Our Recital Hall

Looking for a venue for your upcoming musical event?

Our acoustically engineered hall is available for performances, recordings, rehearsals, studio recitals, and auditions at a modest cost.

The unique and beautiful 50 seat Carriage House Violins recital hall is also the optimal setting for our clients to try instruments. The ability to play our violins, violas, cellos and bows on a stage that can showcase an instruments’ true capabilities is an invaluable asset... more details

Carriage House Violins Announcement:

Dear friends and valued customers:

For those of you who might have heard through the grapevine, it’s official: Carriage House Violins and Johnson String Instrument have teamed up to create one of the largest and most comprehensive violin shops in the country. The idea was born last spring when Christopher Reuning of Carriage House Violins (and its parent company, Reuning & Son Violins) and Adam Johnson of Johnson String Instrument saw the potential for both shops to grow while providing unique benefits to the string-playing community. Thus, Carriage House Violins has been acquired by Johnson String Instrument.

The concept is simple: the two Newton-based shops can run more effectively and provide an unprecedented level of variety, quality, and service to players if they work as one. Carriage House will continue to offer superior new instruments and affordable antique ones to serious students, talented amateurs, and professional musicians while adding Johnson String’s superb managerial capabilities and customer care to the mix. Clients will now have the considerable resources of both companies at their fingertips and be able to choose from a wider array of instruments and bows, no matter which shop they frequent.

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About our shop

Carriage House Violins is a full-service violin shop offering a wide array of both fine antique instruments and new instruments by today’s best makers. Christopher Reuning founded Carriage House Violins in 2005 to offer superior instruments to a wide range of clients, from advanced students to professional musicians...

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Instrument financing

Make that instrument
purchase possible!

Carriage House Violins is pleased to offer financing on instrument, bow and accessory purchases. Through our partnership with GE Capital, our clients can now obtain a Carriage House Violins credit... more details