Getting started

You will need an appropriately sized violin. Check my resources page for a list of good violin shops in the area. Renting is the best option, especially for small children. Please don't buy a violin on the internet. While there are cheap violins to be found online, they are difficult to play and won't sound good. You will get a much better quality instrument by renting from a good violin shop.

Please buy Suzuki violin, book 1 (with CD). Available at Shar music, Amazon, and most music stores. Or if you prefer, you can buy the mp3 files through Amazon.

Start listening! This is so important; students will learn songs much more quickly if they have a regular listening routine.