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.

CodaBow International—Premier Business Member

CodaBow International

876 East Third Street
Winona MN 55987
Phone: (888) CODABOW
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Since pioneering the original carbon fiber bow, the CodaBow team continues to create bows for players of every style, station, and aspiration.

Connolly Music Company-Thomastik-Infeld—Premier Business Member

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 is the US source for Thomastik-Infeld string such as Dominant, Peter Infeld, Alphayue & more, as well as Revelle Instruments & bows, and Magic Rosin.

D'Addario & Co.—Premier Business Member

D'Addario & Co.

595 Smith St.
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 & 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.

Potter Violins—Premier Business Member

Potter Violins

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

Potter Violins is a full service ship dedicated to teachers students, and players of all levels. We offer fine instruments and bows to fit every budget and playing level, and a nationwide rental program.

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 been an international source for string instruments and accessories since 1985. Superior quality products, excellent customer service, and free shipping!

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

325 E Stratford Ln
Appleton WI 54913-8692
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.

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