• Instrument 

    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

    (503) 659-9817


    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!

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  • Required Materials

    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


    6. Supplies

    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) 

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