School Resources

At the Sydney String Centre we aim to support school string music programs. Whether your school is offering beginner lessons, instrument rental, or full orchestral programs, we can certainly help. We do this by:
  • Sending out an informative mail-out to teachers on our list
  • Running teacher workshops and reading days
  • Offering school discounts on string instruments, sheet music and accessories
  • Repairing and servicing school violins, violas, cellos and double basses

We also stock one of the largest ranges of string music in Australia and knowledgeable staff who can make useful recommendations for method books, textbooks and string (or full) orchestra titles to keep your students engaged. We are more than happy to special order anything else that you might be looking for; if it’s available in print, we’ll get it in for you.

School Catalogue and Discounting

For 2017, we have developed a comprehensive School Catalogue that showcases our range of products and services that we think is best suited to school programs. Included is product information, images, pricing and order forms, as well as general sizing and maintenance guides. To help promote music in Australian schools, we offer discounts on violins, violas, cellos and double basses, as well as sheet music and accessories. Discounts do not apply to servicing and repairs. For more details or to request a physical copy of our catalogue, please email: education@violins.com.au

Click here to view and download the 2017 School Catalogue. Password required, so please email for access.

String Instrument Repairs and Servicing

We have a comprehensive workshop to service and set-up all instruments that we sell.  As well, we can perform repairs and services to your current school string instruments.  We always aim to complete repairs and services in a timely manner and are very happy to work around school holiday closing times. Contact us if your school instruments are in need of some TLC.

Mailing List

Join our mailing list to receive notices for sales, workshops, AUSTA events, relevant concerts and other classifieds that come through our inbox.   

Workshops and Open Days

At the Sydney String Centre we aim to run at least two teacher development workshops per year; presenters include nationally and internationally recognised pedagogues. These are always very informative events, and a great opportunity to meet other teachers and compare notes of what works. We also run extra Open Days at the beginning of the school year for teachers only. This is an opportunity for teachers to browse for new music, new instruments and accessories to get prepared for the New Year. It is also a lovely time of fellowship with other teachers. At these Open Days we generally have a string quartet available to play through any new string orchestra titles, so that you can hear the arrangements before purchasing. We also support the yearly AUSTA NSW reading day and encourage teachers to attend; teachers bring their string instruments and play through a selection of the new string orchestra material from Australia and overseas.