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Niagara Falls Public Library

What’s included

  • Stentor Student II Violin
  • Bow
  • Shoulder Rest
  • Rosin
  • Red fabric carrying case

How to play

So you’ve chosen to learn the violin, beautiful choice!

An important tip before you start tuning the violin. It’s best to start with the fine tuners which are located at the bottom of the violin by the tail piece. It’s easy to break a string by using the peg tuners (the big knobs near the top of the scroll).

Have a look at these instructional videos for further information:

Transportation and storage instructions

To prevent the violin from getting scuffed, chipped, and bumped around, always transport the instrument in its carrying case. In fact, when you’re not playing the violin, it’s better to keep it in the case just to be safe!

Do not store the violin in very cold or hot environments. Keep the instrument away from direct sunlight, heaters, radiators and A/C units.

Do not leave the violin in a hot, humid car or outside on snowy or wet ground. This kind of treatment will damage the sound of a violin and warp the wooden components.

Care instructions

Clean off rosin dust frequently from beneath the bridge to prevent it from melting into the varnish and discolouring the body of the violin. To prevent rosin buildup, which can affect the sound of the instrument, wipe the sides and undersides of the strings with a microfibre, lint-free cloth.

Do not polish the body or oil the fingerboard - staff at the library will take care of those tasks!

Do not use any of the following household or personal cleaning products on the violin:

  • soap

  • hand sanitizer

  • liquid disinfectant

  • disinfecting wipes

  • multi-purpose cleaners

  • alcohol


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