Starting up again
So happy to be starting the violin again, from scratch. After 20+ years of following my career path, than a wonderful visit to Vienna last Sep, and getting my restored violin handed to me Christmas morning in a new case, I started looking to replace the viola bow I have played with for all the time I played before I put it away. In his shop, the fine violins and bow merchant told me I need lessons, and a new bow of course! My Schradiek book and Wohlfahrt books arrived today. I am considering buying a bow that costs 3k, never thought I would spend that for a bow. So I am turning in my Sivori Viola bow for a nice french bow....I love my new teacher, she accpets nothing but what is correct. I enjoy this site and the general comments form real professionals and amateurs like myself.
Welcome Matthew. Since you admire and respect your teacher, my only suggestion is to involve her in your choice of new bow.
Excellent idea, my bow guy recommended her! hahah! Same thing kinda!
Just so he's not paying her a commission (i.e., a kickback). That kind of stuff happens.
Commissions (in the context that Paul described) are disgusting. I hate those.