A Brief History of the Violin

A Brief History of the Violin

Did you ever wonder about the history of the violin? The first violins emerged in northern Italy in the 1500s. The word “violin” begins to appear in documents starting in 1300. While no actual instruments from that time period survived, there are several depicted in...
A Brief History of the Piano

A Brief History of the Piano

The first piano was invented in Italy around 1700 by Bartolomeo Cristofori.  Before that, the dominating keyboard instruments were harps. Their limitations were many, including only being able to play at one volume, which didn’t allow them to keep up with orchestras....