19, 1985: The doors open on a thousand-square-foot white
room. In the center is an aluminum lawn chair pulled up to a card
table. The guy in the chair is rehairing a bow. ...
Who We Are
Those were the first moments of the Jay R. Rury Violin Shop. Much has changed in 31 years, but one thing has not changed: Our dedication to providing the best quality in repair and restoration, instruments, accessories, and service to the music community of North Central Texas.
Another thing that hasn't changed is the wonderful community of loyal customers and friends who put their trust in us. We're grateful for our relationship of mutual support with you.For 31 years we have provided the finest restoration and repair services on violins, violas, cellos, basses, and bows to North Texas professional musicians, teachers, and students. We put customer satisfaction first every time, whether we are repairing your instrument or helping you select the one that perfectly fits your taste and needs.
If you're in North Texas. stop by and see why we've had the privilege of working with the North Texas stringed-instrument community for more than 30 years. And if you're not in the area, we are happy to welcome you to our community of customers and friends through jayruryviolins.com.
Jay R. Rury has provided fine-instrument repair services and bow rehairing to the music community in the Dallas area since 1975, starting in his apprenticeship that year. He opened the Rury Violin Shop in 1985 in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. After 21 years there, in August 2006 Jay moved the shop to Richardson, at the northeastern edge of Dallas. Member,Violin Society of America.
Duncan Beaver, sales and repair associate, began learning repair with Jay in 1990 and in 1993 came to the shop full-time, bringing 20 years' experience as a professional musician, private violin teacher, and public school orchestra director and strings teacher. His teaching, playing, and repair background makes him uniquely suited to assist in the search for exactly the right instrument.
Shelley Caldwell has been behind the scenes all along, as Jay's wife and part-time bookkeeper. She retired from her publishing career in 2008 and joined the shop full-time. Currently Shelley is helping with marketing, doing the website, and keeping the books.
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