Rehair Workshop, Summer 2024!

We are having our annual bow rehair workshop!

The dates will be July 27, August 3, and August 10! So that’s three Saturdays that you will have an opportunity to learn from the best bow rehair-er on the gulf coast! We’re getting booked fast, so hurry and claim your spot! Here are some facts you should know about the workshop:

  • 9 total hours
    • 3 hours per day, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Optional additional 1 hour for one-on-one with Paula!
    • Dates: July 27, August 3, August 10
  • $400 tuition
  • Additional $300 for tools and supplies
    • You get to keep those tools! (List of tools found below)
  • We will provide a wooden Violin/viola bow, unless you have one you’d like to use
  • Must be 21 or over

With this workshop, you will learn how to disassemble, clean, polish, and reassemble a bow! This includes tying horsehair knots, determining the right length of hair, and how to cut tip, frog, and ferrule plugs. Trust us, it’s way harder than it sounds!

For more info, please email us at or call us at 504-265-0530!

Summer Music Programs Near You! 2024 Edition!

Time for our yearly update on summer programs! Summer programs are the best way to stay brushed up on their musicianship during a break from schooling. Most schools and music programs in town offer summer courses to keep students polished up and practiced, and here are just a few to get you all started (picture from Crescent City String Camp):

Note that most of these programs have a tuition fee. Find one that fits your needs!

Cold Weather Can Crack Your Instrument!

The weather has been a little wild lately! Huge variations in temperature and humidity can be pretty detrimental to the instrument’s wood, so we wanted to give y’all a few tips about preventing damage to your instrument.

  1. Loosen the hair on your bow until slack
  2. Keep your instrument away from the floor, where it is coldest
  3. Do not leave instruments in a cold car (or in the car at all, for that matter!)
  4. Keep away from space heaters
  5. Try using humidifiers in your case or room! Special devices and humidifying packs can be found online or in our shop!
  6. Try letting the instrument acclimate to the temperature you’re playing in, and try not to transport your instrument between hot and cold environments too rapidly

We hope this helps! Stay safe and stay warm y’all!

Keller Strings 10 Year Anniversary!

This year marks our 10th year in Nola!! Happy anniversary y’all! What a journey it’s been. We are so, so honored to be serving all the wonderful musicians in our community, and getting to know each and every one of you! As part of our celebration, we’re going to knock down the prices on a number of items in store and online, from accessories, to bows, to the instruments themselves!

Check out this list to see what’s on sale:

Instruments & Bows (in store and online):

Nicolas Parola 3/4 Violin NP30N: Retail – $2,580; Sale price – $1,349
Roth Violin, Konzert Year 2000: Retail – $1,200; Sale price – $900
Pietro Lombardi 4/4 Violin, VA502: Retail – $2,291; Sale price – $1600
August Kohr 4/4 Violin KR60: Retail – $4,070; Sale price – $2,849
Yamaha AV10 4/4/ Violin: Retail – $2,462; Sale price – $1,475
August Kohr 4/4 Cello HC600C: Retail – $3,195; Sale price – $2,550
Core Conservatory 4/4 Cello C32 (w/ Bag & Bow): Retail – $2,700; Sale price – $1,600
Jean-Pierre Lupot Viola 15.5″ 501: Retail – $1,960; Sale price – $1,665
Soniat Bass: Retail – $3,900; Sale price – $3,100

Lothar Seifert Cello Bow 340C
: Retail – $3,200; Sale price – $2,450
Alfred Knoll Cello Bow 316K: Retail – $1,195; Sale price – $950
Dorfler Pernambuco Viola Bow: Retail – $295; Sale price – $240
Juliano Oliveira Viola bow: Retail – $840; Sale price – $600 SOLD
Lothar Seifert Violin Bow: Retail – $2,200; Sale price – $1,870
JR Silva Violin Bow: Retail – $620; Sale price – $550
Cadenza Three Star Violin Bow BL305: Retail – $487; Sale price – $389
Hermann Luger German Style Bass Bow: Retail – $590; Sale price – $500
Revelle Raven Bass Bow (French style): Retail – $269; Sale price – $225

BAM Cases & Accessories (in store only):
Bam Classic III Case: Retail – $317; Sale price – $254
Bam Signature Classic III: Retail – $349; Sale price – $279
Bam Youngster Case (1/2 – 3/4 Sizes): Retail – $225; Sale price – $204
Bam Hightech Slim Case Panther: Retail – $820; Sale price: $656
Bam Stylus Oblong Violin Case: Retail – $383; Sale price – $306, SOLD
Bam Saint Germain Stylus Viola Case: Retail – $479; Sale price – $383

Jade Rosin: 50% off!
Dominant Strings: Normal price – $74.95; Sale price – $52 (Cash & Carry no installation)

Prices valid until June 30, 2023. Not applicable with other offers or discounts. While supplies last!

Our Bow Rehair Workshop Returns!

We are offering our fantastic bow rehairing workshop again this summer! Just like learning to play an instrument, bow rehairing requires patience and practice. But, just like learning to play an instrument, the work is so rewarding! This is a craft best learned in-person; don’t miss your opportunity to learn this timeless process. Experience with small tools is not needed for this workshop, though helpful. We require our students to be 21 or older.

SATURDAY July 30th, August 6th & 13th
9:00am – 12:00Pm
This is one workshop for a total of 9 Hours plus one hour one-on-one with your instructor.
Attendance at each session is required for a successful experience.
Space is very limited so don’t delay!

140 W. Harrison Avenue
Keller Strings
New Orleans

Your tools & supplies are provided by Keller Strings and you will keep everything at the end of the workshop. There is a tool fee and a workshop fee due at time of enrollment.

Our dear bow rehair artisan, Paula Smith will be your instructor!

Thank You To Our Local Musicians!

We wanted to extend our warmest and sincerest thanks to the wonderful musicians that provided music for us and our cozy little shop! Many of them are students, such as the Carrollton String Ensemble, and members of local high school music programs, all shining brightly in their musical journey! Not to mention we also had the critically acclaimed Jack Craft come play for us too!

Tremendous Moving Sale!

As we prepare to move to the West End neighborhood of New Orleans, we need to MOVE some inventory items that have been hanging out in storage for too long. These are Used, Slow Movers, Shop-Worn, Overstock, or Unique Gems that are priced to sell! Some of these are listed below.

Please note: we cannot offer services on our sale items and they are offered as-is. No trade-ins and no equity purchases on sale items. We have a small capacity inside the shop, so we limit the number of customers allowed for your safety. Well-fitted mask required.

  • Playable lesser-quality used Violins in almost every size
  • Oliveira 4/4 cello bow
  • T Chagas Brazil 4/4 violin bow
  • Riedl German bass bow
  • Left-Handed Violin/Case/Bow
  • Mooradian Oblong Violin Case Cover – Sold
  • 5-String European violin – Sold
  • Upright Bass used 1/4 Size
  • Used 4/4 Cello Cases
  • Small New Cello Cases 1/4 & 1/2
  • Keller Strings Violin Anniversary Cases
  • New Kun 1/2-3/4 shoulder rests
  • Used 3/4 Cellos
  • Ivie Mann Handmade 16″ Viola
  • Used Bam Stylus Viola Case 15-15.5″
  • New shaped viola Cases 15-16.5″
  • Gift Items & Decor

Harmonious Holidays 2020!


Receive a $100 Synchrony Visa Prepaid Card when you open a Synchrony Music Credit Card and Make a Purchase of $699 or more the same day!

PLUS 12 months deferred interest!
* Through December 13th
* Visit store for details 
* Subject to credit approval  


For Every Budget!

Hypo-allergenic.This professional rosin comes in a variety of colors. It is not affected by humidity so keeps it’s “tack” over time.
Learn more and purchase here.

Three different woods! This professional rest is elegant and works extremely well to keep your cello in place. Comes in Ebony, Walnut, and Guibourta (pictured) woods. 
 Learn more and purchase here.

Great deal for the intermediate or beginning student! The Conti Label is a private label by Keller Strings, and named after the Francoise de Bourbon, Prince of Conti.

Learn more and purchase here.

Real leather! Bow tube that holds two bows comfortably and safely. Stitched waterproof finish ties together the look and functionality of this case.

Learn more and purchase here.

Soft, lightweight, & lovely! This luxurious scarf boasts a treble clef pattern and is available in a variety of colors. 

Learn more and purchase here

We trust that music is filling your home with beautiful sounds.  Keller Strings extends our sincere hope that this message finds you & your loved ones in good health during these challenging times.

Stay Tuned for our expanded Holiday Hours starting after Thanksgiving. We are happy to schedule appointments outside of our posted “OPEN” hours for instrument trial. If you would like an appointment, please call or email us.

When you visit our shop, remember to wear a mask which fits correctly over your nose and mouth. Due to the nature of our business, we also require and provide hand sanitizer upon entering the shop. This process will assist us in providing the safest environment for you.

THANK YOU for supporting your LOCAL Small Businesses during this Holiday Season!

You may purchase Rondo Strings Here!

Rondo is part of the Thomastik-Infeld luthier line! These strings were created for the sophisticaed violinist and to meet the professional needs of luthiers. Rondo strings work on many different instruments but are particularly popular among soloists playing old instruments. The RO100 set comes with a synthetic core, aluminium wound A-string, providing great modulation and a rich spectrum of sound colors. These strings can only be purchased by contacting our shop as they are not sold online. Sold straight not coiled.

Step-Up Your Sound! The Time is Now…


Purchase or Trade-Up to enhance your Instrument or Bow
And take advantage of our Deferred Interest Financing
with Approved Credit through Syncrony Bank

John and Young Customer


* Offer applies to Instrument, Bow, or Case at qualifying level* 12 Month Deferred Interest Offer applies to purchases of $899 or more with your NAMM Retailer Credit Card.
* 18 Month Deferred Interest Offer applies to purchases of $1,599 or more with your NAMM Retailer Credit Card.
* Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 12 or 18 month promotion. Minimum monthly payments required

Hours: July 1 – 3, 11:00am – 4:00pm
             July 8 – 11, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Closed July 4th
Also By Appointment for Step-Up or Master Instruments

* Finance Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promotional purchase if you pay the promotional purchase amount in full within the promotional period which may be 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promotional purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length, and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum interest charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. **Subject to credit approval.
We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this offer any time.

Springtime Colors Flash Sale!

Springtime Colors Flash Sale!Dive into the Spring season with these colorful string accessories!
During these trying times, we at Keller Strings are keeping ourselves busy and are thankful for our beautiful Spring weather. We hope our musical community is doing well and staying safe! We want to brighten your April days with some COLOR!

Enjoy discounted colorful bows, rosin, music stands, cases & bags, and shoulder rests through Friday, April  10th. (While supplies last.)

Everest Shoulder Rests

Violin Rest Flash Sale Price: $18.99
Was $28.00

Viola Rest Flash Sale Price: $25.99
Was $34.00

Glasser Premium Fiberglass Bow 

Violin Bow Flash Sale Price: $65.00
Was $85.00

Cello Bow Flash Sale Price: $72.00
Was $92.00
Save $20 per bow! 

If you do not see the size or color you like, please email or call us for special order!

Colorful Instrument Cases

Deep discounts on MANY of our cases & bags – slashed to help your budget!

Check out the links below for more information:

Violin / Viola / Cello

Konig and Meyer Colorful Music Stand

Made in Germany! 

Flash Sale Price: $22.00
Was $29.00

Super Sensitive Clarity Spectrum Colored Rosin 

Flash Sale Price $11.95
Was $15.95

Keller Strings is here for you. During this time of uncertainty, we understand how important it is to be able to count on your musical community. Musicians now have more time to practice at home, and with creative technology, are able to take online lessons, collaborate and perform. While we have temporarily closed our doors to the public to keep our community safe, rest assured that we are still here, behind the scenes, every day. Should you need product, we can ship or deliver. We look forward to hearing from you. 

We also understand that finances are tight right now, and we will be having flash sales periodically on instruments and accessories. Stay tuned to our web site and social media.