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

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 right one for you. The selection below includes the most common shoulder pads that my students currently use.

Wolf Forte Secondo Violin Shoulder Rest Violin (I use this one)

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

insTuner
This one is a super basic tuner that works nicely.

SoundCorset
I know, the name is definitely 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.

Practice+
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

Kodaly 333

Hrimaly Scale Studies

Carl Flesch Scale Studies

Schradieck Exercises

Sevcik Exercises

Robert Starer Basic Rhythmic Training

Book links can either be found on Amazon or IMSLP.