Join the Business Directory

November 2, 2022, 4:25 PM · I want to talk with our friends in the music and education businesses for a moment. Each year in November, publishes our Shopping Guide and Business Directory, which lists the many businesses that support

We link to this directory throughout the year so that our thousands of readers know where to turn when they are looking for a new violin, a repair, sheet music, accessories, lessons, or other violin-related products and services.

The financial support of the businesses in our directory is what allows me to publish - and its countless interviews, articles, tutorials and advice - to our readers free of charge. I hope that all readers recognize the value of this support and will turn first to our Business Directory participants when they are looking to buy something.

I also hope that businesses will choose to support by participating in our directory, which is now accepting submissions. The cost to participate is minimal when compared to the value that's existence brings to the global violin community, whose growth is essential to all violin-related businesses. To join the 2023 Business Directory, please click here to apply.

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If you are not currently advertising on, the cost for a 12-month listing in the directory - which includes a 12-month text link direct to your site on all editorial pages of - is just $700. This year's directory will be featured in a front-page post here on later this month, along with a fresh new graphic. A graphic and link to the directory will appear throughout the site for the next year, so that readers can access it at any time.

If you would like to take this opportunity to support more substantially, you can see other opportunities on our Advertising page. I am discounting or waiving the cost of a Business Directory listing for new and renewing advertisers.

Business directory participants will be listed in order of financial support to and then on a first-come, first-served basis after that, so there's an advantage to signing up early! To join the 2023 Business Directory, please click here to apply.

I want to thank everyone who contributes to this violin community and hope that this Business Directory will continue to serve as a valuable resource for all readers and supporters.


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