DAVIDSON, NC: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10AM to 5PM, Saturday 10AM to 4PM MANCHESTER, NH: by appointment

About Us

Frank Albert


Frank Albert founded Davidson Violins in 2007 to answer the need for high quality string services in the southern piedmont of North Carolina.  Frank studied viola at Virginia Commonwealth University under Robert Murray and moved to the Charlotte region in 1998 to perform with the Salisbury Symphony and pilot several music programs.  His  
performance experience includes The Kennedy Center, Western-Piedmont Symphony, Union Symphony and many smaller ensembles including his own group 7 String Theory whom he composes for and presents school workshops with.  Frank has taught strings for 25 years through his own studios and in several private and charter schools.  Frank provides repair and restoration work for our New Hampshire location. He trained in luthier skills with Tim Donley, Paul Weissmeyer and Francis Morris. He specializes in sound adjustment, assisting students and professionals with real-time adjustments to receive feedback from the player. Frank has extensive knowledge about old instruments and provides appraisal services at our New Hampshire location, and by advance appointment in North Carolina.

Rebecca Ray

studio director, violin and viola instructor

Rebecca Garvey violin lessonsRebecca Ray developed a love for music when she was introduced to the violin at age nine. She was raised on the Suzuki method and continues to promote this method in her teaching. Rebecca received her Bachelor's of Music in Violin Performance from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte where she studied with Anne R. Belk distinguished professor David Russell.  She teaches students of all ages on violin and viola both privately and in group class settings. In addition to teaching, she is an active performer with various ensembles such as 7 String Theory and CPCC Opera Theater. 

Jason Bamford

Luthier, Repair Shop Manager

Jason Bamford studied Music Education with a violin concentration at Grove City College, in Grove City PA. After graduating, he took a position with J.R. Judd Violins in Williamsport PA, where he learned the fundamental skills of setup and repair in their large workshop. Since that time he studied bow rehair and repair with renowned bow expert Rodney Mohr, restoration with Tim Donley and is currently making his own violins in an apprenticeship with Joseph Thrift, a local North Carolina violin maker.

Sarah Bamford 

Operations Manager

Sarah Bamford Sarah has played the violin since she was 5 years old with the Suzuki Program. She has always loved working around string instruments. She has a Bachelors Degree in Music Education, Concentration in Violin from Grove City College where she also met her husband Jason. She came to us after she worked as a classroom music teacher in South Carolina for a few years. Now she handles the day to day operations in our Davidson location. Sarah is an active violin player in the greater Charlotte region community as well one of our beloved teachers.
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