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Thank you for joining the experiment!

Thank you for filling out! You can now start with the experiment. Please log in at the ‘for participants’ button on the website with the password you received in the welcome letter.

Please be sure to send me one video per week and really continue to the next lesson after one week. This round, we are going to keep to the 12 week schedule. 

There will be Zoom sessions available for you to ask questions or discuss your experience, if you like.

It’s great to have you participate, thanks! Do check your mail 🙂


We need to re-activate the left thumb, to involve it in balancing the instrument, just like the right hand does with the bow. The thumb cooperates with the fingers. We seem to have lost this skill as a result of using a shoulder rest. When I changed to playing without shoulder and chin rest, I had to re-train my thumb again!

Esther Visser

Violinist / Alexander Technique teacher / PhD researcher