The holiday buying season is upon us. There are some important features to consider in choosing an instrument that goes well beyond price. Often at this time of year when people are buying musical instruments as gifts for others we see the common mistake of people purchasing a full size guitar or string instrument for … Continue reading Musical Instrument Tip of the Month November
Keep your musical instrument stored in its case when not in use! Whether you play guitar, bass, violin, trumpet or any other string, brass or woodwind musical instrument keeping your instrument stored in its case when not I use is an idea good for many reasons. Keeping your musical instrument stored in its case protects … Continue reading Musical Instrument Tip of the Month October
This Gibson J- 200 came in with a nasty crack in the top seam. It measured almost 8 inches in length and traveled under the bridge area. I found a nice piece of Spruce material to carve thin shims to fill in the area affected by the top separation Next step was to make multiple … Continue reading Step-By-Step Guitar Repair
As we move into a new season it is critical to maintain proper humidity in your instruments. Too much humidity can cause warping and swelling . Too little humidity can cause dryness and cracking of the finish and glue .The ideal humidity level of a room where your instruments are stored should be maintained between … Continue reading Tip of the Month: August
For many of you parents this will be your first time renting an Orchestra string instrument or band instrument for your child in Monroe Woodbury or anywhere in Orange County NY. Well have no fear, the process is easier than you may think ! We here at Van Gelder Music Center have been renting to … Continue reading We make renting an instrument easy!
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Instrument Repairs Page » Van Gelder Music is the Hudson Valley’s premier instrument repair facility and our repair staff is second to none. Our technicians can handle it all, from the largest repair jobs to the smallest adjustments. Many repairs can be done the same day while you wait! We service guitars, basses, violins, violas, … Continue reading repairs
We are located in Monroe NY less than one hour from NYC ! We ship anywhere ! 3 Time Epifani Dealer of the year ! From the simplest string change to the most complicated repair, we can help !
Music Lessons Page » Van Gelder Music Center offers top quality music lessons for a wide variety of instruments. We teach all ages and most popular styles. We offer Lessons for guitar, electric and upright bass, piano, violin, viola, cello, mandolin, banjo, brass, woodwinds, drums and voice. Check out our Lessons page to learn more.