QUOTE(LearnerFlute @ Apr 8 2012, 01:11 PM)
I have been learning the flute and I have always wanted to learn the violin. I have found a teacher and booked my first lesson in May! This gives me a bit of time to get a violin.
I can't wait! I am planning to hire a violin although I may be able to borrow one from a friend.
I expect a violin sounds a bit screechy to start with but I am very determined! Do you think the flute music I already own will work with the violin?
Firstly: congratulations in deciding to learn the violin!
Of course, flute helps because you will be able to read music, but I am not sure that flute music will be suitable for beginner violin, as violinists start with learning the first position and your flute music may go higher that the B above the ledger line... Apart from that, I think you should be okay.
Regards to starting the violin: make sure it is tuned before you start playing, and remember to tighten the bow (you will see a screw at one end of the bow, turn it until the hairs on the how are taunt, but just so you can stick your pinky through the gap between the wood and the hair, and remember to rosin first! (the rosin is the amberish coloured block that you usually find in a cloth, a tin or a mini wooden 'crate'.
As I am only a beginner myself, you'll have to wait for one of the more expert forumites to answer, and enjoy your violin playing!