What you need to get started:


To get started you will need a violin, bow, rosin and Suzuki Book with CD.

Violin and Bow:

Very young students do not need to get a violin at first as the violin and bow will not be used for the first few lessons, a "learning" bow will be used instead to demonstrate the correct bow hold and bow exercises. You may purchase the learning bow online (link below) or you may use a kindergarten size pencil for practice at home. Here are some links to local music shops for finding an instrument and bow to rent or purchase:

Classic Violins (Mundelein) - http://www.classicviolins.com/t-rentals.aspx  847-970-3797
A Major Music (Gurnee) - http://a-majormusic.com/rentals.html  847-623-8565
You may also search online for other sources for instruments. I would be happy to assist you with finding an instrument.

Cardboard violin and learning bow (for young beginners):
http://www.sharmusic.com/Accessories/Teaching-Aids/Cherub-Box-Violin-and-Bow.axd#sthash.GjvLU0xU.fL1NQzEJ.dpbs
https://www.thesoundpost.com/index.php?q=en/store/accessories/violin/miscellaneous/pre-twinkle-violin-box-with-plain-wood-bow-(no-hair)

Learning Bow alone: http://www.sharmusic.com/Accessories/Teaching-Aids/Cherub-Box-Violin-Bow-Alone.axd#sthash.yU9L1xZB.dpbs

Book and CD:

For beginning students you will need to get the Suzuki Book 1 with CD (newer revised edition - do not use older versions). After you complete book 1 you will move on to book 2 and so forth. Here are some links to purchase the book with CD:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0027P7QY4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
http://www.sharmusic.com/Suzuki/Violin-School/Part-47-CD-Combo/Suzuki-Violin-School-Method-Book-and-CD-Volume-1-Performed-by-Preucil.axd#sthash.mt47DJ8w.dpbs
Classic Violins (see above)  in Mundelein also has Suzuki Books and CDs in stock at their store.

KW Violin Studio

Kelly Wallace, violin instructor