Since ergonomics has been an ongoing interest as well as a recurring topic in my blog, I asked Don Ehrlich to write about his ergonomic viola. I remember reading The New York Times article about him with great interest. Thanks so much, Don! Your first-person account adds so much to people’s knowledge on this subject. Following is Don’s contribution: ———— I am a viola player. Until I retired in December 2006, I was the Assistant Principa … Read More
Thank you for looking at my blog. I had heard about him while doing my research on the Pellegrina viola. I found that by researching for help with a shoulder injury that has kept me from playing. Small world.
(I am not anywhere near Don’s level, but I still loved playing where I could) I sent Don a note asking it he knows therapists in the area that deal with violists.
I enjoyed you article and will link it into my blog here in the music categories.
You have so much information here! I’ll have to catch up. 😉
I’ve had RSI, and was treated in NY by a controversial dr. (Emil Pascarelli) who saved many an artist. Then I changed a couple of things about my playing (LH angle, and now I’m further back from the piano).
When I had a heightened awareness of injuries, the article about Don appeared in the NY Times.
Thanks for the link! Want to be my agent?
Here’s to pain free shoulders and living life with music in our hearts.
How neat that Don Ehrlich took the time to make a guest appearance on your blog.
I haven’t met the man (yet) That is a guest blog from someone else’s blog (via Gretchen’s Kitchen… I mean Gretchen’sPianos). I used the new reblog feature from WordPress. Reblog just grabs a few lines and a link to the original blog for you. Guest Post… was the actual title of the article on that site. I didn’t even notice that part. I edited the title on mine so that it wouldn’t look like an actual guest post on mine. Thanks for saying something. I don’t want to get in any trouble with the blog police 😐
Nancy, I wouldn’t worry about the “blog police”… a clear title is a GOOD thing!
One cx: I’m at GretchensPianos. If I attempted to write about my kitchen, it’s a fact that no one would want to read it!
Gretchen. That was my reply and my boo-boo, not Nancy’s. Please excuse me. I guess my stomach is trying to tel me something.