Violin, Viola, Cello Sizing Guide

Please use the following measurements as a guideline when sizing your child at home. Measurements are typically taken from the neck to the center of the palm when the arm is extended out to the side.

Arm measurement from neck to middle of palm Violin or Viola Size
14 1/8" 1/16 Violin
15 3/8" 1/10 Violin
16 7/8" 1/8 Violin
18 1/2" 1/4 Violin
20 3/8" 1/2 Violin or 12" Viola
22 1/4" 3/4 Violin or 13" Viola
23 5/8" 4/4 Violin or 14" Viola
25" 15" Viola
26" 16" Viola
Arm measurement from neck to middle of palm Cello Size
16″ and under 1/10 Cello
16″ to 18″ 1/8 Cello
18″ to 20″ 1/4 Cello
20″ to 22″ 1/2 Cello
22″ to 24″ 3/4 Cello
24″ 4/4 Full Cello
Child Height Cello Size
3′ under 1/10 Cello
3′ to 3’6″ 1/8 Cello
3’6″ to 4′ 1/4 Cello
4′ to 4’6″ 1/2 Cello
4’6″ to 5′ 3/4 Cello
5’+ 4/4 Full Cello