When a student begins violin lessons, they begin learning one of the most classic and beloved instruments in the world. The violin as we know it was first used in the mid-16th Century, and was a key component of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic Eras. Though it is mostly associated with orchestral and chamber ensembles in the present day, the violin has found new life with contemporary audiences in jazz, country, experimental, and rock music.
Our recommended starting age for violin is four, although exceptions can certainly be made for a younger student who is capable of handling the strings properly and with sufficient strength in the fingers and hands.
Music shops that sell violins can usually also work out violin rentals. This is best for smaller, short-scale instruments that are designed for small children. For adults, either used or new violins will work just fine. The only factor to keep in mind is that used instruments are sometimes sold “as-is,” meaning it may not be in the best condition. Our instructors are familiar with good maintenance techniques and can be of assistance, and can also let you know what other violin accessories may be required.
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