What is on your holiday gift list this year? Are you looking for a new violin? Would you like some sheet music? Or perhaps that high-end rosin or shoulder rest you've been wanting? Or a fancy new violin case? Your might like tickets to a series of orchestra concerts. Or maybe you'd simply like some new strings.
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"Shar Music is the recognized market leader in North America as a supplier of string family instruments, bows, sheet music, cases, strings and accessories. Advanced musicians have come to depend upon the Shar Violin Shop's unique offering of products and services. From the youngest beginner to accomplished professionals, Shar endeavors to offer the best selection and quality of bowed string family products at excellent prices."
For more, visit SharMusic.com or
For more, visit Pirastro.com
"J.R. Judd Violins offers a fine selection of European and trade instruments, an outstanding collection of affordable bows for every skill level, and artistic repairs and restoration."
For more, visit JRJuddViolins.com or
"Redefining what an orchestra can be, the LA Phil is as vibrant as Los Angeles, one of the world's most open and dynamic cities. Led by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, this internationally renowned orchestra harnesses the transformative power of live music to build community, foster intellectual and artistic growth, and nurture the creative spirit."
For more, visit www.laphil.org or
"For the heart and the mind: violin and viola cases individually crafted for musicians and concert artists since 1983 with an accent on both uncompromising instrument protection and inspired aesthetic beauty. Innovative lightweight hybrid wood laminate/ Kevlar construction. Lifetime limited warranty, repair and refurbishment services always available."
For more, visit Musafia.com or
"The Metzler Violin Shop has been serving players of bowed string instruments nation-wide since 1979. Metzler specializes in the sale of fine antique, professional and student violins, violas, cellos, bows, strings, cases, accessories, and string sheet music. Metzler also provides repair, rental, & appraisal services. Frequent events, master classes & discounted pricing make the Metzler Violin Shop an exciting & popular destination."
For more, visit MetzlerViolins.com or
"Located in the beautiful Sonoran desert of Tucson, AZ, Southwest Strings seeks to supply you with the finest products available. We recognize that building an individual's access to music is the key to perpetuating the vital role that music plays in education, social connection, and cultural enrichment."
For more, visit SWStrings.com or
"Bobelock has been making cases for over 100 years — one-by-one with attention to detail in every aspect of there creation. That's why people return year after year, instrument after instrument, to a Bobelock case."
For more, visit Bobelock.com or
"Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument. Located in Newton Upper Falls, MA, Carriage House Violins maintains its unique brand as a full-service violin shop, offering a wide array of both fine antique instruments and modern instruments by today’s best makers. CHV offers every serious stringed instrument player a lifetime of convenience, service, and support."
For more, visit carriagehouseviolins.com or
"'Handmade' is a word seldomly used. Yet in Copenhagen lies a company upholding a tradition of world-class handmade strings. At Jargar we practice string craft with care, dedication, and professional pride to produce our unique warm and brilliant sound. Our portfolio of strings counts among others 'Classic' and 'Superior,' and our Violin E has been world-famous since the 1950s."
For more, visit Jargar-Strings.com or
"Bay Fine Strings represents the highest quality hand-picked and specially-commissioned violin string family instruments, from instrument workshops to the finest master-made contemporary instruments worldwide. The shop specializes in sales, rentals, valuations, and set-up/maintenance for clients in-person by appointment only, or for clients around the U.S. with nationally shipped trials. We stand by our strong mission to serve the community by offering the best authentic instruments at all price points, with the highest level of customer service."
For more, visit BayFineStrings.com or
"Stringed instruments, bows, cases, strings, and much more. Expert violin and viola reviews by Fiddlerman. See and hear your instrument before you choose. 100% satisfaction guarantee and free shipping on orders over $25! International shipping available."
For more, visit Fiddlershop.com or
"Free violin videos and tutorials, sheet music, unique learning tools and games, news, blog, great advice, live chat, active community and regular virtual group projects. These are just a few ways that Fiddlerman.com helps you learn to play and improve your playing. Best of all, it's completely free!"
For more, visit Fiddlerman.com or
"Los Angeles Violin Shop is a full-service violin shop founded on a passion for good-sounding, quality instruments and putting them in the hands of players regardless of performance level or budget. We offer fine-sounding, quality violins, violas, and cellos for every player, along with bows, cases, and accessories in every price range. As well as professional repairs."
For more, visit LAViolinshop.com or
"Publishers of the Sassmannshaus String Method "Early Start on the Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass" and high-quality Urtext performing editions of the string repertoire. Extensive catalog of orchestral music, solo string as well as chamber music by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Corelli, Debussy, Dvorak, Elgar, Faure, Franck, Handel, Janacek, Lalo, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Paganini, Ravel, Saint-Saens, Schubert, Telemann, Vivaldi."
For more, visit Baerenreiter.com or
"String Masters reinforces the time-tested learning approach of private lessons, updated for todays' technically advanced world. By combining world-class technology with its professionally vetted international faculty, String Masters is the web's most effective and professional way of taking, or teaching music lessons. But even more importantly, String Masters is the ultimate string music community: A vast array of sheet music and teaching videos is accessible via just a click to both students and teachers, encouraging the cross-pollination of ideas and approaches."
For more, visit StringMasters.com or
"Nazareth Gevorkian is a renowned luthier known for making, restoring and repairing stringed instruments and bows in Los Angeles for the past 25 years. His fine work is sought by performing musicians from Los Angeles and all over the world."
For more, visit Nazareth Gevorkian Violins
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