Welcome to Kensington Violins, home of high quality, affordable, handmade, beginner violins.

Kensington Violins specialises in providing high quality, affordable, beginner violins to children and their parents, and to schools.

We know that the making of a good student and future violinist is influenced by the quality of the instrument placed in the beginner's hands.

Kensington Violins offers the key to giving the beginner the inspiration to love playing the violin right from the start.

We are unique in that we do not operate as a shop. A visit is arranged so that the beginner can try out a selection of instruments and then make his or her own choice. No two handmade violins are the same.

Kensington Violins offers a personal service including guidance on "fitting" (selecting the right size of violin) and to give the beginner a lesson on how to look after and care for a violin.

We understand that buying a violin for one's child is not a simple process, and knowledge and help from a violin teacher can be incredibly helpful.

The fact that our violins are handmade does not mean that buying one involves substantial expense. Our violins are surprisingly affordable.