Correct advice for buying a violin for a child – The Strings Family

When it comes to buying a violin for your child, there is a lot of information online, but how do you know which sources you can trust?

With its extensive experience in children’s violins, The Strings Family is the go-to for parents of young learners who need correct advice about buying a violin for a child. The Strings Family’s experienced and knowledgeable staff really understands parents’ concerns and personally ensures each customer finds the right instrument for their child.  They know that to stay motivated, your child needs an instrument that looks good, works well, stays in tune, sounds great and shows off their hard work.

The Strings Family is online at The website is well designed, easy to use and the store offers a fantastic range of stringed instruments and accessories, as well as a wealth of information about music study and advice for parents about how to support a child who is learning a stringed instrument. The Strings Family is led by violinist Rhoda Barfoot, who says: ‘We know from experience the quality and features that teachers and players expect in a stringed instrument. We research the stringed instruments market extensively so that parents don’t have to. We know what’s available throughout the industry and offer only the very best value instruments we can find at each price point.’ Here’s what they have to say about buying a violin for a child:

First, a child needs to be measured for a violin to ensure they have the correct size. This is a very easy process and simply involves having your child stand with his or her left arm outstretched and the palm facing upwards and measuring the length from neck to wrist.  More details about this and a table of measurements may be found here on The Strings Family website.

Next, you will need to know what level of instrument is right for your child.  If your child is new to the violin and needs a small size, then The Strings Family will recommend a violin from their Primavera range. Their attractive design, good sound, quality fittings and built-in durability means the Primavera violins are a class above other student instruments on the market and represent exceptional value for money. The Primavera violins come with a hardwood or composite bow and a lightweight case with reflective strips as a great safety feature. This makes them perfect for young children.

If your child is older or has already been learning violin for a few years, then you will be looking for a good intermediate instrument to see your child through their exams and class concerts. The best violins for post-beginners to intermediate level are found in the Eastman range. The Eastman violins are ideal for those serious students who want a great looking, great sounding instrument for their school performances, lessons and practice sessions. Their sound is full and robust and your child will be delighted to pick them up and play!  Full information about our Primavera and Eastman violins may be found on The Strings Family website.

For intermediate to advanced high school students, you’ll find the best value in the Heritage and Wessex families. The Strings Family website has an abundance of information on these high quality instruments, including makers’ history, full technical specifications, photos and video demos. 

Then just click on the violin you want and place your order! The Strings Family guarantees that all instruments are checked before they leave the workshop to make sure they are properly set up and everything is working correctly. They even provide a string-fitting service so your violin will arrive ready to play! For parents looking for advice about other accessories such as strings and shoulder rests, the friendly staff at The Strings Family are only too happy to answer your questions and help you find the best products for your child’s needs.

Instruments are normally dispatched the same or next working day and with free registered delivery on most orders throughout the UK and EU, their shipping service is unsurpassed.

For parents looking for a violin for their child, the friendly and professional staff at The Strings Family will make selecting the right instrument an enjoyable and positive experience.

All aspects of the business and site are supervised by internationally acclaimed violinist Rhoda Barfoot. (Rhoda also sings beautifully. Check out her latest single Caledonia here.)

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