Lesson Supplies

All OlyFiddle students will need to acquire the following materials. Please note, links and brands are my recommendations - most of these items can be found in your local violin shop! For local students in Olympia, Washington, I highly recommend RL Ray Violin Shop.

All OlyFiddle students will need to acquire the following materials. Please note, links and brands are my recommendations - most of these items can be found in your local violin shop! For local students in Olympia, Washington, I highly recommend RL Ray Violin Shop.

O'Connor Violin Method - Book 1

O'Connor Violin Method Book 1 Cover

Music Stand

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I Can Read Music - Volume 1

I Can Read Music book cover

Metronome / Tuner app*

Tonal Energy App logo

(This may be used instead of the physical tuner below, only If the student has access to a separate phone or tablet, in addition to the device they will be using for online lessons)

Digital Metronome / Tuner*

Shar brand metronome

Rosin

Shar brand rosin

(Can be included in violin rental)

Fingerboard Tape

Fingerboard colored yelloow red blue orange tape example

Your violin shop can put this on the rental instrument - please ask them to do so.

Kun brand shoulder rest red

Everest Shoulder Rest

Everest brand shoulder rest, pink

Kun, Everest, or similar brand. If ordering online, please make sure it is the correct size for the student's violin. Please have the violin shop adjust this so it is comfortable for the student prior to the first lesson.

Connectivity

While Zoom (remote) lessons have always been an option for students, as of March 2020 lessons are EXCLUSIVELY offered via Zoom. A good internet connection is essential - ethernet is strongly recommended and a laptop is preferable to a smartphone, if possible.

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