at , Columbus, 43221 United States
Handling rentals, sales & service of string instruments in the Columbus area, for the Baroque Violin Shop of Cincinnati.
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WHAT I HAVE HERE IN C'BUS - **as of 9/2 at 8am**: Violins - 1/2 sz (four), 3/4 sz (five) and 4/4 (four) Violas - 12" (2), 13" (3), 14" (2), 15" (1), 15-1/2" (1) Cellos - 1/2 sz (one), 3/4 sz (3) -- I will update this as requests are made. Please email me to reserve, but wait for my confirmation *before* you order online. -- On Fri Sept 4 I will be making deliveries to schools in Pickerington, Worthington, and Dublin; C'bus & UA also possible. (After that I can't do any more til the week of Sept 14.) -- If I have run out, you can still order (the Cinci Shop has everything!) but it will have to be shipped to you if you need it for the week after Labor Day; they can turn it around in 1 day.
**CINCINNATI SHOP PHONE LINES** are down!!-- since Sat afternoon 8/29. Apologies for delay & frustration! EMAIL WORKS FINE-- email@example.com-- if you need to contact Shop staff about billing issues. Website ordering still works!
DON"T KNOW WHAT SIZE TO ORDER?? If your child's teacher hasn't had a chance to measure them, here's some shortcuts to figure it out. If it turns out to be too big or too small, I'll just bring another to their school and swap. VIOLIN or VIOLA: With child's left arm extended straight out from shoulder (naturally, at about 10:00, not perpendicular to body at 9:00), measure from base of neck, down arm, to middle of palm. Most beginners will be in these ranges: 20"-22" - 1/2 size violin or 12" viola 22"-23.5" - 3/4 size violin or 13" viola CELLO: If your child is *under* 4 feet 6 in., get a 1/2 size. If *over* 4 feet 6 in, get a 3/4 size. [If your child falls outside the measurements above, please email me to discuss.] BASS: 1/4 size should be fine. In rare cases, if your 4th or 5th grade child is *really* small for his age group, we might need to try a 1/8 size: call me to discuss-- I'll have to bring it up from Cincinnati anyway!
Paul J. Bartel has over 40 years of experience in the industry.
He received his BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1972 in music education.
He began his journey repairing and restoring stringed instruments at his kitchen table in Oxford Ohio during his senior year of college.
After graduation the Baroque Violin Shop moved to Bartel’s basement in his Brookville, Indiana.
At the time he was a full time orchestra teacher at Finneytown High School, repairing instruments in any spare time he could find.
After teaching orchestra at Finneytown High School for seven years, and running the violin shop on the side, Paul wanted to pursue his hobby and passion full time.
The Baroque Violin Shop was the perfect combination of his two passions; working with his hands, and the world of strings.
Paul also saw an opportunity to support both young students and teachers alike.
He wanted to provide high quality instruments at an affordable cost because he had personally seen how playing on low quality instruments dampened the passion of young players.
He wanted the Baroque Violin Shop to be a support to teachers as well.
He knew they needed a place that could quickly and affordably repair school owned instruments and purchase high quality, affordable instruments for their orchestras.
Bartel resigned his teaching position and moved to Cincinnati, full time.
He purchased a home in Finneytown, converting the upstairs to a living space for him, his wife, and young son, and the rest of the home was dedicated to the violin shop.
Business was good, and Paul needed more space, so in 1990 he purchased the historic Carrie-Jessup house just down the road from his house.
He spent 6 months restoring the house and making it The Baroque Violin Shop.
Two other buildings were later added to the campus.
Paul has an unbridled passion for the world of strings.
He has an unparalleled knowledge of stringed instruments, and has developed a national reputation as a leader, and educator in his field.
He teaches workshops all over the country, and teaches a week long workshop every year at Ohio State.