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					                                                                                            Ashburton Learning Village
                                                                                       Shirley Road, Croydon CR9 7AL
              Head of Service: Graeme Smith                                                              Tel: 020 8681 0909
                                                                                                         Fax: 020 8654 7024
                                                                                       Email: music.service@croydon.gov.uk

                                     Violin Information Sheet
Recommended instruments
   Make          Model                     Price (ex vat)          RRP price
 Primavera      Prima 100                 approx £60              approx £72

   Stentor              Student I         approx £68              approx £80

   Stentor              Zeller            approx £135             approx £160

It is critical to buy the correct size of violin for your child. You will also need a shoulder rest which will
not come as part of the outfit. Please ask your violin teacher for guidance.

Music shops to hire or buy from

   David Newton Violins. (also repairs)                    tel: 01737 645065 - phone for opening times
    12 - 16 High Street
    Merstham, Surrey RH1 3EA

   Footes Music (Offer a hire-to-buy scheme)               www.footesmusic.com
    10 Golden Square                                        tel: 020 7734 1822
    London W1F 9JA

   Robert Grummitt                                         tel: 01883 348095 - please phone in advance
    (Repairs and non-IAPS purchases)
    84 High Street
    Caterham CR3 5UD

   Surrey Strings                                          www.violins@surreystrings.co.uk
    No.14, the 1929 shop, Merton Abbey Mills                tel: 020 8542 2277
    Watermill Way
    London SW19 2RD

Mail Order - These companies offer significant savings on high street prices:
 Walthamstow Music Shop                                www.walthamstowmusic.com
                                                        tel: 020 8520 2163

   Norman’s                                                www.normans.co.uk
                                                            tel: 08000 281415

There is an Instrumental Assisted Purchase Scheme form for buying instruments ex-vat. Please note there
is a £10 handling fee. Contact your child’s teacher or the CMS for a form.

 A spare set of strings                                       Music bag
 Music stand                                                  Metronome/Tuner

Buying second hand
When purchasing a second hand instrument please ensure the instrument is set up correctly. If in doubt ask an
instrument technician or your child‘s instrumental teacher.

Please do not hesitate to contact the CMS if you require any advice regarding instrumental purchases.
May 2006

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