Online Guides: Violas

Learning to play an Viola is a long, but rewarding journey, and this guide has been designed to help at the start.

Welcome to our Viola Online Advisor.

This guide aims to help complete beginners and existing viola students (and their parents) gain a clearer idea of what playing the instrument is about, and to assist in choosing and caring for a new instrument. You may be wondering whether it is a good idea to take up the violin or the viola – while there is certainly a wider repertoire for the violin, the viola does have its own unique timbre, and also the advantage that being the less popular choice, it is usually considerably easier to find a place in your local orchestra!

Our Online Advisor extends to several pages – you can jump from section to section using the index below, or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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Best rated products

  1. Stentor SR1500 Violin Student II 4/4

    Stentor SR1500 Violin Stu­dent II 4/4

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  2. Thomann Classic Violinset 4/4

    Thomann Classic Viol­inset 4/4

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  3. Stentor SR1400 Violinset 4/4

    Stentor SR1400 Viol­inset 4/4

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  4. Harley Benton HBV 870BK 4/4 Electric Violin

    Harley Benton HBV 870BK 4/4 Elec­tric Violin

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    122 €
  5. Artino PM-01 Practice Mute VN/VA

    Artino PM-01 Prac­tice Mute VN/​VA

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  6. Gewa Mute Metal Violin

    Gewa Mute Metal Violin

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  7. Wolf Forte Secondo 4/4 -3/4 BK

    Wolf Forte Secondo 4/4 -3/​4 BK

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  8. Muco Shoulder Rest 4/4 Violin

    Muco Shoulder Rest 4/4 Violin

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  9. Kun Collapsible Violin 4/4

    Kun Col­lapsible Violin 4/4

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  10. Carbondix Carbon 4/4 Violinbow

    Car­bondix Carbon 4/4 Viol­inbow

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    89 €
  11. Alfred Stingl by Höfner AS22 V4/4 Violin Bow

    Alfred Stingl by Höfner AS22 V4/​4 Violin Bow

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    35 €
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  12. Thomann Classic Violinset 1/2

    Thomann Classic Viol­inset 1/2

    In stock
    111 €
  13. Gewa Chinrest Tool

    Gewa Chin­rest Tool

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  14. K&M 16580 Violin Wall Bracket

    K&M 16580 Violin Wall Bracket

    In stock
    18,50 €
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  7. Roth & Junius RJB Carbon Violin Bow 4/4 BK

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  8. Jakob Winter JW1015 CA 4/4 Violin Case

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  9. Harley Benton HBV 990WH Electric Violin

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  10. Roth & Junius RJT Violin Tailpiece VNC 4/4

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  11. Thomann Classic Violinset 4/4

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  12. Alfred Music Publishing Suzuki Violin School Vol.1+CD

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  14. Thomann Student Violinset 4/4

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