Though many of you live near a commercial music store like Sam Ash Music, string instruments are special, and they require special care from string experts. You will get a better product, at a better value, if you use one of these vendors:
Kenneth Stein Violins in Elmhurst is a great store for string instruments. You can buy instruments and supplies and have instruments repaired.
172 N. York Street - Elmhurst, IL 60126 - (630) 782-0273
Kagan and Gaines is also a great shop for string instruments, supplies, and repairs.
7655 W. Roosevelt Rd. - Forest Park, IL 60130 - (708) 771-2152 - www.kaganandgaines.com
For those who live near the northern side of the district, Music and Arts Center in Itasca sells instruments, sheet music, supplies, and repairs.
907 West Irving Park Road - Itasca, IL 60143 - (630) 285-1485 - www.musicarts.com
You can order sheet music online at J.W. Pepper www.jwpepper.com. Highly recommended!
Shar Music www.sharmusic.com is a great place to buy strings, shoulder rests, rosin, etc. and have them delivered to your home.