SFMS Resource List
A roster of SFMS Members who are offering their talents to the public.
The Support Services category includes sound engineering, publicity, instrument sales and repair, and many other services.
The Chimneys Violin Shop carries a large selection of violins, violas, celli, and their bows and accessories. We do artistic repairs and restorations on these stringed instruments and their bows. Our prices range from modest for the beginner to the best for the professional. All are handmade by Makers all over the world including those made here at The Chimneys. We rent school instruments to a large number of students within a radius of a couple hundred miles from our location.
We also conduct annual workshops sponsored by The Violin Makers Association of Arizona International, and have a violin-making apprenticeship program. Please contact us with your needs. We have just released our 4th book: The Chimneys Violin Maker's Workshop Book - IV.
The Chimneys Violin Shop, 614 Lerew Road, Boiling Springs, PA. Call 717-258-3203
Devon Sound is a manufacturer's warranty center for many brands of string instruments and amplifiers. We offer repair and instrument setup services for:
- Acoustic & electric guitars, basses, mandolins and banjos
- Instrument amplifiers, PA systems and speakers
- Pickup installations
- Basic violin setups
Devon Sound, 760 Ranck Road, Morgantown, PA 19543-9551
Contact owner Scott Graham at (610) 286-0205 or email devonsound (at) dejazzd.com
Beth Folkemer & Stephen Folkemer
Beth and Stephen Folkemer offer programs and workshops on a wide variety of topics including Songs from PA and WV (especially from the Samuel P. Bayard Collection); Scottish and Irish music; Civil War Era songs, tunes, hymns, carols, and thematic topics; Jean Ritchie Songs; and more. They sing and play guitar, mountain dulcimer, concertina, piano and organ, as well as writing and arranging music. Stephen is also a choral conductor, composer, and church music professor. They perform in Cormorant's Fancy, Dearest Home, Folk and Friends (see entries under Ensembles) Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg, and the Christ Church Celtic Ensemble. Also see their entry under Support Services.
Contact the Folkemers at bfolkemer (at) centurylink.net or sfolkemer (at) ltsg.edu or 717-334-4334 or 717-253-4889
Margaret (Meg) Folkemer
Margaret Folkemer is a voice teacher, and a stage and production manager, with experience in development and outreach. In addition she's a lead and backup singer, classical soloist, penny whistle player, and a member of Cormorant's Fancy, Dearest Home, Folk and Friends (see entries under Ensembles) and the Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg. See her entry under Musicians as well.
Contact Margaret at mfolkemer (at) hotmail.com or 717-253-1542.
Tom Jolin is an experienced instrument maker, specializing in hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer and bowed psaltery. He is a sought-after Pennsylvania Artist in Residence and spends extended times in various schools, assisting students with making their own school-owned instruments. See also Tom's entry under Musicians.
Contact Tom at 717-642-8053 or 717-398-1144 or jolin (at) pa.net
Catherine Lawrence and Eric Papenfuse, owners of the Midtown Scholar Bookstore at 1302 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, host acoustic music / contemporary folk musicians/ singer-songwriters, with regular open mic nights.
Contact the store at events (at) midtownscholar.com or call 717-236-1680
Karen Lee Miller Newman
Karen Lee Miller Newman (AKA KLMN-tine) is a multi-talented artist who enjoys working with all ages. She has recently been offering after-school art classes for parents and children at Landis House in Newport, PA and some all day camps at The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art. Her art often uses recycled or found materials in a traditional-arts context, and ranges from percussion toys to pressed flowers to paper-folding. Karen Lee is also a performing musician.
Contact Karen Lee at 717-362-3711
Jordan Rech, Mountainside Audio
Jordan Rech of Mountainside Audio is a full professional Class "A" Live Sound Engineer for Live Stage Performances of any size (small indoor coffeehouse venue to large outdoor stadium performances). But in a recording studio is where Jordan really shines! In addition to recording studio sound engineering, Jordan also does first class simultaneous live stage performance professional sound recording engineering. He has worked as a live sound engineer for such folk icon performers as Judy Collins, B.B. King, The Smothers Brothers, and more. Closer to home, he's done the sound engineering at the Little Buffalo Arts Festival, The Whitaker Center, the Rose Lehrman Arts Center at HACC, and the SFMS Coffeehouse Series at Fort Hunter. Jordan is available in the Greater Harrisburg Area for studio work and live events evenings and weekends. Professional references available.
Contact Jordan at 717-829-1607 or go to MountainsideAudio.com