We're looking into getting the first fiddle for our 3-yr. old, on a tight budget. I'd love to hear some recommendation from teachers and parents.
My husband and I both play violin and other instruments, and we would like our kids to start early - as long as they enjoy doing it, without putting too much pressure on them.
The question is, how cheap a starter violin can be? Can a $100 instrument be acceptable? Surely, our Zoe will grow out of it fast and it will be only something she'll learn to scratch out her first tunes on. How much sound can you get out of a 1/16 fiddle anyway? Still, I would like her to be able to enjoy playing.
There isn't a violin shop in our town, therefore we're mostly limited to looking online. I have no experience with choosing a tiny beginner-level violin, and we're going to teach Zoe play by ourselves for some time, so I'd really appreciate some advice on what to look for.
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