SHAR Music is the recognized market leader in North America as a supplier of string family instruments, bows, sheet music, cases, strings and accessories. Customers regularly order from all states/provinces, as well as over 60 countries. Employing more than 100 individuals total, SHAR continues to grow in size and scope.
Advanced players and professional musicians alike have come to depend upon the SHAR Violin Shop's unique offering of products and services. SHAR is also one of the largest suppliers of Suzuki Method™ materials in the country. From the youngest beginner to accomplished professionals, SHAR endeavors to offer the best selection and quality of bowed string family products at excellent prices.
SHAR is a family owned business, founded by Michael Avsharian, Sr. in 1962. His sons, Michael Avsharian, Jr., our Executive Vice President, and Charles Avsharian, our CEO, continue to remain active in the business today. Both are active string teachers and accomplished musicians as well. Michael Jr. attended the Juilliard School of Music and Charles attended the Curtis Institute of Music.
We strive to hire string players and musicians to help our customers. Chances are good that if you speak with a customer service or sales representative, they have a musical background. For those that do not, our training ensures that they understand the nuances of the products we carry and which ones are appropriate for your particular needs.