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 Music in Music Education and Cello Performance, a Masters in Cello Performance, is trained in Suzuki Cello Bks. 1-4 and has taught since 2009.
holds a B.A. in Viola Performance and has been teaching since 2005. She is the concertmaster of the Scruffy City Orchestra and plays fiddle in a pirate band called the Crossjacks.
Contact us to inquire about availability with these great instructors! You can start anytime with no long term contracts.