How to Choose the Correct Size Violin for your Child

Violin Buying Guide Choosing the best Violin for your child can be a confusing task. First you need to work out a couple of things. 1. Can your child play violin already or are they just a beginner ? 2. If they can play, can they play really well or quite average ?


Choosing the right violin can be difficult when faced with so many size options. First you need to ask yourself a couple of questions:

  1. Can your child play violin already or are they just a beginner ?

  2. If they can play, can they play really well or quite average ?


For most parents their child will just be a beginner and have had very little, if any, playing experience but would like to try to learn violin. If this is the case for you, which violin is the best one to buy?

What you ideally need is a reasonable quality violin that has 4 fine tuners, decent tuning pegs and include the accessories you need to get started. Our violin packs are perfect for this as they include all of these features and come with everything you need.

If your child is already quite a capable player then you do need to look at a higher grade instrument, unfortunately a good Violin will cost at least $1000. We do sometimes see some parents that might spend $200-300 to get a higher grade but sadly these violins are often not much better than our basic package. If your child has talent we strongly recommend you encourage them with a quality violin bought form a specialty violin store.

So what is the last piece of the puzzle? The size of the violin!


Here is a simple size guide:

  • Step 1. Have the player stretch out his or her arm fully ensuring that there is no bend in the arm.
  • Step 2. Measure the total distance from the neck to the wrist.
  • Step 3. Check the size guide on the right . Match the size you need and visit our Violin pack page.


How do you measure your arm length? Watch this short video:



Perfect for Beginners

8 March 2015
I love this package. We purchased this violin package for our daughter, we really didn't want to spend a heap of money on something she may give up in a few months. It comes with everything needed to get them going. I highly recommend it and Artist Guitars are extremely helpful with us parents who have no idea. It's a great beginners Violin and durable, even the bow is great.

Happy Customer

By: Lisa Ellis on 7 July 2015
We're really happy with my daughter's violin, it's perfect for a beginner. Fantastic price, speedy delivery, everything we needed. So easy to purchase from website and would highly recommend to buy from these guys. In actual fact, have given our school all of the details so they can buy some as well!