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Monday, January 18, 2016

Quick Posture Tip: The Eye is Looking at You!

by Paula E. Bird

Here is another quick posture tip that helps students to stand up tall and quickly. I got the little eyeball as a Halloween gag, and my students really like it!

The tip itself I picked up from a Mueller Rusch book many moons ago; it's something that has stuck with me for years.

We put the eyeball on the G and D strings. If the student is standing tall and correctly erect, then the ball balances perfectly in this position, as you can see from the pictures. The eyeball (or any small rubber ball) is a quick way to check whether a student is standing erect. My students eagerly "rise to the occasion" with this trick!

If you are interested in some of these eyeballs for your own studio, click this link: creepy Halloween eyeballs. Or if the eyeballs are a little too creepy for you or some of your younger students, try the glow-in-the-dark balls or the soccer balls. These items also make great prizes for special practice or posture focus weeks or group classes!

Happy Practicing!

----- Paula -----

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