Yes, you'll need your own appropriately sized violin. A variety of sizes are made from 4/4 (full size) to 1/32 size. You can either rent or buy from a local violin shop and we like to use Wilhite Strings.
Yes, violin might make your fingertips a little sore at first because you'll be pressing down on strings. Also, it might take some time before you're playing some songs because the first few steps are learning how to hold the instrument and bow.
The violin instructors at Knox Music Studios:
holds a Bachelor of Arts in Performance Arts, a Master of Music in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy and is trained in Suzuki Violin Bks 1 - 10. She has taught since 2004.
holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Cello Performance, is pursuing a Masters in Cello Performance, and has taught since 2009.
has a Bachelor in Music as well as a Masters in Music from Arizona State University, has performed in the US and internationally, and began teaching in 2008. Currently, she is pursuing an Artist Certificate at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville under Dr. Hristov.
Contact us to inquire about availability with these great instructors! You can start anytime with no long term contracts.