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Violin

Typically for ages 4 and up. For younger children, click here.

For teaching the violin, we use a variety of teaching styles, including Suzuki, Rolland and the traditional conservatory style that includes scales, sight reading, songs, and more. Our instructors place strong emphasis on both reading music and playing by ear. In addition to weekly lessons, we often invite students to special, optional  group gatherings to develop their talents even further.

Where are the best places to rent or buy a violin?

Village Violins

205-413-1263

www.villageviolinsbirmingham.com

Arts Music Shop

205-995-8376

www.artsmusicshop.com

Homewood Musical Instruments

205-879-4868

www.hmi.homewood.net

Casebere Violins

205-995-9236

SHAR Music


(800)248-7427

www.Sharmusic.com

 

Be sure to ask about special discounts for students of Dawson Music Academy.

How do I know what size violin to choose?

Each child is different, so it’s best to ask your instructor. Below are basic measurements to use for guidance.

Sizes of Violins

Ages 3 – 5

  • 1/16: 14″ – 15 3/8″ arm length
  • 1/10: 15 3/8″ to 17″ arm length
  • 1/8: 17.1″ to 17.5″ arm length

Ages 4 – 7

  • 1/4: 17.6″ to 20″ arm length.

Ages 6 -10

  • 1/2: 20″ to 22″ arm length.

Ages 9 – 11

  • 3/4: 22″ to 23.5″arm length.

Ages 9+

  • 4/4 or Full Size Violin: 23.5″ and up arm length.