Many violin and viola players, either professionals, students or amateurs, suffer because of aches and pains and even tendonitis in their arms, neck, shoulders, back, wrists, hands, carpal tunnel syndrome etc. caused by playing their instrument. Many stop playing and start again, some even undergo operations and then quit playing altogether.
In fact, in serious cases, surgery is the only solution offered to the musician. Not knowing an alternative, they accept surgery.
It's really a shame because it is possible to eliminate tendonitis and other nuisances that afflict players without surgery, in very simple ways, knowing the 3 major causes of aches and pains and injuries and the 3 curative answers, the movements to do while playing. These are simple things that could help improve the player’s tone, increase ease, agility in playing, also by heart, eliminate the insecurity and therefore the anxiety, the stage fright.
I am a professional musician, viola player and violin & viola teacher, specialised in the elimination of injuries and nerves in violin and viola players, and have also translated three books on the subject.
I will be running a workshop on this subject on 30 July 2011, in Oxford UK, at Teddy Hall, Queen’s Lane, OX1 4AR, from 10.45am to 5.00pm.
For all the details and to register, visit http://www.monicacuneo.com/tendonitis or call 07985 025129.
More entries: September 2009
Violinist.com is made possible by...
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Violinist.com Summer Music Programs Directory
Johnson String Instrument/Carriage House Violins
Discover the best of Violinist.com in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews.
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine