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Robert_davis
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April 26, 2016 - 1:50 am
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Hey guys, please help me.

I'm a professional violin artist and violin teacher too. More than 100 students are coming to my home in Ontario for learning violin . The street near my home was really calm and quite till last year but now it has become one of the most crowded streets of Ontario. Now it's very difficult to play violin in this disturbing atmosphere. One of my students suggested to soundproof the windows or to replace the windows with soundproof ones. Is it worth ? He suggested a company too. ( http://www.clerawindows.com/ ) What is your opinion guys? Please help me. 

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My opinion is.... if you are teaching more than 100 students to play violin then you should be able to afford to rent or buy a studio somewhere, maybe a basement studio. You must be rolling in $$$$.

The window's in the advert, don't look any different than any other window on the market and surely don't appear to be sound proof.

Actually this thread looks to me like a cheap way to get advertisement for "Cleara Windows".

You may want to install 3" bullet proof glass in the openings.

Good luck.

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djroger
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April 26, 2016 - 10:45 am
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If this is a legit post, then one solution would be convoluted foam (as used in sound studios) fitted in a frame that can be placed in the window openings.  it will also reduce echo in the room.

I've done work in several sound studios (as a contractor, not a musician) and can tell you that true sound-proof glass is very expensive!

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Fiddlerman
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April 26, 2016 - 4:48 pm
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What kind of windows do you have now? There are sound proofing windows that contain various distances between the panes intended to drastically reduce noise but it might not be worth it for you.
One solution could be to purchase acoustical wall panels and place in front of the window.
Possibly shutters that close from the outside which you could open when not teaching.

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but the one who needs the least."

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LOL - in my student days we used these - worked a treat - not just the window - after a year we had one entire room sound-masked as an anechoic chamber...   worked well..  yup...

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LOL - true....

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April 27, 2016 - 8:54 pm
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Hey, @BillyG , looks like you ate a log of eggs back in the day. rofl

Like @Fiddlestix , I'm also suspicious that this post might be cleverly disguised spam designed to sell windows. If that's the case, you have to hand it to Robert that he at least made an attempt to tie it into this site's subject matter.

Robert: if you are genuinely a violin teacher, I am curious how your street went from being calm and quiet to one of the busiest in Ontario in just one year.

I'm also curious over what time period you see 100 students. If it's per week, that would be 20 students per day, which would translate to 30 minute lessons for 9 - 10 hours per day, allowing for breaks. That would be a very hefty schedule. Maybe it's 100 students per month?

Back to the question at hand...with that many students coming and going in what would appear to be a serious business, I would make sure that any soundproofing material is up to code and fire resistant. Folks in the U.S. have probably heard about the deadly fire at The Station Night Club in Warwick, Rhode Island back in 2003. That was a result of soundproofing material that caught fire.

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ROFL roflroflroflroflroflroflrofl

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LOL - right now I see @discountsale is still online, selling kites or whatever...

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Excellent math, Dianne / KindaScratchy.

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