I often get asked what violin related gear I recommend. These are my top pick:

Instrument Rentals

One of the most common questions that I receive:

Bischofberger — Capitol Hill

Henry Bischofberger — Kirkland

Olsen Violins  — Ballard

Studio Youtube Channel

My current students go home with an assignment to listen to a piece of (usually) classical music as part of their weekly assignments. Here is one resource to find some of the listening pieces:

Studio Sauvage Youtube Channel

Music Stands

Manhasset Model #48 Sheet Music Stand

AmazonBasics Sheet Music Stand

Musician’s Gear Heavy-Duty Folding Music Stand Black

Shoulder Pads

Finding the right shoulder pad very important and it is worth trying many until you find the correct fit you. The selection below includes the most common shoulder pads that my students currently use and like.

Wolf Forte Secondo Violin Shoulder Rest Violin

Everest Collapsible Violin Shoulder Rest

Everest ES-4 Violin Shoulder Rest 

Mach One Violin Maple Wood Shoulder Rest

Kun Original Violin Shoulder Rest

Practice Mutes

These things are awesome! They muffle the sound of the instrument, making it the perfect option for apartments or nocturnal practicing.

Generic 1600VM Heavy Brass Practice Mute for Violin and Small Viola

Mudder Metal Violin Mute Practice Violin Silencer for 1/ 2, 3/ 4, 4/ 4 Violin, Silver

eBoot Rubber Violin Practice Mute

Metronomes & Tuners

This one is a super basic tuner that works nicely.

I know, the name is off-putting, however, I really like the functionality of the app. It’s a tuner, metronome and practice recorder all in one. It’s simple and easy to use.

This is a tuner, metronome and practice recorder all in one. In order to access the recorder, a subscription is necessary.


Books & Sheet Music Links

Wolfhart Op. 38

Wolfhart Op. 45

Hrimaly Scale Studies

Schradieck Exercises

Sevcik Exercises

Polo: 30 Doublestop Exercises

Kreutzer: Etudes

Pachelbel: Canon

J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas

Book links can be found on IMSLP.

For Purchase

Kodaly 333

Carl Flesch Scale Studies

Robert Starer Basic Rhythmic Training