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A Practical Guide to Buying Your First Instrument

A Practical Guide to Buying Your First Instrument

Buying your child’s first string instrument can be a daunting experience. There is so much to learn about the world of string instruments. The Simply for Strings team of professional musicians, performers and teachers are here to assist in this exciting new purchase and will strive to make your experience a joyful one.

Purchasing your first violin, viola, cello or bass at Simply for Strings is a fun and relaxed experience. Our customers are invited to spend as much time as they need in order to make the right choice. You don’t need to book an appointment to visit us at Simply for Strings - every day we have string experts in-store to answer all of your questions or demonstrate an instrument.  We’ve got everything under the one roof so you won’t need to make multiple stops.

If you have time before your visit, take some time to look through our instruments online. If you have a rough idea of what instruments you'd like to hear played and how much you would like to spend, it can help you feel less overwhelmed.

If you're a brand new player, our team are available to help select an instrument that not only meets your performance and practice needs but is professionally set up and customised to ensure maximum comfort and ease. Purchasing an instrument for your child? We can choose the size your child needs immediately in store – so there’s no need to worry if you forget to bring your teacher’s notes. 

We have all of the extra accessories you may need, including shoulder rests, rosin, cleaning cloths, rock stops, sheet music and more. Our expert staff can help you get all of the goodies you need to start your journey on the right foot. View our extensive range of string instrument accessories.

If you or your child have been playing for a few years, feel free to bring along some familiar sheet music. Playing something easy and familiar across all of the instruments you're trying, can really help you pick the right instrument and sound. 

When you are trying a new instrument or bow at Simply for Strings, we have a large, beautiful showroom, with perfect acoustics. If you’re wanting try your new purchase in a different testing space, we can, of course, accommodate you in our smaller, more private library.

Our instruments are student preferred and teacher approved. We work with teachers Australia wide to continue providing the highest quality student instruments on the market. Visit us at Red Hill today.

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