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Resources For String Instruments

Whether looking for a summer music camp, help with choosing the right instrument string, finding a job, or learning about the "Mozart Effect", you need to look no further. We strive to offer the string instrument resources you need. If you don't find what you're looking for, call us...we're here to help.


These are helpful and informative articles for the beginning player who hasn't held a violin yet to the player looking for help with choosing a new string. We are here to help you with any string instrument question or request you have.


  • Stringed Instruments
    A collection of various informational articles about cellos, violins, violas, and double basses.
  • Playing Advice
    Improving your skill level, with tips on reading music, memorization, breaking bad habits, and more.
  • Music Students
    Whether you’re just starting out in elementary school or looking to begin a new hobby later in life, we have plenty of advice for all music students.
  • Teaching Tips
    If you’re a music teacher, we’re here to support you. Our articles will aid you in your quest to pass on your musical knowledge to the next generation.
  • Professional Musician’s Interest
    Answers to common questions and helpful advice for everyone from professional musicians to those considering taking the next step in their musical journey.
  • Instrument Accessories
    Information to guide you through the process of choosing the right accessories for your instrument, playing level, and goal.
  • Instrument Care
    Helping you protect your instrument from the elements as well as wear and tear is one of our top priorities.
  • Musical Genres
    These articles run the gamut from classical to pop, including sheet music collections, information about composers and musical styles, and more.
  • Humor and Other Helpful Advice
    Good jokes you can close your shows with or share with your friends, along with some interesting tidbits about stringed instruments.

Articles About JSI

Buying a Contemporary Instrument is an article in Strings Magazine quoting Matthew Fritz, director of sales and acquisitions at Carriage House Violins.

JSI Media

Videos from our online music initiative providing instruction, product demonstrations, performance, and social events!

Summer Music Camps

Find the music camp or retreat perfect for you. There are camps listed for children and adults.

If you run a camp or know of one that we should list, let us know and we'll list it here.

Teacher Services

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.

Visit Teacher Services to find out all about our Teachers' Personal Online Store, Rental Program, Sheet Music & Books, Sales Instruments & Bows, and how to get it all delivered freeing you up to teach music.

Teachers: Opt-in to the JSI Online Teacher Directory!

The zip code search engine allows students to search for string teachers within a specified geographical area. Go to "My Account" to log in, then "Update Your Profile" to fill in your teaching information. Then, click the box to be included in our teacher referral program.

Students: Easily Find a Teacher Near You!

Go to "My Account" to log in and begin your zip code search!

Additional Resources

Carriage House Violins

Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument.

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Whether searching for a job, learning about the "Mozart Effect," looking for a summer music camp, or choosing the right instrument string, you need look no further.

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Johnson String Project

A charitable foundation whose goal is to provide high-quality instruments to children who live in under-served communities and who are participating in El-Sistema-inspired programs in Massachusetts.

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Helpful "how to" videos and useful information about JSI and the products and services we offer.

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