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Since 1976 Johnson String Instrument has provided teachers with exceptional customer service. By offering the best rental program in the country, a vast selection of new and antique instruments and bows, sheet music, method books, teaching aids, and every imaginable stringed instrument accessory, we help teachers maintain their teaching studios.
Canadian luthier Jean-BenoÃ®t Stensland began his apprenticeship in MontrÃ©al under Antoine Robichaud. Awarded a Canada Art Council grant in 1980, Stensland went to Italy to study at the International School of Violin Making in Cremona. Stensland returned to Canada in 1984 to open a workshop with luthier ThÃ©rÃ¨se Girard in downtown MontrÃ©al, where he has made more than 350 instruments, including over forty cellos. His numerous awards include a Certificate of Merit for a violin at the Violin Society of America in 1984. One of Stenslandâs cellos is in the collection of the renowned Canadian Museum of Civilization in QuÃ©bec. His instruments are owned by professional players worldwide.