Island Strings

Teaching Suzuki Music for 40 Years


Links to IS teachers & local organizations

Quinn Fitzpatrick– Guitar teacher, performer, artist
Joe’s Island Music, Langley(Istrument rental and sales, private lessons, sheet music, CDs, DVDs, instrument repair, and more)Click Music, Oak Harbor (Istrument rental, sales, consignments, private lessons, sheet music, CDs, DVDs, instrument repair, jams, and more)

Mavis Cauffman, Island Strings Suzuki Harp Teacher
South Whidbey Chamber Players (Talia Marcus)
Everett Youth Symphony Orchestra
Mount Baker Youth Symphony
Fidalgo Youth Symphony
Cascade Youth Symphony
Seattle Youth Symphony


Virtual Sheet Music– High quality classical sheet music to download and print instantly. Includes methods and etudes as well as repertoire. Search by Composer, Instrument, Title, Wedding, Christmas, etcEvery Note– Download and print classical sheet music from the world’s largest digital music library.FreeHand Music – Excellent quality! Classical and popular music as well as gutiar tabs. Requires download and installation of the free Solero Music Viewer.


Manuscript Paper – many sizes and styles – compliments of the Univeristy of Virginia Music Library
MetronomeonlineTHE AMAZING SLOW DOWNER FOR WINDOWS – Change the speed of music from 20% to 200% without changing the pitch. Wrong key? Change the pitch in semi-tones. Out of tune? Adjust the pitch in cents (100ths of a tone). Works with CDs, MP3s, Wavs, Windows Media, MP4 from iTunes.

Violin Shops

If you need your instrument rehaired,take look at this article.

Wondering where to buy that next violin, viola, cello or bass? Need a repair or rehair? Here’s a list of highly recommended places to do business:

Alan & Sarah Balmforth, Violin & Bow Makers
New making, repairs, rehairs,
3026 NE 163rd St, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, 206-363-7349

Armin Barnett
New making, repairs, rehairs, appraisals
1415 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117, 206-781-8418

Rafael Carrabba Violins
Fine repairs, bow work, restorations, sales, appraisals
405 W Galer Street, Seattle, WA 98119, 206-283-5566

David T Stone Violins
Repairs, bow work, sales, appraisals
5629 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, 206-526-5542

Jeff Loen, Kenmore Violins
Full service shop, sales, rentals, new making, repairs, bow work
7330 Bothell Way NE, Kenmore, WA 98028, 425-488-0841

Sten Olsen Violins
Full service shop, repairs, restorations, bow work, sales, rentals.
6508 8th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117, 206-783-7654

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