Helpful Links

Helpful Links


Barrington Suzuki Strings

Youth Orchestra Information

How To Articles

The Guide to Choosing Violin Strings
Light vs. Dark Rosin: How it's made and how to choose your rosin
Some advice from Strings magazine about shoulder rests

About the Violin and Famous Historical Makers

Violin Construction and Mechanics
The Violin and its History
Gasparo da Salo
The Amati Family
The Guarneri Family
Antonio Stradivari
Jacob Stainer

Music Centers

Midwest Young Artists
Knight Music Academy
Barrington Suzuki Strings
David Adler Cultural Center
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
Chicago Youth Prep Strings
Music Institute of Chicago
Chicago School of Violin Making
McHenry County Music Center
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Zion Conservatory of Music

Professional Associations

Violin Society of America
The American Viola Society
American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers
Suzuki Association
American String Teachers Association

Instrument Insurance

Heritage Insurance


Strings Magazine
The Strad Magazine
Coda Bow Company

Music Therapy

Harmonious Beginnings