Stephanie Paden

Beginning during my undergraduate study and in the two years following, I experienced gradually increasing discomfort when playing the violin. Eventually even short periods of playing resulted in intense pain in my arms, shoulders, and back that lasted for days. I believed deeply that playing needn’t feel this way, but had little success finding reliable solutions and concluded that I may not be able to continue playing. Around that time I became aware of Sophie’s work in the Taubman-Golandsky Approach and scheduled a lesson – hoping for the best, but prepared for another dead end. I have never looked back since. Through continued study, I now play pain-free and find myself able to achieve musicality beyond what I have before. This work was life-changing for me!