February Community Newsletter: New stories, tips, local concerts and videos.

Making an Impact Around the World!
     It's incredible to know that our clients and instruments travel the world, making a difference in the lives of many! This month we would like to share with you a little bit about Sarah (Cool) McCauley and a special note she sent to us...
About Sarah (Cool) McCauley
     Before moving to Guatemala to serve with her husband at Casa De Mi Padre (My Father’s House), a ministry of Child Rescue based in St. Joseph, Missouri, Mrs. McCauley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from MWSU, a Masters in Education from Park University, and received Suzuki violin teacher training courses for all 10 books.

     With all of this experience, Mrs. McCauley taught music from 2005-2017 in the St. Joseph, Missouri area and had students earn superior ratings in competitions at district and state levels. She also taught at the St. Joseph Christian School and taught for the St. Joseph School District

     In addition to teaching, Mrs. McCauley had the pleasure of playing the violin in the St. Joseph Symphony, being concertmaster and principal violist of the Missouri Western State University Orchestra, performing frequently as a piano accompanist, and managing and performing in the Cool String Trio.

      In all of her teaching and performing, Mrs. McCauley is motivated by a passion to share the gift of music to everyone around her. We are honored to play a small part in her story!

A Special Note From Mrs. McCauley

Dear KC Strings,

Thank you so much for building beautiful sounding instruments that are also durable and stand up to a variety of climates.
I got married in January and moved to Guatemala to help my husband at the orphanage where he has served as a missionary for the last two years. I brought my violin along. Even though I don't speak Spanish very well yet, I am able to communicate with the children through music! They listen intently and sometimes even dance as I play my violin that I purchased at your shop when I was in college 14 years ago. 

Sarah (Cool) McCauley
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Advice from the Professionals
Why String Instruments Are Sensitive To Weather
     It is inevitable. Your wooden instrument has gone through a lot of change this winter. Wood is a hygroscopic material, meaning that it absorbs water from the air. This water is stored in the wood pores and is called free water because it can be absorbed back into the air. This means that...
For more about why string instruments are sensitive to weather and how to check your instrument for damage, please click here!
Upcoming Local Concerts



UMKC Orchestra
What: Concerto/Aria 2019 Winners Concert
When: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Where: White Recital Hall- James C. Olson Performing Arts Center
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Kansas City Symphony
What: Dvorak’s “New World”, Gershwin and Pat Metheny
When: Feb. 8-10, 2019
Where: Helzburg Hall, Kauffman Center
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Westwood Ensemble
What: “Shosty”
When: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Where: Rockhurst High School – Rose Theatre
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Kansas City Chamber Orchestra
What: Bridges of the Heart
When: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Folly Theater
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Liberty Symphony Orchestra
What: Outreach Concert
When: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Where: Woodneath Library Center 
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Overland Park Orchestra
What: An afternoon with Beethoven, Tchaikovsky...
When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Where: Matt Ross Community Center
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Northland Symphony Orchestra
What: Strings and Friends
When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Where: Pine Ridge Presbyterian
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Olathe Community Orchestra
What: Toy Stories 
When: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Where: Grace UMC
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To submit a local concert for next month, please email: lillian@kcstrings.com



The Sound of KRUTZ
Jessica Haddy, KRUTZ Strings Ambassador, playing Winter Concerto, 3rd movement, by Vivaldi on her KRUTZ Strings violin.

Thank YOU for being a part of our community!

Anton Krutz  
Master Luthier, K.C. Strings