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West Music Hosts One-of-a-Kind Spring String Event

By April 3, 2019 No Comments

West Music, celebrating its 78th year of being a locally-owned and family operated music store, will hold its Spring String Fling event this April and May.  Six of West Music’s retail locations in Iowa and Illinois will host special orchestral events as well as display an expanded selection of orchestral instruments, including a one-of-a-kind selection of 30 upscale string bass instruments featured in West Music’s Coralville location April 4-6, the largest selection of these instruments available in the state of Iowa.


Interested individuals can make appointments to see and play an expanded inventory at West Music’s specialty string shop located inside their Coralville location. Additionally, West Music will be hosting special events for the violin, viola, cello, and bass during the two-month event. The customer can also meet West Music’s luthier in Coralville at these events, as well as special guest representatives from manufacturers, Maple Leaf Strings and Krutz Violins.


“We’re always looking for fun and exciting ways to inspire our customers to experience something they have never seen before,” said Ryan West, executive vice president at West Music.  “We’re hoping our Spring String Fling will create a chance for string lovers of all ages and abilities to stop in, interact with, and play this awesome selection of instruments.”


For information about locations and dates of the String Fling events, please see the schedule below.



Bass Days                                                               Cello Days

April 4, 5, 6                                                           April 18, 19, 20


Viola Days                                                              Violin Days

May 2,3,4                                                              May 16, 17, 18


Cedar Falls 

April 11, 12, 13


Cedar Rapids

April 25, 26, 27



May 9, 10, 11



April 11, 12, 13


Quad Cities

May 9, 10, 11

About West Music

West Music is a third generation, locally-owned and family operated business. For more than 75 years, West Music has been the area’s leading partner in music education, specializing in pianos, guitars, drums and percussion, band and orchestra instruments, and print music, as well as offering music instruction, repair, and music therapy services. With seven retail locations in Iowa and Illinois and award-winning ecommerce websites dedicated to servicing the music education and percussion communities, West Music strives to encourage people of all ages and abilities to play now and play for life.


For more information, visit or call 1-800-373-2000.

Contact: Lisa Tomlinson, Director of Marketing,, 319-351-2000 ext. 1163