Monday, December 30, 2019

How to contact us

Adam Sweet
Sweet Music is owned by Adam Sweet who lives at 117 Amherst St in Granby, MA 01033.  If you want to contact Adam about any of the products for sale, services offered or music lessons, you can do so in a couple different ways:
Adam plays fiddle and Irish bouzouki with Woodkerne, a traditional Celtic music quartet, mentors the Celtic Calamity student group and the Sweet Mandolin Ensemble classical group.

Palatino Genoa Violin Outfit 4/4

This violin outfit is the best we've seen from Palatino, a stead-fast product that has lasted for decades and created great satisfaction with our students and customers alike.  Recommended by our violin teacher, Adam Sweet, the violin has a warm sweet tone, is easy to set up and play and the outfit comes with everything you need to get started right away!

This instrument has been professionally set up ($65 value) with a new set of violin strings ($25 a set) and a new bridge ($18).  TOTAL Value-Added Service: $108

You can buy one on for $179.00 with free shipping, but you'll have to have a luthier set it up for you, and it will arrive with cheap Chinese strings and a mediocre bridge.  We've done all that for you for a fraction of the cost.

Here's a Demo:

  • Full-size violin 4/4: hand-carved with maple, spruce and ebony
  • Oblong padded deluxe case with zippers, solid stainless steel closing mechanism, outer music pocket (fits 8.5x11 folder), large pockets, blanket and clips for bows
  • Hand-carved Brazilwood bow
  • Humidity gauge
  • Blanket
  • Shoulder Rest
  • Rosin
  • Shoulder Straps
Video of the outfit:

SRP: $250
Our Price: $195 (plus tax)

We take PayPal for payment over the internet, or you can pay cash at the studio in Granby Mass

We can ship these via USPS for an additional $28.

Nice zippers

Huge pocket for sheet music, books

Solid stainless-steel clasp

Violin, blanket, bow, pockets, strap

Good shoulder rest, rosin

Humidity gauge 

Violin top

Violin back

Glasser Clip Tuner/Metronome (GTM1.0)

Glasser Clip Tuner/Metronome (GTM1.0)

Glasser tuners and metronomes offer today's musician a superb quality tool at an affordable price.  The GTM1.0 offers a versatile tuner with scales for Violin, Viola/Cello that works great on mandolin, mandola, mandocello, octave mandolin and guitar as well.  The GTM1.0 offers a fully functional metronome as well as the tuner.

We've seen a lot of tuners over the last 40 years or so.  This is the first time we've seen a tuner that will clip onto a violin AND a mandolin without additional attachments or complicated positions.  It's 100% accurate and the red/green indicator LED is easy to see in bright light as well as the dark.

The best thing is the price.  We've seen these listed for $29, $35 and more because they are so good.  Our price will always be better!

SRP: $29.00
Our price: $19.00 (plus tax)



Irish Bouzouki (Octave)



Friday, December 27, 2019

Palatino 350 Full Size Violin Outfit For Sale - Regularly $250, on Sale until 1/1/20 for $175

This is a similar violin that my students rent from me. It is in new condition never played before.

Violin has good tone and looks great.  It comes with a hardwood bow, rosin, padded case with straps.

Here is a video of the violin:

I take PayPal for payment over the internet, or you can pay cash at my studio in Granby Mass

Come to my studio, and I will set it up for you.  I can ship these via USPS for an additional $28.

Complete outfit with bow and case

Violin top from the left

Violin top from the right


Pegbox, scroll, pegs and nut


Ukulele lessons

We're offering online and local ukulele lessons, 30 minutes a week for $35 each.

Register on the contact page. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

I am buying musical instruments!

I am buying musical instruments! 

I'm interested primarily in 5 string violins and violas, mandolas, octave mandolins and Irish bouzoukis.

Contact me if you have something for me to look at.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Holidays Updates

We have the following slots open in the evening schedule:
  • Wednesdays 6-7pm
  • Fridays 5-6pm, 6-7pm
There are still online slots open 9am-1pm on the following days:
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
If you are looking for information about private or online lessons, click here


The Studio will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th, but will reopen on the 26th.  We will be closed Tuesday the 31st and reopen on Thursday the 2nd of January, 2020.


We are having a huge blowout holiday sale from now until the first of the new year.  Everything Must Go!
  • All Curt Magnan Strings, 25% off - Mandolin, banjo, guitar, bouzouki
  • All Rosin, 25% off
  • Violin and Viola Shoulder Rests, 25% off
  • All wooden bows, 25% off - violin, viola, cello
  • All carbon fiber bows, 25% off
We will ship anywhere in the US for an additional $7.  We take PayPal on all orders, or Cash here in the studio.  Sorry, no checks!

Les Poules huppées

CRESTED HENS, THE (Les Poules huppées). French, Bourrée à 3 temps (3/8 time). E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). Composed in 1983 by French...