The Sweet Music Studio provides private and group music lessons on mandolin-family instruments and violin family instruments.  Sweet Music is a purveyor of finely crafted mandolins and violins, offering cases, bows, picks, and accessories needed by these instruments.  Sweet Music supplies top notch luthiers and violin bow makers with the finest quality horse tail hair for bows, abalone and shell for inlay, cow and bovine bone for nuts, saddles and bridges, ebony and rosewood for fittings and air-dried tonewood for musical instrument building.

About Adam Sweet, Founder

The Sweet Music Studio was founded by Adam Sweet in 1986.  Born in 1962, Mr. Sweet attended the New England Conservatory of Music's pilot Suzuki program from 1966 until 1972, and the Conservatory at Rivers from 1972 until 1980.

Sweet attended the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music from 1974 until 1980 where he studied chamber music coaching, and focused on the music of Mozart, Bach, Dvorak, Brahms, Schubert, Borodin and Mendelssohn.  Sweet studied violin with Judith Canon, Mary Parker and Phillip Naegele; viola with Betty Hauck and Robert Merfeld.  He attended mandolin master classes with David Grisman, Sam Bush, Adam Steffey, Mike Marshall; and fiddle master classes with Darol Anger, Stephane Grappelli and Vasser Clemens.  In 1996, Sweet spent three weeks in Kilfenora, Ireland, where he played nightly at Linane's Pub and attended Set Dances with the Kilfenora Ceilidh Band.  He attended a concert and master class by De Dannan with master fiddler Frankie Gavin.  Sweet went to Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he majored in Music.  He studied jazz with Roland Wiggins at UMass, electronic music with Randall McClellan and World Music with David Reck.  His thesis was on music as part of a therapeutic environment.

Mr Sweet graduated with a BA in 1985 and opened his studio in 1986.  Since then, Mr. Sweet has been teaching adults and teenagers how to play the violin, mandolin, guitar and bass.  Mr Sweet performs and therefore teaches celtic music, bluegrass, klezmer and world music.  With a background in chamber music coaching, Sweet coaches a classical mandolin ensemble that performs with Mandolin New England in western Mass and Providence, RI.
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Mr Sweet and his wife Emily started Emily's Violins in 2004, importing a variety of luthier supplies, tools, accessories and musical instruments from Asia for sale to top tier luthiers and violin bow makers in the United States, Canada and Europe.  Emily is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Korean and Japanese and is the conduit between many manufacturers and distributors with suppliers in these countries.  The Sweets have traveled all over Asia sorting superior luthier supplies and establishing supply chains for clients.  Learn more about Emilys Violins here.

About The Sweet Music Studio

The Sweet Music Studio provides private and group music lessons on mandolin-family instruments and violin family instruments.   Swee...