The Violin for Beginners

The violin is great choice of instrument for beginner budding musicians. If you want the violin to be your choice of instrument we have a few tips for getting started. 

Tips for Buying a Violin:  
Size 

When choosing a violin it is important to get the size needed for the players age/height and arm length. Having the right size violin will ensure the player is not only comfortable but that they also develop the correct posture and technique whilst they play. Check out our Violin Size Guide to find out which size you will need. 

Price

Price is an important factor for most when choosing an instrument. Especially when getting a violin for a younger player who is likely to grow into larger violins in time. There are many options of violin available for every price range so you will find something to suit your needs and budget. At Duet Shop all of our violins are new and available on our rent to buy plans. To find out more click here.

Tips for Once you Have a Violin: 
Practise, Practise, Practise

Even a complete beginner can produce a good sound quite quickly which is what makes the violin such a great choice of instrument. However, even with this in mind, it will require a lot of practise and patience to truly master the violin.
If you are struggling to stay focused on your violin practise have a read of our 6 Ways to Avoid Procrastinating When You Should be Practising.

Make Use of Everything Available

There are a lot of helpful free guides, videos, blogs, forums, apps etc available out there to help aid learning and practising the violin, make sure to make use of them!  

Join the Community

There is a whole community of violinists that you can be a part of. Once you start playing join bands, orchestras, groups, and forums. Not only will you get some great playing tips but you may even meet some fantastic friends!

Look After Your Instrument

Your instrument will sound better if it is properly cared for, be sure to look after it.

Recommended Violins

Take a look at the beginner violins we have available:

Stentor Student I Violin

The Stentor Student I Violin offers a complete violin outfit for beginners. The Student I is an entry-level violin that has consistently been praised by teachers, students, and parents for its reliability and good tone. This violin outfit comes supplied with a lightweight case, bow, rosin, and a detachable shoulder strap.

It is available in sizes 1/16 through to 4/4 from as little as £3.02* per month (price for 1/16 size violin). Click here to find out more.

Stentor Student II Violin

The Stentor Student II Violin offers a complete violin outfit for beginners. The Student II is an outstanding hand-carved violin with superb tone and reliable playability. This violin outfit comes supplied with a lightweight case, bow, rosin, and a detachable shoulder strap.

It is available in sizes 1/16 through to 4/4 from as little as £3.94* per month (price for 1/16 size violin). Click here to find out more.

MMX BEC100 Violin

This MMX Violin offers a complete outfit for beginners. The MMX BEC100 is a handcrafted student violin that has a thinner and more delicately designed bridge which makes for excellent projection and a focused singing tone.

It is available in sizes 3/4 and 4/4 from £7.26* per month. Click here to find out more

Check out the Duet Shop to see our whole collection of violins and don't forget that if you can't find what you are looking for just drop us a message with the details and we can look into getting it for you!

*Prices correct at time of publish. 
Please note: there is a minimum monthly payment of £7.50 – if your choice doesn’t reach this threshold, check to see if choosing a shorter rental period will - or you'll need to add more items to your basket!

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