Sign in to follow this  
allegro

Guidelines - Violin Loan

Recommended Posts

Hi All

A few years ago, my daughter's violin teacher started a foundation to try to help string students (scholarships, instrument banks etc). She now has 4 instruments donated to the foundation and I am assisting her in writing the guidelines for lending out the violin. Before I re-write history, wonder if any one here know about any existing guidelines which I can use as a model? By the way, the foundation is in Western Australia.

Cheers,

Michael

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As cold as it may sound, you should probably ask law enforcement what is needed to recover and prosecute someone who takes off with an instrument. In the city in the United States that I lived in, a loan of an instrument held no legal recourse if the person who received the loan never returned it, pawned it, etc. The police stated that a contract with a one dollar fee attached to it would have allowed them to recover the instrument and prosecute the person.

This sort of thing varies widely across municipalities within countries and across countries.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi All

A few years ago, my daughter's violin teacher started a foundation to try to help string students (scholarships, instrument banks etc). She now has 4 instruments donated to the foundation and I am assisting her in writing the guidelines for lending out the violin. Before I re-write history, wonder if any one here know about any existing guidelines which I can use as a model? By the way, the foundation is in Western Australia.

Cheers,

Michael

The Stradivari Society in the USA lends top level (Strads, Del Gesus, Amatis, etc.) instruments to young performers. Maybe they'd tell you how they do things. Here's a link to their web site: http://www.stradivarisociety.com/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi All

A few years ago, my daughter's violin teacher started a foundation to try to help string students (scholarships, instrument banks etc). She now has 4 instruments donated to the foundation and I am assisting her in writing the guidelines for lending out the violin. Before I re-write history, wonder if any one here know about any existing guidelines which I can use as a model? By the way, the foundation is in Western Australia.

Cheers,

Michael

You might want to contact Curt Peterson of the Virtu foundation (Virtu Website). Maybe he can offer some advice. Virtu has a pretty good number of instruments placed... though they aren't Strads and Guarneris... they loan very nice moderate priced instruments (including some very good contemporary instruments) and have done so for a decade or so. He's worked out many of the kinks (insurance, etc.).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.