What instrument would you like to play?

 

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On a violin, you can play fiddle or classical music.

Ukulele is a great beginner instrument - and surprisingly versatile!

 

We recommend classical guitars for students age 11 and under. The nylon strings are easier on the fingers, plus there are better quality options in smaller sizes. Some adult students may prefer the classical as well for it’s smooth tone.

Steel string guitars are perfect for a wide range of styles. They can be played with the fingers as well as a pick.

Wonderful for music theory and writing songs - you can’t go wrong with this instrument.

If you love those low, mellow tones this is the way to go.

Violin Recommendations 

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Ready to play violin?

Here’s what you’ll need to get started!

New students will need…

Students who have been playing a while will need…

You may also want

Violin Kits

 

1/4 Size Violin for Ages 6-7

1/8 Size Violin for Ages 5-6 

 

3/4 Size Violin for Ages 10-11

1/2 Size Violin for Ages 8-9

 

4/4 Size Violin for ages 12 - adult

 

Prefer to rent a violin?

The Baroque Violin Shop will ship a violin right to your door for a low monthly price.

Please see above for sizing.

Sponge 

Some of the above violin kits will come with a shoulder rest. At Kat Starr Music, we value relaxation while playing and using sponge instead of a shoulder rest will help.

 

Violin sponge for 1/4 - 1/2 size

Violin sponge for 1/8 size

 

Tuner

Violin sponge for 3/4 - 4/4 size

 

Music stand

Bow Grip

 

String Swing - Violin

Violin Strings

Steel String Guitar Recommendations

 

Ready to play guitar?

Here’s what you’ll need to get started!

 
 

New students neeD:

Eventually you will also need:

Some options you may want:

Case

Guitar

Tuner

Music stand 

Capo

Picks 

String Winder/Wire Cutter

Strings

Guitar Stand

Foot Rest 

Wall hanger 

Classical Guitar Recommendations 

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Ready to play classical guitar?

Here’s what you’ll need to get started!


NEW STUDENTS NEED:

EVENTUALLY YOU WILL ALSO NEED:

SOME OPTIONS YOU MAY WANT:

This 1/4 size guitar does not come with a gig bag, so you will need to purchase one separately.

Be sure to specify the correct size when checking out.

 1/4 Size guitar for ages 5-6

1/2 Size guitar for ages 7-8

This 3/4 size guitar does not come with a gig bag, so you will need to purchase one separately.

Be sure to specify the correct size when checking out.

3/4 size guitar for ages 9-11

4/4 size guitar for ages 12 and up

 Ukulele Recommendations

Ready to play the Ukulele?

Here’s what you’ll need to get started!

NEW STUDENTS NEED:

EVENTUALLY YOU WILL ALSO NEED:

SOME OPTIONS YOU MAY WANT:

Soprano size ukulele for ages 5 and 6

Tenor size ukulele for ages 7 and up - beginner quality

Tenor size ukulele for ages 7 and up - intermediate quality

 

Ukulele - Low G string only

Ukulele capo

soprano size full set of strings with low G

 Tenor Size full set of strings with low g

Ukulele hanger

 Ukulele Stand

Keyboard Recommendations

READY TO PLAY keyboard?

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO GET STARTED!

 
 
 

keyboard with weighted keys, pedal, and stand

Cello Recommendations

Ready to play cello?

Here’s what you’ll need to get started!

 

Renting a cello is recommended for all beginners, regardless of age.

The Baroque Violin Shop will ship a cello right to your door for a low monthly price.

Choosing a Size

(Sizes are approximate and vary with height of individual.)

Age 5-7 - 1/8-size cello

Age 7-9 - 1/4-size cello

Age 9-11 - 1/2-size cello

Age 11-13 - 3/4-size cello

Age 13 and older most likely can use a 4/4 size cello.

Adults with smaller builds may stay at the 7/8 or 3/4-size.