Measuring Your Child for a String Instrument

 

How to measure for a Violin or Viola (without an instrument)

  1. Grab a yardstick or measuring tape.
  2. Have your child stand up straight facing you.
  3. Lift the left arm and extend it fully to the side, palm facing up, fingers flat and straight out. Place against the side of the neck, and measure from the neck, down the arm to the center of the palm.
  4. Once you have the size in inches, use the size chart, below, to determine the child’s size.

Violin sizes

Arm length measurements in inches

 

1/16

14” ………15 3/8”

 

1/10

15 3/8” ….16 7/8”

 

1/8

16 7/8” ….18 1/2”

 

1/4

18 1/2” ….20 3/8”

 

1/2

20 3/8” ….22 1/4”

 

3/4

22 1/4”….23 5/8”

 

4/4 (full size)

23 5/8”+

 

Viola sizes

Arm length measurements in inches

 

13”

21 5/8” ….23 1/4”

14”

23 1/4” ….24 7/8”

 

15”

24 7/8” ….25 7/8”

 

15 1/2”

25 7/8” ….26 5/8”

 

16”

26 5/8” ….27 1/4”

 

16 1/2”

27 1/4” …28”

 

 

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How to measure for a Cello (without an instrument)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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