Where to get Foamalin?

said: Dec 3, 2008
 Violin, Guitar, Flute, Cello, Viola
120 posts

I tried searching for the Foamalin on the Southwest Strings website, and they no longer seem to carry it. Does anyone know if they can still be purchased somewhere?

I know Shar has the cardboard ones, but they seem to fall apart more easily. I’ve never used the Foamalin, but it seems like it might be more doable.

I want to give it to a sibling of a student who has some disabilities. He’s 5 and doesn’t talk, but understands a lot, and his mom and I thought it would be good to try seeing if he would respond to having his own “violin”. He makes bowing motions and gets excited when he hears his brother.

Thanks!

Charles Krigbaum said: Dec 3, 2008
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Violin, Viola
Plano, TX
68 posts

Young Musicians has them….

http://www.ymonline.com

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said: Dec 3, 2008
 Violin, Guitar, Flute, Cello, Viola
120 posts

Oh, thank goodness. I had the wrong company! Thank you very much.

said: Jan 13, 2009
 2 posts

http://www.twinklemat.com has them. It’s a great website with all kinds of helpful products. We have the twinkle mat, tatoos, and my daughter loves them. Check it out!

Jennifer Visick said: Feb 23, 2010
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
997 posts

Southwest Strings now seems to have what they call a “PMP” (posture-makes-perfect foam violin). I don’t see any difference between it and the “foam-a-lin” sold at twinklemat.com or at ymonline… except that you can choose, apparently, whether you want pink or blue (the other two sites just state “colors may vary”).

One advantage over the cherub cardboard violins is that the foam ones come in different sizes, whereas the box violins seem to only come in “1/16th” lengths.

One possible disadvantage maybe is that the foam ones seem to come with a shoulder pad pre-fixed to the v.—what if a child has a short(er) neck and needs less height? And what if you’re teaching them to take care of it—including putting it away, taking the shoulder pad off before storing it in it’s place?

Monica Lacombe said: May 11, 2013
 5 posts

Please also be sure to remember that www.Twinklemat.com carries foam-a-lins, Twinklemats, Which Hand Tattoos, and complete starter sets for Pre-Twinklers and Twinklers. There is no better source for Twinklers’ needs. Check them out!

Ira Gutzeit said: Oct 8, 2014
Ira Gutzeit
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Cello, Viola
Weston, FL
3 posts

Foam or cardboard (dummy) violin is a Great tool for that little toddler that is so Ready to be a “copy cat

Ira Gutzeit said: Oct 8, 2014
Ira Gutzeit
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Cello, Viola
Weston, FL
3 posts

young musicians

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