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Kevin M. said
That violin is just a tad too big for her. She needs the 1/8 violin.
I think even 1/8 would be too big for her. She needs a 1/32 or even a 1/64 (which is hard to find, there are some on ebay but pricy). The best thing is to measure her arm length.
You could also used cardboard practice violin with her then you don't have to risk having a violin get smashed. Here's a link of how you could make one yourself.
(you could shrink the template to a desire size) I'm thinking about making one or some for the babies I work with. I have a baby (15 months) who is particularly interested in violin playing.
or you could buy a 1/16 size from sharsmusic
The only thing with these cardboard violin is they don't make sound. So may be you could make a box violin?
And there's people that talk about those thick coloured finishes like they're *always* a bad thing. Just the ticket for being able to wipe off anything sticky a little kid might get on a violin, with just a damp cloth. No worries.
I don't know as cardboard violins would work as well, since one of the things little kids love about musical instruments is the interesting sounds they make. When my kids were very small, every one of them went through a stage of wanting to mess with my musical instruments a bit. Other than having to clean the instruments a bit more thoroughly sometimes, and occasionally having to remind them "careful..", that never resulted in any serious damage.
After all, musical instruments are one of the coolest toys in the world. Can't blame a kid for wanting to try and play them a bit.
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