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On this shop page, you’ll find the specific brands and types of violin tools and accessories I recommend.


Chromatic tuner

Tuning fork

Light rosin

Dark rosin

The light rosin comes in a pack of 4, which is helpful if you shatter or lose one or if you’re often on the go. I love to play with dark rosin, but experiment with what kind of rosin sounds and feels good for you.

Peg dope

Set of violin strings

Make sure you check if you need ball or loop end before you order strings.

Cleaning cloth


Dampit Humidifier

Sponge-Box Humidifier

Both a Dampit and a sponge-box are good options for violin humidifiers. What matters more than what type of violin humidifier you have is just that you regularly use a humidifier.

Nail clippers

Rubber bands


Shoulder rest

Make sure you get a sponge or shoulder rest to match the size of your violin.

Case backpack straps

Bam violin case

Backpack straps on a violin case are super convenient if you take your violin outside your home often (to lessons, school, rehearsals, performances, etc.). I’ve had this Bam case for over ten years, and I love it.


Bow Hold Buddies

Use the code F9X13Save15% to get 15% off your purchase of Bow Hold Buddies.

For beginners, making a perfect bow hold can feel awkward and uncomfortable. These Bow Hold Buddies help fingers that are new to playing the violin learn the correct shapes quickly. They’re not a long-term solution, but they can definitely be helpful for beginners as they develop muscle memory.


Harry Potter sheet music

Suzuki Method books

Nurtured by Love (Kindle)

Nurtured by Love (Paperback)

Violin Repair & Care ONLINE COURSE

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Violin Repair & Care Ebook

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