Day Violins LLC

Day Violins LLC


I took a giant leap into the unknown this past week very unclear of exactly what value it would have for my professional life.

It wasn't until I was in a large conference room full of people looking for answers that I remembered how much I love to teach my craft of digital marketing to people eager to learn.

I jumped back into presenting with my business partner, Selena Conmackie of Hauoli-Socially inspired at the TMEA Conference in San Antonio, TX. We've spent the past 4 months perfecting our presentation on promoting music education through social media. Jenna Day of Day Violins LLC supported us as a client and beneficiary of Anna+ Selena's brand.

👉We talked about the different uses of each social platform
👉We talked about how one component can be marketed across platforms.
👉We gave them best practices for organizing, creating graphics and copy, and posting parameters to support their entrance into the social media world...
👉We got them up and dancing for a TikTok video doing the currently trending !
..and so much more. A full hour packed with information and laughter and fun.

Audience participation was amazing. The music educators were eager to learn. Selena and I do what we do best in sharing knowledge that we believe in and Jenna was the confetti-throwing cheerleader!

The result of this jump into the unknown is that Anna + Selena has now been given opportunities to expand our reach into various school districts around the state supporting music educators, administrators, and even mentoring students.

I couldn't be more thrilled and I'm so glad I took a chance on trying something I wasn't completely sure about.

Looking back I can't believe I was unsure of the value this would bring to me professionally. I can't WAIT to do it again. Watch out conference world! Anna + Selena are here! 😍

These rising seventh-graders traded up to full-size violins today. Woot! Woot!
Welcome to Season Four of the 15{ish} MINUTE COFFEE CHAT - a conversation every business owner needs to hear.

This week Selena of Hauoli Socially Inspired and Anna of NomadAbout host Jason Day, Day Violins LLC. Jason built his string instrument business from a side hustle into the premiere stringed instrument shop in Northern Virginia. Join us to chat about what's possible when you truly love what you do.

Connect + Laugh + Inspire Your Business while we try (and fail) to keep it at 15{ish} minutes!

Topic: Hustle: Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do.

Monday, January 18, 2021, at 10 AM CST

Livestream | Bring your cuppa | Bring your questions
Thank you for the great service today! Allison loves her new string and new bow! You guys are the best!
It was nice to meet you Jenna and thank you for being so helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Every time I call or show up, everyone is friendly and helpful.
Just 9 short days until we see our students again 💆🏻‍♀️.
We’re busy preparing!!! Thanks to our community/PTA support and Day Violins for our new 3rd grade violins arrived yesterday! 🎻 🎻
We had Mr. Ben Jones-hayes, violin maker of Day Violins LLC, as the guest instructor teaching us the history of violin making. It was an eye-opening session for our students. Thank you to Day Violins for their great support of our programs!
The Violin/Viola Bootcamp featured violin maker Mr. Ben Jones-Hayes, of Day Violins LLC, talking about different sizes of viola and process of making a violin, which starts with measurements, diagrams, and molds.
Recently broke a violin bridge. Got some invaluable expert--and friendly--advice--as well as blanks and complimentary patterns/examples at Day Violins. 'Haven't experienced this level of personal interest/service for years! Thanks!
For this year's Instrument Petting Zoo, the Workhouse is partnering with Day Violins LLC in Chantilly and The Foxes Music Company in Falls Church. They will be providing string, woodwind, and brass instruments for the Saturday, December 8th event from 12-3pm. We hope to see you there!

Visit the Instrument Petting Zoo's event page to learn more.
Thank you Day Violins LLC for donating two violins to our Education Open House tomorrow September 8th from 12-3pm! We have a variety of fun activities planned for tomorrow. Learn more at

Day Violins LLC is The Premiere String Shop in the Washington DC area. Providing an all service stri


Schedule your instrument night with Day Violins!

Here’s how that works…

We bring all the different instruments (Violin, viola, cello, bass) for your students to try in all different sizes.

To help your student be ready for their musical experience this school year we:

👉Sizing help so your student will be playing on the correct size of string instrument.

👉Offer rentals online and in person (check out our online store here:

👉Bring folders for all of your classes to hold their music

You’ll find knowledgeable staff that will not just help them learn more about string instruments, but get them excited about playing.

Are you ready to schedule?
👉👉 Message Jenna@dayviolinscom


What happens when your string instrument gets too HOT? 🔥

As summer temperatures peak, remember that your instrument should be kept from getting too hot to prevent warping, cracking, and distortion.

All of this can affect the structural integrity and sound quality.

Have questions about your instrument in heat, cold, or humid conditions?

Check out this blog:


We’re in search of the best of the best in music educators that are looking to build their studio and build their career with an extensive waitlist of student musicians!

Day Violins is hiring private music teachers for violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano. Our students are ready to learn and eager to start.

Beginning this fall we’re expanding our lesson offerings with extended lesson times and virtual opportunities.

Competitive rates and flexible scheduling.

Interested? Contact our Education and Lesson Coordinator, Kate, at [email protected].



🎻 Try out instruments

🎻 Get sized for the upcoming school year

🎻 Rent an instrument

🎻 Buy an instrument

🎻 Pick up your Day Violins folders

EXTENDED HOURS are from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday thru Friday and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday.

As always, closed on Sunday to spend time as a family!

Come visit us at 14221A Willard Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151, call, email [email protected], or visit our website to rent online!




Rental season extended hours begin August 7th to accommodate all our busy back-to-school parents, students, and teachers!

Extended hours are 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday thru Friday and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday.

Closed on Sunday to spend time with our family!

Come and…
🎻 Try out all types of string instruments

🎻 Get sized for the upcoming school year

🎻 Rent an instrument and full kit for the school year

🎻 Pick up your Day Violins folders

Come visit us at 14221A Willard Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151, call, email [email protected], or visit our website to rent online!




It makes our hearts happy to see students and teachers carrying their Day Violins folders full of music, method books, and more!

You can pick them up, we’ll bring them to an instrument petting zoo, or send an email to [email protected] and we’ll deliver as many as you want to your school!

Psst…need an instrument or want to get resized for the school year?

We’re open for EXTENDED HOURS starting AUGUST 7th - the start of RENTAL SEASON!

👉10:00 AM to 8:00 PM - Monday thru Friday

👉10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Saturday

We’re always closed on Sundays to spend time as a family!


Hello August ☀️ - also known as back to school month and INSTRUMENT RENTAL SEASON!

We’re so excited to see all of our musically inspired students and help them pick out the perfect string instrument for the school year!

🎻 Try out instruments

🎻 Get sized for the upcoming school year

🎻 Rent an instrument

🎻 Buy an instrument

🎻 Pick up your Day Violins folders

Extended hours begin August 7th. EXTENDED HOURS are from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday thru Friday and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday.

As always, closed on Sunday to spend time as a family!

Come visit us at 14221A Willard Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151, call, email [email protected], or visit our website to rent online!


Photos from Day Violins LLC's post 08/01/2023

Day Violins is so proud to have supported ITZArt4you with instruments for their after-school program. Owner, Jenna Day got to spend some time with some of the students for a concert!

Our motto of “Talent is universal, Opportunity is not," is exactly why we support amazing string instrument students just like this!

Extended hours for rental season begin August 7th! Come get your string instrument rental from Day Violins!

Finding Your Joy & Paying it Forward with Jenna Day 07/31/2023

Jenna Day, owner of Day Violins, was honored to be interviewed by Musicedlove and discuss the necessity of growing and changing as a music ed mama, business owner, philanthropist, children’s book illustrator, and music advocate.

Thank you for sharing Jenna’s journey and the things she finds important about being part of the music world!

Listen to her episode here 🎻

Finding Your Joy & Paying it Forward with Jenna Day It was so amazing to chat with music ed mama, business owner, philanthropist, ILLUSTRATOR and music advocate: Jenna Day on this week!!! In this episode, Jenna shares how she balances t…


Hey Teachers! Are you gearing up for back to school and need to schedule an instrument night? Day Violins is booking instrument rental nights starting now!

👉 We can come to you! Just give us a call to schedule an instrument night or instrument petting zoo for your students at your school

👉 Arrange for a private tour and personalized fitting for specific students with Day Violins! We’re happy to accommodate a special time just for you and your students to support their instrument rental needs.

Remember, the best part of your instrument rental nights… is the DAYS! 😉😉


Our Rental Credit Program offers progressing musicians an opportunity to apply 100% of the base rent you pay for your first twelve months, plus 50% of your base rent for the life of the rental toward the purchase of any instrument in our shop. 😮

This is NOT a rent-to-own program. Rarely will a student musician want to purchase the instrument they start with. As they grow in their musical journey they will need an instrument that can grow with them.

Start thinking long-term and plan for the instrument purchase of your dreams with Day Violins Rental Credit Program.

Learn more here:


Here are four important facts about string instrument bows that every musician should know! 🎶🎻

1️⃣ The material matters: The majority of bows for string instruments, such as the violin, viola, cello, and double bass, are traditionally made from horsehair.

2️⃣ The bow's shape and weight: Bows come in various shapes and weights, which greatly impact their performance. The craftsmanship and design of the bow play a significant role in shaping the instrument's unique voice.

3️⃣ Bow-making is an art form: Crafting a high-quality bow requires exceptional skill and craftsmanship. Experienced bow makers carefully select premium materials to construct bows with perfect balance, responsiveness, and durability.

4️⃣ Maintenance is key: Like any musical instrument, bows require regular maintenance to keep them in optimal condition and to prolong the life and performance of the bow.

Take a moment to appreciate the crucial role that the bow plays. It's not just a simple accessory; it's a finely crafted tool!

Day Violins has a wide selection of bows for every instrument and every level of player. Come check out our bow selection today!


Meet Kate O'Konski the new Education and Lesson Coordinator for Day Violins. 🎉

Here are a couple of interesting things you should know about Kate:
🎻 She has been playing violin since the 5th grade.
🎻 She is the executive director of the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra
🎻 She has three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a duck named Mochi 🦆

Keep your eyes out for the fun and innovative programs and educational opportunities that Katie will be bringing to all our Day Violin students, teachers, and customers!

You will meet Katie in the studio during private lessons or contact Katie directly here 👉 [email protected]


The school year is winding down and that means students are looking forward to a summer break. Everyone needs to rest and recharge, but that doesn’t mean completely abandoning your instrument!

👉In fact, when students go an entire summer without practicing, it’s no surprise that they can forget techniques and decline in skill level. That leads to frustration and a desire to quit.

Instead of packing away your instrument or returning your rental, here are 5 ways you can help inspire your student to practice their instrument this summer.


Are you familiar with our Strings to Scroll Maintenance Plan? It’s for those rental instrument “oops” moments that happen either because of an accident or normal wear and tear.

We encourage every rental to add it to their rental plan.

Give us a call for more information at (703) 391-9444 or learn more about what types of repairs are covered under our popular maintenance plan here:


When you’re part of a family-owned business it’s nice to be big enough to serve the needs of our customers but small enough to care about them as people, students, families, musicians, teachers, neighbors, and friends.

We feel like Day Violins has struck a pretty great balance in that area. Stop in our shop and experience the difference when working with the personalized customer service offered at Day Violins.

You’ll see why our motto is big enough to serve, small enough to care. ❤️



🎉 CUSTOMER SERVICE INSTRUMENT RENTALS (Seasonal Position For Rental Season from July 31 to September 29, 2023)

🎉 LUTHIER (Full-time)

🎉 PRIVATE TEACHERS (Violin, Viola + Cello)

Interested in applying for one of these positions? Check out the position details at and email a resume and cover letter to apply!


Just two days left to take advantage of our 125% rental credit graduation instrument sale extravaganza! 🎉🎉🎉

We’ve got an amazing selection of instruments that have been carefully curated by DayViolins.

👍 Remember! Rental credit IS ACCEPTED from other shops. That’s right…we’ll give a 125% rental credit even if this is your first time visiting Day Violins.*

If you're not buying an outfit we're also offering 15% off accessories for your new instrument.

Come visit Day Violins before we close on June 30th and meet your perfect instrument match!

Day Violins is located at 14221 Willard Rd, Ste 500 Chantilly, VA 20151 or give us a call at (703) 391-9444.

*Some restrictions apply


When you grow up in a family of musicians it becomes an integral part of your identity, shaping not just who you are, but what the world is and how you appreciate the things around you.

The groundwork for owning and operating this incredible business, Day Violins, LLC, with my wife Jenna, was laid from the time I was a baby. My home was filled with music. My life was filled with music. And it all began with my mother, Charlotte Day.

Written in honor of my mother, I invite you to read more about what it means to leave a musical legacy.



Day Violins started like many great businesses — sitting around a kitchen table.

“I was a public school teacher and was getting frustrated with the quality of instruments coming into my classroom. Good quality instruments make good sounds. Poor-quality instruments don't. So a student's interest and enthusiasm to continue to play is keenly impacted by the sound and quality of their instrument.”

-Jason Day

It’s been fifteen years since that kitchen table discussion where Jason and Jenna decided to start Day Violins to offer better quality instruments into the hands of students.

Today we’re saying THANK YOU because our small family-owned business couldn’t have done it without all those that supported and encouraged us.

🎻 Thank you to our amazing employees.

🎻 Thank you to our amazing customers.

🎻 Thank you to those that mentored us.

🎻 Thank you to those that believed in us.

We recently completed a journey with SCORE Mentors and the U.S. Small Business Administration . Check out the mentors that we worked with to build up our knowledge and understanding of small business ownership here:



Let us make your instrument dreams come true.🎻 Day Violins is here to serve you with an instrument rental, instrument purchase, and more!

Come check out our Graduation Instrument Sale before the end of the month. The sale ends on June 30th!

Call (703) 391-9444 or email [email protected] for more information!

❤️ We can’t wait to see you in our shop!



Wishing all of our students a wonderful summer ☀️ vacation!

P.S. Don’t forget to practice!

❤️ Day Violins


There are spaces and communities where the sound of a symphony orchestra is never heard. Have you heard of DC Strings? It’s a nonprofit in the greater Washington DC area that offers underserved communities the chance to experience the power of classical music through youth education, programming & performances.

Last weekend was the final performance of this DC Strings Workshop Season 7. That’s seven years of performances, grants for teachers, music education for students, donations of instruments, and so much more.

The Gala was breathtaking and showcased student performances and professionals alike.

Day Violins is a proud supporter of DC Strings Workshop and everything they do for our communities. Follow them to see more on their upcoming summer concert series featuring the rich heritage of Black musicians.


3 Reasons you should sign up for private lessons from Day Violins this summer…

#1 - One on one attention. There’s nothing quite like having someone focused on YOU to help improve technique and help a student through those concepts they struggle with.

#2 - Accountability. Classrooms offer a place for students to “hide” musically. Private lessons don’t. Our goal is to help your child feel motivated, excited, and confident in their playing abilities.

#3 - Individualized teaching styles. We all learn in different ways and private lessons give your musician a chance to learn in a way that gives them the greatest amount of success in the shortest amount of time.

Ready to say YES to private lessons? Give us a call at (703) 391-9444 or check out our website for more information.



Ready to purchase an instrument? Get a 25% bonus on all of your rental credit when you buy during our Graduation Instrument Sale happening June 1 and June 30, 2023*.

WE ACCEPT RENTAL CREDIT FROM OTHER SHOPS. Yeah, we know. It’s a pretty amazing deal!

And one more bonus! If you're not buying an outfit we're also offering 15% off accessories.

Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Closed on Sundays.

We can’t wait to find you the perfect instrument!

*Some restrictions apply


Two reasons to visit Day Violins' shop today?

SUMMER CAMP! ☀️ Don’t miss out on the opportunity to sign up for music summer camps! There is something for every level of player and every instrument! Here’s a list of upcoming camps you can find on our summer camp board!

Graduation Instrument Sale! 💰 If you’ve missed the announcements we’re offering 100% of your rental credit toward the purchase of the instrument and an additional 25% on top of that! Yep - 125% of whatever the amount of your rental credit toward an instrument purchase!

Plus, we’d just love to see you in person to say HI! 😃

Day Violins is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday. Closed on Sundays!


Is it time to size up your instrument? Over the past year, it’s likely your child has grown a little. With school almost out you’ll want to check with their teacher to see if they need to size up.

Or, head into Day Violins, and our professional staff will make sure your child’s instrument is the correct size for them to play over the summer months.

If you missed last week’s blog we address how to make sure your violin is properly sized!

Go check it out here 👉


🎉🎉🎉 It's our Graduation Instrument Sale!

It's time to cash in on all that rental credit you've earned!

When you purchase an instrument from Day Violins between June 1 and June 30, 2023, we'll credit you 125% of your rental credits*!

That's right 100% of your current rental credit plus an additional 25% on top of that toward the instrument of your choice.

YES! We do accept rental credit from other shops! 😮

If you're not buying an outfit we're also offering 15% off accessories for your new instrument!

Come visit Day Violins between June 1 and June 30th and try out some of our instruments for sale.

*Some restrictions apply


A mother and daughter entered our shop with a violin case in hand. The mother smiled and said, “Our teacher told us she needs a new violin.”

Looking at the case in the girl’s hand, it was obvious the violin was too small. We opened the case and sized the girl.

She definitely needed a bigger violin.

Teachers are really good at letting students know if the instrument they are playing is too small for them.

However, you can also determine if you need a new size. Head over to our newest blog and find a few tips on sizing and a quick check that will give you a good estimate on if it’s time to size up.



Our shop is closed tomorrow to give our team time off to remember and honor those servicemembers that gave us the land of the free and the home of the brave. 🇺🇸

Enjoy this rendition of the United States National Anthem by violinist Master Gunnery Sergeant Peter Wilson 👉


Are you thinking about putting away your musical instrument for the summer? Think again! It’s highly recommended to keep practicing and playing throughout the sunny months.☀️

Our month-to-month contracts make it easy for you to keep playing your instrument even once school ends.

Pssst! That means a summer to improve your skills, keep up with your practice routine, and come back to school in the fall with even more confidence and ability!

Don't let your instrument gather dust over the summer! Join a summer camp, take private lessons, and enjoy all that music has to offer. 🎵🎶


📣 PSA for all parents of musical kids! Keep them playing over the summer so they don’t lose muscle memory, momentum, and skills! Have you looked into our competitively priced in-studio and virtual private lessons?

👍violin 👍cello 👍viola 👍bass 👍piano

Or, check out all the 2023 Summer camp flyers we have up at the Day Violins shop!

Find out more about our private lesson program here:


Thank you again to all the amazing people at NASMD! We are so blessed to be a part of this amazing group!

Attending the Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD ) conference in Puerto Rico left Day Violins owners, Jenna and Jason with these top 4 takeaways:

🎵 "The workshops gave us fresh ideas we’re working on implementing to improve services and customer support."

🎵 "Networking with other store owners showed us we are not alone in the challenges and joys that come with being a business owner."

🎵 "Collaborative learning opportunities gave us the best business practices and tips."

🎵 "Friendships were forged that we can rely on to help us shape future decisions for Day Violins."

What music industry conference have you attended that made an impact on your life? Tag it below for our music professionals to begin planning for next year! 👇


Attending the Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD ) conference in Puerto Rico left Day Violins owners, Jenna and Jason with these top 4 takeaways:

🎵 "The workshops gave us fresh ideas we’re working on implementing to improve services and customer support."

🎵 "Networking with other store owners showed us we are not alone in the challenges and joys that come with being a business owner."

🎵 "Collaborative learning opportunities gave us the best business practices and tips."

🎵 "Friendships were forged that we can rely on to help us shape future decisions for Day Violins."

What music industry conference have you attended that made an impact on your life? Tag it below for our music professionals to begin planning for next year! 👇


There’s not a simpler or quicker game that will get your kids practicing more than ever. And, all you need is one dice!

🎲 When your child is working on a particular musical selection that they can’t seem to master, have them roll the dice to see how many times they have to play the piece.

That’s it! Or, you can add a variation like,

🎲 Pick one number that lets them move to another piece immediately.

🎲 Pick one number that lets them play any piece they want.

🎲 Pick one number that lets them play it really fast or really slow

🎲 Pick one number that makes you, the parent, try and play it

The goal is to alleviate frustration over a musical selection that your child is struggling to master. A little laughter goes a long way!

P.S. We recommend big fuzzy dice to make it just a little more fun, but any set of dice will do!

What games do you play with your music student?


Did you hear? Passionate educators, parents, and students met once again to celebrate the wins for FairfaxCounty Public School arts programs:

👉 weighted grades for music classes,

👉stipends for music educators that do so much outside of class,

👉 after-school programs,

👉a theater arts warehouse,

and so much more!

As proud owners of Day Violins LLC, you can count on us to continue to advocate for your children’s right to access fine arts programs!

What did your music program mean to you as a child? 👇

Fairfax County Public Schools
Melanie Meren, Fairfax County School Board, Hunter Mill
Elaine Tholen School Board Member Fairfax Co Public Schools Dranesville
Rachna Sizemore Heizer for FCPS School Board, Braddock District
Fairfax County School Board Member Karl Frisch


Top 3 repairs made in our instrument repair shop

✅ Cutting a new bridge

✅ Gluing an open seam

✅ Repairing a crack.

Need help with a repair? Read all about instrument care here: or drop your questions below!


Our favorite comments so far at this year’s Instrument Petting Zoos

❤️ “Oooh, it’s magical!”

❤️ “That one sounds so pretty, mama.”

❤️ “I’m going to learn to play the violin like my daddy.”

❤️ “Does this one bite?”

❤️ “I want to learn that one, and that one, and that one, and that one…”

Give your students a chance to see, hear and even play different instruments.

CALL US ( (703) 391-9444) or email ([email protected]) to find out when we’re holding our next Instrument Petting Zoo or schedule one for your school!

Welcome to Day Violins! 05/05/2023

Hi! We’re Jenna and Jason Day, owners of Day Violins, LLC the premier violin shop in Northern Virginia! Just a few things you should know about what we do…

🎻 Our family-owned business excels in customer service
🎻 We LOVE music educators and always support our community! Just check out all the instrument petting zoos we hold each year!

🎻 Our staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Most of them are musicians!

🎻 We think it’s really important to “pay it forward” through advocacy work and our support of programs like Instruments in the Attic.

Hit subscribe on our YouTube channel and get a deeper look at Day Violins, here 👉

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Definitely put this on your calendar! It’s an amazing local youth orchestra!

We are looking forward to our concert next week. Come hear the music of Bach, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Holst, and more!

Purchase tickets here:

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14221 Willard Road, Ste 500
Chantilly, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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