Loveland Violin Shop opened for business in January of 1980. Now in our 36th year, in the same location, our staff is four strong. We are a full service shop offering sales, rentals, repairs, restoration and bow re-hairing of all violin family instruments. We offer a wide range of violins, violas, cellos and their bows for sale. Our stock starts with well set up student outfits, to advanced student instruments and up to fine Italian and French violins to satisfy the demands of the discerning professional. We carry the major string brands at competitive prices as well as cases and other accessories. We also provide instrument evaluations and insurance appraisals.

-Mick Loveland

Mick Loveland

Mick Loveland

Founder & Luthier

Mick studied classical violin from age twelve. He first became interested in violin making in junior high school. He played fiddle in bands through the 1970’s as well as continuing his classical studies with Anne Crowden and Terrie Baune. He began repairs and violin making under the instruction of Norman Bernal, a pupil of Christian Bryder of Lyon & Healy, in 1975. He continued studies of violin identification with Dr. Alexander Capurso, Vice President and founder of The Violin Society of America. He received advanced instruction in restoration and new making from world class makers and restorers Joe Grubaugh and Segrun Seifert.

Laurie Moore

Laurie Moore

Bow Specialist

Laurie studied violin and viola from an early age. She began her training in repairs and bow re-hairing in 1983 under Fred Carpenter and Mick Loveland. She is a 30 year member of the Santa Rosa Symphony and freelances extensively in the North Bay on violin and viola. Professional musicians flock to her from all over the Bay Area for her renowned bow rehairing.

Kelly Boyer

Kelly Boyer

Show Room Diva

Be welcomed by our fabulous showroom diva, cellist, Kelley Boyer who loves all cellos great and small. She is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as well as performing and teaching all over the greater bay area. Her sense of humor is greatly appreciated by customers and co-workers alike!

Julian Loveland

Julian Loveland

2nd Generation Luthier

Julian got his first violin shop experience helping out in the shop during his summer vacations. Since 2009 he has been apprenticing in the shop, learning set ups, repairs and restoration. In 2012 he attended the violin making workshop at the University of New Hampshire. With a good memory and a keen eye, he is developing his knowledge and appreciation of old violins.