Making Your Living as a String Player


You've dedicated years of hard work to learning the skills needed to play the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Now what? The talented contributors to Making Your Living as a String Player come from all walks of life—from symphony members to street musicians, educators to impresarios. But all share one thing: each has crafted a successful career as a string player, learning to pay the bills by doing what they love the most. And you can learn to do the same.

Inside this volume, culled from the pages of the award-winning Strings magazine, you will find practical tips on writing a resume, starting a freelance career, getting an edge in the workplace, creating your own chamber music series, setting up a successful teaching studio in your home, and much, much more. Let Making Your Living as a String Player help you jump-start your career as a professional string player. Includes: 

  • Résumé Required
  • The Paper Chase
  • Building a Freelance Career
  • Weddings? Just Say, 'I Do!'
  • Be Prepared
  • The Pavement Pays
  • Specialty of the House
  • A Class Act
  • Have Passport, Will Play
  • Teaching the Teacher

By Strings Magazine Editors

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