When I first walked into Stradivari Strings to re-string my violin, I didn’t know I’ve walked into a whole new world of experience. Rita could tell I have a lot of interest in picking up violin. And with her sharp eyes, she could tell my old violin was factory made and of low quality. She then proceeded to set up an appointment with me for a new violin since I was so interested. During the appointment, Rita made sure to let me play and emote with each violin and bow, it was a hands on session of playing on a range of violin and bow. She also shared her vast knowledge and experience on violin with me. Throughout the 2 hour appointment on selecting violin and bow, I was taking in all the teachings she had to offer. Alas, I found one that I really loved, although a little out of my budget, Rita took the time and offered to help with financial planning. The class afterwards with Mr Yeo was also amazing. I had learnt so much in 45 mins that I could play twinkle twinkle little star within that session. Thank you Rita and thank you Stradivari Strings for the immersing experience! Highly recommended!
I have been learning violin for over 5 years. While visiting Singapore, I went to all the violin shops in town. I found my dream violin at Stradivari strings. The owner, Rita, helped me to select violin. She is so knowledgeable in this field! Each violin has its own character and tone quality. While selecting my violin, I also had detailed coaching from Mr Yeo, a very experienced violin coach. He pointed out my bow hold issues and gave me pointers on shifting and executing vibrato. My tone and intonation improved a lot after I learnt these important tips from Mr Yeo. He is an inspiring teacher. Just one class from him improved my playing. With that, I was able to attain distinction in ABRSM Violin grade 5. When I return to Singapore this year, I will take more masterclasses with Mr Yeo. Thank you Stradivari Strings! You are wonderful.
My daughter wanted very much to learn cello as her second music instrument, but without any knowledge of cello, we searched online to find out where to buy cello. My daughter being concerned not to overspend her parent’s money, had wanted to buy a second hand cello online. However I managed to persuade her not to do so. We found Stradivari Strings and arranged an appointment with Ms Rita. We had such a wonderful experience — Rita spent a total of 3 hours with my daughter. During the selection process, she patiently explained the different wood qualities in making cello and bows, and guided my daughter to play on the range available so she can identify the tone quality she likes. With Ms Rita’s unhurried assistance, my daughter was allowed to test play the range of cello and bows. Finally she found the perfect cello and bow and will start with a professional level coach for lessons. My whole experience with Stradivari Strings is very positive. And I am very happy that we came to the right shop and enlisted the assistance of the right person to get the perfect cello and bow for my daughter.
Rita at Stradivari Strings is wonderful! I had to get my 6 year old daughter a cello. She was informative, honest and very helpful. She explained the different types of instruments and the prices. When I asked her about lessons for my girl, she offered to help with instructors she knew. My other daughter needs a ukulele and we are getting it from Stradivari Strings … all our best.
I bought myself a cello from Stradivari Strings. Rita treats her customers like family and really makes them comfortable by understanding their needs and expectations. Her hand is like a magic wand which makes the right cello come to you. I believe the most important thing is you should get connected to the instrument you buy and I am really grateful to Rita for making it possible.
I am an advanced level cellist living in London and during one of my trips to Singapore, I needed an advanced level cello and bow to continue my practice. I did not want to risk transporting my beloved old cello, and thus contacted Stradivari Strings for help. Rita helped to source an adequate level cello for my needs. Thank you!
My grand aunt gifted her antique French violin to me many years back. I had kept it in storage until recently, while clearing the store room I chanced upon it. It was not in playable condition. Among the issues, it had hairline cracks and, chips off the edges, warped fingerboard and missing sound post as well as bridge. Rita at Stradivari Strings assessed the violin advised that I get the violin restored to playable condition by her master luthier. After 4 months, from a condition of 2 out of 10, my violin is a 10 out of 10! This also motivated me to re start learning the violin.
Stradivari Strings was very thorough in helping to select a viola which is suitable for my build. I received great advice and information including the type of wood, age of the maple spruce, to the quality of the rosin for my viola bow. I am very pleased with the viola and the lovely sound it produces.
My son loves the cello that we bought from Stradivari Strings. He refuses to practice on his previous cello, but spend hours playing on his new cello. I am so grateful that we found Stradivari Strings! Thanks!
I really enjoyed myself during my violin selection session with Stradivari Strings. Rita was very patient and guided me to try a wide range of violin. She educated me a lot of in terms of product knowledge about the violin and the violin bow, and explained to me how to pick a good violin. I spent eight hours over 2 days at Stradivari Strings and selected the violin and violin bow which I will own for life.