Corona Symphony Conservatory

What supplies do I need? 


NEW STUDENTS:

Bring your instrument on the first day of class if you have one. Ideally, every student should have their instrument for the first day of class.  For your convenience, we will have a vendor onsite from IE Music in Corona to help you with your instrumental rental/purchase needs.
 
You will also need an end-pin stopper (cello students), a shoulder rest (violin students), rosin, your own folding wire music stand (which you will need to bring with you every week), and a method book which will be assigned to you on the first day of class.  Orchestra students are also required to have a digital contact tuner (ie Snark type).  These are available for purchase at the conservatory or you may purchase these supplies on your own elsewhere.
 

*  Instrument
*  Music Stand (folding)
*  Method Book
*  Rosin
*  Shoulder Rest  (violin/viola)
*  End pin stopper (cello)
*  Digital contact tuner 

Click on the tabs to the left for
instrument specific needs and further information.
A word about purchasing instruments online:
Simply purchasing a violin or cello online can be daunting and much more expensive than necessary. One of the great things about starting on a stringed instrument is that the instruments come in different sizes for different aged and sized students. (There are no 1/2 size flutes or clarinets, etc.). An online vendor will have trouble making this size determination.  Also, please note violins and cellos are offered by some online vendors in left-handed models.  DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE.  These instruments are most often sold as a gimmick to appeal to left handed players.  The violin and cello require that both hands have a job to do, and both jobs are equally important and difficult.  There is no advantage to switching one job to the other hand. Also, these instruments do not work in the group setting in which we work.  Starting with a left-handed instrument will SLOW a student's progress.