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Violin for a 5 yr old - to buy or to rent?
Please help decide if I should buy or rent a violin for my kiddo
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February 25, 2014 - 1:13 pm
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Hi. My daughter (she just turned 5 a couple of days ago) started playing the violin about 10 months ago. We are currently renting her violin (1/8). We are ok renting her violin but I am thinking if I get her a better violin (i.e. better sounding) she could be encouraged playing and practicing more (assuming better violin equates to more beautiful sound).

She is into Suzuki book 1 (still learning Song of the Wind). But she gets frustrated easily when her bow touches D string when she's not supposed to. I am not sure if that's because she's still developing her bow control or her violin is too small or whatever reason I can think of. She gets frustrated and I get frustrated because I don't know how to help her (I don't play the violin but I am learning so I can help her)

Anyways, I would like to ask your opinion if I should buy her a decent violin or should I wait until she gets bigger because she's going to outgrow her violin anyways. Thanks for your feedback

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February 26, 2014 - 9:32 pm
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It's a good idea to rent with the very fractional size violins. Fractional size violins don't sound all that great.
Unless you are getting real bad violins from the lessee in which case you may want to exchange it for a better one.
The time will come soon enough for you to buy. :-)

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