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Ken Dattmore

Ken Dattmore

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Ken Dattmore currently serves as a marketing manager with Yamaha Corporation of America, where he oversees marketing, promotion and music education efforts for all Yamaha stringed instruments. He is a native New Yorker and an alumnus of Bradley University, where he obtained degrees in Music and Business. Despite a career that spans over 30 years in the string industry, his primary instruments are tuba and trombone. During his youth he marched in Drum Corps for 7 years. In his off time, you will most likely find him attending a live sporting event.

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It is inevitable in the life of every string player that they will encounter a sudden distracting buzzing sound coming from their instrument. Fixes can range from the simplest of tweaks to a major repair that requires a skilled

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Failing to recognize when your child is ready for a new violin can hinder their progress in learning a string instrument. Many factors can contribute to the need for a new instrument. Here are some signs that will let

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Perhaps you are a violinist, violist, cellist or bassist considering the world of electric strings. After deciding to “plug in,” your next question is probably: “Plug in to what?” If you’re a traditionally trained acoustically-grounded musician, the world of amplification

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Here are five fun facts about string instruments even some experienced players don’t know: 1. Violins Come in Seven Standard Sizes That’s because it’s not unusual for string players to begin at a very young age. The popular and widespread

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