Welcome to The Violin Center! Glad you're here.
We're Walter & Mark (me), the father-son founders of The Violin Center. Born in Zakopane, Poland, Walter is a self-taught violinist and luthier and has been playing and repairing violins for the last 40 years. Additionally, he teaches students how to play traditional Polish highlander music on the violin, viola, cello, double bass and accordion. When asked how he learned to play, he replied "I would play and rewind cassette tapes over and over until I played it right." He strongly encourages practicing your craft every day, even if it's for a short period of time. If you're really committed, he advises not going to bed until you play the entire part or song correctly. Talk about hardcore!
I on the other hand, am an accountant, run this website. I was also born in Zakopane, Poland and played violin from the young age of 3 up until high school, where I transitioned to piano/guitar. Horrible singer. When I'm not working, I like to get out of the office and into nature. Most of my free time is filled with camping, hiking, fishing, boating, biking and hanging with friends/family.