Rafael Carrabba Violins is one of the country’s finest violin shops. Musicians from around the globe have brought their instruments to our expert luthiers for repairs, restorations, and valuations. We sell instruments and bows in all price ranges. We also sell cases, strings, and accessories.  

Rafael Carrabba Violins is located on Queen Anne Hill at 405 W Galer Street in beautiful Seattle, Washington.

If you are traveling to Seattle to try one of our instruments, we can help you find a hotel close to the shop. More information? Please call us at 206-283-5566.

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Carrabba Violins

405 W Galer St
Seattle, WA 98119 
206-283-5566             email click here


Wed through Fri 9-5
Sat 10-5

*We will be closed November 18th through the 24th for Thanksgiving Holiday!

*Limited rehairs for the month of November. We have space November 9th for next day rehairs.  There is limited space for rehairs on the 16th, but those bows willl not be available for pick up until December 1.  Please schedule your appointment asap!


Tuesdays by appointment only.

Bow repair and rehair done on Fridays, by appointment only.  




Teachers in the Seattle area



Jennifer Kovarovic


Lauren Lamont

I am accepting new students for traditional and Suzuki viola and violin instruction.  I am located in the North end.  Website: Lamontmusic.com  Phone Number: 206-941-1162.


Music Center of the Northwest

The Music Center of the Northwest is accepting new students. We offer Suzuki violin, viola, piano, guitar, and double bass (Anna Doak).  We also offer traditional violin and viola instruction.  

 For more information, please visit our website:


Or call us at:



Jenelle Birnbaum

Suzuki violin instructor, teaching in the University District and Ballard. Jenelle started teaching as a way of sharing her love of violin with those interested in learning. She looks forward to bringing the gift of music to you and your children.

Contact Information:
Phone: (425) 350-4749
Email: jenelle.birnbaum@alumni.tufts.edu
Website: seattleviolinstudio.com


Diane McQuiston

Violin teacher in West Seattle.  I teach both children (beginning with the Suzuki method) and adults.  I welcome both experienced players and beginners.  For more information, please contact me at: 

(206) 932-9546, or email me at dimcq13@yahoo.com .