I have been playing the violin since I was 10 years old. Initially, I hated practicing and it took many years for it to actually sound good. But I'm glad now that my parents made me stick through it! With my violin, I am able to provide joy to my residents. Through the years I have built up my music collection and have found lots of good free resources online. If you also play a musical instrument and can read sheet music these links below might be helpful for you!
To Play Along
This website makes it super easy to learn new music. It has a feature where you can play along with the music live or with accompaniment. You can change the tempo to the speed you are comfortable learning. It comes with limited free plays per day, you can subscribe for unlimited plays. Below each song there is also facts about the song and composer which is fun to share with your residents. Also music for alto sax, clarinet, flute, recorder, and trumpet.
This website has free sheet music for piano, violin, vocals and lead sheets.
This websites has sheet music for many types of instruments. Each piece of sheet music has piano accompaniment with it. You can also change the tempo and play along with the accompaniment while you are learning. It comes with limited free plays per day, you can subscribe for unlimited plays.
This website is actually meant for flutes, but many violinists can use this music too.
Violin Sheet Music
This website breaks it down by categories of composer or theme.
There are plenty more websites out there as well. I would recommend googling "free violin sheet music" and see what you can find. These websites are simply my favorite to use and had lots of music my residents recognized.