Svend Christensen of Svend’s Violin has been the preferred supplier of stringed instruments and accessories to Pridwin Preparatory School for boys in Melrose, Johannesburg since 2011. When our String Department was established, we made the decision to invest in higher quality instruments, which we could rent out to the pupils, rather than rely on cheaper, mass-produced instruments. Through Svend, we have built up a remarkable collection of instruments and through our rental programme, the instruments are paying for themselves.
This decision has benefited our department greatly as the quality of sound produced even within the first exploratory lessons far exceeds that which would have been produced by a factory-made instrument. Our boys are more motivated to practice as they are capable of producing a pleasing tone right from their first lessons. By building on this foundation, the Strings Department has grown exponentially over the past six years. The support we have received from Svend in terms of the set-up and maintenance of these instruments has also been invaluable.
I would highly recommend Svend’s services to any musician, be they amateur or professional.
Director of Music
Pridwin Preparatory School for Boys