Brigid Ramchandran

I had a wonderful experience at the Long Island Violin Shop today. I went with my son to buy a new violin for him. He is a ninth grade fairly accomplished violin player. Carol was very helpful. He tried numerous...

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Charles Rufino on News 12

Click on "CONTINUE READING" and then click on the link to watch a News 12 segment about Master Violin Maker and owner of the LIVS Charles Rufino. This segment aired on TV on Thursday, December 13th, 2019.

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Tips for Instrument Care in the Cold Weather

It may be autumn now, but winter will be upon us before long. When some people think of winter, their heads are filled with pleasant thoughts of things like hot chocolate – or the sounds of a warm, crackling fire.                         

When string players think of winter, their heads are filled with the less than pleasant sounds of slipping pegs, shrinking wood, and cracked seams. While winter can be a trying time for string players, there are some fairly simple ways to defend an instrument against the worst of winter's weather.

Here are three tips to keep in mind:

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Visit Our Newest Location in Smithtown, NY

Be sure to come visit our newest location in Smithtown, NY located at 23 West Main Street.Be sure to tell your friends, family, students and teachers!The new location will have all of the same great services we provide at our Huntington...

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String Workshop and Sales Event at the LIVS

Have you ever wanted to try out strings before buying them? If yes, then YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT! The LIVS, in conjunction with Connolly Music, will be holding a string workshop and sales event featuring Thomastik Infeld...

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The LIVS Will be CLOSED July 15th through July 23rd

The LIVS will be closed July 15th through the 23rd. We will reopen on Tuesday July 24th. Will be accepting LIMITED repairs during the month of July as our luthier, Endre, will be out of the country. If you have...

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CLOSED FOR BUSINESS Friday 3/30 and Saturday 3/31

The Huntington and East Setauket locations will both be CLOSED FOR BUSINESS Friday March 30th and Saturday March 31st (as well as Sunday and Monday) Lessons will still take place at the Huntington shop during these days. Lessons at East Setauket...

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