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Chin Rests

All violins and violas should have a chin rest. For smaller children, use a chin rest which attaches to the left of the tailpiece, and does not span the tailpiece. Chin rests come in a variety of shapes. Some poke into kid's chins and cause discomfort, depending on the size and shape of the student's head. Everyone needs chin support to keep the instrument from slipping.

 

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