Instrument, Space, Supplies

Getting Started

acoustic violin


Please, WAIT on getting an instrument with my guidance for sizing and selection. Buying a violin is a big investment, so I highly recommend renting in the beginning. Young students will go through go through several sizes. Check out Kennedy Violins for affordable student rental options. Beginners will go through a learning process to earn their violin and bow “drivers licences,” until then, they’re for parents’ hands only!

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Practice Space

Make a space in the home where you and your student will regularly practice. Stock this space with a music stand and mirror! Beginners will need a keyboard as well. It’s helpful to have a cork board or white board where they can decorate and post each week’s practice log.

music notes

Paper Supplies

You will need a 3-ring binder that will become your lessons binder. All practice logs and paper that I give you should stay together in that binder. I recommend designating a lesson tote bag to bring supplies each week. Check out Yakima’s Ted Brown Music for books and accessories!

paper supplies

Books & PDFs

Below are books and PDFs that you may be asked to download or purchase for your student. Whenever possible, please order from small businesses including Ted Brown Music, Kennedy Violins, and Shar Music.