LEARNING THE VIOLIN
The violin is perhaps the most popular instrument next to the piano. The violin, more than any other instrument, can imitate the human voice. It is also incredibly adaptive, versatile, and is sensitive to the subtlest of details.
Cost of Violin Lessons
Violin lessons are quite affordable, even if you don’t yet have an instrument. Tuition for lessons is $84 per month for weekly 30 minute violin lessons or $152 per month for hour lessons. You can rent a violin from Dungeness Music for just $25 per month and a minimum 3 month commitment.
WHETHER TO BUY OR RENT A VIOLIN
I recommend you purchase a violin if you or your child is planning to sign-up for violin lessons. A reasonably good quality violin costs between $280 and $400. This means that after 12 months of renting you would of been better off purchasing the instrument. If you decide to quit, you can easily sell your violin and recoup most of the cost.
PLAYING AND PERFORMING IN AN ORCHESTRA
Much can be said about the joyful and unique experience of playing in an orchestra. Comradery meets teamwork in an exciting way when you perform with such a large and diverse group of musicians and their instruments. It goes without saying that symphonic performances are something that can only be experienced to be understood.