I frequently hear music in the heart of noise.
– George Gershwin


We are a full service violin shop located in historic Alpharetta

As a family-owned violin shop, our primary goal is to assist and inform you on instruments, bows, and accessories that will be the cornerstone of your musical education. At Beau Vinci Violins we have clients, not customers. Helping our clients is more than taking the time to answer their questions.  It’s getting to know each aspect them as musicians. It’s knowing every instrument and bow in the shop intimately and pairing them carefully with the right players. We’re match makers and educators and we love what we do.

The Best Violin Shop in the Southeast

Our collection contains hundreds of instruments and bows over a wide range of prices. Whether you’re just starting out and looking for a great violin rental program or are a professional searching for “the one”, Beau Vinci is sure to have that instrument or bow you will love forever. Our unique ten-point set-up ensures that every instrument is exceptional.

Our workshop is staffed by luthiers that studied violin making and restoration all over the world, under some of the most noted luthiers of our time. At Beau Vinci, we pay homage to this centuries old tradition with a humble respect that can only be achieved with decades of study and experience. You can rest assured that your instrument is in capable hands.

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Meet the Team

Emily Dixon

Emily Dixon, Sales

Emily’s love of music began at the age of seven with piano lessons in her small hometown of Roanoke, Alabama. Although piano remained a big part of her musical life, she found herself exploring other instruments while studying music composition at Birmingham-Southern College. After the completion of her masters degree at the University of Miami, she took a job teaching orchestra in the public school system in Atlanta lasting almost ten years.

This period of her life instilled a passion for education and for people. When the county chose to eliminate the elementary instrumental programs in 2012, Emily decided to chase that same passion and make a career shift. She opened Beau Vinci Violins alongside husband, Mike. Carving out a place in the local community and beyond, Emily has built a regional brand specializing in fine stringed family instruments for over a decade.

Being a part of delicately pairing the player with the right instrument or bow continues to make her the happiest. She also enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband, Mike, and children, Fiona and Beau.

Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon, Office Manager

Mike’s passion for small business can be traced back to his teenage days, bussing tables at his aunt’s restaurant in Savanah Georgia. He saw how her customers were not just customers, they were raving fans. She did this by concentrating on having the best steaks and seafood in Savannah and always trying to figure out a new way to make her guests say, “Wow!”. That spirt of pride, service and entrepreneurship was brought forward when Mike and Emily created Beau Vinci Violins.

In Mike’s early years as a musician, he quickly realized the importance of a well crafted instrument. When he joined the corporate world of multifamily real estate management, he realized the importance of efficient business processes and hiring great people. Today at Beau Vinci, Mike dedicates his time to creating and running business systems that empower it’s employees to create a “Wow” product and customer experience.

Daphne Hsu

Daphne Hsu, Luthier

Daphne Hsu began playing violin at the age of 5, guided by her mother, a music teacher. Throughout her early years she spent time in choirs and other ensembles, developing an ear for stringed instruments and the music they produced. While she earned an impressive doctorate in veterinary medicine, he true passion remained with the structure and sound of the violin. In 2018 she made the bold decision to move to the United States to attend the Violin Making School of America.

While she wasn’t busy building instruments on her bench, she spent time working with other prominent makers, perfecting her varnishing skills, and attending lectures and workshops from well known educational leaders in our industry (Oberlin Acoustic Workshops, VSA Conferences, Trade Secret Workshop by Rodney Mohr, etc,).

She married a cellist and Georgia native and moved back to Alpharetta upon completion of the Violin Making School of America. She completed an apprenticeship under Sally Mullikin at Beau Vinci Violins and is an indispensable asset to the staff. She enjoys helping musicians with sound adjustments, improving instrument playability and larger restorative projects. In addition to performing all the tasks that come with a violin workshop, she trains all Beau Vinci workshop assistants. She continues to strive for the highest levels of craftsmanship and uses her keen ear and impressive playing ability to serve her on her journey as a luthier.

Daphne spends much of her free time with husband, Zac, and their son Jonas. Her family is very focused on growing and sourcing their own food and spending time trading provisions with like-minded families in our Alpharetta community.

Jhonna Catapang

Jhonna Catapang, Bookkeeper

Jhonna brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Beau Vinci, having earned a Master of Business Administration and worked as a Senior Auditor and Finance Head at a prominent company in the Philippines. Today, she wears multiple hats as she gracefully balances her role at Beau Vinci Violins and her commitment to educating college students in the Philippines.

Her mission is clear: to nurture and develop young minds, empowering them with the skills and knowledge they need to become professional accountants and thriving individuals in the business world of tomorrow. As a valued member of the Beau Vinci family, Jhonna plays a pivotal role in ensuring the company’s financial health. She collaborates closely with Mike to meticulously prepare and maintain the accurate financial data that is vital to the company’s success.

In addition to her part at Beau Vinci, Jhonna is a dedicated mother and a woman of diverse talents. Her household includes her two precious sons, John Lester and John Louise. A significant chapter in their lives opened when young John Lester discovered his profound love for the violin at the tender age of four. The power of music, particularly the violin, has been a cornerstone of her family’s life.

Jhonna’s story is a testament to the harmonious blend of family, passion, and professionalism. Her dedication to business and music enriches not only her life but also the lives of those in her community.

John Patrick Livingston

John Patrick Livingston, Workshop Assistant

John Patrick was inspired to play the cello when he was in middle school. However, it wasn’t until his 13th birthday that he started renting a cello and taking lessons. He has since played with the Alpharetta Youth Symphony for two seasons. He is also interested in chemistry, authors such as Tolkien and Chesterton, and the Latin Language. In addition, he enjoys transposing music, playing guitar and piano.

As a homeschooled student, he has extra time to help out in the Beau Vinci workshop. He enjoys many types of exercise such as swimming as well as hanging out with his Catholic homeschool friends. He also enjoys spending time with his family as much as possible.

From Our Clients

“I have been coming here for the last year for my kids. We are currently renting a violin and cello and couldn’t be more pleased. The rental program is awesome where you accumulate the dollar amount for renting and can turn it into a purchase. Was able to get rosin, the required cello book for school, a chair strap, and a cleaning cloth. I would have grabbed a stand, but they didn’t have any in stock yet. Which is fine, not a big deal. I’ll go back when they have them. Everyone here is super knowledgeable about all the instruments and offer lessons. Nothing but great experiences coming here. Love that I can come in with my kids instruments for a quick tune and ensure they are in good shape, especially as rentals.”

Alaina L.

“Emily Dixon and the staff at Beau Vinci have always been excellent. I recently purchased a James Tubbs bow from them to complement my Simon and could not be happier. Sally Mulliken, their luthier, is a consummate professional. She is incredibly knowledgeable. Her adjustments and explanations were top notch. As a professional, trained in conservatories in NYC I value having this level of expertise in the area. Always a pleasure and most important factor is I trust their judgement and opinions. That means everything in a business such as this.”

Arthur H.

“Emily and Michael have a passion for making music come alive and available to all. They went above and beyond to help my daughter find her viola. Whether you’re looking to learn or have been playing for years, they will make you feel like you were destined to play all along. Go pay them a visit. You won’t regret it!”

Jo G.

“Out of all the stores I went to, Beau Vinci did the best job at fitting me with an instrument based on what I liked and the price range I had. They where able to answer any questions I had and helped me with whatever problems I had even after I made my purchase. I would highly recommend this store to anyone looking to buy an instrument.”

Seneca F.

We look forward to seeing you soon!