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Music: Instruments


Comprehensive resource for string players. Offers an online store for methods/technique books, repertoire/instrument guides, sheet music, etc. as well as access to recent articles from "Strings" magazine. Posts current job listings.


Plenty of chat as well as interviews with top cellists, tips on playing, news about festivals & competitions.


Canadian pianist Chris Foley’s extended commentary on all things related to the ensemble pianist.


Established in 1946 for the publication of original research into the history, construction, development & use of music instruments. Named in honor of the work of Canon Francis W. Galpin, pioneering organologist. The Society publishes an annual journal.


Fine resource for guitar music.
Best resource for all classical guitar-related matters.
From the University of Maryland, includes material about the American manufacture of pianos, organs and mechanical musical instruments.

Before his death in 2009 at 99, California luthier (and retired aeronautics engineer) Joseph Rashid made 103 violins, five violas and 2 cellos but never sold one. He lent them to luminaries such as Joseph Gingold and Glenn Dicterow. Now, the Rashid family has established an instrument loan program for promising students to honor his memory.


Founded in 1973 on the campus of The University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Renowned collections include more than 10,000 American, European, and non-Western instruments from virtually all cultures and historical periods.


Official website of the NPF. About pianos: their history, manufacture, noted artists, important publications.


A public radio website devoted to the pipe organ. Includes links to radio programs featuring performances on various pipe organs as well as pictures and information about each instrument's history, construction, and technical capabilities.


Honors the memory of Primrose, the distinguished violist who bequeathed his remarkable collection of viola music to Brigham Young University.


This Buffalo, NY company is over a hundred years old.

The esteemed British string magazine, “Strad,” has a site featuring picture galleries, latest CD reviews, a “Debate” section covering hot topics in the string world and a “People” page with exclusive interviews with players and makers.


Founded by famed tubist Harvey Phillips (1929-2010), who taught at Indiana U. from 1971-1994, the creation of TubaChristmas was inspired by the fact that William Bell, prime mentor and inspiration for tubists and euphonists, was born on Christmas Day, 1902.


An online forum for violinists that includes links to professional violinists's blogs, a violin discussion board, a global directory of violin shops, and a list of violin tips.

Contains fingering charts for orchestral woodwind instruments; also a forum for questions and responses, external links and software.