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Yesterday, while my daughter was practicing, her left hand got tired of holding the violin, so she decided to put it down; she probably forgot that she was holding the body next to the neck instead of the neck, so when she swung the violin, it flew out of her hand, hit the floor, slid under the piano bench, and hit the bottom part of the piano (probably the pedals). OUCH!!!
I immediately went over to pick it up and thought the violin would have been cracked! I took a quick look, one peg broke off and my guess was the sound post probably got shifted. We took it back to the rental place (OMG, it's not even her own violin! It's a rental!) and it probably won't be back until next Monday or so (hopefully it will come back in time for her next lesson) and we don't know how much it will cost us! Lately, my daughter's "pet" phrase is OMG and that's exactly my response was when the whole thing happened! It all happened so fast -- in a blink of an eye!
Pegs: Less than a dollar, maybe....
Soundpost adjustment: Find Pierre ASAP(or $20-30)
Lessons learned: Priceless
Joking aside, it shouldn't cost you too much...after all everyone makes mistakes...some more scary than others. Thankfully nothing really nasty happened. ACCIDENTS=LEARNING 🙂 Chill, pky
That the exact lesson I want her to learn -- be carefull with her instrument -- she had always swung her violin in the air and I had always reminded her that one day she might hit her violin on the desk or piano nearby and broken into pieces.
Now she has to practice with my full size violin, I could see she is being a lot more careful. LOL! This might be good for her to build up her left arm muscles to lift her violin at proper height LOL because my violin is much heavier than hers.
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