Summerhays Music Center offers the highest level of string instruments ranging from student level to professional quality.
The violin, sometimes referred to as a fiddle, is the smallest instrument in the family of bowed string instruments and is the soprano or highest voice of an orchestra. The violin is played by holding it under the chin while in a standing or sitting position and using a bow to be played across the strings. It is one of the most important members of an orchestra and is often used as the lead or solo instrument. Unaltered for centuries, the violin continues to be one of the most played and recognized orchestral instruments and ranges in sizes from 1/32 for a small toddler, up to 4/4 or full size. Today it continues to emerge in new musical settings from rock and roll to classical.