Viola Hire – Why It Makes Sense

All the hire violas come complete with the viola itself, bow, case, shoulder rest & rosin.  Everything to get started!

Viola hire is an option that makes sense for a variety of reasons. It may be somebody’s first experience playing the viola and the question of whether they will enjoy it or not, or simply that being able to change the size of the violin as the player grows rather than purchasing the different sizes of viola helps make the learning journey easier for parents.

The Dilemma

You or your child has the chance to have viola lessons, but you are not sure where to start.

If the viola is for a child, then they may not be ready for a full size instrument and will need to change sizes as they grow. An adult taking up the viola may want to try it out before committing to purchasing a viola.

Reasons for hiring a viola can be varied, but whatever the situation we can help.

The Choices

The temptation is to buy the cheapest instrument you can find and see if they take to it. But can you imagine learning to drive in a car with sloppy steering, awkward gear change, poor brakes and a seat far to high or low? Not great and no difference with an instrument.

Your other choice? Hire a quality, professionally set up viola from us.

Things You Need To Know

Unfortunately, cheap instruments are difficult to play, almost impossible to tune, sound terrible, and will almost certainly discourage anyone from playing.

There is absolutely no point in having the opportunity to learn the viola, paying for lessons, and trying to use an instrument not fit for purpose!

Problem Solved

We only stock high quality violas, professionally set up, with high quality branded strings fitted. The result is a viola that is easier to play, sounds better and will help anyone to learn and progress.

If the violin turns out not to be the instrument of choice, you can send it back, or exchange to a different instrument. If you need the size changing, we will swap it.

We have two goals; firstly,  to offer quality violas that help and encourage anyone to learn. The second is to make viola hire as simple and as easy as possible.

We Only Stock High Quality Violas

We only stock high quality, well maintained violas. We take a good quality Stentor & Andreas Zeller violins and upgrade parts such as the bridge, tailpiece, and strings. It is then professionally set up to make sure the string height, peg and sound post fitting is perfect.

What Size Viola Do I Need?

You may already know the viola size needed, but if not, we have put together a viola sizing guide. Any other questions or advice needed just contact us, we’ll be happy to help.

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