Helpful Links

Musician's Supplies

Shar Music - Shar is the recognized market leader in North America as a supplier of string family instruments, bows, sheet music, cases, strings and accessories. Great service!

Instruments for Rental & Purchase

Bischofberger Violins - the first 9 months' rent paid may be applied towards the purchase of any cello in their shop! Cool!

Kennelly Keys Music - Cellos for purchase or rental.  Kennelly Keys’ rental pamphlet.

Lasley & Russ Violins - Duane Lasley & Chris Russ will help you buy or rent a cello. They’re located in Ballard.

Olsen Violins - They can apply a full year of your rental payments toward the purchase of any cello that they have! Call 206.783.7654 before stopping by & to ask for more information.

Rafael Carraba Violins - one of the country’s finest violin shops. Musicians from around the globe have brought their instruments to their expert luthiers for repairs, restorations, and valuations. They sell instruments and bows in all price ranges. They also sell cases, strings, and accessories.

BLI Music - Budget Line Instruments is locally owned and operated by Mercer Island parents Dan & Connie Sotelo.  They treat beginning and continuing students fantastically! Store Hours: 10-7 Monday- Saturday, Sundays by appointment only. Please call before dropping by the store. (206) 459-0819.

Formative Musical Societies and Associations

Favorite businesses and other organizations

Comprehensive list of Regional and Community Orchestras and String Groups in the NW