A Brief History
Courtney and Walker are a family run company now in the third generation. The history of the firm dates back to 1936 when Madam Courtney opened an accordian shop in Portsmouth called 'Courtney's Accordions'.
In 1947 Wilfred Walker joined the company as co-teacher and in 1952 entered into the company and Courtney and Walker was formed. For many years we were a specialist accordion firm, selling, repairing and teaching accordion. Madam Courtney also had an accordion band. After this, under Jeff Walker (2nd generation) and later his sons Paul Walker and Martin Walker, the firm took a direction as a general music shop and became one of the largest and best known in the area.
The third generation run by Paul Walker, sees the firm becoming less of a general music shop and being much more specialist in certain areas as well as developing an on-line presence.
The focus of the company is;
Orchestral Strings- Violin, Viola, cello.
Repair and Restorations of Violin, Viola, cello and most Woodwind instruments.
We also hold a range of quality accessories for these instruments.
We have fully equipped workshops which provide excellent backup for the products we sell as well as repairs and restorations, together with an experienced craftsman focused on high quality work.