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
- Suzuki Association of the Americas - Provides helpful advice, and other information regarding the Suzuki Method
- National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences - The Pacific NW Chapter for the Grammys
- Internet Cello Society - The Internet Cello Society, an international cyber-community of cellists, seeks to advance the knowledge and joy of cello playing around the world
- Seattle Community Network - another list of links to Seattle-specific classical music organizations
Favorite businesses and other organizations
- The Triple Door - Exceptional venue for ANY type of performance.
- The Fremont Abbey Arts Center - Our lovely home for recitals
- JUBILEE - Seattle based non-profit band - redistributing wealth through music. JUBILEE enthusiastically gives half of all CD sales to the...
- International Justice Mission - a group that fights forced child prostitution and slavery around the world.
- Northwest Symphony Orchestra - Featured in the Wall Street Journal, the NWSO is the premier orchestra in performing and promoting the music of contemporary NW composers.
- Seattle Symphony - Duh!
Comprehensive list of Regional and Community Orchestras and String Groups in the NW
- Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra
- Bremerton Symphony Orchestra
- Cascade Symphony
- Eastide Symphony Orchestra
- Everett Symphony Orchestra
- Lake Union Civic Orchestra
- Music Theatre of Wenatchee
- Northwest Symphony Orchestra
- Olympia Symphony Orchestra
- Orchestra Seattle
- Philharmonia Northwest
- Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra
- Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra
- Rainier Symphony
- Sammamish Symphony Orchestra
- Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra
- Spokane Symphony
- Thalia Symphony Orchestra
- Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
- Walla Walla Symphony Orchestra
- Wenatchee Valley Symphony
- Yakima Symphony