The Indianapolis

Every 4 years something special happens here in Indy; The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.  2018 marked the 10th quadrennial meaning that this competition has been in place for 40 years!  I had the pleasure of first experiencing the IVCI as a high...

R-O-Y-G-B-I-V

You may be asking yourself what the colors of the rainbow have to do with orchestral string instruments… CASES!  Yes, we have an abundance of “cello shaped” Tonareli cases for violin and viola currently in the shop that includes almost every color of the rainbow and...

It’s Getting Hot In Here

We’re approaching the middle of summertime where temperatures are averaging above 85 degrees Fahrenheit with high humidity levels in Indiana.  We all know that cold winters present it’s own challenges, but the summer heat can create just as many issues.  Wood is an...

Gooooooooooooooal!

In spirit of the World Cup going on right now, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about goals! Many of our customers start out on a student level instrument, but don’t realize that there are upgrade options above that violin, viola, cello, or bass that they are...

Birth Of A Viola

I visited the workshop of Eugene Holtier today to pick up a cello he made for the shop. We will also receive a violin of his in the next two weeks. What’s missing?  A viola! (He doesn’t make basses…)  We chose this beautiful material from his stock and we should...
Are You Ready For A Bigger Instrument?

Are You Ready For A Bigger Instrument?

As the summer winds down and students prepare to go back to school, one thing parents are trying to get ahead of is the last minute rush of getting their student’s instrument ready for the new school year.  It is very common for students to quickly outgrow their...