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    margaretellen
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    Guess the topic title is the whole question! How does one know what size violin their child should have? Thanks!

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    Michael Sanchez
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    All you do is have your child hold the violin like normal, and then take their right hand and ask them to stretch it around the scroll of the violin. If they can completely reach around the scroll, it is a good size. If there is still significant bend in their arm, the size is too small. Here is also general criteria for knowing what size your child is most likely in.

    Age 4- 1/16 size
    Age 4-6 – 1/8 Size
    Age 6-8 – 1/4 Size
    Age 8-10 – 1/2 Size
    Age 10-12 – 3/4 Size
    Age 12+ Full Size

    If your child is on the small size, you might lean one size smaller. If your child is big for their age, usually one size bigger works. If they are normal size, the criteria above normally works.

    #9865 Reply

    On average, I I’d also add the a slightly smaller violin is easier to play.

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