A violin and bow are required for lessons. Children smaller than a grown adult will need a smaller instrument. Violins come in 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and full size.
Violins and bows can be sized and purchased or rented monthly from Riedstras Violin Shop. This local shop is run by Henry and Linda Riedstra, and is available for walk in appointments from their retail space in Kitchener or call ahead appointments from their home in Stratford.
Violins range considerably in price, but a good 1/2 size starter will be around $300-500 to purchase and a full size starter will be about $500-$900.
Please DO NOT purchase instruments off kijiji or ebay etc. These instruments are in various states of repair and there is no guarantee they are playable without putting more money into them.
Books to start are about $25. These will last for a year and probably more. As the student progresses there will be further books to purchase. I have starting books in stock so you can purchase directly from me.
Most students – children and adults – entering the program begin with a 30 minute weekly lesson, the exception being very young students (5/6 years) who benefit from a 15min lesson.
Fees are invoiced at the end of each month. Payment is expected promptly- failure to do so will result in a halting of lessons. There are minimal opportunities for catch up lessons this year. If a student misses a reasonable amount of lessons due to illness or vacation, there will be no charge.
|Private Lesson Fees||2022-2023|
|30 minute lesson||$30|
|45 minute lesson||$45|
|60 minute lesson||$60|
(as they come)