About Us

May 12, 2017

Josef Kanak

December 16, 2016

Sanford in our workshop

Sanford, one of our master craftsmen, at work in our Maplewood location workshop.
December 7, 2016

Ted, at Top Notch Violins

If you stop by our Maplewood store you have to meet Ted! He's one of our co-owners, and you'll typically find him at work in our workshop. Whether he's painstakingly repairing an antique instrument or setting up a schoolchild's rental cello - he loves people, music, and instruments. (and yes, in this photo he's working on a violin: that's because the day we were doing photos he was working on a violin and not a cello)
December 7, 2016

Steve, at Top Notch Violins

Steve is one of our owners. He's often at the Maplewood store, or perhaps visiting a St. Louis school. He taught orchestra for years in the Parkway and Rockwood school districts, and he is happy to help you!
June 25, 2015

Stephen Nowels at Top Notch Violins

June 22, 2015


June 14, 2015


November 6, 2014


November 6, 2014