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Viola for yr 5 beginner recommendation

Discussion in 'Music' started by ejbonner1, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. ejbonner1

    ejbonner1 New commenter

    Hello music teachers!

    I am hoping to get a recommendation as to a suitable viola to buy for a student in year 5 who is just beginning lessons. Any leads will be gratefully received! I’m looking for a decent beginner model.

  2. frustum

    frustum Lead commenter

    I think most start on an appropriately-sized violin strung as a viola.
  3. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    @ejbonner1 There is a firm which specially make smaller violas - a Year 3 pupil started with a quarter size one. She ordered it from the company, they recommended a particular make of strings which they put on (and cost a little more), and it was delivered to her via courier. It had a lovely rich tone and the viola teacher (and pupil!) were delighted with it.
    The whole outfit - viola, case and bow and delivery - cost about £220, I believe. I would thoroughly recommend.

    See https://beareandson.co.uk

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