As educators ourselves, we understand you just want the very best for your students. We have a dedicated education team to help you with all of your needs. When it comes to strings, we are best in class.
Simply for Strings is Australia’s largest specialist string instrument and accessories retailer. Teachers, schools, universities and conservatoria from all over Australia trust our dedicated education team with supplying the highest quality instruments, accessories, repairs and servicing for their string programs. We are dedicated to developing the next generation of string players - hand-in-hand with the country’s most amazing teachers.
Simply for Strings is the preferred string instrument and accessories supplier to the Queensland Department of Education (DETE Preferred supplier no. 62455)
Our dedicated education team is ready to help you with;
- Instrument sales and quotes.
- Instrument servicing and repairs.
- Expert advice tailored to your string program.
- Sheet music, string and accessories sales.
- Education pricing.
- Dedicated education manager.
- Pick-up and drop-off service.
- Preferred supplier to QLD Gov.
Meet Your Dedicated Education Manager
TEGAN DOWDELL BMus, GDipBA
Teegan is a professional teacher, quartet manager and composer. Teegan joined Simply for Strings in Brisbane in 2016 and holds a Bachelor of Music and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (and completing her MBA in 2018).
Teegan began learning the violin at age three from her parents, a professional violinist and double bassist of Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Company and Orchestra Victoria.
Teegan completed her Grade 8 violin and Grade 6 classical voice training through AMEB and was fortunate to receive an extensive music education through her schools in Armidale NSW and Melbourne. Whilst studying a Bachelor of Music in violin at Monash University, Teegan taught herself viola to the same level. She completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 and from 2013 – 2015, she was an Instrumental Music (Strings) teacher of violin, viola, cello and double bass in nine schools with Education Queensland, with 150 students per week.
From 2019, Teegan is undertaking a Master of Education (Leadership and Management) to further develop the bridge between the strings education sector and access to quality instruments, repairs, servicing and professional development opportunities.
Simply for Strings is committed to the future of excellent music education and supports teachers by;
- Supporting AUSTA (Australia Strings Association)
- Offering teacher discounts on a range of products including sheet music and accessories.
- Facilitating a range of exciting workshops and events in-store and throughout Australia.
- Employing a dedicated Education Manager and team
- Keeping teachers up-to-date with the latest product and service offerings via our dedicated ‘Educator’s Herald’ mailing list.
Our expert education team is ready to help.
For queries or advice contact us now.
Why our customers love us
Read these testimonials for yourself!
Fiona Lougheed - Department of Education - QLD
Simply for Strings has been my "go-to" strings supplier for many years. I currently teach strings in four metropolitan schools and have always been so impressed with the knowledge and service of Simply for Strings staff. As Education Manager, Teegan has been my main point of contact for all strings supplies and music for my schools. Her friendly and efficient service has been invaluable - I know I can email or call Teegan with my queries or for quotes and she will get back to me promptly and with a range of options that suit my individual schools' needs. She does an amazing job of keeping track of my orders and requests and does it all with a smile. Nothing is ever too hard or too much trouble. I really value the solid working relationship I have with Teegan, as I know I can trust her advice and support as the supplier of quality instruments, accessories and music. Teegan and Simply for Strings make my job so much easier, knowing I can rely on their service and advice, and this really helps deliver quality strings programs in my schools. Thank you, Teegan and Simply for Strings! You do an amazing job
Stephen Chin - Brisbane Boys' Grammar School
I have been dealing with Simply for Strings since 2005 when they ran a mobile business that catered for all my string needs both personally and as the director of strings in a very busy school programme. In all this time all I can say is they have managed to achieve that wonderful alchemy of outstanding service, quality products with competitive prices. Their founders Anna Andriolo and Toby Cumpstay have over the years built up a team of like-minded professionals who interact with members of the string community throughout Australia whose main focus is customer care and satisfaction. For example, just recently their Education Manager, Teegan and Luthier, Ben came to our school to assess all the cellos and basses. Their attention to detail was astounding. We have now commenced a very workable maintenance plan and I must say the results have been first class. It is of little surprise to me that they were named as Australian Small Retailer of the Year 2018.
Ben Hooper - Anglican Church Grammar School
Teegan and the Simply for Strings staff have always provided a professional yet friendly service when it comes to servicing the needs of our string department here at Churchie. From repairs and string accessories to provision of new instruments, they have always considered the needs of our program and provided good quality products. In addition they have recently engaged in professional development opportunities which our staff here at Churchie utilized. These have helped to improve our teaching knowledge and capabilities and in turn, provided better educational outcomes for our string students.
How to Order for Education Clients
We happily take educational orders from all Schools, Colleges and Universities and conservatoria all over Australia. To access our education pricing and services please contact our dedicated education solutions team with your needs at [email protected] or phone 1300 739 293
ON AN ACCOUNT WITH A PURCHASE ORDER
If an educational institution is seeking to purchase items on an account (ie. 30 days to pay), a quote including freight charges should be obtained from our education team.
Over the phone by corporate credit card:
Call our Education department to pay for items over the phone. A receipt and invoice for payment will be emailed to you for your records.
Once an order is received by us (either by purchase order or online order), the items will be picked and despatched to the educational institution. Simply for Strings will issue a 30-day account to all educational institution upon receipt of a valid purchase order.
WHY OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE US
Definitely shopping here again!
Great prices and range for violin accessories. Shipping was incredibly quick and my order was wrapped like a Christmas present! Definitely shopping here again!
Knowledgeable and Helpful Staff
A beautiful shop with a great range of string-specific goods. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful and there is a nice range of instruments that you can try. The music room has a fantastic variety of sheet music and music books, they have cases and accessories, and there is also some lovely giftware.
Reminded me of the good old days when customer service actually meant something
I ordered merchandise over the phone from Sydney, i received great customer service all the way through. The merchandise came wrapped in a very professional manner. The experience reminded me of the good old days when customer service actually meant something. Great experience and i will be visiting the store again.
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.