Friday, January 30, 2015

New Name! New Location! New Post! :D

Christina Marshall is now Christina Woodgate! (yes, I'm still called 'Nina' too!)

Nina Lee's Music Studio has a new location in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Contact info:

Nina's Music
435 E 8 Mile
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783

Phone: 217-855-3701

The studio is still offering Coda Bows, Instrument Rentals, Lessons, Performances and more!
Open by Appointment


Saturday, July 7, 2012

NEW! CD Release!

Divine Intervention~2012 release!
Order your copy online at
The 3rd CD released by Christina (Nina) Marshall has been released to the public! This highly anticipated CD features the Venus Classic Pedal Harp and Downstate Strings quartet. Arrangements were written by Christina. 

Tracks include:
1. Draw Me Nearer
2. Holy, Holy, Holy
3. I stand Amazed 
4. Just as I am
5. God Himself is with us
6. this is My Father's World
7. Savior, Like a shepherd lead us
8. Christian Hearts in Love
9. Stand Up, Stand up for Jesus
10. Amazing Grace

Track number 9 has a special effect done by weaving wax paper through the wire strings. I am sure you will enjoy the unique sound! 

Arrangements will be available as sheet music at a later date.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

New coda Bow!

Guess what coda Bow fans?!

coda has made a Joule for 4/4 cello. It's getting rave reviews.

Need a rental violin?

I have violins from 1/64th to 4/4 to rent. As my shop grows I will add violas,
celli, and basses to my renter stockpile.

Adventures in Violinland

This is my favorite method to start little ones. It is in sto
ck at my shop!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

BAM cases!!

The NEW 2011 BAM violin SLIM!
Now available at my studio in Sullivan, IL.

This is the
coolest case of all the Bam violin cases, in my opinion, of course! I can get you any Bam case that you would like. I have the new NAVY blue case in stock. The case has 2 bow holders, zipper pocket, subway handle, backpack capabilities, padded handle, great locks. This case is super light weight, and in my preference, quite important. I sure get tired of hauling my heavy oblong case to and fro.

I was waiting for this new Navy color to come out before I stocked the cases. I wasn't overly fond of the white and other colors that were 2010 colors so decided to wait one more year before getting them.

If you'd like to see the new Bam in person, try out a coda bow, or even look at a new fiddle, just give me an email info @ (no spaces) and we'll set up an appointment.

You'll love the new Bam!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New studio Location!

Nina Lee's Music Studio
has moved!
The new address for the studio is 20 W. Harrison, Sullivan, Il.
Hours are currently by appointment (contact me through my website if interested). By the Spring I hope to have set hours to let the public come and browse the violin accessories, bows, sheet music and metronomes available.
Services available: Background music, Wedding music, Piano tuning & repair, & lessons.

Joule Coda Bow Review

Introducing the Coda Joule
now available at Nina Lee's Music Studio!
The Joule was designed for extended range and electric violins. I have it here at the shop and compared it next to the Diamond series bow. I do not have an electric nor extended range violin, but I did try it out on my great Senner violin.
The look of the Joule is quite nice with a distinct cut to the frog to make it stand out from the Diamonds. The sound is quite unique and very compelling. Crystal clear in the high registers but not as warm as the GX. Faster response for the Joule than the GX but the GX has more power in the lower range. The Joule and GX are different from each other but both are absolutely fabulous bows. It is an individual choice on which bow one would prefer. If you do a lot of fiddle style I believe you would prefer the Joule Coda, you would most likely favore the GX if you do Classical work. If you do more work in the upper ranges than the Joule shines, stay on the lower strings and the GX rules. The Joule can be full in the lower range, just takes a tad bit more effort, same with the GX being clearer in the high positions. Both sound fantastic on the acoustic violin and you will notice distinct differences between the two bows when played one after another. You wouldn't be dissapointed with either of these two top quality bows if you were to purchase one.
I recommend that you come to my studio to try them out! You will be glad you did!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Coda Bows!

The Coda Bow Diamond Series (NX, SX, GX) are now available through Nina lee's Music!
We are excited to be able to offer such high quality carbon fiber bows!
I personally gave the new Coda Bows a try on my Jeremiah Senner Violin. All 3 of the Codas blew my Presto bow out of the water. Everything from handling to sound was on a whole new level compared to my Presto. Double stops were easy, even and warm. Response was quick and the sound was lovely!
The NX, the lowest model, impressed me with it's stability. It was a very easy bow to play. The sound was smooth and nice. I highly recommend this one to a good student (as in, a student who practices regularly...the students who don't practice can stick with a $100 presto IMO!)
When handing the 3 bows (one by one of course!) to my students, who did not know which bow was which at first, to try out themselves, the NX rated high among my beginners and early intermediates. They prefered it over the GX because it "made it easy" (referring to making the violin sound good).
At first, there was a toss up between the SX & GX regarding which was my personal favorite. The voices produced by the two bows were very, very similar....beautiful & rich in tone. I fell in love instantaneously with the sound! I preferred the GX's handling, seemed much more stable (firmer) than the SX. I wasn't sure that my preferred feel was worth the price difference until I started really giving the bows a work out during a practice session. After working an hour with the GX and then returning to the SX for another hour....I really, really missed the GX ease of play. The GX won "my favorite" status after that session. Not 2 weeks later, that GX was sold to a student who couldn't keep her hands off of it!
I will be keeping Coda Bows here in stock so students & teachers in the area can come (by appointment) and try them out in person.
Go to my website for more information