All students are responsible for buying, renting, or borrowing an instrument.
Here is a list of local stores:
Quartet Violin Shop
Wilsonville Town Center
8261 SW Wilsonville Rd Suite A
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Manselle’s Music Shop
4808 SE Ina Ave.
Milwaukie, OR 97267
David Kerr Violin Shop
4451 SE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
Online music store: sharmusic.com
DO NOT buy any instruments online without consulting Ms. Bates first!
Materials are required for every rehearsal.
1. Instrument – Cases MUST have an ID tag.
2. Shoulder Rest – (violin/viola only)
Cello strap/Rock stop – (cello only)
(You can purchase at Violin Quartet Shop or through Ms. Bates)
3. 1” binder – with all sheet music and hand-outs from class
Notebooks will be collected and graded every two weeks.
4. Pencil (NOT a pen)
Keep a designated “orchestra pencil” in your instrument case or binder
5. Method Book (you can purchase at Violin Quartet Shop or Amazon)
6th grade: Orchestra Expressions bk. 1
7th/8th: Essential Technique 2000 for Strings Book 2
Rosin, soft cloth, extra strings (highly recommended)
7. Music stand (you can purchase at Violin Quartet Shop or Amazon)
For home practice (folding is fine)