Here is a list of places to rent or buy instruments. If you do not have experience purchasing instruments, please avoid KSL, Amazon, and Ebay! There are better online instrument dealers who provide high quality instruments at low prices 🙂

***Click on the names below for links to each Luthier’s webpage.

Music Stores (for rental, rent-to-own, or purchase):

Peter Prier & Sons Violins

Summerhays Music

Bert Murdock Music

Charles Liu Fine Violins


Luthiers (purchase only):

Adam Day Violins (highly recommended)

-Adam’s student model instruments’ sound is second to none!

Micelli Violins: Highland, UT


Online Dealers:

Southwest Strings (highly recommended)

-start with the Klaus Mueller Etude models- they are great!

Shar Music

-Shar is also a great place to get accessories such as stands, rosin, cases, metronomes, tuners, shoulder rests, cello straps, and more!

Here are links to some of the supplies you will need for orchestra:

Shoulder Rest:

Cello Strap:

Rock Stop: (I like the SlipStop models)

Violin/Viola/Cello Rosin:

Bass Rosin: