Questions

Can I practice violin in my apartment?

Can I practice violin in my apartment?

Violins produce upward of 90dB when playing, loud enough to disturb apartment neighbors, even to use earplugs when practicing. However, it’s possible to play in your apartment by carefully choosing your practice hours, soundproofing your playing room, and using a practice mute as much as possible.

What does a violinist need?

Besides the violin, you also need a bow, rosin, possibly a shoulder rest, some other accessories (like extra strings, a practice mute, etc) and a case to safely store your instrument.

How much does a violinist cost for an hour?

Professional violinists often charge, on average, between $150 to $500 per hour. Prices can vary depending on your location, travel distance, their expertise, and the songs that you’re requesting to be performed.

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How much does the average violinist cost?

Your favorite music shop or local dealer will typically have stand-alone violins in this category that begin at around $900, with higher end models listed for approximately $2000-$2500. But remember to keep in mind that every violin is unique.

Can you practice violin quietly?

With the right equipment, you can use any violin to practice without disturbing those around you. An acoustic violin with a heavy practice mute is perfect for quiet practice but may still penetrate walls and using a silent violin or an electric violin with headphones is unlikely to bother people in other rooms.

Can neighbors hear violin practice?

They can probably hear you if they are perfectly silent, but as soon as you turn a radio on they can’t. Don’t worry about it. I’ve lived my whole life in flats and never had issues. I live in a row house and I can typically hear muffled conversation from my neighbors so I’m quite sure they can hear me practice.

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Why do violinists put a cloth?

Many violinists that I know use some sort of cloth over their chinrest in order to improve comfort and absorb perspiration. It most likely also protects the instrument’s varnish from some wear and helps to prevent the instrument suddenly shifting around in performance.

How do I know if violin is for me?

How do I know if my violin is worth money?

  1. Flame of the Wood. The back of the violin is a good indicator of the quality of the instrument.
  2. Craftsmanship. The craftsmanship of the violin is the greatest indicator of the quality of an instrument.
  3. Label.
  4. Sound and Ease of Playing.
  5. Materials.

How much does a violinist make at a wedding?

Rates vary, but a wedding or corporate function, for example, can pay anywhere from $150 to $300 for the day. Picking up just one function for each off-season week could improve a violinist’s earnings by as much as $3,600 for the year. Two a week, and you’re now looking at an additional $7,200 for the year.

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How much does it cost to hire a saxophonist?

The month to month price of renting a saxophone can range from $50 to $100. This depends on if the instrument is new or used or if it is a student or step up model.

What is a used violin worth?

The price of a good violin can vary from about $1,000 up to the hundreds of thousands of dollars. (This refers to antique or historic instruments created by famous violin makers.)