What is the best beginner violin to buy?
We recommend looking at our Prelude, Arioso and Virtuoso range of violins as these are all excellent choices for the novice or continuing student. Each instrument has its own unique sound, but all are professionally finished and set up by our expert team of violin makers.
When should my child start learning violin and at what age should they start violin lessons?
A lot of schools these days have an orchestral strings immersion program in grades 2 or 3 where all the students are involved and able to try orchestral string instruments. This is also the age that most schools allow students to start taking lessons and joining school ensembles. This is a great opportunity for your child to try out different instruments and find the right one for them. If your child is showing enthusiasm for wanting to learn an instrument, they can start at any age. Even from 3 - 6 months old there are a variety of entry level music classes that will introduce them to the basics of music and getting them involved in creating music. Your child can also start learning violin at any age, our violin sizes go down to 1/32 size! There are a variety of teaching methods designed for teaching children from a very young age such as the extremely well-known Suzuki method which was how some famous violinists learnt violin, such as Ray Chen who started the Suzuki method at age 4.
What do I need to buy with my beginner violin?
Our violin outfits come with a case and a bow included and to be able to play you will also need to purchase a shoulder rest and rosin. These two items are necessary to be able to play your violin. We also recommend a music stand, a cleaning cloth and a tuner. These items will make learning and maintaining the violin a lot easier.
What are the benefits to learning the violin?
There are a vast number of benefits to learning the violin and music as a whole. There have been noted mental, emotional and physical benefits to learning to violin. From improved fine motor skills, learning discipline and improving memory to improved social skills from being involved in ensembles just to name a few.