Products August 2023: Arcofrog Tadpoles frog replicas

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A frog replica for easy bow hold training

‘When you’re teaching 30 students at a time, something as time-consuming yet important as a bow hold can get lost in the shuffle,’ says Nathan Waller, an American public school orchestra teacher, founder of Arcofrog and developer of the Tadpole – replicas of violin, cello and double bass bow frogs. These feature engraved ‘landmarks’ to show students where to place their fingers. ‘I was thinking: how can I guarantee that students are practising proper bow holds at home when they’re away from their teacher?..

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