Violin and viola are not the easiest instruments to get started with, so it is important to make sure your student has the best chance for success by having the right instrument to learn on. We will take a look at a few things that can help you to find the right violin or viola for them to learn on so you can avoid the frustration that comes with having the wrong instrument.


Most students that Right Start Music works with are beginners, so if you are reading this then it is likely that you are looking for a violin/viola for a beginning student. If so then you may find renting a violin/viola to be the best option. Purchasing a violin/viola is a bit of an investment, so renting may be a good idea for a few reasons. It is common for young students to try many things and then stick with just a few, so putting in the investment when a student may not stick with it for the long-term may not be ideal.

Purchasing a violin/viola is usually a good idea for students who have played for a year or two and have demonstrated that they are dedicated to it. Even then, it often works best when a student is a little bit older and will not grow out of a certain sized instrument for a while (see below about sizing). If your student gets to that point then it will probably make more sense to speak about what kind of violin/viola to purchase in more depth with their teacher.


One other reason why renting a violin/viola is often a good option is that your student will grow over time. There many different sizes of violins and violas and the right size for your student will change over time. It is important to make sure your student's instrument is not too large, but too small of an instrument is not ideal, either. Renting allows you to have the right size as your student grows.


There is only so much guidance that you can get from reading an article. No article knows all the details about your student and which violin would be the right fit for them, so we recommend that you speak with one of our violin or viola teachers to get their perspective on what may be the best choice for your student. When they work with your student they can give you insights that no article could. Plus, our teachers are fun! If you are ready to get started with the process then call or fill out the form below and we will reach out to you to answer any questions you may have. We hope to speak with you soon!


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 We believe that learning to play violin or viola should be fun, which is why we focus on bringing you the best teachers for kids and teens in Collin County. Our instructors are more than just talented musicians, they understand how to make lessons motivating and engaging for both beginner and intermediate students.

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We bring the joy of violin and viola to students in Collin County with in-home lessons in:

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