Jim Clinton Violins Greenville, SC

String Students Only: Special Instrument Event, August 29, 2015

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String Students Only: a Special Instrument Event


Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00am – 4:00pm


We are having a special day at Jim Clinton Violins.


This is the day to

  • buy or rent your new instrument
  • upgrade your current instrument or
  • purchase your supplies for the coming school year.


Because this is an EVENT We will also have

  • Professional musicians playing their instruments, offering advice and sharing information about taking violin, viola, or cello lessons
  • a Violin maker (luthier) showing some of his work and talking about how he makes violins
  • a cool glass of lemonade and a homemade cookie as a “thank you” for coming by to see us.


Event Details:


  • Saturday, the 29th of August, 2015
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Jim Clinton Violins
  • 3400-D Rutherford Road Extension, Taylors, SC 29687
  • Call: 864-322-2622
  • Email: jim@jcviolins.com



Who Will Be Here?



Professional Musicians


  • Violinist, Betsy Fee-Elliot:
    • Violinist with the Greenville Symphony, Asheville Symphony, and Suzuki Violin instructor in Greenville SC.
    • Betsy has been teaching Suzuki Method violin lessons for over 20 years in Greenville. She is considered a Suzuki expert because she participated in the first Suzuki class taught in the US when Dr. Shinichi Suzuki came to America demonstrating his highly successful violin teaching method here. She has been guest clinician for various Suzuki summer camps in the region, and performs professionally in local venues and churches. Ms. Fee-Elliot maintains a violin lesson studio in Greenville and is well known in the area for her teaching craft while instructing children to adults, and beginners to professionals, and she is affectionally referred to as “Miss Tricky” by her students due to her easy manner while methodically working toward results.
    • For this event, “Ms. Betsy” will perform on her violin, offer advice to budding musicians, discuss the importance of private lessons, and will offer a today-only lessons incentive.


  • Violist, Dr. Michael Weaver [North Greenville University]:
    • Is Music Director and Conductor of both Henderson Symphony Orchestra and the Henderson Symphony Youth Orchestra.
    • Assistant Professor of Music at the Cline School of Music of North Greenville University (SC) where he teaches violin, viola, and music history, and conducts the NGU Orchestra.
    • Dr. Weaver has performed with the North Carolina Symphony and performs regularly as a violist with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra and occasionally with the Asheville and Greenville Symphony Orchestras. He holds degrees in Music Education, Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from East Carolina University and the Florida State University.
    • For this event, Dr. Weaver will perform on his viola, offer advice to budding musicians, discuss the importance of private lessons, presenting North Greenville University’s Strings Program, and will offer a today-only lessons incentive.


  • Cellist, Dr. Brenda Leonard [North Greenville University]:
    • Teaches cello at North Greenville University and at the Lawson Academy of the Arts in Spartanburg at Converse College.
    • She is principal cellist of the Spartanburg Philharmonic and plays with many orchestras in the region.
    • Performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician, including “Cello Times Two,” a duo with cellist Benjamin Smith of Montreat College.  Dr. Leonard received her DMA in cello performance from the University of South Carolina where she worked with Dr. Robert Jesselson.
    • She also teaches at Jim Clinton Violins (among other places) and is recognized for the progress her students make while under her tutelage.
    • For this event, Dr. Leonard will perform on her cello, offer advice to budding musicians, discuss the importance of private lessons, present information about the music program at North Greenville University, and will offer a today-only lessons incentive.


Violin Maker:


  • Daniel Foster, violinmaker-luthier
    • Daniel, a renowned violin, viola, and cello maker has been making instruments for over 42 years.
    • He is a Silver Medalist for Viola tone in 2002 at the Violin Society of America violinmaking competition
    • Received First place for sound in the same year with his viola
    • We have samples of Mr. Foster’s work at our shop, a violin, violas, and a cello
    • Mr. Foster will have some tools and partially completed instruments for curious eyes to behold while he discusses and demonstrates some of the violin making process.



Lemonade & Cookies


  • Come by and say hello, and we will reward you with a cool cup of lemonade and a cookie that will energize you for practicing your new instrument!


Come Visit Us


Jim Clinton Violins


Saturday August 29, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm

3400-D Rutherford Rd. Ext. Taylors, SC 29687


We Can’t Wait to See You!

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