I am the mother of 10 and 12 year-old violinists. Both of them started at age five and just recently I realized that my youngest daughter was allergic to the metal that supports the chin rest. She has had very bad sores on her neck and avoided playing it at all. I thought it was that she was not holding it right and I feel horrible about it now.
She does want to continue playing the violin. My solution was to sew a piece of fabric to hang over it so that it does not touch her neck. It is doing the job but she is very embarassed by it when playing in the orchestra. It really looks like something "Mom" did :)
Can anyone give me any advice on what to do in this situation? I have been looking for something that would cover this. Even a different kind of chin rest would work but I can't seem to find anything.
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