Strings Specialist

Lamorinda Music is now accepting applications for a full-time Strings Specialist. We are a family-owned and operated full-line music store in charming downtown Lafayette, California. In addition to retail sales and instrument rentals, Lamorinda Music has 10 teaching studios and a busy repair business. We are a fast-growing vibrant store within a community that strongly supports the arts.


Our shop staff repairs and maintains band and orchestra instruments from our own rental pool as well as customer and school instruments. We take pride in providing friendly service and advice to musicians of all levels - from beginning 4th graders to experienced adults. We are an authorized dealer for a range of high-quality, educator-approved instruments from Eastman, Century Strings, Yamaha, Conn-Selmer, and Buffet among others.


We are looking for someone who will maintain our orchestral/strings rental fleet (violins, violas, cellos, and a few stand-up basses) and will work with customers on any issues they have with their instruments and provide guidance. This role will also work as a sales associate as needed and will assist in all aspects of the business that make Lamorinda Music a customer favorite. We will train a candidate in basic strings repair if necessary as long as they are proficient with at least one orchestral instrument, are eager to learn, and have a high attention to detail. 


Primary Duties

  • Set-up, repairs, and touch-up of orchestral instruments (training provided) - covering both customer instruments and our rental fleet, as well as restringing guitars, ukuleles, etc.

  • Assist customers with any issues with their orchestral instruments.

  • Assist with minor repair and cleaning of our band instrument rental fleet​


Additional Duties

  • Greet and help customers with merchandise selection

  • Ring up sales in computerized POS system

  • Help students choose an instrument to play

  • Input and explain instrument rental contracts

  • Explain teaching studios and refer accordingly

  • Help keep repair shop/store tidy, including vacuuming, bathrooms, etc.

  • Set up for events, recitals, and classes



  • Proficiency with the violin, viola, cello, and/or string bass. Experience repairing/maintaining string instruments a strong plus. 

  • Professional, friendly demeanor and excellent customer service skills

  • Detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated

  • Willingness to be flexible with hours during busy seasons, vacations, and events

  • Band instrument repair experience not required, but preferred



$15-20/hr. DOE, plus benefits (medical, dental, 401K match) and employee discount


Please contact

John and Colleen McCormick, owners Lamorinda Music

(925) 385-0963


Posted: September 21, 2017

We are OPEN Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-6 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM-5 PM.