Located at 8 Elm Street in Huntington, Long Island, and now with a brand-new location in East Setauket near Stony Brook University, The Long Island Violin Shop is a premier full-service shop for violins, violas, cellos, basses, and their bows.
We sell, rent, and repair instruments and bows for players of all ages, ability, and budgets. Our other services include lessons, school workshops, appraisals, and consignments.
As a family-owned store, we pride ourselves on our customer service, wide selection, and above all, our love and knowledge of instruments, bows, and musicians.
"We love the Cellophant because it gets our young customers excited about
the experience of producing their own sound. They are always delighted by
its shape, colors, and texture, and we recommend it all the time!"
An email inquiry received this week, from a parent looking for lessons for her daughter, has served as a succinct reminder of why we work so hard to get our accessories, literally, into the hands of beginning players.
We have highlighted the portion that struck such a chord with us:
We pledge to continue our work spreading great, easy bow holds,
and our message of "Better Skills, Greater Joy!"
We are thrillled with our distribution network partners throughout Europe!
"The point is, art never stopped a war and never got anybody a job. That was never its function. Art cannot change events. But it can change people. It can affect people so that they are changed...because people are changed by art - enriched, ennobled, encouraged - they then act in a way that may affect the course of events...by the way they vote, they behave, the way they think." -Leonard Bernstein (John Gruen interview in Los Angeles Times, December 31, 1972)