Sources for Books and Instruments

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 DVDs and software.

CodaBow International, Ltd.—Premier Business Member

CodaBow International, Ltd.

PO Box 18
Winona MN 55987
Phone: (888) CODABOW
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Since pioneering the original carbon fiber bow, CodaBow’s master makers and leading scientists have created award-winning bows for players of every style, station, and aspiration. Generations of players throughout the world trust their performance to CodaBow.

D'Addario & Co., Inc.—Premier Business Member

D'Addario & Co., Inc.

P.O. Box 290
Farmingdale NY 11735
Phone: 631-439-3300
Email: [javascript protected email address]

D’Addario & Company, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories marketed under several product divisions: D’Addario Fretted and Orchestral Strings, Evans Drumheads, Promark Drumsticks, Puresound, D’Addario Woodwinds, and D’Addario/Planet Waves Accessories. A family-owned and operated business with roots dating back to the 17th century and 1,100 employees worldwide, the company manufactures 95% of its products in the U.S. employing Toyota’s Lean manufacturing principles. D’Addario musical accessories are distributed in 120 countries, serve more than 3,000 U.S. retailers, all major e-commerce sites

Johnson String Instrument—Premier Business Member

Johnson String Instrument

1029 Chestnut St
Newton Upper Falls MA 02464

Johnson String Instrument is New England’s largest stringed instrument company. Instrument and bow sales are available through our sales division, Carriage House Violins.

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.

Southwest Strings—Premier Business Member

Southwest Strings

1721 South Cherrybell Strav.
Tucson AZ 85713
Phone: 1-800-528-3430
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Southwest Strings has served the stringed instrument community for over 30 years with great service, quality products, and major branks like Suzuki, at the lowest prices.

Super-Sensitive Musical String Co.—Premier Business Member

Super-Sensitive Musical String Co.

1805 Apex Road
Sarasota FL 34240
Phone: 941-371-0016
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Manufacturers of musical strings and accessories for bowed instruments. Red Label and Red Label Pearl are the premier string choices among music educators.

Brobst Violin Shop

5584 General Washington Drive
Alexandria VA 22312
Phone: 1-800-886-3554
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.

Connolly Music Company-Thomastik-Infeld

Connolly Music Company-Thomastik-Infeld

8 Vernon Valley Road
East Northport NY 11731
Phone: 1-800-644-5268
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Connolly Music Company is the US source behind Thomastik-Infeld, noted for string brands such as Dominant, Peter Infeld, Alpha, and others. Connolly also represents a portfolio of additional best-in-class music products including Heinrich Gill, Revelle, K&M stands and more.

Frustrated Accompanist

325 E Stratford Ln
Appleton WI 54913
Phone: 920-858-5766
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Our simplified reductions are designed for the average parent, intermediate level pianist, string teacher or too busy accompanist to be able to provide PIANISTIC accompaniments for string players.

Intermountain Suzuki String Institute

Intermountain Suzuki String Institute

Juan Diego Catholic High School
300 E 11800 S
Draper UT 84020
Phone: 801-571-1006
Email: [javascript protected email address]

We are a string music camp inspiring young musicians to achieve their potential.

Featuring student classes for violin, viola, cello, the Advanced String Camp and
Chamber Days with the Fry Street Quartet.

We also offer a broad spectrum of Teacher Workshop courses.

We have faculty from around the world—you will not be disappointed!

MuseMinder Studio Management System

Monrovia CA 91016

MuseMinder—The comprehensive, web-based management system for arts instruction. Track classes, lessons, students, parents, attendance, accounts, performances, trips and music library in one system. Secure parent calendar and payment portal.

Music Together

225 Hopewell-Pennington Rd
Hopewell NJ 08525
Phone: 1-800-728-2692
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Family music classes for children ages birth—kindergarten and teacher training workshops held worldwide.


507 Arlington St.
Greensboro NC 27406
Phone: 1-800-216-6864
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Potter Violins

Potter Violins

7711 Eastern Ave
Takoma Park MD 20912
Phone: 1-800-317-9452
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Potter Violins is amongst the most comprehensive shops of its kind in the country specializing in sales, rentals, and repairs of bowed string instruments. For more information, visit us at

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