Best violin set up for children | Violin Lounge TV #546

by | Apr 10, 2024 | Play Comfortably, Violin for Kids | 0 comments

Violin teacher gives tips about choosing the right chinrest and shoulder rest for young children:

Hi! I'm Zlata

Classical violinist helping you overcome technical struggles and play with feeling by improving your bow technique.

Well fitting chinrest and shoulder rest for your child is very important to play the violin comfortably and without pain

Sometimes regular set ups don’t work on young kids. Their neck might be too short for a regular shoulder rest, shoulder rests in small sizes are sometimes chunky and kids are very sensitive to the brackets of chinrests.

The set up I recommend in the video above is a Wittner chinrest and a Belvelin foam shoulder rest. The brackets of the Wittner chinrest are covered, the shape doesn’t have sharp edges and the centered placement invites the child to a good violin hold. The Belvelin foam shoulder rest is very soft, no too high and adjustable.

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What’s your favorite chinrest and shoulder rest (if any)?

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