Two River Strings

Two Rivers Strings is West Music's house brand of hand-selected orchestral instruments. Designed with music students in mind, we offer an affordable step-up instrument that does not sacrifice quality.

Operating as usual

04/12/2019

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01/19/2019

We are truly excited to see what this violin can do at the NAMM Show next week!

Meet Mark Pierce at the 2019
NAMM Show and check out the Mark Pierce
Signature Series 5-String!!!

Mark Pierce Signature Series 5-String:
- Prim steel-core strings
- Wittner fine-tune pegs
- Wittner composite tailpiece
- An L.R. Baggs pickup pre-installed
- Hand-carved Aubert bridge
- Fiddle Model F420MP

www.krutzstrings.com

#NAMMShow #NAMM #NAMMShow2019 #2019NAMMShow #Fiddle #Violin #Fiddler #MarkPierce #SignatureSeries #5String #Folk #KRUTZStrings

cbs2iowa.com 12/21/2018

Corridor kid with autism takes center stage at Christmas concert

Here is the power of music in action! Many of our West Music associates play in the Eastern Iowa Brass Band, including our Director of Band and Orchestra, Alex Beamer. West Music's Alex has the opportunity to work with the student featured in this KGAN CBS 2 video on a weekly basis and has seen the progress and spark that music has provided to help his success. Coincidentally, this amazing kid is also named Alex. Go team Alex!

cbs2iowa.com The Eastern Iowa Brass Band held their annual Christmas concert on Sunday in Cedar Rapids and for one Corridor family, the opportunity to perform meant so much.

06/29/2018

We are at Summer NAMM this week and BAM, there is bam! We can hardly handle how awesome this orange case is.

06/15/2018

We are proud to honor Kate Kostenbader as our June Musician of the Month. Kate's cello teacher, Christina Gentzsch, says this about Katie: "Katie has really devoted herself to the cello and music and art. She sets goals for herself and actively puts herself outside her comfort zone to push and make her a stronger musician. Her charisma is inspiring."

washingtonpost.com 05/20/2018

The royal wedding’s teenage cello player skipped U.S. debut to play in the ceremony

Bravo to Sheku Kanneh-Mason for representing so amazingly at the Royal Wedding. Smart move to feature the cello Meghan! We approve 💯😁

washingtonpost.com Sheku Kanneh-Mason canceled his performance plans in Los Angeles to be at the royal wedding.

05/16/2018

Final days of our #SpringStringShowcase. This traveling showcase is your chance to upgrade your instrument, bow, or accessories.
Have West Music rental credit? There's no better time to use it than now! bit.ly/stringshowcase

05/10/2018

The Spring String Showcase has reached its final stop of the year. Come check out this amazing inventory of violins, violas, and cellos at our Cedar Rapids location, now through May 19th!

Our annual Spring String Showcase begins today. Stop in to see and play our extended collection of violins, violas, and cellos through May 19th.

04/26/2018

Attention Cedar Valley: We have new instruments and accessories to take your playing to the next level. Plus, use any West Music rental credit you have earned! bit.ly/stringshowcase

04/12/2018

Attention Northern Iowa: We have new instruments and accessories to take your playing to the next level. Plus, use any West Music rental credit you have earned! bit.ly/stringshowcase

03/30/2018

CodaBow International

CodaBow is proud to partner with West Music for their Spring String Showcase! Now through April 7th they'll be in Quad Cities featuring an expanded selection and expert consultations. Stop in today to benefit from this special opportunity to learn how the right bow sets you up for success!

#codabow #violinbow #violin #viola #cello #bass #musiceducation #musiclessons #musicteacher #violinteacher #strings #carbonfiber #codaknowsbows #springstringshowcase #quadcities #iowa
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03/28/2018

Our #SpringStringShowcase is headed to the Quad Cities. Shop an expanded selection of instruments for all skill levels! You may also use any West Music rental credit you've earned! bit.ly/stringshowcase

03/27/2018

West Music Cedar Rapids

West Music is proud to bring two leading brass musicians to our local schools!

Gary Curtin is Principal Euphonium with Foden's Band (Manchester, England)

Arfon Owen is Solo Tenor Horn with Stavanger Brass Band (Stavanger, Norway)

Both artists are in the Eastern Iowa area working with music directors and students in the brass band tradition! If you're interested in bringing a band or orchestra clinic to your school, contact Alex Beamer at [email protected].

03/26/2018

Our Spring String Showcase is moving on to the Quad Cities this week! We are excited to bring our Claire Givens and CodaBow inventory to our Moline, IL location. This cello comes from the Ming-Jiang Workshop in Giangzhou. This master maker has won more violin making awards than any other Chinese maker. The instrument features a wide upper-bout and a huge sound.

03/20/2018

Our featured Spring String Showcase violin of the day is this c.1910 instrument by E. Reinhold Schmidt. Guarnerius copies are among Ernst Reinhold Schmidt’s (b. 1857, d. 1923) finest instruments. He was a prolific and highly skilled maker from the famous town of Markneukirchen, the early 20th-century epicenter of German violin-making. He established his own shop in 1880, and subsequently a large workshop assisted by his sons and hired workmen. He was well known for his choice of wood and keen attention to detail. Advanced students will find a nice companion in this violin, which sports a stunning red-orange varnish, and a focused, resonating tone. This instrument comes to us from Claire Givens Violins, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN.

03/14/2018

Our #SpringStringShowcase is headed to Dubuque. Shop an expanded selection of instruments for all skill levels! You may also use any West Music rental credit you've earned! bit.ly/stringshowcase

03/08/2018

We have fallen hard for these cello shaped violin cases by Eastman Strings. Black, Silver or Gold- take your pick!

03/08/2018

West Music

20 female composers that everyone should know! #InternationalWomensDay

classicfm.com 03/08/2018

The great women composers

20 female composers that everyone should know! #InternationalWomensDay

classicfm.com From Hildegard in the 12th century through to the present day, women have made a significant contribution to classical music which has often been overlooked...

03/07/2018

We love this 2016 Leonardo Valli cello from Claire Givens! This exceptional cello exhibits an evenly polished resonance, allowing for easy playability, control, and soaring lyricism. This is an ideal cello for the advancing intermediate player. Stop in to our Coralville location today to experience this gem!

03/06/2018

Dozens of Eastern Iowa students saw the Elias String Quartet and had the chance to ask these professional musicians their questions. Thank you, Hancher for organizing this event!

03/05/2018

Live with the Elias String Quartet!

03/02/2018

Our offices and store locations have closed early today (Friday, March 2nd) for our annual meeting and awards ceremony!

03/01/2018

Today kicks off our #SpringStringShowcase. This traveling showcase is your chance to upgrade your instrument, bow, or accessories.
Have West Music rental credit? There's no better time to use it than now!
http://www.orchestra.westmusic.com/spring-string-showcase-2018/

03/01/2018

Today we are excited to showcase a viola made by a female luthier and instrument restorer -- Ute Zahn! The 1988 Beverly produces a clear and smooth tone that has warmth heard across all four strings. This golden orange 16-1/4” viola comes to us courtesy of Claire Givens Violins, Inc. in Minneapolis.

Stop in to see it today at our Coralville location!

02/28/2018

Our String Showcase is starting tomorrow and we are really excited to show you our special inventory from Claire Givens Violins!!! Each day we will share information about a featured violin, viola or cello available!

Today we feature a 1928 Parisian Violin by Leonidas Nadegini. Built in the Cremonese tradition, this red-brown over amber hued violin has a breathtaking single-piece, flamed maple back. The tone is clear and focused with excellent response.

Come by our Coralville location to fall in love with this treasure!

02/26/2018

It's our Spring String Showcase! Don't miss this opportunity to shop an expanded inventory of violins, violas, cellos, and basses with special event pricing!
Details at bit.ly/stringshowcase

02/26/2018

It's our Spring String Showcase! Don't miss this opportunity to shop an expanded inventory of violins, violas, cellos, and basses with special event pricing!
Details at bit.ly/stringshowcase

rollingstone.com 02/14/2018

See Paul Rudd, Jimmy Fallon Remake Go West's 'King of Wishful Thinking'

Not only is there a student orchestra, at one point Jimmy Fallon appears to rock an electric cello!

rollingstone.com Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon teamed for a shot-for-shot recreation of Go West's "King of Wishful Thinking" music video on Friday's 'Tonight Show.'

02/12/2018

Electric Strings in the Classroom – Orchestra Director, Kenny Baker

Yamaha's electric violins, violas, and cellos revitalized this school music program!
Ask your West Music Education Consultant about bringing electric strings to your school.

Learn more about SILENT String instruments here: https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/strings/silent_series/index.html A successful Orchestra ...

01/31/2018

Making violins

"Listen closely enough as you walk through one fabled Italian forest, and you might just imagine you're hearing music..."

For hundreds of years instrument makers have been turning to the forests of Northern Italy for the fine woods that make violins, pianos and other instruments sing

01/24/2018

Final days of FREE Lesson Registration! westmusic.com/lessons

01/17/2018

Register for lessons before Feb 1st and we'll waive your registration fees -- a $24.95 value! westmusic.com/lessons

01/08/2018

Classic FM

Forgot to practice over winter break? Don't fall out of habit, fall right back into playing today!

01/01/2018

We are closed for New Year's Day, but will reopen on Jan 2nd!

Two Rivers Strings

The name “Two Rivers” is in homage to our home state of Iowa. Iowa’s borders are defined by the Mississippi River and the Missouri River, which happen to be the two largest and most important waterways in North America.

Two Rivers Strings is West Music’s house brand of hand-selected orchestral instruments. Designed with the music student in mind, we offer an affordable step-up instrument that does not sacrifice quality.

Two Rivers Strings instruments are available in our West Music stores in Coralville, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Decorah, Dubuque, and the Quad Cities.

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1212 5th St
Coralville, IA
52241

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

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