Thursday, October 23, 2014


Welcome to the new Cassandra Strings Blog! Here we will be posting about new products, company information, and awesome information related to the band and orchestral instrument industry. We hope you will enjoy the posts to come in the future.

Now, a little about the writers:

Alex Swartz
Alex Swartz is the sales and purchasing manager for Cassandra Strings. By training he is a cellist, but can lightly plunk around on violin, viola, and bass. He has been active in the music industry for over 6 years. he started in the stringed instrument repair shop where he got great training from Cassandra Thuneman, the store's owner. After a few years, the sales manager position opened up and Alex jumped to the call, learning more and more about the products available, and bringing them into the store for sale. Alex attends Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California, where he sees the new and up and coming products from manufacturers around the world. All product reviews and other information will be posted by Alex.

Cassandra Thuneman
Cassandra Thuneman has been active in the music industry since the mid eighties, when she managed one of the Midwest's largest music shops. In 1996 she started her own company in the basement of her Lake in the Hills home. Cassandra has a degree in music education from Illinois Wesleyan University, and has decided to focus her attention to the student needs and interests along with repair and restoration. Cassandra is a cellist by training, but plays violin, viola, and bass as well. Instrument tips and tricks, along with her "How to Buy a Stringed Instrument" series will be posted by Cassandra.

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