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Shoulder Rests and Other Accessories
I encourage all violin and viola students to try using a shoulder rest. Every student is different however, and may require a different type of shoulder rest. It might be helpful to go to a music store and try some different shoulder rests out. You can also find many types of shoulder rests for sale online.

Well-known brands include Everest and Kun. Be sure to get the right size shoulder rest for your instrument, e.g. 1/2, 3/4 or full. A 3/4 violin shoulder rest will also fit a 13 inch viola and a 4/4 shoulder rest will fit a 14 inch viola.

Sometimes an inexpensive foam shoulder rest held with elastic bands can work well, especially for smaller players.

Feel free to ask me any questions that you might have!

Damansfield@rochester.k12.mn.us
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