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Fiddleheads Violin Studio Top Image featuring a photo of Rhiannon, Owner Fiddleheads Violin Studio is Operated by an Award-Winning Symphony Violinist and Teacher Fiddleheads is the World's First Eco-Friendly Violin Shop Fiddleheads' Owner has won numerous awards for Business and Musicianship Fiddleheads Serves Elated Customers Worldwide Welcome to Fiddleheads Violin Studio Located in Canada, Fiddleheads serves customers worldwide View Shopping Cart Like and Follow Us on Facebook! Spring Break/March Shipping Delays: Click Here Fiddleheads Violin Studio is Operated by an Award-Winning Symphony Violinist and Teacher Fiddleheads is the World's First Eco-Friendly Violin Shop Fiddleheads' Owner has won numerous awards for Business and Musicianship Fiddleheads Serves Elated Customers Worldwide Welcome to Fiddleheads Violin Studio Located in Canada, Fiddleheads serves customers worldwide foo Like and Follow Us on Facebook!

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Violins/Violas

All students are required to have an instrument, which needs to be in proper playing condition. A good instrument gives the player back what they “put into it” and makes learning easier and far more rewarding.

We provide sales and rentals of instruments.

Also note that violins come in various sizes and must be the correct size for the player. Check our popular online sizing chart to determine your size.

Therefore, we asks all students to please consult with the teacher before buying a violin and bow. There are very specific things you should look for in an instrument and that are necessary for the development of a player. We are happy to help you find the instrument that best suits your playing and budget.

For under $600 we can set you up with a quality student outfit which is better in setup, materials and price than other outfits from other shops. Students moving into 4/4 or full size can expect to spend between $1000 to $1500 on a longer-term violin that will keep its value and which the player can expect years of use and enjoyment.

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Suggested and Required Accessories

Fiddleheads Violin Studio stocks everything students need for lessons.

Music Books & Sheet music: Required

Printed sheet music is provided for students to supplement book music.

All students are required to purchase the All for Strings method books and First Lessons Violin and/or You Can Teach Yourself Fiddling for pieces. Visit our Books page for these and other titles we sell.

Rosin: Required

This small block of purified tree sap is required to make the bow hairs contact the strings properly.

We sell an assortment of rosins.

Extra Set of Strings: Encouraged

Keep an extra set handy “just in case.”

We sell an assortment of strings (not on this website).

Soft cotton cloth & Polish/Cleaner: Suggested

Keep your finish like new. Polish/clean only once or twice a year. Your instructor can clean your violin from time to time for you during your lesson.

We sell an assortment of polishes (not on this website).

Shoulder rest: Strongly Recommended

Hold the violin at the chin, leaving the left hand free to move without holding straining your neck. I recommend the Bon Musica. Its versatile design makes it comfortable and sturdy and promises a proper hold of the instrument.

Music Stand: Required

A music stand is a must for proper technique in home practice. Cheaper folding stands are good for small books but professional solid stands are far useful for advancing players with heavy books and binders.

We sell a limited selection of stands in stock (not on this website).

In-Violin Humidifier: Encouraged for old violins

Keep old violins from drying out and developing cracks in Winter months using this simple rubber tubed sponge that inserts into your violin and needs to be wetted daily.

We sell violin humidifiers (not on this website).

Tuning Fork: Encouraged

A440, useful for tuning by ear. A simple and handy tool that can be fun to learn to use.

We sell tuning forks (not on this website).

Electric Chromatic Tuner and Metronome: Required

The IMT202 or IMT204 tuner/metronome combo is best.

We sell these tuners.

*Smartphone users may like to download an app for these purposes, though the electronic device version as above may be preferable for young students and those without smartphones.

Mute: May be Required

A large practice mute is encouraged only when quiet home practice is necessary but to be used sparingly. A smaller performance mute is required for ensemble playing when pieces dictate one be used.

We have an assortment of mutes in stock (not on this site).

Violin tuning and servicing: Required

Your instructor will teach you how to tune your instrument daily, with the assistance of an electric tuner. You will also learn toadjust your bridge from time to time to save yourself ßcostly warped bridge replacements down the line.

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Think of shopping at Fiddleheads as walking into a local violin shop. Owner and Symphony Violinist Rhiannon Nachbaur is happy to take the time to personally invoice you to combine shipping for multiple items on the site and not listed.

And, yes, Fiddleheads ships anywhere; Just email to get award-winning, personal help or click HERE for ordering help. PayPal.Me is a fast, easy and more secure way for customers to send us payments. Here is our direct link: paypal.me/fiddleheads

Violins, bows and cases are shipped Canada Post Expedited service (arrives via USPS in the USA) and takes about 2-6 days on average. Shoulder rests ship via Xpresspost within Canda (1-4 days) or Airmail to USA (2-6 days).

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