Fine violins, violas, cellos, and basses for sale or rent. Instrument and bow repairs. Exceptional customer care.


Kitchen Table Violin Repair Workshop Series

L. Dalton Potter, owner and president of The Potter Violin Company in Takoma Park, Maryland, has been building and repairing stringed instruments for more than 30 years. He is available to speak with your organization on three different level workshops ranging from basic to advanced repairs.

For more information, please click here or contact our shop.

Free Maintenance Guide

Learn what you can do to keep your instrument playing at its best! How often you should change your strings and rehair your bow. Click here to view our Maintenance Guide.

Learning About Instruments

How many kinds of instruments Are there? What countries do they come from? What price ranges should you be shopping in? How do you know if you’re getting a good instrument? Are bows really that important?

Watch Dalton explain "The Physics of the Violin" on YouTube.

Schools & Camps

We maintain a comprehensive list of schools, camps and festivals. Contact information and links are provided, when available.

Choosing Your First Instrument

Pointers on how to try out instruments. What qualities you should look when trying out student instruments. Internet Instruments. Trial periods. Renting vs. buying. What to do when you really don’t know anything. Does your child really need a good instrument if they’re only a beginner? (Also see FAQ)

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