Usually for students 14 and older a full sized (4/4) violin is perfect! For children and younger teens a smaller violin will be required. I suggest going to Mhyre's Music for any of your needs If you are unsure about violin for you or your child there are options to rent, trade in, or put the rental money towards a new instrument
I recommend the Kun collapsible shoulder rest. Not all students require a shoulder rest in their violin lessons, but only in rare cases where the students neck is very short.
Rosin helps the bow catch the string, apply once to twice a week
Wait until after your first lesson to buy your book. Depending on the student, a different method may be required. Photocopies of music will be provided in the first weeks of violin lessons.
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A preparatory exercise to help free the wrist, and give you a controlled and relaxed vibrato!
This preparatory exercise can be done away from the violin, and should be done daily with your other exercises.
Vibrato is a combination of arm, and wrist. The previous two exercises focused on the wrist and fingers; This will focus on the arm and how it relates to the left hand!
This is an event I encourage every student to perform in! Please check out the website if performance interests you.
Smaller than the Kiwanis festival, but also a great opportunity to get adjudicated!
My go to music store. As a musician and violin teacher I definitely recommend them above all else!
Very popular and funny content several of my students enjoy! Trigger warning to violists.