Required Materials:

 

Violin or Viola - well maintained to match your level – you will not be able to create the best sound possible if your instrument is not at your current level, or if it is not properly maintained

 

Bow – also at your level.

 

Shoulder pad – I prefer either Khun or Bon Musica, however if you have another you would like to use, please get it approved ahead of time.  The shoulder pad is a very important component of your instrument and one that fits properly can make your playing much more comfortable.

 

Chin Rest – as with the shoulder pad, needs to fit properly.

 

Strings that are in good shape -  must be within 6 months old, after that they start to get a “tinny” sound and again will not let you be all that you can be musically.  You must also have a backup set of strings.  If you break a string at my house, I may or may not have one that you could replace it with.  If I do, there will be a charge as I will have to replace mine.

 

Music Stand

 

RosinI prefer Kaplan, Clarity, Hill Dark or Light.

 

Tuner – you must have a tuner that is both a tuner and a metronome.  I prefer the  Korg TM – 40.

 

Practice Mute - so you can practice anytime

 

Small cloth to wipe down your bow and instrument – needs to be lint free and soft. Also needs to be washed at least once every 1-2 weeks

 

Traficante Flash Cards – 1st – 7th position for violin (unfortunately they don’t make them for viola)

 

Music – Including but not limited to:

 

Violin –

Suzuki Book 1-10 for current level only

Suzuki CD's for Books 1-10 for current level only

Scale Book - Wesseley Scales for Violin

Barbara Barber - Scales for Advanced Violinists

Exercise Books - Including but not limited to:

Kayser - level 2 only

Wohlfahrt - level 3 and 4 only

Kreutzer  - level 5 and above

Sevcik op. 1 - level 5 and above

Sevcik op. 8 - level 5 and above

Sevcik op. 9 - level 5 and above

 

Viola-

Suzuki Book 1-8 for current level only

Suzuki  CD’s for Books 1-8 for current level only

Scale Book -

Barbara Barber Scales for Advanced Violists

Exercise Books - Including but not limited to:

Kayser - level 2 only

Wohlfahrt - level 3 and 4 only

Kreutzer - level 5 and above

Sevcik op 1 - level 5 and above

Sevcik op. 8 - level 5 and above

Sevcik op. 9 - level 5 and above 

        

Worksheets - you will receive access to a Workbook that I have created for you containing my worksheets. Once you receive a Login, these will be posted in the "File" section on the web site.  Only you, your parents and I will be able to view them.  I will be making changes to them each week at your lesson and reposting your new workbook.  You will also log your practice time with any questions you may have during the week.  I can check them and answer any questions so you wont have to wait till your lesson.