Welcome to the Menchey Music Orchestral String Gallery
Menchey Music Service has been servicing beginning musicians and school music educators since 1936. We added the String Gallery in 2008 to support growing area orchestral string school music programs, allowing us to offer intermediate and advanced orchestral instruments to students as well as finely crafted instruments for professionals. Wherever you are on your musical journey, we are able to fully support you along the way.
One of the most significant ways to help retain and re-energize a musician’s interest is to upgrade their instrument. The ideal time to make this upgrade is when the student is ready for a full-size instrument. Our Step-Up Orchestral String instruments are hand-selected for the advancing musician. These instruments are chosen for their improved tonal quality and hand-craftmanship with options to fit every budget. The Orchestral String Gallery includes a wide selection of intermediate and professional instruments, bows, cases and accessories. The gallery, located in Hanover, PA, allows customers to try out instruments in privacy. It also provides a comfortable environment for parents and teachers to evaluate the instruments.
We invite you to visit the Menchey Orchestral String Gallery and try out our selection of fine string instruments. We are also happy to help with string instrument care & maintenance, sizing, tuning, and string replacement. You can learn more here, or call 888-636-2439 x 236 to schedule an appointment with Sandy Neill, our string specialist.
Orchestral String Specialists
Sandy Neill, String Instrument Specialist
Sandy Neill has been playing the cello for over 35 years. She graduated from Millersville University in 1992 with a degree in Music Industry Studies. She then spent 11 years working for D’Addario & Company, Inc. (a world leading manufacturer of musical instrument accessories) as Brand Manager for the Bowed String product division. During that time, Sandy worked with professional musicians, educators and students to develop and market bowed string products that meet the needs of string players.
Sandy joined Menchey Music as our String Specialist in 2008. Since then, she has continued to work with musicians and local orchestral institutions, including the York Symphony Orchestra and Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. She is dedicated to working with musicians of all levels to help them find the instrument that suits their needs and personality.
Yuhri Miller, Lead String Technician
Yuhri Miller is a 1986 graduate of Red Lion Senior High School and a 1991 graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. He has been repairing woodwinds since 1997 and strings since 2002. He has studied string repair and set up with Gary Yu from Eastman Strings and Richard Ervin from NAPBIRT, apprenticed with Master Luthier Michael Sheibley, and studied at the University of New Hampshire Violin Craftsmanship Institute. Yuhri has done work for the band “Live” along with many other local professional string players.