I have the recent misfortune(?) to have won splendidly at ebay; I was shopping for a violin, and I ended up with two instead. After trying both to see which I wanted to get rid of, I decided that neither one was a bad enough instrument to deserve being 'fired'. I do not play enough to keep all three of my violins in practice!
So, I came up with the idea of loaning one to a local high school to a 'deserving' student (no charge, but the school assumes responsibility for keeping the violin from damage). It would be a loan for the school year, and I would renew each year if it works out. Summers may also be an option, but I want the school as part of the process, not direct with me and the student.
What should be the criteria, skill or need?
What should I be concerned about in the agreement with the student/school/parent?
What am I missing?
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