Links and Resources

 

Where to buy instruments and music:

Ian Clarke | Clarke Violins

(07) 4691 6282

www.clarkeviolins.com

Ian Clarke of is a maker and restorer of violins, violas, cellos and double basses. Not only does he make exceptional high quality instruments, but he stocks student violin outfits to suit a variety of budgets. You can rest assured that even entry-level student violins have been picked for their quality, and have been set up with care and precision.

 

Nunns Print Music & Repairs

217 Ruthven St, North Toowoomba, QLD 4350

(07) 4638 1422

http://nunnmusicrepairs.com.au

I love this place! They stock an ever growing range of print music, instrument accessories, and a growing range of instruments including digital pianos, keyboards, violins.. and ukuleles! If it isn't in stock, they'll order it, and nothing is too much trouble. Besides, it's such a pretty shop! An irrelevant side note perhaps, but I do love pretty things, and it makes it a joy to go there! Everything is laid out beautifully; easy to find, and not a bit cluttered.

 

Bandland

41 Russell Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350

(07) 4639 2939

Bandland have an absolutely HUGE range of sheet music and instruments, and when I pay a visit I feel like a child walking into a toystore. So many good things - you could take half a day out to go through their range of music and still not get through everything!

 

Online Shops

http://simplyforstrings.com.au

Simply for Strings are a joy to deal with and order through! Their online shop is well set out and easy to use, and shows you if products are in stock or not, so you know if you'll have a wait for your order. Every order I've placed has been shipped within 24 hours of ordering, and has arrived beautifully gift wrapped within a few days! Such a treat :-). On the one occasion there was a delay (as the item was out of stock), Simply for Strings were prompt to communicate with me, kept me updated on the status, and in all couldn't have been more helpful. They stock a good, affordable range of violins, violas and cellos, and I haven't found anywhere that can beat their price on violin strings.

 

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