Wyatt Violin Shop, L.L.C.

Wyatt Violin Shop, L.L.C.


Once again, wonderful service at Wyatt Violin! We have rented instruments for four of our children and found Wyatt to be MUCH easier to work with than the larger music stores. The personal service and care for customers is unmatched. We highly recommend Wyatt Violin.
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Gene Goforth, TAAP master artist: 1995, 1997

Gene Goforth (1921-2002) is another one of those particularly influential Missouri fiddlers. Born in Shannon County in a family with deep musical roots and branches, he was a precocious old-time fiddler who was playing dances at eight years old. As an adult, he lived in metro-St. Louis, working as a heavy equipment operator while still playing music socially--and later as a bluegrass touring artist. Popular musician John Hartford regularly joined Goforth and friends to play for fun in picking circles; Hartford backed Goforth on banjo, as seen in the YouTube video below, shared by one of Goforth’s nephews. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPpNEywlEh8

Mr. Goforth also influenced Matt Wyatt (of Wyatt Violin Shop, L.L.C. in Independence) who taught the younger fiddler during two stints of the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program in the nineties. Goforth was recorded by the Missouri Cultural Heritage Center; the Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers Association (available for download at bandcamp); and by Mark Wilson for Rounder Records, among others.

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I just want to give a shoutout to the AMAZING Wyatt Violin shop for treating every single customer like they are spending the big bucks even if they aren't. They helped my son purchase a new viola this fall and every single employee was the best. Matt was especially amazing in talking to him about all the details, humoring him when he wanted to switch tail piece more than once and talked music stuff with him. They provided a safe environment for trying out new instruments and gave him lots of options to try. Ultimately they did not push any particular instrument and we settled on the less expensive one because he loved the character and uniqueness of the Tertis.

We purchased this viola just a week before All District Orchestra and I'm happy to say that my son ended up making 2nd chair (only behind his fabulous peer from Soundwave) and later went on to make the MO All State Orchestra with his new Tertis viola. Wyatt Violin shop helped to make my son's senior year a little more bright and momentus.

I have recommended your shop for the past 7 years since he started playing the viola because we have consistently received stellar costumer service much beyond what I expected of a small family-owned business. There are so many occasions they gave us an upgrade or a deal or just spent time making everything just right. I can't thank them enough. My son submitted his college audition just this week and we are confident that whatever musical needs he might have in the future, he will be well served coming back to Wyatt's. Thank you to Allen, Matt, Heath and Cheri for your time and excellence in customer service.
Thanks to our friends at Wyatt Violin Shop, L.L.C. for checking in on our instruments over Winter Break 🙌 Families--info heading your way on how to safely pick up your child's instrument. 🎻
Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for our Virtual Music Festival, we had so much fun!!!

We would like to extend our thanks to all of our faculty, alumni, presenters and performers for helping to make our Summer of Strings Virtual Music Festival a success! Special thanks to our presenters: the Parker Quartet, Mr. Frank Huang, Adam Galblum, Jason Seber, and Larry Figg. We would also like to recognize En-Ting Hsu and Charles Tsui for their tireless efforts recording and editing.

Special thanks also to the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College, and our sponsors Arts Inspired Network, Inc. and Wyatt Violin Shop, L.L.C.
Good music is so relaxing!
This Pony is itching to get out of the stable. Come and hear it Saturday night, 7.00 @ Old Mission United Methodist Church in Kansas City for our season opening concert with Wyatt Violin Shop, L.L.C.!

Sales of fine instruments, expert repair and restoration, a quality rental program, and expertise. We serve our community by providing top notch service as well as sales of fine instruments, expert repair and restoration, a quality rental program, and expertise.

As dealers in fine stringed instruments, we have many violins, violas and cellos come through our shop from student to professional level. We are thankful to be a part of our customers journey and to support the arts in any way we can.

Timeline photos 09/18/2022

Timeline photos





Introducing the Lutherie-Artistique.

Our newest addition to our WVS Exclusive line of bows.

Available for violin, viola, cello, and bass. 4/4 only.



Be the talk of the town with one of our exclusive WVS bows! Violin, Viola, Cello, AND Bass! Starting well under $100!

Like and share our posts to spread the word and catch the latest offerings from your favorite shop!


Ask about our generous “Trade-In/Bow Swap” program with this model of Protégé.


Photos from Wyatt Violin Shop, L.L.C.'s post 08/29/2022

The Wyatt Violin Shop held the first of two events for the Rental Customers in the Independence School District, on Saturday, 8/27/22. Attached are pics showing the set up in the parking lot at 2418 S R D Mize Rd, Independence, MO. We will finish up the on-site events on Tuesday, 8/30/22.

We also plan to participate in offsite Rental Night Events for the Liberty and Lee’s Summit School Districts. Lots of great people help with these events. Here are some pics from last Saturday. Thanks to all who make these events possible!


Schedule your next appointment with us at Wyatt Violin Shop.



Over the years we have developed close relationships with distributors and vendors to provide what we feel are the absolute best student instruments available at extremely competitive prices. These instruments are custom labeled with our brands and we spend a tremendous amount of resources to ensure each instrument plays and sounds much better than what other shops “student Instruments” do. Designed to our shop's exacting specifications, including plate thickness, neck angle, mensur ratio, and a number of other critical dimensions.

Follow this link to view our packages and schedule your appointment online today. We look forward to helping you find your perfect instrument!



We're excited to bring you these instruments from the workshop of Jay Haide. As one of the premier retailers in the Midwest, our in-house luthiers finish these instruments to our exacting specifications and these workhorses really deliver the results!

Jay Haide (pronounced Hi-duh) is the brand name of a line of violins, violas, cellos, and basses, and the product of a longtime collaboration between Jay Ifshin and his shop foreman, and master violin maker, Haide Lin.

The aged tone woods used in construction, combined with the master craftsmanship, give these instruments a professional sound often competing with instruments costing thousands more.

When clients visit and are looking in a budget range of $5,000-$8000, for example, we often show this model of Haide.

Why buy a Haide from the Wyatt Violin Shop?

Many students as well as professionals own Haide instruments from us. The time we take in “tuning the plates” and our professional setup separate a Jay Haide instrument from us and one from another shop. The instruments come about 30% complete. We do the rest.

That is why Ifshins shop is careful who they allow to represent and carry their instruments. We inspect the graduations, removing the table and make tonal improvements to the thicknesses of the wood if necessary, and do the entire professional setup here in our shop. This setup includes pegs, end button, fingerboard work, the nut, a deluxe French bridge and old wood sound post, and everything needed including a series of tonal adjustments as the instrument settles in. They are play tested for audition material of all levels by professional musicians. Making these instruments hard to beat for the price.

Inquire about these fine instruments at the following link!


Schedule your online appointment to try out these fantastic instruments and many others we have.

A NEW and much improved method of ordering online is coming soon! Stay tuned!

Special thanks to our friend, Justin Branum with MasterFiddle.com for usage of his original track, "Cactus Setup".


Book your instrument rental easily from our online portal. We at the Wyatt Violin Shop look forward to serving you this school year!



New item in the shop!

We are now offering Hamilton folding music stands in a nylon carrying bag with the, 'Wyatt Violin Shop' logo imprint.

For over 130 years Hamilton stands have been synonymous with high quality and durability. Available in a durable, black coated finish.

WVS Price: $14.95
MSRP Price: $28.50

Schedule your appointment online for your next visit to our shop!



Schools are starting up and that means the string programs are as well! Rent your new instrument from us here at the Wyatt Violin Shop. Premium grade instruments, hand selected by us, setup and inspected by our in-house luthiers. You will not find an easier rental process, or more cost-effective package in the area.

Our fast and easy online process takes only 5 minutes!


Select "Help me Choose" on any option that you need assistance with. No Credit Card is required to reserve & you will not be charged until you take possession. All information can be amended and changed when we call to confirm.


Schedule your appointment easily and online today!



You can now schedule your appointments at the Wyatt Violin Shop quickly and easily online!



We here at Wyatt Violin are currently featuring one of our most popular models, the Hiroshi Kono. As one of the few shops in the country to offer these fine instruments, we work directly with the sole representative of Kono violins in the United States. These instruments are absolute workhorses and stand out as an excellent value for the student and professional player.

Schedule your appointment easily online today at wyattviolin.com to try out a Kono violin or viola, or any of our many other fine string instruments.

Heartland Chamber Music Festival Scholars - Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat August 4, 2022 08/16/2022

Heartland Chamber Music Festival Scholars - Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat August 4, 2022

Thankful to be a part of Heartland Chamber Music Festival again for 2022.

Here is the Festival Scholars Sextet from Heartland Chamber Music Festival; 1st cello, Joel Shimada, using a cello and cello bow from Wyatt Violin Shop.

Here is the Festival Scholars quartet from Heartland Chamber Music Festival; Violist, Victor Diaz, using a viola bow also from our shop.

"The Heartland Chamber Music Festival is an exciting 9 days of chamber music, orchestra, master classes, and student, faculty, and guest performances! Each summer, string players and pianists ages 12-30 are selected by audition to work one-on-one with internationally renowned faculty members who have gathered for the festival with the purpose of inspiring and nurturing the students' development."

Heartland Chamber Music Festival Scholars - Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat August 4, 2022 Brahms String Quartet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18 - live in the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio - August 4, 2022

Heartland Chamber Music 08/05/2022

Heartland Chamber Music


Heartland Chamber Music The Mission of Heartland Chamber Music is to connect, engage, and inspire students of all ages througha lifetime of musical education and performance.


The Wyatt Violin Shop is proud to announce the “2022 Missouri State Fiddling Championship” will be held in Sedalia Missouri at the Missouri State Fair. The Fiddle Contest will begin on Sunday, August 21 at 1:00. We hope to see you there. Contestants should arrive early to register at the event.


"Life without playing music is inconceivable for me. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music; I get most joy in life out of music." Albert Einstein♥️

( Albert Einstein playing the violin- 1930 )


Closed for Vacation from June 25th until until July 16th, 2022 06/07/2022

Closed for Vacation from June 25th until until July 16th, 2022

Update of hours and more! Closed for Vacation from June 25th until around July 16th, 2022 - https://mailchi.mp/wyattviolinshop/news-updates-from-the-wyatt-violin-shop-find-out-about-hours-sales-rentals-repair-and-more-we-are-open-by-appointment-and-curbside-to-go-13405915

Closed for Vacation from June 25th until until July 16th, 2022 As a reminder, Hours are by appointment.Most appointment types are available during our hours, however, please visit our appointment page on our website to schedule anything from returning a rental to shopping for a fine instrument. Feel free to ring us if you are just popping in or a quick question...


Allen Wyatt


July 29th - August 6th


"The Fiddler's Prayer" - Charles A. "Bud" Wyatt



Music is one of the healthiest forms of transcendence and magic. - Moby


Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. - Victor Hugo

Wyatt Violin Shop, L.L.C. updated their phone number. 12/16/2021

Wyatt Violin Shop, L.L.C. updated their phone number.

Wyatt Violin Shop, L.L.C. updated their phone number.

Holiday Hours at the Wyatt Violin Shop and updates! 12/13/2021

Holiday Hours at the Wyatt Violin Shop and updates!

Holiday Hours at the Wyatt Violin Shop and updates! - https://mailchi.mp/wyattviolinshop/holiday-hours-at-the-wyatt-violin-shop-and-updates

Holiday Hours at the Wyatt Violin Shop and updates! **** PLEASE NOTE HOURS ****Closed December 17th 2021 - January 3rd 2022Although our Staff is on break, we will do our best to accommodate appointments during this time. There will likely be delays in replying to your requests for appointments and services, possibly until January 4th 2020, when most....


For all the wonderful music teachers out there!

Photos from Wyatt Violin Shop, L.L.C.'s post 12/10/2021

Merry Christmas - Wyatt Violin Shop all lit up for the Holidays!

Profile pictures 11/05/2021

The Wyatt Violin Shop logo was made from a silhouette drawing of Matt Wyatt playing violin, by Petra Stephens around 2006.
Matt modified the silhouette to look like the “W” in Wyatt. We have used it as the logo for the shop ever since.


A tonal adjustment for one of our friends!
(And an incredible Violist/Violinist, educator, and person!)



Important News & Updates from the Wyatt Violin Shop! 10/01/2021

Important News & Updates from the Wyatt Violin Shop!

REMINDER! The Wyatt Violin Shop will be Closing for Vacation soon! From October 11th (after shop closes) until Friday October 25th. From the Wyatt Violin Shop - https://mailchi.mp/wyattviolinshop/updates-from-the-wyatt-violin-shop-closing-for-vacation

Important News & Updates from the Wyatt Violin Shop! If you have an active trial, or a scheduled appointment, please let us know if we have not yet contacted you. (Text us anytime at 816-252-5656 for quick answers and Reponses)***We will be able to accommodate most appointments on Saturday the 9th*** Feel free to contact us with any questions and we a...

Timeline photos 09/12/2021

Timeline photos

Liberty School District Rental Event — Wyatt Violin Shop 09/01/2021

Liberty School District Rental Event — Wyatt Violin Shop

Attention Liberty Orchestra Students!

A reminder to sign up online for the Liberty School District Rental Night Event!

Thursday *September 2nd, 2021

Discovery Middle School/South Valley Middle School Campuses parking Lot

Liberty School District Rental Event — Wyatt Violin Shop Special Event - Independence School District “Rental Night" hosted at the Wyatt Violin Shop The Wyatt Violin Shop is proud to host the “Rental Night” event this year at our shop! Along with our staff, your Orchestra Teachers will be onsite at our shop to make sure you have all you need, a

Photos from Wyatt Violin Shop, L.L.C.'s post 08/29/2021

Our first “rental event” day, for ISD students, hosted by our shop for the Independence School District students to rent. A special thank you for the assistance of your hard working teachers to help make this happen! Allen WyattHeath Tietjens

Photos from Wyatt Violin Shop, L.L.C.'s post 08/29/2021

Visit our website to make an Appointment for most services.  https://www.wyattviolin.com/appointment-booking

Rent Online or make an appointment to visit us in-store for a Rental Fitting. https://www.wyattviolin.com/rental

We are here for you and wish everyone a safe and smooth start to the school year!

1 - (As a reminder to ISD orchestra students, Tuesday is the 2nd day for the Independece School District rental event hosted at our shop. www.wyattviolin.com/ISD )

2 - (A reminder for Liberty School District Students: The Wyatt Violin Shop is proud to be a part of Liberty Schools “Rental Night" Event at Discovery Middle School/South Valley Middle School Campuses.
SIGN UP HERE: https://www.wyattviolin.com/liberty-school-district-rental-event
and pickup your instrument “drive through” style on Thursday *September 2nd from

Remembering Byron Berline 07/19/2021

Remembering Byron Berline

Remembering Byron Berline We look back at a few times Byron Berline performed on our stages.Thank you, Bryon.www.americanbanjomuseum.com


Good tip to remember for all of us........ 🤔😉


The passing of a legend - Byron Berline. A great friend and colleague.
The Wyatt Violin Shop team will never forget Byron’s talents and generosity. Here is a pic of Byron’s visit in 2019 with Matt Wyatt and Justin Branum.


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We're excited to bring you these instruments from the workshop of Jay Haide.  As one of the premier retailers in the Mid...
"The Fiddler's Prayer" - Charles A. "Bud" Wyatt
"River Road Two-Step" western swing with Wyatt Violin Shop instruments



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