Katherine started playing violin right around her 8th birthday. She borrowed an adorable little 1/2 size instrument from the public school. Later she traded that violin in for a 3/4 size one. Now finally, after 3 1/2 years of playing, her arms are long enough to play a full size violin. And it's time to buy her an instrument of her own. Katherine is terribly excited by this possibility! We checked out different instrument shops and chose one with a friendly and incredibly knowledgeable owner who has been great to work with. He sent Katherine home with two different violins so she and her teacher could decide which was the best fit for her. And tonight, they made the choice. And Kate is one hapy girl!