Purchasing or Hiring a Cello
We recommend to purchase your instrument from 'Stringers' (http://www.stringersmusic.com/enquiries.html):
Stringers in London
Cello Chair: essential for learning the cello
Together with your Mini-Max cello chair you need a spike holder (see picture above.). This spike holder you can order on the ALANGREGORY website.
Instead of inserting two chair legs into the loops simply tie the loops together and place the spike holder around your chair.
Please make sure you buy 'Andrea Rosin' as it is the only rosin which has a proper grip.
Do not waste your money on cheaper rosins which fail to deliver!
Get it at Caswell's or at 'Stringers'
Another couple of tips:
The thumb sure grip is very useful as it makes the bow hold a lot easier. It acts like a chusion for the thumb, therefore the thumb feels more comfortable and prevents the thumb from slipping.
You can order it online at Caswell's or buy it at 'Stringers'.