We have been renting a 1/2 size violin for our son from Barnes Violins for the last six months and the support has been phenomenal. Read more
When I suddenly needed a fine violin for my appearances in South Florida, Tim and Virginia of Barnesviolins came up big for me! The Barnes violin team is so very helpful and kind. I’m very happy to have new and wonderful “violin friends” in South Florida. ** Barnesviolins –> the go-to string instrument destination of South Florida🎻 Thank you again @dkviolin for the kind words! Read more
“Thank you so much Tim, for picking out such a marvelous ‘spare’ viola for me! — Miriam Hartman; Principal Viola – Israel Philharmonic, 2023 Read more
Chauncey Patterson: Former Violist; Miami String & Fine Arts Quartet
“I am relieved to know that Barnesviolins.net is open for business. Mr. Tim Barnes and his wife, Virginia have a broad range of experience that is unrivaled – both on stage and behind the scenes. Integrity should be their middle name. In addition, his follow-up and customer service should be the model for anyone running a business in any field.” * He – Chauncey Patterson – is the current Principal Viola virtuoso with Florida Grand Opera & Palm Beach Symphony, Faculty Lynn Conservatory of Music.
Stephanie Firdman; Violin and Viola & Assistant Conductor of Repertory Orchestra FYO
“As a string teacher in South Florida, I have known Tim Barnes for many years and feel very comfortable sending my students to him to either rent or buy instruments. He always puts them at ease about the process of choosing, renting and/or buying an instrument particularly violins or violas.
He is very knowledgeable and can answer any question that they might have. I am looking forward to sending more of my students to Tim for rentals or violin/viola purchases.” — Stephanie Firdman Violin & Viola Instructor; Assistant Conductor of Repertory Orchestra Division of Florida Youth Orchestra
Laurice Campbell Buckton; Artist in Residence at Bak Middle School of the Arts
“Whether you are spending $10 or $10,000, you will always be treated with respect and honesty by Tim Barnes. He is an expert in his field, a knowledgeable guide for buying an instrument and a wizard for necessary repairs. For more than ten years, he has been guiding me and my students in the buying and renting of instruments. It gives me great pleasure to recommend him to you.” | Viola | Violin Maestro