Sources for Instruments and Supplies

Looking for Suzuki or instrument-specific equipment? The SAA has partnered with several music companies that supply Suzuki Method books, instruments, and other music education materials. Our Premier Business Members are the first place to look for your musical needs! Browse the list below to view what each company offers, or click on each company’s name to visit their website.

Alfred Music—Premier Business Member

Alfred Music

16320 Roscoe Blvd., Suite 100
PO Box 10003
Van Nuys CA 91406
Phone: 818-891-5999
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Alfred Music, the sole distributor outside of Japan for the Suzuki Method, offers a comprehensive catalog of education and popular materials for piano, theory, instrumental, choral, vocal and guitar, including instructional videos and software.

Honors Performance Series—Premier Business Member

Honors Performance Series

1359 Broadway Rm 1504
New York NY 10018-7862
Phone: 1-800-503-0807
Email: [javascript protected email address]

The Honors Performance Series features high-achieving performers aged 11 to 25 on stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.

Johnson String Instrument & Carriage House Violins—Premier Business Member

Johnson String Instrument & Carriage House Violins

1029/1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls MA 02464
Phone: 617-964-0954

Johnson String Instrument has provided high-quality rentals and teacher support for over 40 years. Carriage House Violins is New England’s premier source for fine stringed instruments.

Shar Music—Premier Business Member

Shar Music

2465 S. Industrial Highway
Ann Arbor MI 48104
Phone: 1-800-248-7427
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Since 1962, Shar has offered a complete line of violins, violas, cellos and basses for students through professionals, as well as all accessories and a full line of Suzuki Method materials.

William Harris Lee—Premier Business Member

William Harris Lee

410 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 560
Chicago IL 60605
Phone: 312-786-0459

For over 40 years, William Harris Lee & Company, fine string instrument makers and dealers, has been a premier destination for educational and professional players.

American Suzuki Institute

American Suzuki Institute

1800 Portage Street, Room 147
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point WI 54481
Phone: 715-346-3033
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Cancelled for 2020. Returning in 2021.

Patterned after Dr. Suzuki’s summer school, the American Suzuki Institute (ASI) is the first and oldest of the more than 60 Suzuki Institutes held in North America each year, and established the prototype for Institutes nationwide. Since its inception in 1971, over 100,000 students and their families have come to Central Wisconsin from all over the world for summer study at ASI.

ASI is an inspirational experience for students and teacher trainees alike. We are celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2020. Chamber music is a forte, and we are now adding voice and vocal teacher training to our extensive offerings. We offer one-week and two-week Chamber Music options.

Daily electives include Theater Improv, Fiddling for Violinists and Violists, Improvisation for Strings, Movie Themes for String Orchestra, Music Theory for Teens, Origami, Music Theory Games and Taekwondo.

ASI is a premier teacher training center. New courses are Suzuki Voice Unit 3 & 4, “The Development of Tone Through the Eyes of Dr. Suzuki” and “What Do We Teach After Book 8?”

After January 20, 2020, visit our website to see what we have to offer you this summer:

Brobst Violin Shop

5584 General Washington Drive
Alexandria VA 22312
Phone: 703-256-0566
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Large collection of professional instruments and bows, shop-adjusted student instruments, rentals, repairs, bow rehairing, accessories and string music. Phone and mail orders. Instruments shipped on approval.

Claire Givens Violins, Inc.

1004 Marquette Avenue Ste 205
Minneapolis MN 55403
Phone: 1-800-279-4323
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Dealers, makers and restorers of fine violins, violas, cellos, and bows since 1977. Professionally trained workshop; large selection of accessories; special orders; 100% trade-in policy; full shipping services; inventory of the finest quality.

Frustrated Accompanist

1818 SE 46th Ave
Portland OR 97215
Phone: 920-858-5766
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Frustrated with those cumbersome piano parts? This unique series arranged by collaborative pianist Carol Leybourn solves the awkward pianistic problems that exist in many orchestral reductions.

V. Richelieu

23 Church St.
Burlington VT 05401
Phone: 802-862-0349
Email: [javascript protected email address]

V. Richelieu Fractional violas are 100% made in Vermont, USA, using select well aged European tonewood and fine oil varnish. Viola pattern will serve an advancing student well-or anyone wanting to play a true viola with full viola sound. All sizes available for sale or rental. Beautifully crafted with sonorous lows and expressive highs.

The SAA and the American Suzuki Journal do not endorse any products, and these listings are part of a paid advertising program.