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What Our Customers Say!

James: "The Team of Estefan and Samantha is a great union. Samantha is a wonderful luthier. Estefan provides a very deep background in sales and teaching. I cannot imagine a better combination of two people to serve the needs of beginning student to professional. They are also two great, wonderful people. "

Jorge: "
I visited San Antonio for a performance. My bow needed a rehair and my viola really needed some work. Estefan and Samantha really took care of my instrument’s needs. They showed their expertise through their work. I can tell they always make sure customers are satisfied with their work. Thank you!"

Charles L: "We purchased a violin made by Samantha at the recommendation of my daughter's violin teacher. The entire purchase process was very smooth and customer friendly. Mr. Cortez showed us 8 different violins based on our target price range and we were able to spend sufficient time playing and testing every one of them. They explained everything so thoroughly that it's almost like a lesson on the various aspects of instrument production free of charge! We brought home two violins to play for a week and ended up buying the violin hand-crafted by Samantha. The sound is so beautiful and price is very competitive relative to local competitors. In addition to a wide selection of violins, violas and cellos, they also have all the accessories you need for your instrument. Highly recommended and this will be our to-go place for all our future instrument needs!"

Stephen Y: "Estefan and Samantha are a power couple with years of knowledge and expertise, apparent in every interaction. Samantha figured out the source of a troublesome buzz on my cello and repaired the issue with expert care. After gluing the crack, she retouched the varnish so well that I couldn’t tell the damage was ever there. Estefan helped me find supplies I’ve been searching for at reasonable prices, and informed me of their Instrument Care and Maintenance workshops for my Orchestra students. Overall, Estefan and Samantha are organized, professional, genuine, and highly skilled at what they do. I appreciate the fair prices and warm customer service. I’m looking forward to working with them again!"

Ty: "Such great service and hospitality. My instrument sounds great and I'm happy that the process was smooth."

Mary B: "We’ve been honored to know Estefan and Samantha for several years now.. their knowledge and talent are incomparable!! They have helped my daughter choose her cello and her now. Estefan was my daughter’s first teacher, and she still considers his advice to be the final say in everything related to string instruments! Just can’t say enough great things about this amazing couple."

Terri A : "Estefan is an awesome cello teacher. He brings his passion and expertise of music and the cello to the lessons and shares it with his students. Estefan always made me feel comfortable and confident in my efforts to play the cello. I appreciated his positive praise and encouragement."

Ryan B : "Estefan is a wonderful teacher and any student of his is lucky to have him! I went in wanting to learn how to play violin starting at the end of high school and I definitely got what I came in there for. 10/10!"

Juan A: Best shop ever!!! Samantha and Estefan have my German bow ready in 24h. But the best thing ever was that when I came to pick up the bow, I brought my other one, Samantha took care of it right away. Now I have both of the bows with a new heir. I support and recommend these guys 100%. You do the same, I promise, you will not regret it.

Brandon M: I wanted to surprise my wife with a cello for Christmas. She’s played viola for years and has always wanted to get into playing the cello. I reached out and set up a consultation. Call and was promptly called the next day for an appointment for the following day. Both of the individuals were extremely pleasant and nice and took the time to speak with me and get to know me a little bit and my experience with music. I had purchased an Amazon beginner cello due to price and they gave me some tips for maintenance and set up the piece for me in literally no time. They gave me a tour of their set up, which is super nice and very comfortable. I equate music stores to gyms, if you walk in, and you feel really out of place, you kind of hurry up and leave and this place was the exact opposite of that. Samantha and her husband are true music lovers, and make anyone feel right at home. I hope to know these two for years to come as we continue on our journey of learning these beautiful instruments.

Daniel M: I loved the whole experience! We were looking for options to buy and Samantha respected that and informed us well of options to buy and rent! Financial options and rentals were offered and she gave explanations on how step-ups work with upgrading instruments! I loved the attention to detail in her explanations and answered every question I had, in full detail, and overall was an amazing hour of information received. Protection plans were offered and she had a wide range of instruments and bows at varying price ranges and she gives a chance to play and test them out!
Amazing experience and would definitely go again soon

Gina Y: Working with Estefan and Samantha has truly been a wonderful experience over the past several years.

Estefan was the first person to put a violin in our child’s hands. He guided us through instruments as our child grew, and advised us through a transition to viola. We are always thankful for their wealth of knowledge and experience.
We are so thankful to be customers, who are treated as friends

Barbra S: Both Samantha and Estefan are extremely knowledgeable and are very happy to teach as well as provide their professional services. They are very flexible and go out of their way to meet their customers’ special needs and concerns. They obviously want their clients to make informed choices about the products and services they provide. It is a joy to go to this shop.

Theresa T: Samantha and Estefan were very helpful and friendly when I went to buy my first violin. It was a great experience and I highly recommend them!

Jessica L: The owners are super nice and helpful! I felt way more educated about my violin during my visit than I was before. Thank you so much!

Lisa B: We took my daughter’s violin in for new strings, bow re-hairs and other maintenance and were so impressed with the quality of the work! Samantha and Estefan are very professional and knowledgeable. We are so happy to have a great luthier in town and will definitely go the Texas Violin Shop for all future violin needs!

Scott J: We took my daughter’s violin in for new strings, bow re-hairs and other maintenance and were so impressed with the quality of the work! Samantha and Estefan are very professional and knowledgeable. We are so happy to have a great luthier in town and will definitely go the Texas Violin Shop for all future violin needs!

Matthew Z: I'm a private violin teacher and performing artist in San Antonio.
TX Violin Shop has my highest recommendation. Samantha and Estefan clearly take pride in their work and treat every customer with the utmost care.

Peter M: Some of the best work that’s ever been done on my professional cello. It has never sounded better … and looks really great too! Thanks for walking me through the process graciously and generously.

Joyce G: Had a crack repair near my F hole. The result was beautiful!!!
Allison M: Dropped in for a simple repair on my daughter's viola and Samantha took care of it while we waited. She really went above and beyond by taking care of some needed maintenance as well. She explained everything she did and was really enjoyable to work with. We will 100% be back for all of our string needs and will recommend Texas Violin Shop to everyone we know!


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  • Phone: (210)900-7609
  • 10119 Trappers Ridge
    Converse, Texas 78109
  • Tuesday-Friday:
    10:00 am- 7:00 pm 
  • Closed Sunday and Monday