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Visiting Czech musicians give an impromptu performance at Metzler's.
Visiting Czech musicians give an impromptu performance at Metzler's.
A new collection of European violins being readied for sale.
A new collection of European violins being readied for sale.
Instruments hanging in a store-room.Instruments hanging in a store-room. The cello room.The cello room.
The Mendelssohn Octet gets a read-through.
The Mendelssohn Octet gets a read-through.
Double basses lurking in the shadows.
Double basses lurking in the shadows.

Our Staff

Thomas Metzler, owner.Thomas Metzler, owner. Barbara Don (aka Barbara Metzler), co-owner.Barbara Don (aka Barbara Metzler), co-owner.
DeeDee Hoenig, receptionist and book-keeper.DeeDee Hoenig, receptionist and book-keeper. Teru Yoshioka, restoration and repairs.Teru Yoshioka, restoration and repairs.
Aram Grigoryan, repairs and set-ups.Aram Grigoryan, repairs and set-ups. Ryan Kinchen, sheet music and instrument care.Ryan Kinchen, sheet music and instrument care.
Leah Metzler, Cello sales.Leah Metzler, Cello sales. Julia Metzler: Violin sales, sheet music, reception.Julia Metzler: Violin sales, sheet music, reception.
Joseph Liu: Bow rehairing and repair.Joseph Liu: Bow rehairing and repair.

Master Classes and Special Events

Tom & Barbara with Bernard & Cyril Maillot, owners of Aubert Lutherie, Corelli Strings, and Bernardel Rosin in France at a special event at Metzler's on January 29, 2013.Tom & Barbara with Bernard & Cyril Maillot, owners of Aubert Lutherie, Corelli Strings, and Bernardel Rosin in France at a special event at Metzler's on January 29, 2013. Danielle Belén compares contemporary Cremonese violins at Metzler's on April 10, 2011.Danielle Belén compares contemporary Cremonese violins at Metzler's on April 10, 2011.
Richard O'Neill, violist.Richard O'Neill, violist. Richard O'Neill with viola masterclass participants at Metzler's on April 8, 2010.Richard O'Neill with viola masterclass participants at Metzler's on April 8, 2010.
David Rivinus, innovator and maker of ergonomic asymmetrical violins and violas, at Metzler's on April 18, 2013.David Rivinus, innovator and maker of ergonomic asymmetrical violins and violas, at Metzler's on April 18, 2013. Gherman Markosian with a Pellegrina viola made by David Rivinus.Gherman Markosian with a Pellegrina viola made by David Rivinus.
Janet Horvath, author of 'Playing Less Hurt' gave a lecture and book-signing at Metzler's on December 20, 2010.Janet Horvath, author of 'Playing Less Hurt' gave a lecture and book-signing at Metzler's on December 20, 2010. Violinist David Stenske compares violins at Metzler's annual Italian Violin sale on January 9, 2005.Violinist David Stenske compares violins at Metzler's annual Italian Violin sale on January 9, 2005.
Metzler Violins brings Italian instruments to Las Vegas for an afternoon of tonal comparisons and sales.Metzler Violins brings Italian instruments to Las Vegas for an afternoon of tonal comparisons and sales. Tom Metzler tunes Cremonese instruments before the Tonal Comparisons at the Nevada School of the Arts on April 19, 2011.Tom Metzler tunes Cremonese instruments before the Tonal Comparisons at the Nevada School of the Arts on April 19, 2011.
Russian violinist Daniel Shindaryev (center) plays an evening of Paganini Caprices from a new edition of these works by Gregory Shir (left).Russian violinist Daniel Shindaryev (center) plays an evening of Paganini Caprices from a new edition of these works by Gregory Shir (left). Jonathan Moerschel of the Colburn School and Calder Quartet member gave a masterclass at Metzler's on January 24, 2010.Jonathan Moerschel of the Colburn School and Calder Quartet member gave a masterclass at Metzler's on January 24, 2010.

String Teachers at Metzler's

Gherman Markosian teaches violin and viola at the Metzler Violin Shop. (818) 241-0429Gherman Markosian teaches violin and viola at the Metzler Violin Shop. (818) 241-0429 Barbara Don has taught violin at Metzler's since 1979, and specializes in teaching adults. (818) 749-1335Barbara Don has taught violin at Metzler's since 1979, and specializes in teaching adults. (818) 749-1335
Ruth Siegel has taught violin at Metzler's for decades, and also teaches at home in Pasadena. (626) 590-6580Ruth Siegel has taught violin at Metzler's for decades, and also teaches at home in Pasadena. (626) 590-6580 Beth Jean Olson specializes in teaching beginning violin to young students, and is also a singer/song-writer. (715) 308-5133Beth Jean Olson specializes in teaching beginning violin to young students, and is also a singer/song-writer. (715) 308-5133
David Mergen, cello teacher at the Metzler Violin Shop: (310) 493-8887David Mergen, cello teacher at the Metzler Violin Shop: (310) 493-8887 Ginger Murphy, cello teacher at the Metzler Violin Shop: (213) 309-5335Ginger Murphy, cello teacher at the Metzler Violin Shop: (213) 309-5335
Ling Yan, cellist at the Metzler Violin Shop: (626) 237-0784 lingyan248@yahoo.comLing Yan, cellist at the Metzler Violin Shop: (626) 237-0784 lingyan248@yahoo.com Leah Metzler, cello teacher at the Metzler Violin Shop: (818) 749-1404 hellomycello@gmail.comLeah Metzler, cello teacher at the Metzler Violin Shop: (818) 749-1404 hellomycello@gmail.com

Metzler's Customers

Soloist Drew Tretick, with his new (old) Tirolean violin, formerly owned by Barbara.Soloist Drew Tretick, with his new (old) Tirolean violin, formerly owned by Barbara. The late violinist Paulo Alencar at 97, with daughter Suzanne. Our customer and friend for over 32 years.The late violinist Paulo Alencar at 97, with daughter Suzanne. Our customer and friend for over 32 years.
Erica Richardson with her Gaspar Borchardt violin from Metzler's.Erica Richardson with her Gaspar Borchardt violin from Metzler's. Danielle Belén of the Colburn School is a frequent visitor to the shop.Danielle Belén of the Colburn School is a frequent visitor to the shop.
Sequoyah Sugiyama tries a nice French violin from Aubert Lutherie at Metzler's.Sequoyah Sugiyama tries a nice French violin from Aubert Lutherie at Metzler's. An electric violin finds a new home.An electric violin finds a new home.
Stephanie Cleland and her new celloStephanie Cleland and her new cello Taking a violin lesson at Metzler'sTaking a violin lesson at Metzler's

Misc. Shop Photos

Tom Metzler and David Gage of New York work with violin repair trainees in an impromptu repair shop in Havana, Cuba.Tom Metzler and David Gage of New York work with violin repair trainees in an impromptu repair shop in Havana, Cuba. Tom Metzler receives a hand-painted porcelain violin from Adrienn Bende, Miss Hungary, at a charity silent auction at the 2006 'Miss Universe' competition.Tom Metzler receives a hand-painted porcelain violin from Adrienn Bende, Miss Hungary, at a charity silent auction at the 2006 "Miss Universe" competition.
Tom Metzler meets master violin maker Ming-Jiang Zhu from Guangzhou, China at, of all places, the Grand Canyon!Tom Metzler meets master violin maker Ming-Jiang Zhu from Guangzhou, China at, of all places, the Grand Canyon! Many of you will remember our shop mascot, Louis Tourte, who roamed the Metzler Shop patio for years. Alive and well at age 18, Louis now tips the scale at over 100 lbs!Many of you will remember our shop mascot, Louis Tourte, who roamed the Metzler Shop patio for years. Alive and well at age 18, Louis now tips the scale at over 100 lbs!
Klaus Götz, owner of the well-known Götz string instrument wholesale company, shows us an old example of 'Lapella' violin rosin at his headquarters in Wernitzgrün, Germany.Klaus Götz, owner of the well-known Götz string instrument wholesale company, shows us an old example of "Lapella" violin rosin at his headquarters in Wernitzgrün, Germany. Tom Metzler with Cyril Maillot (of Corelli Strings and Aubert Lutherie), at a reception at the mayors palace in Lyon, France.Tom Metzler with Cyril Maillot (of Corelli Strings and Aubert Lutherie), at a reception at the mayors palace in Lyon, France.

The Metzler Family

Leah Metzler (forground) with cello quartet at Aspen Music Festival.Leah Metzler (forground) with cello quartet at Aspen Music Festival. Julia Metzler with parents, after doing well singing at the Metropolitan Opera Regional Finals.Julia Metzler with parents, after doing well singing at the Metropolitan Opera Regional Finals.
Julia Metzler after another Met audition, 2012.Julia Metzler after another Met audition, 2012. Tom and Barbara stand in front of the world's largest cello, in Mirecourt France.Tom and Barbara stand in front of the world's largest cello, in Mirecourt France.
Tom & Barbara enjoying a California sunset.
Tom & Barbara enjoying a California sunset.
The Metzlers enjoying a dinner in Berlin, 2011.
The Metzlers enjoying a dinner in Berlin, 2011.
Barbara has always been a bird lover!
Barbara has always been a bird lover!
A favorite photo of Barbara and her rooster!
A favorite photo of Barbara and her rooster!
Music follows us everywhere!
Music follows us everywhere!
There is always room for cello.
There is always room for cello.
Julia Metzler following her senior voice recital.
Julia Metzler following her senior voice recital.
I always need lots of coffee in San Francisco!
I always need lots of coffee in San Francisco!
Metzler family greetings from Dresden .....
Metzler family greetings from Dresden .....