Solutions for the player and teacher

Meeting with colleagues at the ESTA International Conference in Oxford has suggested new possibilities for equipment and education. It is very clear that the physical demands of playing the violin and viola are an issue for almost everyone. It is heartening to find that there are many talented colleagues who are working on this issue, and we have just begun to share our knowledge! It has help us to clarified the goals of the Violinist in Balance team and to consider further possible actions in ergonomics and education that could make it possible to musicians to have the resources they need to fit themselves and their students with equipment that promotes health and nurtures talent, while widening the vision of violin and viola playing and teaching to include the entire player. We have updated the sections in this website on Equipment and "What you can do" to reflect all that we have learned here at ESTA Oxford!