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About Us Welcome to our world of music

Marked by original stained-glass windows and a picket fence, Simply For Strings in Red Hill inspires exploration into the world of music.

Simply for Strings was founded in 2005 by Anna Andriolo and Toby Cumpstay, after recognition of the growing need of a specialist string store in the string community.  The company began as a mobile business, driving from town to town to help educate students, parents and teachers, in their homes and in schools. The service provided during these trips set the foundation of the Simply for Strings customer service philosophy which we still pride ourselves on to this day.

As the mobile business became increasingly busy, it was clear to the founders a larger, dedicated space was needed to continue to grow the business and best serve the growing customer base. From humble beginnings, we now serve customers Australia-wide from our store in Red Hill.

Simply for Strings opened its doors to the public on November 19, 2007. The Old Church has become an inspiring venue for all musicians, an integral part of the customer experience and is now recognised, Australia-wide, as a musical hub for all things string.

The entire Simply for Strings team is dedicated to excellent customer service and are here for every step of your musical journey. Our team consists of professional musicians, passionate educators and specialist staff who are knowledgeable about everything string.


"Entrance is via white-trimmed arched doors and in the front room violins cover the entire left wall. A quick glimpse to the back of the room makes visitors hurry through the hallway to see what awaits them. A grand room with high ceilings is filled with cellos, violas, double basses and violins, and a piano waits patiently and authoritatively in the corner.

Luscious deep-brown leather couches make this space seem unhurried and welcoming and are complemented by plush pillows - making you want to spend the rest of the day curled up listening to Mozart and Beethoven or try one of the many instruments for sale. In a corner, a library of musical scores begs to be played with passion and sincerity. The sheet music can be viewed and studied on a large wooden table, hand-made from Tasmanian Blackwood tree that the owners salvaged after it was stuck by lightning in Northern NSW.

The stage area looks out through wide open-glass windows as high as the ceilings, over Brisbane's treasured inner suburbs, allowing for an expanse of natural light to illuminate the interior and bounce off the crisp white walls.

Visitors hurry through the hallways to see what awaits them ... A grand room with high ceilings is filled with violins, violas, cellos and double basses.

It's easy to imagine this space being momentarily converted into an art gallery and concert room, and filled with the melodic sounds of strings ensembles. Guests would mingle as the sun goes down - with drinks and fresh canapes in hand - trying not to make too much noise with each step on the shiny wooden floorboards, for fear of meddling with the harmonious sounds of stringed instruments."

(Originally published by The Weekend Edition)


>19 team members, consisting of professionally trained musicians, educators and specialist staff

>We currently employ more violists than we do violinists!

>Fast shipping Australia-wide

>New products available every week on our website

>Stockist of internationally recognised brands, including Pirastro, Larsen, BAM, Korg and many more

>Call and quickly place an order over the phone with our helpful staff, or easily place an order online and chat to a string specialist 



>“This shop has wonderful, responsive customer service and as a student I found it very helpful in getting information about what violin would be best for me. Since buying my violin 3 years ago, I have bought numerous violin products such as strings and multiple bows. All of these products have been of the utmost quality and I am happy to shop there any time I need new essentials even with things like rosin and music stands. The staff are amazing and know exactly what they're talking about and are willing to give you what's best for your situation at hand.” - Grace, June 2017.

>“Absolutely brilliant place to buy a violin or stringed instrument! The staff are amazingly informative and helpful. My favorite music boutique in all Australia at the moment.” - Dan, February 2016.


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