3 Tips for Playing the Violin while Pregnant | Violin Lounge TV #324
Learn my 3 tips to play comfortably during your whole pregnancy:
Unborn babies in the womb can hear from 18 weeks, so time to start music education now they can’t run away yet ;).
Did you already see all those ‘classical music for unborn babies brain development’ videos? Better to play that yourself.
Watch the video above for my three tips to play the violin comfortably throughout your whole pregnancy. Scroll down for my week by week twin pregnancy belly video.
1) Review your chinrest and shoulder rest
Be sure to check these both REGULARLY. The one I used for years had to be different because it just wasn’t comfortable for me anymore.
2) Have a good chair
You might play sitting down when it becomes too heavy, so get a very good chair. I use a balance stool that helps me sit up straight and keep moving to keep the stimulate blood circulation and give me freedom of movement
3) Don’t overtax yourself
I mean this both physically and mentally. It should be relaxing while you are playing, not stressful with auditions and concerts. Be more than every aware of your body and mind. Take a lot of breaks. Don’t let your focus and concentration keep you from checking yourself.
Watch my week by week twin pregnancy belly video below:
Starting to play the violin yourself when you have kids:
If you want to start playing the violin ‘to have something for yourself’ once the baby is born, I recommend starting when you’re pregnant or before. In that way the baby will recognize your music as ‘womb sounds’ and it will put him/her at ease instead of disturb him/her.