Violin and Viola Product Tips

Save time and money with my tips for buying violin and viola products. You’ll find my top picks, where to buy them and how-to videos.

Feb 122013
Tips to Buy Affordable Violins Online

You Don't Need to Buy an Expensive Instrument to Learn to Play Violin. I may draw criticism from violin "purists" who hold that students must learn on top-quality instruments, but I want to make learning music accessible to the masses, rather than limit it to upper-class, wealthy families. I do want you to buy an [Read more …]

Tips For Purchasing Or Renting A Violin To Begin Lessons

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Jan 262013

Here is some info and some useful links for what you’ll need to start violin lessons. You can rent a violin online from Music & Arts.  Their “Rentals” page walks you through the process, step by step, with several options, and lets you choose to pick up the rental instrument at a store location near you [Read more …]

Sep 162010
Violin and Viola Shoulder Rest Top Picks

I have shopped around and compared prices for my favorite shoulder rests (shoulder pads), and have provided links for “more info and to purchase today” for each product. These product links are for the best prices (new) that I have found, and often include free shipping!

Sep 102010

(~ Video Tip ~) Violin and viola players – you need to be sure you are as comfortable as possible while playing your instrument. Shoulder rests, also called shoulder pads, help to fill the space between the instrument under your chin and your shoulder.  Playing without a shoulder rest can cause poor playing posture, neck [Read more …]