Get them a little something special…

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Whether you’ve been done since July and just need a few more stocking stuffers, or you’re frantically beginning your search now, check out all the goodies we have in store for the stringed player and musicians in your life!

Want to give something practical?

Mighty Bright Hammerhead Music Stand Light

Mighty Bright Hammerhead Music Stand Light provides bright white light through 6 powerful LEDs. 2 brightness settings and an adjustable neck. The extra wide and sturdy clip creates a strong grip on multiple surfaces. Learn more and buy here.

Korg Combo TM60 Tuner Metronome

Korg Combo TM60 Tuner Metronome

With the all-new TM-60, you’ll be able to enjoy pitch training and rhythm training without having to switch functions or be concerned with battery life. Learn more and buy here.

SMS-20 Collapsible Music Stand

Peak SMS 20 Collapsible Music Stand

SMS 20 Collapsible Music Stand is a professional-looking music stand that travels with ease! Sturdy 5-panel desk that collapses after simply removing the sliding tray. Includes carrying bag. Learn more and buy here.

Something colorful for the kids?

Rockin Rosin

Rockin Rosin

Rockin Rosin is a company dedicated to making rosin fun and personable! Comes in all sorts of shapes! Your kids will always crack a smile when prepping to practice! Learn more and buy here.

Colorful Fiberglass Bow

Glasser’s Fiberglass bow comes in a rainbow variety of colors: blue, gold, green, pink, purple, red, silver, and white! See what we have available right now by clicking here or call us at (504) 265-0530.

What about practical, with added pizazz?

Baroque Bling Mute

Baroque Bling Mute is a stylish way to mute your instrument in orchestral settings. If you MUST mute, why not make a statement! This handmade item is a black rubber tourte style mute decorated with authentic swarovski cyrstals! Learn more and buy here.

Conrad Gotz Endpin Rest

Conrad Gotz Endpin Rest

Conrad Gotz Endpin Rest is a high quality, dependable accessory for cellists of all levels. Finest materials and technical perfection. Made in Germany. This endpin rest does not slip on any known surface that is available for testing.  Learn more and buy here.

Compliment their style with accessories!

Violin Keychain

Violin Keychain in Italian Leather

Violin Keychain in Italian Leather is great purchase for any string player or affectionado! This violin keychain makes a classy addition to any ring of keys. The high quality leather ensures its durability. Learn more and buy here.

Sterling Silver Music Earrings

Sterling Silver Earrings: The Violin

Sterling Silver Earrings: The Violin is a perfect decoration for any ear! These high quality earrings make a perfect gift for any music-lover! Learn more and buy here.

Treble Clef Pashmina Scarf

Treble Clef Pashmina Scarf

Treble Clef Pashmina Scarf is a lovely fashion accessory! This classy scarf is available in either black or white. Learn more and buy here.

Electrify their spirits!

Realist LifeLine Pickup for Bass 

Realist LifeLine Pickup for Bass 

This durable, self-powered, transparent piezo pickup offers a focused bass sound, perfect for those musicians who want a lot of punch without loss of fidelity. Mounted at the adjuster without glue or fasteners. Learn more and buy here.

Yamaha THR5A 5 Watt Desktop Amplifier

Yamaha THR5A 5 Watt Desktop Amplifier

The focus is a little amp that delivers big! It offers simulations of classic tube condenser & dynamic mics combined with studio-grade effects to create recording-studio tone. Learn more and buy here.

Yamaha YEV Electric Violin

Yamaha YEV Electric Violin

Yamaha YEV Electric Violin is the newest model from Yamaha. They’ve created a completely new look for the electric violin! The stunning design is constructed out of many different types of woods. Gives the violin a more natural tone! Learn more and buy here.

& finally, a little something for the stockings:

Visit us in person to see our small collectible items for sale! Pencils, pens, stickers, magnets, keychains, ornaments, and more!

Smoky Jazz & Classical Cat Upright Bass Sales Event!

Come shop the largest selection of Upright Basses in the area with a May Sales event! 

It’s All About that Bass… 

Special Pricing on  New & Used Upright Basses paired with
12 Months of No Interest Financing

Includes 1/2 and 3/4 Basses in-stock
Discounts on Bass Strings, Bows, and Bags!

NOW through May 31st!

Sale EXTENDED to June 8th! Don’t miss out on these once-a-year deals on uprights!

 Sales Event Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 10-6
Friday & Saturday 10-4
Sunday Noon-4

(Closed Mother’s Day)

  • *Special No Interest Financing on our New and Used Basses if paid in Full within 12 months! Valid only through May 31st, 2019
  • Sale prices range from $799 to $2,399 for Solid Carved, Laminate, and Hybrid Double Basses – Prices advertized in-shop only.
  • This is an In-Shop Sale ONLY (no online sales please)
  • All Trade-ins considered
  • For more information, please call 504-265-0530

Summertime Strings

Keep playing all summer long at one of these fantastic string programs!


Both programs are open to GNOYO members and non-members. No audition required. Placement is based on proficiency and the needs of the orchestra. Enrollment is on a first come basis. Space is limited.

Summer Festival:

  • When: June 3rd – 7th, 2019
  • Where: Loyola University of New Orleans
  • What: Excites and inspires young musicians at all levels of proficiency during a week-long collaboration with some of the most talented professional musicians in the country.
  • Age: 7-19 years old
    • String Orchestra 7-12
    • Full Orchestra 12-19
  • Tuition: $450
  • Website:

Summer Orchestras

  • When: Rehearsals begin June 25th, continue every Tuesday through July 30th, from 6:30-8:00 pm. The final concert is July 30th at 7:30 pm at Roussel Hall
  • Where: Loyola University of New Orleans
  • What: GNOYO’s summer orchestral program
  • Age: 7-19 years old
  • Tuition: $250
  • Website:

Ellis Marsalis Center

  • Where: New Orleans
  • What: Enrolled students are provided with an instrument, and all have the opportunity to take beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons in a variety of instruments, including strings! Students participate in a recital at the end of the semester.
  • Age: 7 – 18 years old
  • Tuition: $30 per student (first come, first serve basis)
  • Website:

Baton Rouge Kid’s Orchestra

  • When: Session 1 – Strings is June 17th – 21st
  • Where: St. James Episcopal Day School, Baton Rouge, LA
  • What: Campers learn how to play an instrument from local professional musicians in only a week! Campers also participate in summer fun, arts & crafts, a field trip, guest visits from professional musicians, an end-of-camp performance for friends and family, and much more!
  • Age:
    • Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass (2nd grade – 5th grade)
    • Music Fundamentals (K-1st)
  • Tuition: $300, with $50 deposit
  • Website:

Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp

LAAPA Summer Camp

  • When:
    • July 8-12, July 15-19, or July 22-26
    • 9AM – 3PM
  • Where: River Ridge LAAPA location in Harahan, LA
  • What: Campers choose up to eight programs, which include string instruments. Campers will experience their choices of these programs daily plus additional programs such as a daily performance class, musical games, etc.
  • Age: 5 – 16 years old
  • Tuition: $299/week
  • Website:

Northshore Strings: Fiddle & Folk Camp

  • When:
    • Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14
    • 9:00 am—1:00 pm each day
  • Where: Mcelroy Irish Dance Academy 1800 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA
  • What: Celtic, Cajun, American Fiddle Tunes, Folk Songs, Irish Dance, Jam band, Music reading games, and more! Including an authentic fiddle workshop with Cajun Fiddler, Gina Forsyth
  • Age: Minimum of 1-year playing experience required, advanced players welcome
  • Tuition: New Camper $275, Returning Campers $250
    • Includes: Camp t-shirt, snacks, art supplies, music & music folder
  • Website: View the camp flyer here.

Streetcar Suzuki Violin Studio

  • When: Summer session begins June 3rd, group classes are twice a month
  • Where: New Orleans, LA
  • What: Streetcar Suzuki Violin Studio provides a holistic and comprehensive Suzuki Violin Education that includes weekly individual lessons and twice monthly group lessons. Using the Suzuki Method of instruction enables the student to establish exceptional skills on the violin within an environment that encourages both the development of a mind attuned to critical thinking and self-discipline and a heart filled with a love for learning and sharing the joy of music.
  • Age: 4-7 years old
  • Tuition: Semester Tuition includes weekly private lessons, twice monthly group classes, parent education class, and recital fees. 
  • Website:

Our instruments won 3 Golden Globes?!

CONGRATULATIONS to the film, “Green Book” for winning 3 Golden Globes!


The gorgeous upright bass and cello in the concert scenes in Green Book, filmed mostly in New Orleans, were from Keller Strings ! They were chosen by the Props Manager for their period appeal, yet they are modern instruments that we normally carry in the shop.

Congratulations on your Golden Globe Best Screenplay, Motion Picture, and BEST PICTURE!

Ready Set Shop…CelloBrate with a Visit to Keller Strings!

Visit or Shop Online – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Sunday Too!!
Purchase a cello November 23rd, 24th or 25th and receive
*Special No Interest Financing* if paid in Full within 12 months!
View and Play a select variety of cellos from our favorite makers!
*On purchases of $999 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 months. Minimum monthly payments required. This offer in addition to our 6 month deferred interest and our 36 month equal payment promotions.
Protect your Investment.
Save 30% on ALL In-Stock Cello Cases during the Holiday Weekend!
When you don’t know what KIND of Strings to BUY your Favorite Musician! GIFT CERTIFICATES are available.
Change STRINGS at least once a year for optimal sound! And we install them for Free…All year long!

Pernambuco Perfected: SAVE up to 40% off on Bows for Violin, Cello, and Viola

Keller Strings’ Month of Black Fridays
Special Pricing on In-stock Pernambuco Bows
From Germany, Brazil & China
For Violin, Viola, & Cello
Save up to 40%

(Not applicable with any other discounts or equity)
Three days only:
Friday, November 16th
Saturday, November 17th
Sunday, November 18th
Sales Event Hours:
Friday & Saturday 10-4
Sunday Noon-4
View a sampling of our sale bows below!
Fourth generation German makers, W. Dörfler  Bows exercise a maximum of influence to sound, purity, strength and polish of the tone. It is only the Dörfler Bow which enables the art of playing to be put into its true light. Model D017 Pernambuco Octagonal Cello bow: fully lined silver, three-part button. Cello Bow 82g $610. SALE $518.
A best seller from Howard Core comes this sturdy octagonal Violin Bow made in China. The “whalebone” winding is a handsome addition. Solid silver button, and weighs in at 136g $260. SALE $220.
The Brazilian Bow makers from Atelier Casara work  under  Mr. Renato Casara’s personal supervision – he has been making bows since 1998. This significant Cello Bow features a round, pernambuco stick, a half lined frog, with an Mother-of-pearl slide, Large Parisian eye, 3 part button. 81g $595. SALE $475.

VIVA VIOLA! Save 20% on all things Viola…(Cases, Bows, Strings, Rosin, Shoulder Rests)


We have planned some amazing specials for the season.  A different sales offering for you each weekend in November starting NOW!
Save 20% on all things that start with Viola, November 9, 10 and 11…


*Save 20% on all things that start with VIOLA
Ask us about 0% deferred financing through Syncrony Bank

Sales Event Hours:
Savings applied to Online Shop during Sale Days.
This Friday & Saturday 10-4
And Sunday Noon-4

*Only on in-stock merchandise
*Not applicable on leased violas
*Questions? Call us at 504-265-0530


It’s Summertime! & String Summer Camps are in session!

It’s Summertime!

Keep playing all summer long at one of these fantastic string summer programs!


GNOYO’s 10th annual Summer Orchestras Program will

 be  at Loyola University New Orleans! Rehearsals will begin on June 26th and will continue every Tuesday through July 31st, from 6:30-8 p.m. The Final Concert will be held on July 31st at 7:30 p.m. at Roussel Hall and is free and open to the public – invite your family and friends!

No audition is necessary; placement is based on proficiency. Enrollment is on a first-come basis and open to students who play violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, or trombone.

Tuition: $225


The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music (EMCM) is a place where children are at the heart of our mission of training the next generation of New Orleans musicians. We see music lessons and arts education as tools that help young people learn discipline and dedication, and allows them to explore their creativity.

In the Summer, we engage our youth through a wide variety of music, dance, reading and math instruction to enhance and cultivate their creativity.

Enrolled students are provided with an instrument, and all have the opportunity to take beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons in: Piano (mandatory for all students except those taking Dance or Saturday classes, Strings – Violin, Viola and Cello, Guitar – Acoustic and Bass Guitar, Percussion and Drums (weekdays only), Woodwinds, Brass, and more (check out their website for more of their class offerings here!).

All students have an opportunity to participate in recitals at the end of each semester. In addition, the Center is equipped with four practice rooms that allows students to sign up for times to practice in private, soundproof booths.

EMCM proudly serves the 9th Ward and New Orleans East communities. As such, new students must live in one of the following zip codes: 70117, 70126, 70127, 70128, 70129, 70032 and 70122.

Students must be at least 7 years old and no older than 18 years old. No prior musical experience is required.

The registration fee for the Spring, Summer and Fall programs is $30.00 per student. The registration fee is non-refundable. EMCM accepts cash, check or money order. Checks are payable to EMCM or Ellis Marsalis Center for Music.

For more information on enrolling in classes, please call us at 504-940-3400 or e-mail us


• Learn to play an instrument in one week
• Instructed by local professional musicians
• Perform a concert for friends and family
• Enjoy summer fun, arts & crafts, a field trip, and more
• For children who were in Grades K-5 in the 2017-2018 School Year
(children entering Kindergarten in August 2018 will NOT be accepted)

Session 1: June 18-22 Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass (2nd-5th) – Music Fundamentals (K-1st*)

Session 2: June 25-29 Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion (2nd-5th) – Music Fundamentals (K-1st*)

Weekly Tuition $250 ($50 deposit) Instrument, breakfast, lunch & snack daily, field trip, t-shirt, and other camp keepsakes are included!

Episcopal High School (VPAC)
3200 Woodland Ridge
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.



2018 NAAM Show!

We will be attending the 2018 NAAM show this year! Next week, January 24th-30th, we will have special hours as John & Paula travel to Anaheim, CA in search of the latest and the greatest in new string products!


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24th: 10:00a – 2:00p

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25th: 10:00a – 2:00p

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26th: 12:00p – 4:00p

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th (normal hours): 10:00a – 4:00p

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28th (normal hours): 12:00p – 4:00p


We apologize for any inconvenience! Resuming normal hours on January 31st, 10:00a – 6:00p!

The NAMM Show is held in Anaheim, CA every year, and is a platform for music related industries to showcase their products with lots of fascinating exhibits! We will be searching for the latest technology and the coolest instruments! Stay tuned!

The NAMM Show is the definitive platform for the music, sound and event technology communities to unite with the mission of strengthening the music products industry and promoting the pleasures and benefits of making music. Held in Anaheim every January, The NAMM Show offers the latest products from more than 7,000 brands, cutting edge industry education across hundreds of sessions, as well as special events, concerts and experiences where “only at NAMM” moments take place.

Learn more here!

Happy Holidays!

May your days be filled with peace, hope, and joy this holiday season.

Thank you for your business, loyalty, and support.

Holiday Hours:

OPEN Christmas Eve 12-4pm
OPEN December 27th, 28th, 28th, and 30th 10a – 4p
CLOSED Christmas & December 26th
CLOSED New Years’ Eve & New Years’ Day

AMP IT UP! Open House Dec. 2nd 3-6PM


Electric Weekend at Keller Strings!

Open House Dec. 2nd 3-6PM

Performance by Donald Surtain // Wine & Refreshments


VISIT Keller Strings for In-Store Specials

GIVE Inspiration to Your Musician

PLAY  Yamaha Electrics including SILENT CELLO
(Practice Quiet or Play it Loud)

LEARN  How to Play it Loud using our array of

BROADEN  your skills on ACOUSTIC 5-String Violins
or Yamaha 5-String YEV

Realist SoundClip Acoustic Transducer for Violin (LATEST in sound technology from David Gage) $269.99

Realist Copperhead Upright Bass Pickup $220 

Lifeline Bass Pickup $250

Realist Copperhead Cello Pickup $199 

Kremona Violin Pickup Model VV3 $99 

L.R. Baggs for Violin Pickup $209 

Fishman V100 Violin Pickup $119 


Pernambuco Perfected: Savings on Bows for You! Starts Friday @ Keller Strings

Pernambuco Perfected:

Savings on Bows for You!

Bow makers call the heartwood from the Pau Brasil tree ‘Pernambuco’.

The significance of sound on your instrument is advanced by the finesse of your bow. This weekend it is all about the bow!  No carbon fiber,  carbon graphite, or composite material in this sales event!  Also available for order from our Online Shop during Sale Days.
Special Pricing on In-stock Bows
for Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass
Save up to 40%

Three days only:
Friday, November 17th
Saturday, November 18th
Sunday, November 19th

Sales Event Hours:
Friday & Saturday 10-4
Sunday Noon-4

Pernambuco bows made in Germany and Brazil

For private showing or more information, call 504-265-0530

View a sampling of our sale bows below!

 Manoel Francisco, maker since 1995, is without a doubt one of the premier bow makers in Brazil. Elegant finishing and complex craftsmanship are hallmarks of a Manoel Francisco bow. This is a special edition Villaume style bow. Silver tinsel winding, bone tip, lizard-leather thumb-grip. Frog is finished by bowmaker himself.

VIOLIN bow: 62g


Fourth generation German makers, Dörfler Master Bows exercise a maximum of influence to sound, purity, strength and polish of the tone. It is only the Dörfler Master Bow which enables the art of playing to be put into its true light. Model D022 Three Star Master Violin bow: sterling silver.

Violin Bow: 60g


Alfons Riedl is a German made, German Style Bass Bow with a strong but delicate stick. The new lined frog houses salt and pepper hair, which gives the bow more grit! The stick was made circa 1950, and weighs in at 136g $750. SALE $675.

BASS bow: 136g


 The Brazilian Bow makers from Atelier Casara work  under  Mr. Renato Casara’s personal supervision – he has been making bows since 1998. This significant Viola Bow features a round, pernambuco stick, a fully lined frog, with an abalone shell Parisian eye, 3 part button.

VIOLA Bow: 72g


Juliano Oliveira has worked as a bow maker for over 10 years. He is without a doubt an excellent example of the new  generation of Brazilian Bow makers. Aged Pernambuco wood; frogs crafted in Italy with fine finishing by the bow maker, proprietary frog styling, lizard-leather thumb-grip, goldfish slide, silver winding, bone tip, inlayed button.
CELLO Bow: 82g

Luan Ruy has worked as a bow maker since 2005. Perfect craftsmanship and clean work made his bows top quality among bow makers in Brazil. Aged Pernambuco wood; single-eye, half-mounted frog; bone tip, goat-leather thumb-grip, nickel-silver lapping.

Founded in Schonbach, Germany in 1887, the Hofner shop has consistently delivered a superior product. Their bows still bear the founder’s name – Karl Hofner. This Violin bow has an octagonal pernambuco stick with silver fittings. The ebony frog has a mother of pearl slide and a Parisian style eye, which is also mother of pearl.



Started by Alfred in 1932 the Knoll Bow making company has now spanned three generations of Knolls. Alfred Knoll Cello Bow 316C features a round, pernambuco stick, and is sterling silver mounted. The frog is ebony, with a large Parisian eye. The screw is three parts, sterling silver rings, ebony core, and abalone shell button.

CELLO Bow: 80.05g