2020 Back to School Update
Posted on October 05 2020
How will I receive my rental instrument?
Russo Music is offering several options for delivery of your rental instrument, based on your school districts requirements. You will be offered delivery options that are available within your district, during the completion of your online order. If your district requires Russo Music to host a “pickup event” at a designated location and date, you will receive that information in a separate email after your application is processed. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL!
Safety is a priority at Russo Music
Every instrument in the Russo Music band & orchestra rental fleet is carefully inspected and evaluated by our trained technicians. All instruments, cases, and accessories are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized as part of our rigorous service and maintenance procedures.
- All instruments, cases, and accessories are being held in quarantine for 7 days, according to CDC guidelines, prior to any additional handling or servicing.
- In addition to regular hand washing and surface disinfecting at our facilities, our staff consistently practices social distancing and the wearing protective hand and face coverings, in accordance with CDC guidelines.
We are using disinfectant approved by the EPA* for use against COVID-19 to clean all instruments, in addition to using an Ultra-Sonic Cleaning Tank on all brass and woodwind instruments. *EPA Registration Number 10324-93, 47371-192 or 70% alcohol solution
String Instrument Sizing Guide
When measuring your child for an instrument, you will need to consider either their height, the length of their arm, or both. A general rule of thumb is that if your child is on the border between sizes, to “round down” and pick the smaller size. Most often, this will be the correct instrument size for your child. If they are truly on the border, it is much easier to develop proper instrument technique on an instrument slightly-too-small, than too large.
When measuring length of the arm, have your child stand with their left arm extended out to the side, parallel with the floor. Place a yard stick on the arm, and measure from neck to wrist. Consult the table below to determine your child’s violin or viola size.
When measuring your child’s height, have them stand with good posture on a level surface, without shoes. Consult the table below to determine your child’s cello or bass size.
Violin Size Chart
|Neck to wrist measurement (inches) If in between measurements, please round down!||Violin Size|
|23” and above||4/4|
Viola Size Chart
|Neck to wrist measurement (inches) If in between measurements, please round down!||Viola Size|
|Under 19”||10" Viola|
|23” and above||14" Viola|
Cello Size Chart
|Height of child If on the border, please round down.
You can also use violin arm length sizing guide as secondary measurement.
|Under 3’6” (42”)||1/8|
|3’6” - 4’ (42 - 48”)||1/4|
|4’ - 4’6” (48 - 54”)||1/2|
|4’6” - 5’ (54 - 60”)||3/4|
|5’ and above||4/4|
Bass Size Chart
|Height of child
If on the border, please round down
|4’6” and under (<54”)||1/8|
|4’6” - 5’ (54 - 60”)||1/4|
|5’ and above (>60”)||1/2|