This video is from a String Day at our Hove shop. Stefan demonstrates the violin and effects that be achieved.

English violins
As part of our Stringday, our Luthier Vincent Purcell showed a collection of English violins through the last 255 years. We thought it would be nice to show them on our blog. Continue reading “250 Years of Violin Making in London” »

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We are having a special String Day on 3rd July @ our Hove shop, to celebrate the release of the new ABRSM violin exam music for 2016-2019. Click on the image above to see more details.

Stefan Pintev is coming over from Germany, and will demonstrate the Yamaha Silent Violins, and some of the effects that can be achieved.

Thomas Gregory will be talking about his string series VAMOOSH.

  • Special Offers on Yamaha Silent Strings
  • New ABRSM Violin syllabus music at 20% discount
  • Take part in the ABRSM £100 music voucher prize draw (when you purchase new AB violin music)
  • Extra 10% off all other sheet music
  • “Make me an offer!” on special sale music
  • Refreshments
  • Our String repairer will be on hand, for help and advice
  • Violin display “260 years of English violin making”

All offers are only available in store & on the day.

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The new 2016-2019 ABRSM violin music is available for sale from the 3rd July. Take this opportunity to Pre-order your copies and get 15% discount.

This offer is available until 3rd July 2015.

Yamaha Prices Reduced

May 7th, 2015 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in General - (0 Comments)

ylm_white_black_printWe have reduced all our Yamaha prices for the second time this year, making Yamaha instruments even more affordable.

We have been able to do this due to the favourable exchange rate against the Euro. It is likely that we will never see prices this low again, so why not invest in a quality instrument from Yamaha now.

Yamaha Prices Reduced

March 4th, 2015 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in General - (0 Comments)

yamaha_logoAll Yamaha prices have now been reduced by an average of about 5%.

This is due to the exchange rate against the Euro. Prices are now in line with prices across Europe again.

Tromba pro
The new Tromba Pro Trombone is now in stock at our stores. New colours due in later this year include pink!

Some of the improvements over the previous model include:

  • New bright glossy colours
  • The gig-bag is now more padded for protection
  • Comes with 2 mouthpieces
  • Smoother slide

They are only half the weight of a normal trombone, are durable, and cost less than £100.

Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant

February 9th, 2015 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in General - (0 Comments)

feefo-footerWe have been awarded a Gold Trusted Merchant for 2015. This is the second year in a row for us.

Feefo’s independent feedback system has been designed to provide product and service reviews you can trust. All reviews are shown on our website (good and bad) and are completely un-edited by us.

The certificate is awarded where 95% of customers have given the company a ranking of “Excellent” or “Good” across a four point scale. Our rating varied over the year between 99% and 100%. Very few retailers have achieved 100% from Feefo.

A big thank you to all our customers who have taken the trouble to write a review. We do read every one of them. Also thank you to all our staff, who have helped us to achieve this high rating.

Free Christmas Recital

December 13th, 2014 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Events - (0 Comments)

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Come to our FREE Christmas concert at our Brighton shop on Thursday 18th December from 6.30pm.

Johan de Cock will be be playing Christmas music on some of our Clavinovas and pianos.

Mince pies & mulled wine will be available. The shop will be have an extended opening time until 8pm on the day.

We will also be offering 10% off Sheet Music and Gifts from 6pm onwards.

Click the picture to find our location.

New Brochure Out

November 10th, 2014 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in General - (0 Comments)

brochure-cover-pageOur new brochure is out now. You can view or download it by clicking on the picture.

In it you will find details of all our rental plans, plus prices on instruments that we generally keep in stock.