We are Growing!

We're building the Band, guitar, and string accessories section to meet your needs. Stop in as we are adding things everyday!


Our Hours have changed for 2022

Monday-Friday 10:30am-6pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Lessons and classes by appointment every day

Rentals & Repairs

We offer high-quality band instrument rentals & expert repairs on Guitars and Winds. Call for pricing and details, or stop by the store: 513 East Main, Montrose, CO!

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Fiddle Class with Julie Appelhanz starts Wednesday Sept 21st at 7pm. Click the "Contact Us" Button to get more information!



We have a few openings left for this school year, so call asap to get started!


Small group bands will be starting back up very soon.Get in touch if you're interested!

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Featured Instructor

Julie Appelhanz

Julie (Barton) Appelhanz holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, and Master of Music in Performance from Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. At DU, she was a student of Basil Vendryes. Other primary teachers
include Joanne Cohen, Ericka Eckert, Ellen Erhard, and Sharon Gillespie. Julie also attended a post-secondary focus school for one year in Voss, Norway, studying Norwegian folk music and the Hardanger Fiddle.
Julie has performed with several professional orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the San Juan Symphony, Grand Junction Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, Fort Collins Symphony, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, and the Denver StringQuartet.

Julie has maintained a private teaching studio for over 20 years, offering lessons in both violin and viola, folk and classical styles, ages 4-80. She believes in gently building solid technique for her students and in leading them to explore how to express themselves through their instrument and discover joy in making music. She seeks to meet each student where they are and assist them to take the next step in their development.

Our Teachers

All teachers are experts on the instruments they teach. Master's Degrees, conservatory training, and 20 years of experience required to teach at Precedence.

Laura Payne
Julie Appelhanz