The Paul A. Schmitt Violin Shop
If you’re shopping for an orchestral string instrument in Minnesota, please visit us at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center!
The Violin Shop is filled with instruments, bows, and accessories suitable for the advancing high school or college player. Our mission is to support students throughout their musical studies, from the youngest beginner to the player headed off to college.
Whether your student simply loves music or wants to make a career out of it, The Violin Shop has the tools to help them reach their goals. Visit us today at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center.
Shop and play the latest instruments and must-have accessories from Amati, Eastman, Galiano, Yamaha, Arcos Brasil, Thomastik-Infeld, Pirastro, Bobelock and more! We have a special room for beginning orchestra students with 1/16 to 4/4 size violins, violas at 12″ to 16.5″, 1/8 to 4/4 size cellos and basses up to 3/4 size.
Visit us today and try instruments in a special room designed for comfortable, private testing. Call or email to set up a special showing, and get one-on-one help from our Violin Specialist!
Violin Shop Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
To set up an appointment, please call, email or fill out a quick contact form.
Aja has been playing the violin for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Minnesota in 2011 under the tutelage of Mark Bjork, and her Master’s of Music from Louisiana State University in 2013 studying with Espen Lilleslatten. Since then she has performed with many regional orchestras and serves as principal second violin with the Buffalo Community Orchestra.
Orchestral playing is the focus of her career but Aja is also a member of the Latin jazz group Charanga Tropical. In June 2015 she traveled to Havana with the group to become the first band from the United States to participate in the International Danzon Festival.
Peter apprenticed at The Violin Shop of Santa Fe in 2001, which led to enrollment at the North Bennet Street School (Boston, MA) in 2003. While a student he interned at Reuning and Son Violins, and graduated with a diploma in Violin Making and Repair from the North Bennet Street School in 2006. He has worked for violinmaker David Gusset, and violinmaker and restorer Andrew Carruthers.
Awards include Certificate of Merit for Violin Tone (VSA 2006), and First Prize for Workmanship and Playability (Art of Sound Competition 2012).
We’ve got a great selection of instruments and must-have accessories!
Violin Manufacturers: Yamaha, Amati (including Min Jiang Zhu instruments), Eastman (including the Galiano line), Arcos Brasil
Viola Manufacturers: Amati, Eastman (including Galiano), Arcos Brasil
Cello Manufacturers: Amati, Eastman (including Galiano)
Bows: Arcos Brasil, Amati, Eastman, Connoly Revelle
Accessories: The Violin Shop carries rosins and strings by Pirastro and Thomastik-Infeld Vienna, and others; shoulder rests by manufacturers including Everest, Bon Musica, Viva la Musica, KUN, Mach One and more; a variety of cases, including Bobelock cases by special order.
Print Music: As well as the basic methods, we carry a wide offering of scale books, etudes, concerti, and show pieces suitable for advanced players.