I recommend renting from a reputable violin shop rather than an all-purpose music store.
Good area violin shops include:
Henry Bischofberger Violins in Kirkland www.hkbviolins.com.
Hammond and Ashley Violins in Issaquah www.hammondashley.com
Bischofberger Violins on Capitol Hill (Seattle) www.bviolins.com
Olsen Violins in Ballard (Seattle) www.olsenviolins.com David Stone Violins in the University District (Seattle) www.davidtstoneviolins.com
Ask me for further guidelines for choosing a music store and your instrument.
Along with renting a violin and bow you will need rosin and a lint free cloth for cleaning the rosin dust off the violin. Most cloth napkins, hand kerchiefs or wash cloths will work as a cleaning cloth. Rosin can be bought cheaply with instrument rental.
You may also need a shoulder rest which can be bought at the violin shop where you rent the instrument, online, or at general music stores such as Mills Music. Please wait to purchase a shoulder rest until I’ve had a chance to experiment with different sizes and shapes of shoulder rest to find the best fit.
Mills Music in downtown Redmond, as well as most local music stores, carry Suzuki books.
For sheet music, supplies and violin rental/purchase by mail I recommend:
For Suzuki resources, including a Suzuki parent discussion forum visit www.suzukiassociation.org. Please consider becoming a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Information about the benefits of family membership can be found on the website.
Summer Camp opportunities
The Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute: early August in Seattle: www.japanseattle.org – great for all students in the studio
Marrowstone in the City: mid-July in Redmond: http://marrowstone.syso.org/ – good for intermediate to advanced students, good music reading ability required
Bellevue Youth Symphony Summer Camp: mid July in Bellevue: http://www.byso.org/summer – good for intermediate to advanced students, good music reading ability required
Suzuki Association of Washington State Fall festival, mid October in Ellensburg: https://suzukiwashington.org/fall-festival/