Students are free to rent an instrument from the store of their choosing. However, Antonio Violins has partnered with the NKU String Project and is available to make periodic deliveries, exchanges, and maintenance pick-ups at NKU.
If you are a new student, the NKU String Project will be facilitating rentals through Antonio Violins. Antonio Violins will be at the first NKU String Project Class to get families situated with instruments.
We HIGHLY recommend that you RENT your instrument. Whether the student is a child (and will therefore start on a smaller size instrument and upgrade to larger instruments as they grow) or an adult (who might want to upgrade the quality of the instrument as they progress), renting is really the best option.
If you really want to buy and instrument, please do not do so without consulting with a member of the NKU String Project Staff. If you buy an instrument on your own and it is not the correct size or is of poor quality, you will be stuck with it! Especially when it comes to children, an instrument that is the wrong size will dramatically affect the child's ability to play well and play in a physically healthy manner. Instruments that are the wrong size may even cause physical pain and other problems to the player.