Should we rent or buy?
If your child is just starting lessons, don’t rush to buy a violin straight away. You can rent it.
For primary school children, it is better to rent a smaller-sized violin in the early months and purchase a violin once the child is ready for a full-size. Rental can be a sensible option for families while your child is growing and developing their interest and skill in the violin.
When you see that your child is truly interested in the violin, you will intuitively know that it’s time to buy a violin. This can be a more economical choice.
Speak to your violin/instrumental store to discuss options when your child outgrows their instrument and needs to purchase their next violin. Perhaps it will be better to select a quality instrument that will see your child through their schooling years and beyond- the choice is yours.
To summarise, as your child develops it will be clear to see when they are ‘ready’ to move up a violin prise level. Contrary to popular belief you do not have to spend thousands of dollars on an expensive violin for your child.
As we know, all children are unique in regards to their musical development.