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“Pain in the Neck” Customized Chinrest Fittings

May 21

PAIN IN THE NECK …

Could it be your chin/shoulder rest set-up?!

 

CLAIRE STEFANI, THE PAIN IN THE NECK LADY ?!?

  • 15 years of experience with orchestral string accessories (cases, strings)
  • Avid amateur violist, ex-international field-hockey player, owner of Volute Service (voluteservice.com)
  • Body Mapping affiliate trainee, active member of Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA), fitter for Frisch&Denig chinrest line.

 

WHY EXPLORE ACCESSORY OPTIONS?

  • Valid market study run in the Netherlands (violinistinbalance.nl), documenting the benefits of customized chin and shoulder set-up to accommodate a wide array of players’ body structure.
  • Access to inexpensive customized chinrests (http://chinrests.com) designed to accommodate all body types while keeping the instrument no higher than needed.
  • Can efficiently complement but never replace Alexander/Body Mapping/Feldenkrais postural education/correction approaches.

 

WHAT ABOUT INDIVIDUAL DIAGNOSTIC SESSIONS?

  • Aim is to suggest customized solutions through trying a wide range of
    • chinrest heights and shapes, some customized, some ready-made,
    • shoulder rest options to allow instrument contact with collarbone
  • Sessions involve:
    • Photos of neutral and playing positions
    • Chin and shoulder rest testing addressing individual body structure and/or desired instrument position
    • Diagnostic on what feels and works best while monitoring body playing balance
  • Individual sessions are 45 minutes, cost is $90

Email melanie@potterviolins.com to schedule a time or call (301) 652 – 7070

Details

Date:
May 21