Important Update Regarding COVID-19 Precautions and Store Hours


Although our retail locations must remain closed, we may be able to serve you remotely. 

If you need a rental instrument to replace an unavailable instrument, strings or accessories, please order through our online store and we will be in touch about fulfillment of your order.

Music books are not listed online, so if you are need of a specific book, please email us at and tell us what book you are looking for.

If you are already renting an instrument from us and you need to move up a size, please e-mail us at and we will be in touch with you to make arrangements.

We are offering music lessons via the internet, please contact our Education Coordinator, Monica Capiral, at for more details.

If you have any questions please email

Please do not telephone as messages are not being recorded.  

UPDATE: Friday, March 20th, 2020

As this crisis has developed we have decided for the health and safety of our customers and staff to remain CLOSED IN ALL 3 LOCATIONS OF THE LONG ISLAND VIOLN SHOP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We hope to open, by appointment only, Saturday March 28. Email to request an appointment which will be confirmed by email. 

If you have an instrument emergency, email We will contact you before the end of the day. In serious cases such as a problem with the fingerboard or neck, or a broken bridge, you will not go wrong by reducing string tension and padding the loose pieces to prevent varnish damage until we can attend to your needs.



Saturday, March 14th, 2020

In these challenging times, the safety of our customers and our team members is greatest concern. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis continues to unfold we will respond with appropriate and responsible policies that protect all of us.

Please let me explain some of the actions the Long Island Violin Shop is taking to help protect both you and our employees:

Employees have been instructed to continually sterilize public areas, doorknobs, counters, etc. Customers and employees are asked to stay home if they feel the least bit unwell or have been in a location with a high rate of infection.

Customers trying rental or sales instruments or bows in our store must hand sanitizer or wash their hands before and after handling any instruments. Our team members are doing the same. All 3 of our stores have washrooms available for this purpose.

CAUTION: Do not handle instruments while your hands are still moist from any hand sanitizing product or even plain water, which can easily damage instruments or ruin strings.

All instruments and bows loaned out for trial will be sanitized when returned.

Special protocols have been established for students taking in-store lessons. The teachers and students have been informed of these protocols to follow.

All rental instruments returned for service and renting will be subject to safe handling protocols and put aside for 10 days before they are refurbished and made available to customers for rent.

If we all work together we can keep ourselves safe while continuing to come together to share our love of music.

Please contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns, during business hours at the telephone numbers below, or by email at

Yours faithfully,

Charles J. Rufino

Director, The Long Island Violin Shop

8 Elm Street | Huntington, NY 11743 | Tel. 631.427.3569
23 West Main Street | Smithtown, NY 11787 | Tel. 631.982.1566
250 Main Street | Setauket, N.Y. 11733 | Tel. 631.941.6535