Guarneri House

Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

Jenison Public Schools

We hope you have a great school year and an awesome time learning your new instrument! We look forward to helping your student grow in your school program and musical career! Music is a wonderful thing! Use it to grow! Create new friendships! Learn new languages! Make new friends! And most importantly.... HAVE FUN!!!!

Thank you again for choosing Guarneri House! We're grateful to have you as a customer!

The Jenison Orchestra program consists of over 500 string players in grades 5 through 12. The 5th Grade Beginning Orchestra meets three times per week; twice weekly in big groups at the Junior High, and once weekly in smaller groups at each elementary school. The 5th Graders participate in two concerts each year (December and April). The 6th Grade Intermediate Orchestra also rehearses three times per week, as the 5th Graders do. They participate in three yearly concerts (October, January, and May).

Both directors teach in multiple buildings each day. If you need to get in touch with either director, it is easiest to leave a message at phone number listed below or send them an email. As soon as they receive your message they will get back to you as soon as possible.

Dan Scott is Director of Orchestras at Jenison High School. Dan came to Jenison in 1997 from Western Michigan University. He has since earned his Master in Educational Technology from Grand Valley State University. His primary duties at Jenison include the 6th Grade Orchestra and the three High School Orchestras. Mr. Scott is also Conductor of the St. Cecelia Youth Philharmonic, former Music Director at the MASTA Junior High String Camp, Camp Director of the MASTA string camps, and has taught at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and Knollcrest Music Camp. He also is a regular clinician at music conferences and school districts around the state. Dan loves residing in Jenison with his lovely wife and two daughters. He spends his free time golfing, listening to podcasts, and spending quality time with his Mac.

You can reach Mr. Scott at
(616) 667-3504

Carol Johnson is Director of Orchestras at Jenison Junior High. She came to Jenison in 2002, after teaching in the Lansing area for a few years. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Education from Michigan State University, majoring on piano and violin. In Jenison, Mrs. Johnson leads the 5th Grade and Junior High Orchestras. She has experience as the Music Director at MASTA Elementary String Camp, Conductor at the MSBOA Middle Level String Clinics, and Co-director of the St. Cecelia Youth Sinfonia. Mrs. Johnson has also been a featured clinician at the Michigan Music Conference and at many area schools. She has been a violinist with the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and is one of the founding members of the Signature String Quartet. In addition, Carol has recently begun publishing educational orchestra literature with Alfred Publishing. In her spare time, Carol enjoys watching game shows, and spending as much time as possible with her husband and two young sons.

You can reach Mrs. Johnson at
(616) 667-3266

To read more information about Jenison Orchestra Program, click HERE.

More About YOUR Program

Guarneri House will

  • Service your school either weekly or bi-weekly
  • Provide your student with the best instrument available
  • Supply you with all your essentials at the beginning of the rental (rosin, rockstop, instrument, case, bow, book, music stand)
  • Repairs
  • Rehairs
  • Great Customer Service

When you rent with Guarneri House you will rarely ever have to worry about getting your instrument repaired or size-ups. Because we go to your school on a regular basis the teachers will relay information to us, and we take care of any issue with the instrument. Worry-free guarantees! If you have any questions about our rental program feel free to contact Linda Reiley at 616.451.4960 or email (preferred) at

Looking to join your school's orchestra program? Well, you've come to the right place! Guarneri House is ready to help you in whatever way we can! We are an independent rental company (formerly known as Aaron's Instruments) that your school chose to use for their instruments for their students. We work closely with your school and teacher to ensure that you have the highest quality of instrument for your student.

What You Can Expect From Us, Your Rental Company