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Christie Nicklay

Hello Dianne…
The reason I think my left hand tension is caused by my shoulder rest is because it doesn’t feel like my violin is secure on my shoulder, so I’m squeezing my neck and gripping my left hand to hold it in place. And once I start playing, I can feel pain in my hand and neck, which causes me to continually adjust the position of my violin. I ordered another shoulder rest style from Michael that I’m going to try. I have a lesson tonight, so will also have my teacher work with me.