Books and Other Necessary Items:
1) Beginner Scale Book
Rita Salzberg’s Beginner Scale Book
Essentials for Strings, Neil Kjos, Publisher
2) All For Strings, Violin Book 1, Neil Kjos, Publisher
3) Suzuki Violin Book 1
4) Workbook for Strings, Violin -- If student does not already read music
5) Blank Notebook
6) Music Stand
8) Shoulder Rest – preferably Kun Super or Mach Student shoulder rest
9) Cotton, flannel or microfiber cloth for cleaning violin
Parental and Student Responsibilities:
Practice with a goal of 6 days a week and a minimum of 5 days a week, 20 to 30 minutes a day. It is very important to have the consistency of daily practice in the beginning stages of learning the violin.
Attend weekly lessons with a minimum of interruption during the school year (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring break, illness, etc.). For younger students, it would be best to have a parent monitor their practicing for the first few months and also to remain through their lesson for at least a few months.
I prefer to teach on Mondays, both daytime and after school. Please contact for specific schedule and openings.
In Hoover, AL in the Bluff Park Area near Shades Crest Road
For sizes smaller than a full-size violin (usually a full-size violin is needed about age 12, depending on height and arm length), it is best to rent until ready for a full-size.
For internet rentals, I recommend:
Robertson Violin Shop of
Long Island Violin Shop of
VR - Violin Rentals.com