Feldenkrais Method for Musicians – Why do it?

You are your primary Instrument… Whether that’s a Strad or a factory violin is up to how you use what you have! All of our technique, whatever we play or sing, boils down on movement:  we move ourselves to create music. The less effort and tension we use, the better, and more efficiently, we can bring across to … More Feldenkrais Method for Musicians – Why do it?

Habits of Gratitude

Today is Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of Atonement. It’s a day on which we fast and and repent, and symbolically hope we behaved well enough to be inscribed in the Book of Life this year. Actually, the first service of Yom Kippur starts the evening before, and ends just before sunset, called Kol Nidrei. It’s … More Habits of Gratitude

Our unavowed dreams

I read a great quote last week that I wanted to share with you: “You grow up, mature, stop looking for people to give you validation. It’s got to come from within”  Appropriately for the last weeks of football fever, these are the thoughts of Raheem Sterling, one of the England football team, one of … More Our unavowed dreams

Shoulder support…

So often people come to me with sore shoulders, or tension in their shoulders. And they’re looking at where the problem is in order to find a solution. Which in my experience is usually the wrong place! Our shoulders are amazing, both flexible and and strong. And their flexibility comes from that they are only … More Shoulder support…

The body patterns of fear: shifting it the easy way.

This week was Mental Health week across the UK, something of a hot topic after a year of isolation, non-touch and Covid-19 complications.  When we’re under physical or mental stress over any long period of time, our nervous system responds by preparing: to run, to fight or to freeze. In all of these there is … More The body patterns of fear: shifting it the easy way.