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Welcome to Mandarin Strings!

We are a full service orchestra shop located in Marietta, Georgia (just North of Atlanta). We focus on bringing the best quality instruments and service to our customers all at the best value. We want to make sure that all musicians, whether they are beginners or professionals, have a place to go for all of their instrument needs. 

Instrument Rentals

Instrument Rentals

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Meet our team!

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Ying Zhuo


  • Master of Music - State University of New York at Stony Brook

  • Georgia Music Educators Association

  • American String Teachers Association

  • Over 20 Years Teaching Experience


Adam Levesque

Assistant Luthier

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design

  • 7 Years Woodworking Experience

  • 3 Years Guitar Experience


Eidie Williams

Assistant Luthier

  • Bachelor of Arts - Violin Performance from Kennesaw State University

  • 17 years Violin Experience

  • 8 years Violin Teaching Experience

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Natalie Palmer-Osorio


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design

  • 7 Years Woodworking Experience

  • 10 Years Violin Experience


David Osorio

Assistant Luthier

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design

  • 3 Years Woodworking Experience

  • 4 years Guitar Experience

Award Winnng Service

Award Winning Service

We are so grateful to have been awarded The String Industry Award by the American String Teachers Association in both 2014 and 2019. We are very dedicated to providing the best instruments and service at the best prices so that students and teachers can focus on having the best learning experience.  


Private Lessons

Private Lessons

If you are interested in taking private lessons, feel free to contact the teachers listed below. We work closely with experienced musicians who offer private lessons for Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass at our premises!

Benjamin Lo

Violin | Viola | Cello

Offering 1 hour, 45 minute, or 30 minute lessons at our premises. 1-on-1, Group , Online, and At Home lessons also available.

Lessons Include:
-Eliminating bad habits early
-Diverse skill set of techniques
-Musicality, phrasing, and intuition of Music
-Galaminan Method
-Susuki Method and Essential Elements for beginners

510-896-0399 |

Gang Yao

Professional violin player

Bachelor of Music from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music
Master of Music from the University of Georgia

Offering 1 hour, 45 minute, or 30 minute violin and viola lessons at our premises

404-993-1631 |

Christopher Thurstone

Professional violin player

Bachelor's from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Master's degree in Orchestral Performance fr
om Georgia State University. 10 years teaching experience

Offering classical violin lessons at our premises. All skill levels welcome.

1 hour - $80, 45 minute - $65, or 30 minute - $50 lessons


Meng Dai

Professional cello player

Bachelor's from Lazhou University
Master's degree fr
om Xi'an Conservatory of Music
Artist Diploma from Columbus State University

Offering 1 hour, 45 minute, or 30 minute lessons classical Cello lessons at our premises.

All skill levels welcome.


Xiaodan Chen

​Professional piano player

  • Bachelor's from Sichuan Conservatory of Music

  • Bachelor's from Eastern New Mexico University

  • Master's degree from Indiana University Jacobs School      of Music

  • 20 years of teaching experience

    Offering 1 hour, 45 minute, or 30 minute lessons classical Piano lessons at our premises.

    30 min tryout session available. All skill levels welcome.

    812-32-5500 (agency) | 812-606-8879 (personal)

Thomas Carpenter

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Cellist

Principal Cello, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

Offering 1 hour Cello lessons

434-242-9309 |

Giancarlo Ortiz

Learn to play all styles of music, from classical to jazz, and even hip-hop!

Offering 30min and 1 hour Cello lessons. All skill levels welcome!


Dylan Stroud

Double Bass

Offering online and at-home lessons

All skill levels welcome


-17 Years of playing and performance experience

-Bachelor's & Master's Studies at Boston University and Indiana University

-Musical Instruction from members of the Atlanta Symphony, Boston Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras

770-883-5497 |

Visit Us!

We are located at 1735 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30062

If you are having trouble finding us, give us a call at 

678-401-5059 and we can help give you directions. 

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