You found a music teacher, created a practice space in your house, and purchased the instrument.
    2020-2021 audition pieces for Massachusetts Music Educators Association and Southeastern Massachusetts School Bandmasters Association.


Additional Resources
Carriage House Violins

Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument.

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Whether searching for a job, learning about the "Mozart Effect," looking for a summer music camp, or choosing the right instrument string, you need look no further.

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Johnson String Project

A charitable foundation whose goal is to provide high-quality instruments to children who live in under-served communities and who are participating in El-Sistema-inspired programs in Massachusetts.

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JSI Blog

Information and helpful articles about the music and instruments we love.

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Helpful "how to" videos and useful information about JSI and the products and services we offer.

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