Essential Orchestra Accessories
  • Shopping links for accessories:

    Shoulder rests:

    Note: Shoulder rests come in varying sizes, depending on the size of the violin or viola. The ones linked above will all fit 4/4 (full size) and 3/4 sized violins, as well as 13" and 14" violas (a 14" viola is the same size as a 4/4 violin). These will be the sizes of most of our beginners. If you have a smaller violin, you would need to get a smaller shoulder rest. If you are playing on a viola that is 15" or larger, you would need a larger size shoulder rest. Fuller's is stocked with both larger and smaller sized shoulder rests.

     

    Cello/Bass Endpin Anchors (chair straps/rock stops):

    Note: An endpin anchor is only truly essential if you are practicing cello/bass on a hard floor surface. It does not matter which you get, but the chair strap is typically a little more effective than the rock stop. There are many other brands/styles out there too than the ones linked here, and I'm sure they function just fine.

     

    Rosin:

     

    Music standFuller's Music

     

    Method Books:

    6th Grade - Essential Elements for Strings, Book 1 - Violin - Viola - Cello - Bass

    7th Grade - Essential Elements for Strings, Book 2 - Violin - Viola - Cello - Bass

     

    Note: Any item ordered from Fuller's Music can be delivered for free directly to HCMS and I will distribute it to your student.

    FYI - At our fall rental meeting on 9/1/21, when signing up for a Fuller's rental, you will get a free method book.

    If you have any questions about any of these items, or if you found something on your own and would like my approval, please do not hesitate to contact me! Thank you for investing in your child's success in orchestra!