Instrument Care & Supplies
The following businesses have my recommendation. Unfortunately, MANY poor quality instruments, over-priced and marked-up retailers, and outright crooks exist in the music business. NEVER buy any instrument or bow without first bringing it to your lesson to have your teacher evaluate it. Any reputable violin shop will allow you at least 7 days to try out an instrument and/or bow free of charge.
For purchase, repairs & maintenance
Violin Rentals and Suzuki Materials
For violin rentals–best source for fractional size (1/16, 1/10, 1/8, etc.) violins (Scott Cao, maker). Kagan and Gaines also sells the Suzuki books, CDs, Step by Step books and other necessary lesson materials.
Kagan & Gains
7655 W Roosevelt Rd.
Forest Park, IL 60130