Hi everyone! I am a college student right now and I am majoring in violin performance. I have enough scholarships that all my tuition is covered and I am currently not having to take out any money in loans.
I have a pretty basic student violin and student bow right now. They are getting the job done but I have been curious if more advanced equipment might help make things easier so I am planning on trying out some instruments in Chicago soon. I am also planning on going to grad school so I would like to have the violin before then for auditions.
I have come up with a couple options and I would like recommendations and other suggestions if you have any.
A - I can take out a musical instrument loan from a bank for $10,000 and make payments every month to pay it back.
B - I can take out a student loan I was offered for 10,000 and not have to pay it back until after I graduate.
(((With both A and B I can take my scholarship return checks which is about 4,000+ a year to pay it back, along with my part time job)))
C - I can save the money I get from my scholarship returns and from work to get a violin and bow.
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