Violin Sizes - Choosing the Right Size | Normans Blog

Choosing the correct size violin

It is extremely important to choose the right size violin for your child. Although some people may say 'they'll grow into it', if you don't get the right size at the right time, it could put your child off playing for good. It is similar to buying your child a t-shirt that is two sizes too big.

Calculating the size of a violin

The measurement of a violin is taken along the back seam. The measurements are the entire length of the back, but do not include the heel button on the end of the neck. 

Testing if you have the right size violin

You can see if a violin is the right size for you, by holding it in the playing position. If the violin is the right size, the player will be able to extend their left arm and cover the scroll with their hand comfortably, and without stressing the elbow.