Violins

Violins

Beginner Student Violins

Starting a musical journey with a reliable, quality instrument is the key to a successful experience.

Meyer Music offers quality student-level violins as rent-to-own, matching school teacher preferences with included accessories, plus the school book and music stand for beginners. All accumulated rental credit transfers to larger sizes and higher levels as players grow in size and skill.

Step-Up Violins

As your player progresses and encounters more challenging music, their violin should match their growing skills.

Their student-level violin was a great start to their musical journey and “stepping up” will take them even further!

Compared to student level violins which are designed to be solid and durable, Step-Up violins are made of high-end materials for enhanced tone and may include special features, such as upgraded strings and bows for extended range and enhanced control.

What’s the difference?

Student LevelArtist LevelSignature LevelMaster LevelImported Italian Level
  • made of tonewoods designed for affordability and durability
  • available in smaller sizes for smaller players
  • include a basic level bow
  • rental packages include all school teacher-required accessories
  • monthly rent-to-own rate: $20
  • designed for progressing players
  • crafted with higher quality tonewoods in a variety of varnishes for increased resonance
  • upgraded strings for enhanced tone
  • personalized shoulder rest options
  • monthly rent-to-own rate: $45
  • designed for advancing players
  • hand-crafted instruments
  • high-quality tonewoods and fittings
  • professional level strings for enhanced warmth and brilliance in tone
  • choice of high-end bow for increased strength, flexibility, and clarity of sound
  • personalized shoulder rest options
  • higher quality case
  • monthly rent-to-own rate: $65
  • designed for advancing and college-bound players
  • handmade by small teams of expert luthiers
  • professional level strings for enhanced warmth and brilliance in tone
  • choice of high-end bow for increased strength, flexibility, and clarity of sound
  • personalized shoulder rest options
  • monthly rent-to-own rate: $85
  • carefully curated handmade violins by Master Luthiers from Cremona, Italy
  • include certificates of authenticity signed by the violin maker
  • exceptional tonewood quality and craftsmanship
  • professional level strings for enhanced warmth and brilliance in tone
  • available to test-play by appointment only

Selecting your Violin

Stepping up to the next level of violin is a big decision and at Meyer Music we want to ensure that you make the best and most informed choice for your musical goals.

We carry intermediate violins at all Meyer locations– visit us anytime to experience the sound.

Instrument Consultations

We also offer personalized consultations with our instrument experts to help guide you through the process. For intermediate level step-ups, our staff at all locations can assist. For advancing levels, our Orchestral Specialist, Kevin Sweers, is available for support.

Our consultant, Kevin Sweers, would be happy to help with advancing string appointments! Kevin has played cello for 25 years, and has actively performed in both Middle Tennessee and West Michigan. He currently is a section cellist in the Holland Symphony orchestra, and is Meyer Music’s Orchestral Specialist. Kevin earned his Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2013.

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