What to prepare before your first violin lesson?

If a student is young and needs under size violin/viola, using rental instrument with rent-to-own plan is a better choice, especially its insurance will give you a peace of mind. Please bring the student to the violin shop to measure their arms in order to get an appropriate size violin.

Recommending rental shops in the Houston area:

Sam's Strings (Katy)
Lisle Violin Shop (Katy, Cypress, Rice Village)
Fishburn Violin Shop (Cypress/Spring)
Amati Violin Shop (Rice Village)


The materials you will need:

    Suzuki Book 1 for Violin
    I Can Read Music 
    A loud metronome with tuning and pitch pipe integrated
    A Music stand
    A shoulder rest (according to your violin size)


How to maintain your string instruments?