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Department of Music|College of Arts & Sciences

Purchase of Music, Strings, and Supplies

Recommended Stores

Here is a list of places to purchase strings, music, rosin, music stands, metronomes, and other supplies. Please support our local businesses whenever possible!

D & L Music, Dave Rickard, Proprietor
114 E. Grand Avenue
Laramie, WY 82070

Yocum Music
1708 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Hill Music Company
245 S. Montana Ave.
Casper, WY 82609

Wyoming Music
330 S. Walsh, #204
Casper, WY 82609

Shar Products Company
P.O. Box 1411
Ann Arbor, Michigan 10648

Discount String Centre
(A division of The Woodwind and the Brasswind)
4004 Technology Drive
South Bend, IN 46628

Recommended Strings

There are many brands of strings made from various materials. Strings are matched to the qualities of the instrument and the player and preferences can vary greatly. These suggestions are a good place to start in choosing strings.

Violin and Viola
Beginning level: D’Addario ‘Prelude’
Intermediate level: D’Addario ‘Helicore’
Advanced level: Tomastic ‘Dominant’

Beginning level: D’Addario ‘Prelude’
Intermediate level: D’Addario ‘Helicore’
Advanced level: Consult your teacher

Beginning level: D’Addario ‘Prelude’
Intermediate and advanced levels: D’Addario ‘Helicore’

D’Addario ‘Helicore’ and ‘Prelude’ are metal core strings with a metal winding. Tomastic ‘Dominant’ strings have a synthetic core with a metal winding.

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