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Local Music Retailers
CK Violins : 1888 Kalakaua Avenue Suite C308 Honolulu, HI 96815 589-1188
CK Violins provides excellent, affordable student instruments for rent or for sale. Call ahead for availability.
Music Center of Hawai’i : 2347 S. Beretania Street #200 596-8742
A good one-stop place for all your string related needs from instrument rental and accessories to sheet music.
Instruments are very sensitive to heat, water, and tension. As such, please do not leave instruments in the sun or a hot car. Do not allow instruments to get wet for any reason. And please do not tighten strings or the bow too tightly as this will cause them to break. Bows should always maintain a slight curve in towards the hair. A stick that is straight or bent outwards may snap.
To clean the instrument use only a dry, soft cloth to wipe off any dust or rosin particles. For the fingerboard, you may use a paper towel that has been lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol. This will remove dirt and oils from the strings and fingerboard.
Tuning of the instruments will, for the most part, be done by the teacher before class begins. Occasionally, strings will grow old and come apart or break. This is normal and should be brought to the attention of the teacher so that they can replace the string for you.
Apps for Practicing
www.sheetmusicplus.com : A great site to use for purchasing sheet music online. As a bonus, 8% of anything you buy using our affiliate link will benefit the orchestra program.
www.metronomeonline.com : A free but valuable resource for structured, efficient practicing.