Has your child started showing an interest in playing the violin? Keep reading for some tips on buying a violin for the first time.
So, your child has finally decided to learn how to play the violin. Congratulations! As one of the most significant instruments, studying how to play the violin comes with tremendous value and lots of benefits for your child.
The violin is an instrument that requires a lot of patience and practice. The result from all the hard work is being able to create beautiful music and melodies. Through practice, your child will learn to be more disciplined and gain more confidence. This is beneficial in both school and in the future as these are important life skills.
However, buying a violin for kids is not that easy. There are plenty of things that you need to consider to make sure that you will make the most out of your investment.
The Violin size
Violins are available in various sizes, with sizes expressed in fractions. For a full size violin, the measurement is 4/4 and smaller violins tend to have smaller fractions.
When choosing your child’s violin, it is important to consider the length of the arm of the player. Make your child extend his arm out perpendicular from the body with the palm facing up. Start measuring from the neck of your child to the center of his or her wrist.
If there is one thing that you need to remember, it is that it is not advisable for you to choose a violin that is too big for your child now, hoping that she will grow into it. Do your research and find the suitable violin size for your child.
How do you tell if the violin that you are about to buy is of good quality? More tips on this on the next page.