Holiday Hours

Lisle Violin Shop will be CLOSED on Thursday and Friday, November 25-26, 2021 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 9:00 am on Saturday November 27th.  We wish all of our customer a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


Mark Lisle

Lisle Violin Shop is saddened to announce the passing of its founder, Mark Lisle. For over 35 years, the mission of Lisle Violin Shop has been to further the success of all string players so that their lives are continuously enriched through musical learning and performance. Under the management of Mark Lisle’s son Matt Lisle and son in law Nehad Abdulhameed, that mission will remain intact. Mark, along with his wife, Margaret, opened Lisle Violin Shop in 1984. His vision was to provide students and educators quality instruments, rentals and repairs at affordable prices. Even as the shop was expanding to its 4th location in the greater Houston area, Mark personally worked to support orchestra programs across the state of Texas. It was Mark’s joy to watch programs grow and flourish, and to see generations of string players grow up and become musicians or educators themselves. For the past 15 years Mark had mostly retired to his ranch in Paige, TX which he greatly loved. He spent his time working on the ranch and his beloved cars. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center or the TODA Memorial Scholarship Fund. Due to family requests and Covid concerns, the funeral service will be limited to immediate family.


Updated Mask Policy: Effective August 9th, 2021

Due to rising numbers of cases with the Delta variant, Lisle Violin Shop employees will be wearing masks at all locations for the protection of our customers. We highly recommend placing your ORDER ONLINE for a rental instrument. We offer FREE DELIVERY to most schools in the Greater Houston and surrounding areas with orchestra programs. For customers coming to one of our locations, we request that individuals continue to wear masks at all of our locations. Additionally, for customers unable to wear face masks, we also offer curbside pickup upon request. The health and safety of our customers and employees continue to be our top priority. Thank you!


A Guide to Sizing Your Child for an Instrument

To help get students sized, we have provided a sizing guide for violins, violas, cellos and basses.  Since this will be a rough estimate for size on the cellos and basses and students grow over summertime, we recommend rechecking this size once school begins.  


Welcome to Lisle Violin Shop!

Lisle Violin Shop is a stringed instrument specialty store serving the Greater Houston and surrounding areas. We rent, sell, repair, restore, and consign orchestral stringed instruments. We strive to offer our customers top quality instruments at affordable prices for the beginning student up to professional musicians. Our rental program not only gives students the opportunity to start with a high quality instrument but it also allows them to build rental credit to purchase an instrument that will carry them forward in their musical journey. 


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