Welcome to
The String Player's
Resource Guide

 

 

 

The following guide is intended for musicians and parents whose children play stringed instruments. It is a brief list of the local (Philadelphia area) places where you can find instruments, repairs, bows, rehairing, and supplies, as well as some mail order suppliers, some with web sites.

I make no claims that this list is comprehensive and I don't guarantee that you will love every supplier on it. I have dealt with many of these people personally over the years and have found them reliable. The ones I haven't dealt with have been recommended by players whose judgement I trust.

I have also included the mail order suppliers I use on a regular basis. Most of them can deliver strings, cases, and supplies within a week.

The music schools listed range from comprehensive institutions which offers all instruments, voice, theory, and dance, to schools specializing in string instruments. Most of them offer coached chamber music ensembles as well. If you're interested in lessons, call and ask whether they offer what you want.

 


 

PHILADELPHIA AREA DEALERS
INSTRUMENTS / BOWS / REPAIRS / RESTORATION

Janos Bodor
Churchville, PA
215-364-1288
Wm. Moennig & Son
Philadelphia, PA
215-567-4198
The Chimneys Violin Shop
Boiling Springs, PA
717-258-3203
Frederick W. Oster Fine Violins
Philadelphia, PA
215-545-1100
Helmuth Keller & Son
Philadelphia, PA
215-735-5221
Paul E. Stevens Violins
Ardmore, PA
610-649-0737
Kot’s Violin & Bow Shop
Philadelphia, PA
215-744-8614
String World
Elmer, NJ
609-358-8732
David Michie Violins
Philadelphia, PA
215-545-5006
W.E. Wamsley Restorations
Haddonfield, NJ
609-795-4001

 

BOW REHAIRING

The Bow Studio of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
215-923-4455
David Michie Violins
Philadelphia, PA
215-545-5006
String World
Elmer, NJ
609-358-8732
Kot’s Violin & Bow Shop
Philadelphia, PA
215-744-8614

 

MAIL ORDER SUPPLIERS
INSTRUMENTS / CASES / SUPPLIES / STRINGS

Alden Lee Company
(wood music stands & furniture)
Menlo Park, CA
1-800-324-5200
Shar Products
(ask for both general and sheet music catalogs.)
Ann Arbor, MI
1-800-248-7427
The Discount String Center
South Bend, IN
1-800-348-5003
Southwest Strings
Tucson, AZ
1-800-528-3430
Music City Strings
Nashville, TN
1-800-336-1980
Phillip Weinkrantz Musical Supply Co.
San Francisco, CA
1-800-736-8742
Quinn Violins
Comprehensive string selection
& easy on-line ordering

Golden Valley, MN
1-800-267-2078

Ifshin Violins
Large West Coast shop - Instruments,
bows, repairs. Soon to have on-line strings
Berkeley, CA
(800) 522-1099

 

MUSIC SCHOOLS

Settlement Music School
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 320-2600
http://www.smsmusic.org/
 
Haddonfield School of Creative & Performing Arts
Haddonfield, NJ
(609) 429-9327


Old City Music School
153 N 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-922-6725

Conservatory of Musical Arts of Haddonfield
Haddonfield, NJ
856-354-1432
http://musicalconservatory.com/

University of Delaware
Community Music School

Newark, DE 19716-2560
302-831-1527
http://cms.music.udel.edu
 

 

 

 

 

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