About Us

Welcome to Stentor - the leading manufacturer of student stringed orchestral instruments worldwide. Stentor violins, violas, cellos and basses are recommended by teachers and music services everywhere. See our Stentor Orchestral Strings section for details of all Stentor instruments and find out how we ensure the quality of our violins, violas, cellos and double basses. Stentor instruments are available from music shops in the UK and through our network of distributors in over 30 countries.

We are also the UK's leading independent distributor of musical instruments, developing and representing some of the best quality musical brands. We supply the music retail trade in the UK and Ireland with a wide range of quality instruments, parts and accessories.

See details of our leading brands - available from all good music shops.

At Stentor we strongly believe that each child should have an opportunity to play a musical instrument and that music should be a part of everyone's development throughout their life. We consider that all students should have access to musical instruments that are easily playable and responsive in sound.

The instruments must be available at a reasonable cost so that all those who wish to learn to play are able to do so. We have worked over many years with teachers and educationalists to achieve these goals.

Michael C. Doughty – Chairman