Reviews

I find What Every Violinist Needs to Know about the Body to be a very interesting, provocative and helpful application to violin playing.

Donald Weilerstein
New England Conservatory & the Juilliard School
Founding first violinist, The Cleveland Quartet

What Every Violinist Needs to Know about the Body by Jennifer Johnson is an excellent and informative book on Body Mapping: understanding bone structures and the way these bones work with each other and with attached muscles. Putting this knowledge into action results in a balanced distribution of muscle work throughout the body and promotes the freedom necessary to achieve pain-free and successful performance. The book also discusses myths that prevent efficient mobility. It contains a wealth of information for teacher and student, professional and amateur alike. A worthwhile addition to your bookshelf!

Marilyn McDonald, Professor of Violin
Oberlin Conservatory

The explanations make this book essential reading for violinists wishing to avoid strain and improve performance.

THE STRAD MAGAZINE
Oct.2010 issue

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