• SHAR Blog
  • SHAR Blog
  • SHAR Blog

Lynne Denig

Lynne Denig teaches violin and viola in Fairfax, Virginia, with degrees in violin performance and pedagogy from West Virginia University (Donald Portnoy), University of Illinois (Paul Rolland), and doctoral work at the University of Iowa (Leopold LaFosse). Lynne has served as president of the Virginia chapter of the American String Teachers Association (VASTA) and she is presently an ASTA member-at-large. She is a Rolland Pedagogy clinician nationally and internationally and countless players and teachers come to her for customized chinrest fittings. Awards include VASTA’s Outstanding and Distinguished Service Award and ASTA’s Citation for Leadership and Merit.

Recent Posts

HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES, AND TOES: MOVEMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF AN ERGONOMIC SHOULDER PAD AND CHINREST

Posted by Lynne Denig on May 25, 2017 3:47:03 PM

The children’s song “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” has been used over the last sixty years to teach young children anatomy and to get them moving as they point to each part. The tune is actually a good advertisement for how we, as violinists and violists, should make use of our bodies as we play—from the top of our heads down to the soles of our feet. However, movement sometimes is derailed because we have
chosen non-ergonomic equipment, especially in our choice of chinrests and shoulder pads.

[This article, by Lynne Denig was originally published in American String Teacher, Vol. 67, No. 1, © 2017 by American String Teachers Association. It has been formatted for our blog page with permission. Click to read the whole article!]

Read More

Topics: Violin, Viola, Shoulder Rests, Accessories, Health, chinrests

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all