Instrument Position for Violin and Viola
This is a movie that demonstrates bringing the violin into playing
position from above. Since the instrument is brought from above, the
student is able to hold the instrument correctly for longer periods of
time, and has less of a tendency to slouch, let the instrument drop in
front of the body, or let the elbow collapse against the body.
Use the phrase "nose, scroll, elbow, toe, all in a row" as a reference to check a student's alignment (the nose, scroll, elbow, and toe are actually all in a plane, but that does not rhyme as well).