I often get asked what violin related gear I recommend. These are my top pick:
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
Manhasset Model #48 Sheet Music Stand
AmazonBasics Sheet Music Stand
Musician’s Gear Heavy-Duty Folding Music Stand Black
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
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
Book links can be found on IMSLP.