Here is a list of some good music stores.

An excellent online source is Shar Music: This is where I do all of my online music shopping. They have free shipping on string orders and all orders over $20.

Violin shops

  • Johnson’s Violins (St. Cloud, MN)
    • 1600 West St. Germain Street, 56301
    • Phone: (320)257-8465
    • This is a small shop specifically for stringed instruments. They do rentals (partnering with Schmitt Music), repairs, sell instruments, books, and accessories, and will order items for you.


  • Eckroth Music (Waite Park, MN)
    • 159 7th Avenue South, 58387
    • 320-259-8165
    • A rental shop for strings, winds, brass, and percussion.  They also sell books and accessories.


All great for info, rentals, repairs, and supplies.

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