Lessons Lessons are $40 per 30 minutes (pro-rated for longer lessons). Fees are payable at the beginning of each term for the full term program. Lessons take place during government school terms. Lessons during school holidays can be arranged on request.
Violins, bows and shoulder rests Violins come in small sizes for children from a 1/16th size through to a regular full size.
Buying a violin: A good violin for small children begins at around $300 and the quality of sound improves as a violin increases in price. For most students one around $400 to $500 will be produce a good quality sound. It's important to note that quality violins can be on-sold to fund the purchase of a new violin as your child grows (and requires a larger violin size). Second-hand violins are also available and most parents find this option more cost-effective.
Renting a violin: There are a couple of stores around Sydney that rent violins and the cost is around $75 per term. These are often used by younger students who are starting out.
Bows: Whether new or second-hand, or choosing the rental option, all violins come with a bow.
Shoulder rests: All students will require a shoulder rest which holds the violin in place on the shoulder. These can be fitted properly by me on the first lesson. They should come with a rental violin but if going with the new or second-hand option you, will need to purchase one separately.
Blue Mountains Violin can recommend quality suppliers of rental, new and second-hand violins, just ask.