Please find below a list of the items that you will need to follow this course.

Items in the left column link to Items in the column on the right link to Amazon UK.


If you are considering buying a violin, you want to go for a reasonably good quality instrument, which is set up correctly for ease of playing and which will get a good sound right from the start.

The full size violin is suitable for young people from about 12 years old and adults. 

For children, please buy a small sized instrument. This is a rough guide to children’s sizes:

5-6 years old: 1/8 size violin, 6-7 years old: 1/4 size violin, 7-9 years old: 1/2 size violin and 10-12 years old: 3/4 size violin.


This is the latest available edition of the book we are using. Older editions may also be suitable. In the video lessons, I will tell you the page number of the songs we are learning, both in the red edition and the older edition. 

Shoulder rest:

From 1/4 size violin up, please use a shoulder rest. Shoulder rests come in different sizes, depending on the size of the violin.


Rosin makes the hair of your bow sticky, so you can get a good sound from the violin. This is a good quality rosin which will last a long time.

Music stand

In order to get a good posture right from the start, I recommend using a music stand, which allows you to play from your music at eye-height.

You may also like:

Simply for comfort and fun and an absolute must for some!

Wall Mount:

Easy access to your violin, and decorative at the same time.

Music Notepaper: practise your note writing and jot down ideas. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to, or

Henriette’s new book:

DIY Violin is out now!

Over 50 songs and six hours of video!

Do-It-Yourself Violin is a fun way to get started playing on your own. It is also packed full of lovely tunes for the more advanced player. Using parts of well-known songs from Broadway to classical, pop and rock to jazz, you will be given step-by-step instructions on what you need to know to get started and sound like a pro in no time. Includes audio tracks for demonstration, plus video instruction.


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In April and May, Henriette will sign your book if you like.