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How To Buy A Violin

Are you looking for a string instrument?  Feeling bewildered by the choices?

If your child has recently decided to play, or you are looking for a new size, you may be asking: 

  • What does our child need for her next violin?
  • How much will we have to spend?
  • Should we rent or buy?

Edward Obermueller of Edward's Violin Studio, Morristown, and Karin Menzel of Menzel Violins, Boonton will present on the following topics:

  • How to tell an instrument’s quality
  • Aspects of make, build, label, and craft in string instruments
  • How to shop and compare instruments
  • Accessory and sizing issues
  • Matching the instrument to the player
  • Options for new vs. used instruments
  • Avoiding common mistakes in buying

Karin and Edward will be on hand to help students try out instruments following the presentation.

Free to all members of Lakeland Symphony, Edward's Violin Studio, and patrons of Karin Menzel Violins.

Event will be held at Mountain Lakes High School.

Questions? Email Edward at or call 201-274-5782.

Later Event: November 17
Group Class