Beyond the Shoulder Rest

Saturday, January 29, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM


“Beyond the shoulder rest: accurately assessing and setting up your violin/viola students.†Discover different methods for optimal violin and viola set up, and how to identify what works best for each individual student. We will be focusing on the physics of great tone while making sure the body is properly aligned and relaxed to avoid tension. Feel free to bring your violin or viola for a “hands on†approach. Appropriate for teaching all grade levels beginning through high school.

Learning Objective 1
A deeper understanding of how to bring the violin/viola to our/students bodies not the other way around.
Learning Objective 2
Finding the best set up for each person regardless of skeletal/muscular differences.
Learning Objective 3
Tension free playing can be achieved - and must be a priority in order to foster longer playing students who enjoy the "work" they are doing.
Target Audiences
Session Level
Elementary, MS/JH, High School, Collegiate
Session Type