My daughter loves it....very light weight and easy for her to trek back and forth to school. She is 9 and just starting instrumental and her teacher seems to think it was an excellent choice. Over-all I would recommend this violin for first-time or beginners.
Our church purchased the 6 pack of music stands. Very well made and easy to assemble. Lightweight yet sturdy with plenty of room for sheet music. Easy to operate the tilt of the stand as well well as to adjust the height. We are well satisfied.