"...when I feel good, I sound good."--simple advice spoken directly to me by master violinist Henri Temianka
Complete head, neck, shoulder, arm FREEDOM as you LEARN via the most effective kinetic ergonomic processes from the start.
My work with special needs and Autistic Syndrome Disorder (ASD) students has produced the VioStand.
Once upon a time I was searching for a best way to play the beautiful J.B. Vuillaume violin (#2233) I had purchased from a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra. This superior instrument had been played by a number of soloists and responded best when shoulders were held away from the instrument back. In those days I played with little to no shoulder padding other than a jacket and its lapel under the violin. Soon my experiments showed me how to improve acoustics and my comfort at the same time!
My unique design for the SureTone Shoulder Rest has been hailed around the world as one of the superior solutions to the comfort and security requirements for masterful performance on the violin and viola. The Original SureTone Rest and its new companion the FLOAMit Cushion are now the industry standard for customized adjustability.