FAQ

Why do you need my personal information?
Your personal information is needed as part of the rental process. It allows us to confirm who you are and it is also needed to run a credit report if needed. Standard contact information will be used to contact you in case there are any questions concerning your rental application. Of course protecting your privacy is very impotant to us at Tegeler Music so we take all steps necessary to store your information securely. You are welcome to read our privacy policy here.

Why do you need my Social Security Number?
Your Social Security Number is required in case a credit report is needed to complete your application. Of course protecting your privacy is very impotant to us at Tegeler Music so we take all steps necessary to store your information securely. You are welcome to read our privacy policy here.

Why do you need to know if I rent or own my home and how long I've lived there?
This information helps establish your credit history and allows us to finalize your application faster. Of course protecting your privacy is very impotant to us at Tegeler Music so we take all steps necessary to store your information securely. You are welcome to read our privacy policy here.

Contents of a Care Kit

Flute -
- Care Instructions
- Polishing Cloth
- Internal Swab Cloth
- Duster Brush

Clarinet -
- Care Instructions
- Polishing Cloth
- Swab
- Mouthpiece Brush
- Duster Brush
- Cork Grease

Oboe
- Care Instructions
- Silk Swab
- Duster Brush
- Cork Grease

Saxophone
- Care Instructions
- Polish Cloth
- Swab
- Mouthpiece Brush
- Duster Brush
- Cork Grease

Trumpet
- Care Instructions
- Polish Cloth
- Valve Oil
- Slide Grease
- Cleaning Snake
- Mouthpiece Brush
- Valve Casing Brush

Trombone (Oil)
- Care Instructions
- Polish Cloth
- Cleaning Snake
- Mouthpiece Brush
- Slide Oil
- Slide Grease

Trombone (Cream)
- Care Instructions
- Polish Cloth
- Cleaning Snake
- Mouthpiece Brush
- Slide Cream
- Slide Grease
-Spray Bottle

French Horn
- Care Instructions
- Polishing Cloth
- Rotor Oil
- Slide Grease
- Cleaning Snake
- Mouthpiece Brush

Baritone
- Care Instructions
- Polish Cloth
- Cleaning Snake
- Mouthpiece Brush
- Valve Oil
- Slide Grease
- Valve Brush

Choosing the Right Size Orchestra Instrument

Violins are available in many sizes.
It is important to get an instrument that is the correct size for your child. If an instrument is too big, your child will find it difficult to play.

Select by Age
If a child is neither particularly tall nor particularly small for his or her age, then it is possible to choose an instrument by age. Use the table below.

Select by Arm Length
Arm length is a more accurate way to select the correct size instrument. The student must be able to hold the instrument in playing position and comfortably cup the scroll with the left hand. If you cannot measure using the instrument itself, you can use a yardstick.
Have your child stand with his or her left arm outstretched to the side-- not reaching, but not bent either. Using a yardstick or tape measure, measure from the sternal notch (at the base of the neck) to the wrist. This indicates the most comfortable size instrument for that child. Measure also to the middle of the palm. This indicates the largest instrument that child should try to play.

Violin Sizes

Player Arm Length Usual age Violin Size
20 - 23 inches 6 to 10 1 / 2
22 - 24 inches 9 to 11 3 / 4
23+ inches 10 to adult 4 / 4

Violas are larger than violins. Measure as for a violin, but use the sternum to mid-palm measurement. A 14-inch viola is about the same length as a 4/4 violin.There is no standard adult size for violas. Most adults play an instrument with a body length between 16 and 16-1/2 inches, though neither 15-1/2 inch nor 17-inch violas are that uncommon.

Viola Sizes

Player Arm Length Viola Body Length
20 to 21-1/2 inches 12-inch
21-1/2 to 23 inches 13-inch
23 to 24-1/2 inches 14-inch
24-1/2 to 25-1/2 inches 15-inch
25-1/2 to 26-1/4 inches 15-1/2-inch
26-1/4 to 27 inches 16-inch
27 to 28 inches 16-1/2-inch
28+ inches 17-inch

Cellos
The player should sit up straight on a chair with knees bent at 90-degrees, and feet flat on the floor. The cello is laid against the left shoulder, with the endpin extended so that the cello body rests against the sternum, the lower bout contacts the left knee, and the C-peg (the lowest-pitch string) is near the left ear. The left hand should be able to easily reach all parts of the fingerboard.
Cellos can be roughly sized by the player's age. Slightly more accuracy is obtained when using the player's height; however, since body proportions are the most important factor here, there is in the end no substitute for trying out actual instruments. Cello Sizes

Player Height Usual Age Cello Size
4' – 4' 6” 7 – 11 1 / 2
4' 6” - 5' 11 – 15 3 / 4
5'+ 15 – adult 4 / 4

Tegeler Music Privacy Policy
Tegeler Music will only use your private information for internal purposes. We will never sell, trade, distribute or release your private information to any third party period! Once you have entrusted us with your information it will be kept in a secure environment until the time it is no longer needed for the continuation of our business relationship. At that time any information that would be considered confidential will be destroyed so as to eliminate any threat of compromise.